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Goodbye 2010: Our year of travel in pictures

Goodbye 2010: Our year of travel in pictures

Last Updated on April 7, 2020

An amazing year is coming to an end – our first as full-time travelers! Rather than rattle off a list of everywhere we’ve been, check out our year in pictures, from the pre-trip ‘planning’ phase to the rather unexpected place where we are ringing in the New Year!

In January we made the semi-spontaneous decision to become digital nomads and to leave London, where we had been living since 2007.

In February, we packed up our apartment and a friend of Dani drove over from Germany in his van to pack up all our belongings and drive them to her hometown of Erfurt. She stored our stuff at her mom’s house and said goodbye to friends and family.

Jess did the same in March, home in chilly Chicago.

In April, we met again in Britain and spent one last ‘stay-cation’ in the seaside town of Brighton, before starting off the trip of a lifetime.

We started our adventure in Las Vegas, of all places…

…before heading to San Francisco up the Pacific Coast Highway in May, the first of many road trips to come.

June saw us exploring the Arizona desert during our Tucson house-sit, then three incredible canyons (Antelope Canyon, Canyon de Chelly and the Grand Canyon) in the north during one last road trip in the U.S.

We stopped in Los Angeles again in July…

…and from there we flew into Mexico City, where we started our Mexican adventure.

We spent August exploring Southern Mexico from Oaxaca to the Pacific Coast, San Cristobal, Palenque and the Yucatan.

In September we discovered the beautiful beaches of Belize

…and in October we began our two-month tour of Guatemala, which included Mayan villages, market towns, volcano climbing, the colonial town of Antigua and Lake Atitlan.

In November, we took a 2-week detour to El Salvador, where we found some rough Pacific beaches, hiked a volcano crater and visited colonial towns like  Suchitoto (pictured) and those on the Ruta de las Flores.

In December, we headed to Honduras, where we finished the ‘Maya trail’ by visiting the last of the series of Maya ruins at Copan. We’re ringing in the New Year at Lake Yojoa, before heading to Nicaragua to start of 2011!

Happy travels to all fellow travelers and happy New Year to all our readers out there!

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Kyle Goes Global

Wednesday 19th of September 2012

Looks like a fantastic year and loved reading about your Central American budget too! Looking forward to following in your footsteps in just over a month!

Jess

Wednesday 19th of September 2012

Thanks, Kyle! So excited that you'll get to travel this beautiful part of the world, too - and looking forward to meeting you at MeetPlanGo :)

Akila

Tuesday 25th of January 2011

What a wonderful wrap up of an amazing year! That picture of the Lower Antelope Canyon is just amazing. I can't wait to see where y'all go next year.

Dani

Tuesday 25th of January 2011

Thanks, Akila! We've just completely changed our travel plans for the year - instead of going straight to South America, we'll fit in some traveling in Europe (Italy's calling!) and the U.S. during the summer months before heading to Buenos Aires from where we'll travel through South America - we're very excited! Where are you guys going this year? Are you traveling with the puppies?

Jason

Monday 17th of January 2011

Some great images there girls, and no doubt some great memories as well. Safe travels going forward.

Dani

Monday 17th of January 2011

Thanks Jason! Countless amazing memories indeed, and way too many pictures ;-) Do you already know where your travels will bring you in 2011?