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My Favorite Travel Photos of 2016

Looking back over my travels of the past year is a trip unto itself–in large part because I could have SWORN I said I was going to slow the F down and not travel quite so much.

And then 6 countries and countless cities later, well, the year was gone and I was just as freaking tired as I was the year before that.  You know, the FIRST time I said I wanted to slow things down.

Luckily I live and die by the hashtag #NOREGRETS and therefore cannot be upset with how things went down this year.  It was a wild ride, but the truth is I wouldn’t take back a single moment of it.  It wasn’t always awesome, but I learned a metric fuckton about myself and the world around me, and that kind of personal growth doesn’t come without a price.

And naturally, because I’m a little trigger happy with my camera and don’t always get around to writing about each and every destination I visit, I wind up with a lot of photos that never get shared here on the blog.  So I decided to throw together this photo post in part because it was way too much fun to take a stroll down memory lane to do so, and in part because I genuinely love sharing my experiences with you–not to mention I’m quite proud of where my photography skills are heading the more I practice.

But before I start rolling out these photos, many of which I have never shared elsewhere, I just want to give a quick shoutout to everyone I traveled with this year who was at some point subjected to playing photographer for me.  Your kindness did not go unnoticed.

And of course, if I did have the profound pleasure of spending time with you this year, a tip of the hat to you as well for making it a truly life-changing year for me.

Without further ado, my favorite travel photos of 2016:

San Francisco, CaliforniaSan Francisco, California San Francisco, California San Francisco, California

Mount Vernon, WashingtonSkagit Valley Tulip FestivalSkagit Valley Tulip Festival

New York, New YorkNew York City Central Park, New York City New York City New York City

Mexico City, MexicoCoyoacan, Mexico City

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Tulum, MexicoTulum, Mexico Tulum, Mexico Tulum, Mexico Tulum, Mexico Tulum, Mexico Tulum, Mexico

Chelan, WashingtonLake Chelan, Washington

Stockholm, SwedenStockholm, Sweden Stockholm, Sweden

Paris, FranceParis, France Paris, France Paris, France Paris, France Paris, France

Lacanau, FranceLacanau, France

Bordeaux, FranceBordeaux, France Bordeaux, France Bordeaux, France

Berlin, GermanyBerlin, Germany

Fuerteventura, SpainFuerteventura, Spain Fuerteventura, Spain Fuerteventura, Spain

Ibiza, SpainIbiza, Spain Ibiza, Spain Ibiza, Spain

Snoqualmie Falls, WashingtonSnoqualmie Falls, Washington Snoqualmie Falls, Washington

Peshastin, WashingtonPeshastin, WashingtonPeshastin, WashingtonPeshastin, Washington Peshastin, Washington

Eastern OregonEastern Oregon Eastern Oregon

Snohomish, WashingtonSnohomish, Washington Snohomish, Washington

Chelan, WashingtonChelan, Washington

Seattle, WashingtonDiscover Park, Seattle, Washington Discover Park, Seattle, Washington

To read about the destinations listed above, follow these links:

That’s all for 2016!  I can’t wait to see what travels the new year brings…there are sure to be plenty of surprises!

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3 Comments

  • Reply Ella December 31, 2016 at 7:00 am

    These photos are gorgeous! I honestly can’t say which ones are my favourite because there’s too many great ones. It certainly looks like you’ve had a great year travel wise and I hope 2017 is an awesome year for you 🙂

    • Reply Leah Davis January 7, 2017 at 7:15 am

      Thank you so much, Ella! I had a fun year travel-wise, for sure 🙂

  • Reply Leigh | Campfires & Concierges January 11, 2017 at 6:17 pm

    I love all of these, but especially the Eiffel Tower one as it really gives it a perspective of scale that you don’t usually get in photos.

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