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Goodbye 2017 – Hello 2018! A year in review

As we are strong believers of the saying: to live life in the present moment, it’s hard not looking back to see how far we’ve come. We like to say: goodbye 2017, hello 2018 and give gratitude for our past.

2017 was a great travel year for us. Although we are not full-time travelers, we have jobs, somehow we’ve managed to travel to 15 countries in 7 months out of the year. That’s not bad at all.
It’s been an amazing journey that helped us grow and learn even more. We launched this blog in February 2017 and started to grow our Instagram in March. So, it hasn’t been even a year.  We met some amazing people along the way, and we have so many unforgettable moments and places to share.
Who we were at the beginning of the year is nothing compared to who we are now. We are forever thankful for the opportunities that opened our eyes, and for the mistakes that made us who we are. Each decision we made was worth it. Now we look forward to a new year, planting exciting seeds, visualizing new ideas and working towards manifesting them.

Thank you all for being part of our journey. Here’s a recap of our travel adventures in 2017.

GOODBYE 2017 – HELLO 2018

February and MARCH – Costa Rica

End of February we had the chance to go to one of our favorite festivals in Costa Rica, ENVISION FESTIVAL. At the end of the trip, we had our first sponsored stay in the fabulous Casa Chameleon in Las Catalinas. This was the moment where everything started growing for us.

 

Goodbye 2017 hello 2018 One Love Our Love travel couple blog

Goodbye 2017 hello 2018 One Love Our Love travel couple blog

Goodbye 2017 hello 2018 One Love Our Love travel couple blog

Goodbye 2017 hello 2018 One Love Our Love travel couple blog

Goodbye 2017 hello 2018 One Love Our Love travel couple blog


APRIL – Iceland and Scotland

We lived in the mountains for 11 years and we’ve always wanted to travel to warm and tropical destinations. Since we moved to California a year and a half ago, for the first time we actually wanted to visit some cold places. Iceland was at top of our list.

 

Goodbye 2017 hello 2018 One Love Our Love travel couple blog

Goodbye 2017 hello 2018 One Love Our Love travel couple blog

Goodbye 2017 hello 2018 One Love Our Love travel couple blog

Goodbye 2017 hello 2018 One Love Our Love travel couple blog

Goodbye 2017 hello 2018 One Love Our Love travel couple blog

Goodbye 2017 hello 2018 One Love Our Love travel couple blog

Goodbye 2017 hello 2018 One Love Our Love travel couple blog

Goodbye 2017 hello 2018 One Love Our Love travel couple blog


Scotland

Although we didn’t have the best weather while in Scotland, we really enjoyed our trip there. It’s a beautiful destination that you should definitely add to your bucket list.

Goodbye 2017 hello 2018 One Love Our Love travel couple blog

Goodbye 2017 hello 2018 One Love Our Love travel couple blog

Goodbye 2017 hello 2018 One Love Our Love travel couple blog

Goodbye 2017 hello 2018 One Love Our Love travel couple blog

Goodbye 2017 hello 2018 One Love Our Love travel couple blog

Goodbye 2017 hello 2018 One Love Our Love travel couple blog


MAY – Florida and Georgia, USA

In May we decided to spend some time on the East Coast with family and friends. It’s not a surprise that Florida has some of the most beautiful beaches.

 

Goodbye 2017 hello 2018 One Love Our Love travel couple blog

Goodbye 2017 hello 2018 One Love Our Love travel couple blog

Goodbye 2017 hello 2018 One Love Our Love travel couple blog

Goodbye 2017 hello 2018 One Love Our Love travel couple blog

Goodbye 2017 hello 2018 One Love Our Love travel couple blog

Goodbye 2017 hello 2018 One Love Our Love travel couple blog


JUNE – France, Azores, Portugal

On June 1st we left for our first four months long trip. We had just celebrated 12K followers on Instagram. We started the trip in France and our first stop was magical Paris. After that, we went to Bordeaux, Hossegor, Biarritz, St. Tropez, Nice, and Provence. Next was the Azores islands and if you haven’t been there we highly recommend adding it to your 2018 bucket list. End of June we spent in Portugal and honestly, we can’t wait to go back.

 

Goodbye 2017 hello 2018 One Love Our Love travel couple blog

Goodbye 2017 hello 2018 One Love Our Love travel couple blog

Goodbye 2017 hello 2018 One Love Our Love travel couple blog

Goodbye 2017 hello 2018 One Love Our Love travel couple blog

The Azores

One Love Our Love, Travel Couple, Sao Miguel, Azores

Portugal


JULY – Mozambique, Zanzibar, Seychelles, and Dubai

This month was one of our biggest adventures. We scratched off some incredible places from our bucket list. The beauty of Mozambique and Seychelles are hard to describe. The white sands of Zanzibar and futuristic Dubai were some of our highlights this summer.

Zanzibar

Seychelles

Dubai


AUGUST – Malta, Bulgaria

Malta was one of the best highlights of our trip. It was never on our radar as a place to visit, but now we are so glad we did. We would even go back as one week, not enough time. There is so much to see and do in Malta. That’s why we highly recommend adding it to your 2018 bucket list. If you are looking for a place to stay there, you must check this amazing boutique hotel Ursulino Valletta. Bulgaria is my ( Jana ) home country and although it’s not that popular, trust me it’s worth going.

 

Bulgaria


SEPTEMBER – Italy

Italy was the end of our 4 months summer trip. We visited Venice, Puglia, Naples, Amalfi Coast and Rome. The one thing challenging for us there was the food. You will say WHAT? That’s right. Remember, we are vegan so Italy was not the best destination food wise for us but we still enjoyed it.

 


November – Bali

After our 4 month trip we came back to Los Angeles for a month and a half and then in November we took off to Bali. We spent a month there with PACK, a digital nomad retreat. You can read more about it HERE.

 


Like we said, 2017 was a great travel year for us. We have no idea what this year will look like but these are some of the destinations we would love to see: Aruba, Japan, Greece, Cappadocia, Egypt, Jordan, Madagascar, Morocco, Tahiti, Croatia.

Where do you want to travel in 2018? Lets us know in your comments.


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23 Comments

  1. Reply

    Su {Ethan & Evelyn}

    January 14, 2018

    Wow! What an Amazing year you two have had! I’m sooo jealous! I love your photography style too. They are magnificent! We are following you now on your Facebook too! 🙂

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    Mike

    January 14, 2018

    Wow! You sure did a lot of travelling in 2017! Cappadocia is on my list for 2018 as well 🙂 I will also visit a few places in West Africa which I am really looking forward to. Have a great 2018!

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    Alexander Popkov

    January 15, 2018

    I loved your photos of Iceland! One of the bests I have seen in travel blogs!

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    Stephanie

    January 15, 2018

    This is so pretty! It looks like y’all had a great travel year. I love the lavender fields in France, I hope to visit those one day. And Alfama in Portugal is one of my favorites

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    Monika @ My Food & Happiness

    January 16, 2018

    Seriously!? How did you manage to do all these beautiful trips with full time jobs! I can sit here looking at your pictures all day, amazing and so inspirational!

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    Sandra Cottam McLemore

    January 16, 2018

    What an incredible year you have both had. It’s so nice to see you practice gratitude as we all know that these blessings aren’t available for everyone. Well done!

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    Ankit

    January 16, 2018

    Amazing photos to showcase an amazing year. it’s like you guys are living every desk bound person’s dream. I hope you have many many great years of trips ahead. Happy new year guys.

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    Melanie

    January 16, 2018

    Love, love, love all your pics this post is so cute. Here is hoping to an even better 2018 for you and everyone x

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    Kathryn Maher

    January 16, 2018

    That is some jam-packed year you have both had . So much travel in such a short space of time. Its nice to see that two of your favourite places were Malta and Scotland which is quite close to me here in Ireland. Maybe you might consider coming to Ireland although you should leave it till the Summer or Autumn in the hope that you will experience less rain …LOL.

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    Nadalie Bardowell

    January 16, 2018

    Oh my gosh! I want to travel everywhere you went! Your photographs are truly inspiring and I cannot believe how amazing this journey must have been.

  11. Reply

    Renata Green

    January 16, 2018

    I cannot believe you travelled 15 countries holding a job! How do you do it? And yes, I obey: I’m going to Portugal and possibly Malta this summer 😉

  12. Reply

    Evelyn, PathofPresence

    January 16, 2018

    Gorgeous phots – gorgeous life! Hat a fantastic year you’ve lived! It is certain that 2018 will be better, and better. Blessings <3

  13. Reply

    Tasheena @SimplyTasheena.com

    January 17, 2018

    Your travels adventures look breathtaking! You guys visited so many amazing places. Looking forward to what 2018 brings.

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    serena hale

    January 17, 2018

    September!!! Italy is on my list and has been for the last couple of years. I can see me there now. You all have taken wonderful pictures that capture the moment as if I were there. Looking forward to seeing this years pics.

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    Ali Rost

    January 17, 2018

    You guys are all sorts of wonderful! Isn’t it amazing all of the things that can happen in just one year’s time? I can’t believe all of the amazing places you’ve been and beautiful photos to document them all. I’m imagining a big wall(s) at your house filled with a million cool pictures, a wall where you stand and gaze and say “remember when?” What destinations do you have planned for 2018? x

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    jhilmil

    January 17, 2018

    What an incredible year you had. Iceland and scotland looks such amazing places, I need to explore them in next 2years for sure. Your photos are stunning, I must say and you both look great together! Have more such trips in 2018!

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    Natalie Linda

    January 17, 2018

    How gorgeous! You are so lucky to have traveled to all those beautiful destinations. I REALLY want to visit Iceland soon – it looks breathtaking.

  18. Reply

    Natasha

    January 17, 2018

    What an amazing year you’ve had! I love all the beautiful photos of your adventures. My goal is to travel more so this is super inspiring!

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    Nina

    January 17, 2018

    Wow you all really have traveled to some cool places. It’s pretty amazing. I also went to the Azores and Lisbon last year. Both were absolutely amazing. Iceland is on the list for this summer.

  20. Reply

    eliza

    January 18, 2018

    Wow! that’s an amazing and adventurous year for you. Travelling really brought extraordinary experience and learning to us. I hope this year would be as fruitful as last year.

  21. Reply

    Sabrina

    January 19, 2018

    Wow! what an amazing couple and great beautiful adventures! I love those breathtaking photos. You have such a great memories in there. Always keep it up and thanks for sharing this wonderful post!

  22. Reply

    Jasmine Prado

    January 27, 2018

    Wow, looks like you guys had a great year. I hope this year is just as cool for you 🙂

  23. Reply

    Freeoversea

    February 1, 2018

    Your year was a magical, warm and colorful journey! Great inspiration guys, this year will be our year. We just quit our jobs to travel the world, so some of this places will be on our bucket list from now on.
    Also your photos are astonishing! Love them.

    Safe travels, and may this be another year full of wonder
    xx

    Freeoversea
    http://www.freeoversea.com

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