Lady of 2011

2011 has been a big year of travel for me. While I didn’t set any specific goals for the year like my 2008 goal to visit 25 countries or my 2010 goal to visit 10 new countries, I did start my 90 under 30 Travel Project. I also managed to make it to quite a few places. Here is the recap.

Torres del Paine National Park in Chile

27: Number of countries visited in 2011
Sri Lanka, Spain, Chile, USA, Canada, Germany, Czech Republic, Jordan, Norway, Malta, France, Cyprus, Iceland, Serbia, Bosnia, Croatia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Kosovo, Albania, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Andorra, Brazil, Austria

Old town Dubrovnik in Croatia

16: Number of new countries visited in 2011
Sri Lanka, Chile, Malta, Cyprus, Iceland, Serbia, Bosnia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Kosovo, Albania, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Brazil

Moai statues on Easter Island in Chile

82: Number of countries I have been to in my lifetime
Lots

Valley of the Moon in the Atacama Desert in Chile

5: Number of continents visited
Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, South America

Boulders in the sea in Cyprus

3: Number of trips to cities in which I used to live
Paris, Prague, San Francisco

Window of a brasserie in Paris France

14: Number of places visited in the UK
Bristol, Eden Valley, Llandudno, Liverpool, Manchester, Isle of Wight, Cornwall, Edinburgh, Oxford, Cambridge, Surrey, Stoke Park, Sussex, Ascot

Farmhouse in the Eden Valley in Cumbria England

8: Number of new places visited in the UK
Eden Valley, Bristol, Llandudno, Manchester, Liverpool, Isle of Wight, Surrey, Stoke Park

Red Panda at the Bristol Zoo in England

3: Number of Christmas markets visited in Europe
Cologne, Salzburg, Innsbruck

Ornaments at a Christmas market in Cologne Germany

1: Number of new U.S. states visited
Texas

Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas Texas

I already have some big travel plans in the works for 2012, and I look forward to visiting new places and discovering more of the world. If I achieve my goal of visiting 90 countries before my 30th birthday, I look forward to setting some new travel goals in the new year as well. Until then, I have eight more countries to get to in the next four months.

18 Comments on Lady of 2011

  1. The World of Deej
    December 30, 2011 at 2:10 pm (3 years ago)

    Great year!….here’s to another one in 2012!

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    • aladyinlondon
      December 31, 2011 at 12:34 pm (3 years ago)

      Thanks Deej! I hope you have good travels in 2012 as well!

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  2. Pam
    December 31, 2011 at 1:37 am (3 years ago)

    How cool! Very amazing lineup of new countries this year. What is that red animal in the photo and where is the photo of the desert-scape from?

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    • aladyinlondon
      December 31, 2011 at 12:24 pm (3 years ago)

      Thanks Pam! The red animal is a red panda. They are adorable! The desert photo is from the Atacama Desert in Chile. You should definitely go there sometime. It is a really amazing place.

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    • aladyinlondon
      December 31, 2011 at 5:12 pm (3 years ago)

      Thanks Oneika! Sounds like you have a lot of good plans for 2012 too!

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  3. Eurotrip Tips
    December 31, 2011 at 4:43 pm (3 years ago)

    Here’s to another year of travel discoveries and achieving goals :-) Happy 2012!

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    • aladyinlondon
      December 31, 2011 at 5:12 pm (3 years ago)

      Thanks Eurotrip! I hope to achieve my goal! Happy travels to you too!

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  4. Krista
    December 31, 2011 at 4:57 pm (3 years ago)

    Great work!! The best for safe travels in 2012!

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    • aladyinlondon
      December 31, 2011 at 5:13 pm (3 years ago)

      Thanks Krista! I hope you have good and safe travels in 2012 as well!

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  5. Karen
    January 1, 2012 at 8:35 am (3 years ago)

    The Italians say it best: Buon viaggio!

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    • aladyinlondon
      January 1, 2012 at 11:22 pm (3 years ago)

      Thanks Karen!

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  6. Richelle
    January 2, 2012 at 1:35 am (3 years ago)

    Congratulations on an exciting year of travel! Best wishes for more safe voyages in 2012. :)

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    • aladyinlondon
      January 2, 2012 at 10:43 am (3 years ago)

      Thanks Richelle! I hope 2012 is a good year of travel for you too!

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  7. Jayne
    January 6, 2012 at 1:09 pm (3 years ago)

    WOW what an amazing year of travel for you! Very impressed. Happy travels in 2012 :)

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    • aladyinlondon
      January 6, 2012 at 7:04 pm (3 years ago)

      Thanks Jayne! It seems like you had an equally impressive travel schedule in 2011. I hope your 2012 travels go well, too!

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  8. Randall St. Germain
    January 18, 2012 at 7:00 am (3 years ago)

    Congratulations, it was an exciting travel year for you. You certainly got away much more than I did.

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    • aladyinlondon
      January 19, 2012 at 10:27 am (3 years ago)

      Thanks Randall! It was a big year of travel!

      Reply

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