2016 : The year in review
article by : Alice
2016 in numbers
3 new cities in Europe
6 countries worldwide
12 American States
17 bus rides (not including layovers)
31 cities in the USA
37 cities worldwide
Rennes: 2016’s New Year celebration
We got married! and partied in Paris and Rome: May
Roadtrip in the USA: leaving Paris in June
Roadtrip in the USA: Eastern Part of the US until the 28th of July
Road trip in the USA: California from the 28th of July to the 4th of September
Back to Paris, Verona & Rome: 4th September to 24th November
Asia tour cut short – Hong Kong and Tokyo: 24th of November to 14th of December
Rome & Paris regrouping: until the end of the year
What’s next ?
While I have no doubt that 2017 is going to be an incredible year, it seems be hard to do better than 2016! But we learned a few lessons from 2016, like:
There’s nothing like getting ahead of your work load: Sometimes, I’ve missed out on things because I had to work thanks to being too lazy when I had some free time… It can be extremely frustrating.Do your research better: Having done more research on Hong Kong probably wouldn’t have prevented us from going, because we like to make our own experiences. But maybe we’d have gone with a few less expectations…
Don’t expect your postcards to arrive to destination: Well… nothing to add!
We don’t know yet, but somewhere English-speaking in Europe, where Simone will be able to work as a bartender and I will study!
This is such a beautiful post. The photo from top of the rock over new York is amazing. New York always delivers awe-inspiring views. You’ve done so much traveling the past year, I envy that! I also love the pictures in the woods taken in Tokyo.
Thank you Georg! New York is indeed full of beautiful views, and so is Tokyo 🙂
Wow! What an eventful year! Your wedding dress was gorgeous. Looks like you guys have made the most of your first year of marriage. Many blessing to 2017 and beyond!
Thank you! I had my dress custom-made by one of my friend from university. She’s very talented!! All the best to you guys too for 2017, I can’t wait to read about all your new adventures!
wow what a year!!!! I can easily imagine that 2016 was your favorite travel year so far; it almost can’t get better! And congratulations to getting married and starting to be a digital nomad! If you get back to Paris, I hope it won’t be too hard to find a new place…living in Paris as well, I know the struggle 😀
You got it right, it’s going to be very difficult to top that! But hey, we can try! We’re back in Paris right now (staying at relatives’), but crossing our fingers that Simone we’ll get a job in Belfast! We’ll know soon!
What are you studying for in your masters? I am doing a MBA and it can be challenging fitting it in around work. also, what did you think of Detroit?
Hi Anne! I’m studying Medieval Studies, and my concentration is in Middle French Linguistics. It’s so challenging to fit in with the rest that I had to split my last year in two : validate all the classes last year, and this year I’m writing my dissertation! Detroit was a very interesting place, loaded with historical, cultural and social issues. I would not live there, but I’d love to go back and learn more about this city!
Wow, 2016 was definitely a full year for you both! Like you, I am wondering what 2017 will bring – no doubt more adventure, more exploration and more discovery 🙂 I hope it is an awesome year for you both!
Yes, we’ve definitely been busy! Thank you, I wish you an amazing year of discoveries, too!
I really enjoyed your 2016 in numbers. What a clever way to give a quick overview of your year. I cannot believe you’ve been to 36 cities in just one year! So impressive.
Thank you Michelle! 36 cities in a year is a big number, yes… I can hardly believe it myself!
Wowww. Incredible. How could you visit around the world during 2016?? Hope you visit Bali next time. 🙂
I have no idea how we did it! We just… rolled with it. And learnt a lot! I see from your website that you are from Indonesia, it’s on our bucket list!
Congratulations on your wedding in 2016! I live in the midwest in the U.S. and I agree- California is beautiful. It has everything, including a lot of people. I visited California in September and saw some of the same spots you did in Northern California. Mendocino and Yosemite were both beautiful. Happy travels in 2017.
Thank you Sara! I’m glad we think the same about California, it’s a pretty impressive place! All the best for your travels in 2017!
Looks like you guys had a fun nice year of travel. Hope you get to see more of Europe in 2017.
That we did! We already went to Belfast, and some going around Northern Ireland & Republic of Ireland are on preparation. I’m really into going to Northern Europe, we’ll see if we can make it soon!
Congratulations on getting married! Looks like you too went on some awesome adventures and saw some beautiful places. I would love to go to Rome!
Thank you Jessica! When you get the chance, you should definitely go to Rome. It’s a magical place. I’ve yet to meet someone who really disliked it!
Wow, what a crazy exciting year. Congratulations on your wedding. Your California road trip sounds incredible, you hit up so many spots. I hope 2017 is full of just as much adventure for you.
Thank you Sasha! California was amazing, yes! We hope so too, and all the best wishes of adventure to you too!
A seriously awesome year indeed! I love the view from above in your wedding photo, that makes for such a unique memory. Did you happen to try pizza in Chicago? I’m currently living in St. Louis so we frequently visit Chicago! You visited one of my favorite cities as well – Tokyo! I’m glad you were able to experience it more even though your plans with Hong Kong were messed up!
I’m glad you like the photo, I’m fond of it too. I don’t think we tried pizza in Chicago, but we didn’t stay long. Is it absolutely worth it?! Tokyo is so amazing… I can’t wait to go back, it just feels like home!
Such an awesome way to spend time together after the wedding by roaming the world 🙂 Looks like 2016 has been extremely fun and eventful for you. I really appreciate how you have highlighted your learnings from your travel during the year. I wish you both a wonderful year in 2017.
Yes, it wasn’t our worst idea! Thank you, we’re glad you liked it. Best wishes to you too for this new year!
Wow so much of travel in a single year and that also to so many fabulous places around the globe. I wish that your new year will be full of even more adventure and travel
Seems like you had a fantastic year! Loved the wedding pic, so cute. Wish you an even better 2017 🙂
Wow looks like you’ve done so much! Jealous of all your travels. Im itching to go back abroad.
It looks like a great year, i also had a wedding, traveling, resigning my job, moving to another city haha i could continue . Congrats on your wedding , i wish you both happiness and pure love !!! Cheers 🙂
What an incredible list of destinations and stories – so much wanderlust here!!! Just incredible. Thanks for sharing your stories 🙂