It was a busy travel year around here for 2017 and that's just the way I like it. One thing I appreciate about living in Northern California is how accessible beautiful, and diverse, destinations are within a three-hour drive. This allows for us to easily get away to San Francisco, wine country, the Monterey coast or Lake Tahoe within an easy road trip. We added in a couple of beach trips to Southern California for family events this year. It's always fun to catch up on family time.
I was truly captivated by our time in Costa Rica and living 'pura vida'. These images capture some of the natural beauty bathed in golden light. I only wish I could share the soft breeze we experienced while chilling in that hammock. For more on Costa Rica and Secrets Papagayo.
Another first was the island of Jamaica for us this year. Zoetry Montego Bay was an intimate, luxurious beachside stay and the sunsets from the stately dock were spectacular. I'd head back to these chic digs in a heatbeat!
Finally, the '2017 Best Nine' app crunches the data and creates a collage of your top Instagram photos of the year. My Curated Travel Instagram account is not yet a year old, but I got some very good traction from several of these images. That first one of Positano garnered almost 300 likes which confirms that the Amalfi Coast of Italy remains incredibly popular. I promise to share more dreamy travel photos on Curated Travel Instagram for 2018. Of course, my Style*Mind*Chic Instagram continues to be filled with lifestyle, blog images, family and, my new favorite little man, Baby Charlie! Style*Mind*Chic Life Instagram.
I hope your 2018 is off to a wonderful start!