Friday, December 28, 2012

2012 Travel's In Review

So 2012 wasn't as big a travel year as 2011, but it did start off with a bang..

January 2012
We finished 2011 in South America and our trip there continued through January.

Machu Picchu, Peru (New Years Day)
Cusco, Peru
Colca Canyon, Peru
Arequipa, Peru
Nazca, Peru
Paracas, Peru
Lima, Peru
Galapogos, Equador
Quito, Equador
Iguazu Falls, Brazil and Argentina
Santiago, Chile
Rapanui/Easter Island
Papeete, Tahiti
Moorea, Tahiti

February 2012
We kept it local for our five year anniversary, spending the day eating at Peats Bite, NSW

April 2012
We spent the Easter long weekend snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef on Wilson Island, Queensland

June/July 2012
We once again visited the Cook Islands, starting in Rarotonga, Cook Islands, including the Cross Island Track, then heading off to one of the smaller outer Islands Mauke, Cook Islands.

September 2012
While based in Melbourne, Victoria for work, DH came down for a weekend.

October 2012
Not one's to stay at home when we can get away, we visited Hobart and it's surrounds in October.

Hobart, Tasmania, including MONA
Port Arthur, Tasmania
Tasman Island, Tasmania

Followed by a quick trip to Brisbane, Queensland for the rugby.

December 2012
Saw us celebrate my birthday by a home stay in Sydney


Okay, when I put it all together, it's not a bad effort for 2012....what was your year like?

Thanks for reading my posts this year, hears to great travels in 2013!


  1. Hope you're having a wonderful holiday! Is Australia as bad as in the U.S. as in once December 25 is over, all signs of Christmas from radio stations and stores disappear? Kinda defeats the purpose of the 12 days of Christmas :)

    That photo of Wilson Island is stunning. I'm sold on white sand and sparkling blue water alone.

    The fact that you knocked off a whole continent just about is highly impressive but here's to hoping you get to experience your white Christmas sometime in the near future! (We just did in Pittsburgh, it caused quite the traffic snaffu :)

  2. Julie - Merry Christmas to you too, I did try to post on your Holiday post but it doesn't seem to have worked! Yes all signs of Christmas are gone by Boxing day in general!

    Wilson Island was stunning, a great example of glamping! I rally wish we could go back this year but we always try to go somewhere new!

  3. Julie, you're not kidding about Wilson Island looking stunning. I need to visit Australia but the more I see of Rebecca's posts the more I realize that seeing everything I want would probably take a couple of months.

    1. Katie, it's the same problem that I have with the US! Many Australian's spend 6 months to a year in a caravan driving around the country and still don't see a big chunk!