Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2013 Travel in Review

This is now my third year of doing reviews (2011 and 2012), and I think I've had a pretty big year. In fact we went on a trip somewhere every month except November.

January 2013
Started with a visit from DHs family and lunch at both Bills and Barrenjoey House

I took a family trip to Hawaii and Las Vegas, including a stay at the Cosmopolitan, dinner at Serendipity 3, dinner at Roys, Dinner at Lawry's Prime Rib and brunch at Mon Ami Gabi  at the end of the month

February 2013
We celebrated our 6 year wedding anniversary in Newcastle

March 2013
We spent Easter and DH's birthday at the stunning Wolgan Valley

April 2013
I celebrated my sisters birthday with a girls lunch at Jamie Olivers

May 2013
We had dinner at Bell's at Killcare

I did the Nike She Runs 10K, so we stayed at the Blue at Woolloomolloo and breakfast at the Boy Charlton Pool Cafe

June 2013
We spent a night at The Darling and had dinner at Sokyo

July 2013
DH went to visit family in the Cook Islands and my sister, mother and I had a nice weekend at Spicers in the Hunter Valley

August 2013
We went to the Bledisloe Cup match in Sydney and stayed at the new QT, Sydney

September 2013
We ran the Blackmore's Sydney Half marathon and stayed at the Hilton

October 2013
Off to Africa, including:
Johannesburg, South Africa
Mt Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Tangerine National Park, Tanzania

Lake Manyara National Park, TanzaniaSerengeti, TanzaniaNgorongoro Crater, TanzaniaGreater Kruger, South AfricaMarakele National Park, South AfricaKhama Rhino Sanctuary, BotswanaMaun, BotswanaOkavango Delta, BotswanaMakgadikgadi Pans, Nata, BotswanaChobe National Park, BotswanaVictoria Falls, ZimbabweLivingstone Island and The Devil's Pool, Zambia

December 2013
Melbourne for work

Lunch at Newcastle beach

A birthday lunch for me at Iceberg's Bondi Beach

Finishing of the year with a trip to Philadelphia, Washington DC, and a midnight run in Central Park - posts to follow in the new year!


  1. Great recap, hope you're having a wonderful time in the US of A and are surviving the cold (it's been especially cold as of late!). And I really hoped you enjoyed your Philly visit too :)

    1. Thanks Julie! We got everything done in Philly we wanted except City Hall (they had sold out and I couldn't find it online). We loved the Reading Terminal Markets, we had the best doughnuts there. Our only downside for the whole trip was getting delayed due to the snow and getting home 24 hrs later than planned.