“I see my path, but I don’t know where it leads. Not knowing where I’m going is what inspires me to travel it.” ~ Rosalia de Castro
Bare with me because I am about to get disgustingly nostalgic, as I take a trip down memory picture lane. What a year it has been. It has had its ups and downs, but very definitely mostly all ups. By now you have seen the Best of Nine on Instagram, and seeing mine makes me insanely giddy.
2017 was the year I channeled my inner jetsetting blonde self and did a boatload of traveling. In the process, I discovered so much more about myself and what direction I want to head in. Hint: More jetsetting. Like WAY more!
I met some amazing people, especially fellow bloggers who became life long friends. (Told you this would be sappy!) And went on some incredible trips, with some of my nearest and dearest, which only reinforced our friendships and made for some stunning memories.
I not only channeled my inner Giselle Bundchun, but also Annie Leibovitz, working both behind and in front of the camera, documenting many of my adventures through not just words, but photography. It is only fitting then to share some of my favorite snaps, from some of the places I visited in 2017.
This trip was really the first one I had taken in years, that was for fun. Usually I am traveling for an occasion or event. While, I went with my best friend and fellow jetsetting blonde Sarah and we stayed with my aunt, it was pure care freeness with no responsibilities. We took San Francisco by storm, and had an absolute blast doing it. It reminded me not just why I love traveling, hot why I love San Francisco so much. It was a trip that both inspired and reinvigorated me. I also got to meet fellow blogger Mack, which was really one of the highlights of the trip!
I went to Montreal for my friend’s bachelorette. It was a whirlwind weekend, yet so incredibly fun to explore a city that literally took me back to my France days, and made me miss it with a passion.
Mt. Desert Island
I actually visited twice this year, and both times were soul food for my mermaid heart. My best friend lives here and I utterly adored spending time with her and exploring her stunning island. The combination of mountains, ocean, and amazing people was just what I needed.
Philly was another whirlwind weekend trip. I had been to Old City before, but hadn’t ventured to any other parts. It was fun to finally experience other aspects of this beautifully historical city. And with the magic of the old, it was the perfect place to hone my photography skills, and I took some of my favorite photographs of the year.
I go every year to this beautiful beach located on the South Shore of Massachusetts and this year, I ended up taking some of my favorite photographs. (including the cover photo for this blog) It was one of the most incredibly perfect mornings, with just me the sunrise and the ocean.
The last major trip I took this year was to Georgia, a place I had never been to, but incredibly excited to explore with my best friend. Words, nor even pictures, do it justice at how magical it was. The natural beauty, Southern hospitality, and simplicity of Island life won me over.
I am not one for resolutions, but one I can say with absolute certainty, is that 2018 is going to bring more wanderlusting. My jetsetting heart is soaring to travel back to old friends as well as discover new ones. Travel not only takes us out of our comfort zone, but connects us to a whole new beautiful world and in the process we find our true self.
What was your favorite trip this year? What was your favorite picture? Where do you want to travel in 2018?
39 thoughts on “Wanderlusting Through 2017 In Pictures”
2017 seemed so short for me but so much happened! Sadly its coming to an end but hopefully its true that every year is better than the last!
It definitely flew by! It is all what you make it and I am sure 2018 will be amazing!💗
I love your pictures so much, they are absolutely gorgeous! I honestly hope to just start traveling more in the new year. I’m not one for resolutions either but I would say I am going to try more to travel and do more exciting things🎉🎊
Awe thank you so much sweets! I am so glad you like them! That means a lot to me! I love that! That is an awesome goal to have! I hope you get too!💗
You’ve taken some great pics in 2017! Happy New Year! 🙂
Thank you so much! That means a lot to me! Glad you enjoyed them! Happy New Year!💗
Omg I want that coffee in your first picture!!
Hehe thank you! It was delicious! And one of my fav pics from 2017:) 💗
What kind of coffee was it?
It was honey maple with maple syrup and cinnamon and sugar drizzled on top. Sooo yummy! I had it at this restaurant in Philly, that looked like a hole in the wall from the outside but was absolutely stunning inside! <3
Omg that sounds so amazing! I’m having a Blogging party over on my blog around 1 pm tomorrow! It lets people tell a little about their blog! Xo
Ahhh I just saw this. (my laptop has been in the computer hospital) That sounds amazing. That is such a great idea! I hope you had a blast! <3
I’m sorry about your laptop! It was! You can still comment on it about your blog xo
You’ve seen some beautiful places this year! Here’s hoping you get to see even more next year 😀 <3
Thank you beauty! I really have! And yes! I am so excited for the places I will go this year! <3
2017 was quite the adventure! I am so glad you could make it to GA and see the beautiful sights here. Love you and I can wait to see what 2018 has in store for you! <3
It really was! Ahhh GA really was one of the highlights I had a blast! Thank you so much for being such an amazing tour guide! Love you to sweets! Thanks for stopping by:) <3 Awe thank you beauty! I can not wait for what it has in store for you! All amazing things and SO much adventure! 🙂 <3
Oh wow girl you are ALL my goals! You clearly took 2017 by storm and were living your best life…can’t wait to see what you do with all your newfound passions and excitement in 2018. Good things are coming up for you, I can tell 😀 <3 <3
Awe thanks beauty! I tried and had a blast doing it! Which is really all that matters! Awe thank you! You are the absolute best! Good things are headed your way too hun! <3
Wow, what a year you had!! You were all over the U.S. and every single picture is just gorgeous! I am itching to go back to Georgia now that I saw that picture of yours! Where in GA were you? I went to Savannah and Tybee Island in 2016 and want to visit again so badly!
Awe thank you SO much! That means a lot to me! I had an absolute blast! And loved photographing everything! I can not wait to do more travel this next year!
I literally fell in love with Georgia it is stunning! SO I was in Savannah for a hot second, then spent a night in Tybee at the cutest bed and breakfast, and then travelled to Jekyll Island, where we stayed there, but left to explore Saint Simons. Jekyll is stunning, so quiet and quaint. I highly recommend visiting there! And I adored St Simons as well! I hope you get to go back! <3
Oh you have had a wonderful year, your photos are incredible! Especially the Humarock and Georgia photo, just gorgeous!! All the wanderlust feels. I hope your 2018 is filled with even more travel than 2017 was, and you are blessed with an abundance of love and joy! As for me, I’ve got three holidays planned this year so far but I’m also hoping to add New York to the list too!! And a city break to Edinburgh would be an added bonus! xx
Awe thank you so much sweets! That means a lot to me! Awe thanks! They literally are some of my favorites, when I was compiling this I had such a hard time trying to choose with my GA pics! Awe thank you beautiful! I hope so! And i hope it is filled with a ton of travel for you as well love! Ahhh so excited for you! I can not wait to read all about them! And girl YES! If you need a place to stay. If you need suggestions. If you need anything at all, let me know! I mean I might know someone who lives there;p Ahhh Edinburgh is on my list to visit! It looks soon beautiful! <3
You’re welcome! You take incredible photographs! Thank you lovely! I’m sure we will both have an amazing year of wanderlusting! Omg girl I’m coming to New York and we are going to that bar you and Dannii visited! I would not come to New York and not tell you 😂 It looks gorgeous right!? I can’t believe I haven’t been when it’s literally next door to me 🙄
Awe thank you! I try; p lol. Girl yes! And YES!!!! It would be so much fun! I would happily be your tour guide:) It does! <3
Happy New Year! So many fun trips and gorge photos from you in 2017. I hope 2018 is even better lovely😊😚 xx
Happy new Year to you beauty! Yes! SO many fun trips! Awe thank you! That means a lot to me! Awe thanks beautY! I hope 2018 is your bets year yet! <3
Happy New year lovely!! I hope you have the best year xxx
Happy new Year Beauty! And thank you so much! I hope YOU have an amazing year ahead! <3
Thank you so much ❤xx
So great to see all the places you travelled to in 2017!
San Francisco is such a great place – I’d love to go back one of these days.
And ooh you came to Canada – to Montreal! It has such a European feel, doesn’t it? (I live in Toronto, by the way)
2017 was an anomaly for us, as we didn’t travel outside of Canada. But, I did love our trip out to the Canadian Rockies – for a city gal like me, it was like being on another planet!
Happy New Year!
It was so much fun (and a little nostalgic) compiling this!
I LOVE San Fran! It was the second time I have been and ahhh I loved it even more then the first time!
I did! I love Montreal! It really does! Which is probably why I love it!
I love Toronto! I was there for a hot second, but really want to go back!
The Canadian Rockies sounds stunning!
Happy new Year beauty! I hope you get to do a lot more traveling this year! <3
Woah, this is amazing! I’m so happy you got a chance to visit so many wonderful places. 😀
Thank you sweets! It was so much fun! 🙂 <3
Happy New Year Lovely! I can’t wait to see what 2018 brings to your blog and I am certainly looking forward to it. ❤️Simply Ashley
Awe thank you so much! Happy new Year to you! I hope 2018 is a fabulous year! <3
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omg beautifully captured 2017 so much fun trips and i really hope you’ll get more of them in 2018 😊😊