With 2016 ending, I wanted to share some of my favorite photos of the year. As I compiled these photos, I am humbled by the amount of support that I have continued to receive this past year! I am so grateful and would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to all of you! I am so appreciative of your time spent reading Ohio Girl Travels and the amazing positive feedback which inspires me to write and share more with you! I truly feel blessed to walk through this world with the support of so many family, friends, and readers!
2016 took me to many wonderful places around Ohio, the United States, and the World! While browsing through hundreds of photos, it was hard to choose my favorites. Because really, every photograph is my favorite! Every picture transports me back to that moment in time, and in life, those moments are what makes our life complete! I smile and reflect on the wonderful memories I have made and how incredibly blessed I am, knowing that I am living my life to the fullest! As you look through a few of my favorite photos of 2016, I encourage you to browse your own 2016 photo collection and reflect upon the memories you made!
I hope you enjoy my favorite photos of 2016!
Haywood County, North Carolina:
Read why I love Haywood County (click here)
Skiing Excursions (read post here)
Hiking Adventures (read post here)
Sampling Lots of Craft Beer (read post here)
If you haven’t visited Western North Carolina, you should add it to your list!
San Francisco and Napa Valley, California:
Golden Gate Bridge (read post here)
San Francisco Botanical Garden (read post here)
Napa Valley (read post here)
Monterey Bay Aquarium (read post here)
Carmel-by-the-Sea (read post here)
17-Mile Drive (read post here)
Scenic Highway One (read post here)
Monterey and Big Sur, California have some of the world’s most stunning coastlines! If you want a road trip of a lifetime and be in awe of the breathtaking scenery along the Pacific Coast, a visit to Monterey County, California should be on your list (read my convincing post here)!
Athens, Ohio (click here for a Weekend Getaway Guide)
Velvet Ice Cream
Downtown Columbus (click here for a Weekend Getaway Guide)
Sailing Aboard the When and If Schooner
Put-in-Bay (click here for a Weekend Getaway Guide)
Shawnee State Park & Lodge (read post here)
Ohio’s Windy 9 (read post here)
Essex County, Ontario (read post here)
Niagara Falls (read post here)
Toronto (new blog posts about Toronto coming soon!)
Late October I spent two weeks visiting my best friend, Lisa, who lives London. We took several day trips from London, including Oxford, Cambridge, the Cotswolds, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Windsor Castle, Dover, Leeds Castle and Canterbury. It felt wonderful to be back in one my favorite cities (London) in the world with one of my favorite people (Lisa) in the world! (lots of blog posts about my England adventures will be arriving soon!)
The loves of my life:
My husband ~ Chad
I am incredibly blessed to have my husband’s love, friendship, and support! This year we celebrated 11 years of marriage and 21 years together (we were middle school sweethearts)! Chad’s constant encouragement, love, and support makes me feel like the luckiest girl in the world!
My dog ~ Izzy
After the loss of her sister, Annabelle, last year, Izzy has become more spoiled than ever! She’s my best friend, makes me laugh and is the best snuggler! I love coming home to her lovely smile!
My cats ~
Max and his sister, Maddie have been inseparable for 13 years, so I can only imagine how lost Maddie must feel without her brother by her side! But she has taken over Max’s spot and now loves being a lap cat!
I hope you enjoyed a few of my favorite photos of 2016! Wishing you a safe and Happy New Year! 🙂
Thanks for reading!