Happy New Year! 2015 was the first full year I spent at my new job, the first year I lived alone in my own apartment and the first year I really took on solo travel. I started the year in Italy finding my favorite rooftop to date in Milano. I re-visited old haunts; the Otesaga in Cooperstown, New York and friends in Boston. I went to Vegas for the first time and fell in love with Nicaragua. I learned to surf and to ski and to not swallow the ocean water in Central America.
I have big plans for 2016 and a few travel resolutions:
To learn Spanish
So I can spend more time exploring Latin America. I’m currently using Duolingo‘s free app and trying introductory classes in the city.
To spend more time reading
On the beach hopefully. I always prefer to read real books but they’re not that practical for traveling so I may give in and buy a Kindle this year.
To continue to improve my skiing and surfing
I didn’t expect to love both so much (or to not have tried either of them until now). Hopefully I will have a chance to do more of both this year.