Happy almost 2017!

This has been an incredible year for Look at the World Around You. I’m excited to share with you new experiences and new content in the New Year. But for now I’m rounding up 2016 with the top ten most popular posts.

1 – 48 Hours in San Pedro de Atacama

I had no idea what to expect before I visited San Pedro and it blew me away. It was the perfect start to visiting the amazing Atacama Desert. [ 48 Hours in San Pedro de Atacama ]

San Pedro de Atacama
Piedras Rojas (Red Rocks)

2 – Making a Life Change for Travel

I probably spent the most time writing and anticipating this post. It was a big change and so far I have no regrets about it. [ Making a Life Change for Travel ]

Making a Life Change for Travel
Nicaragua, August 2016, Photo by Valeria Duque

3 – Travel Accessories I Wish I Had Before I Packed

Hindsight is always 20/20. Every time I travel I become a better packer, find better gadgets to travel with and learn new tricks for next time. [ Travel Accessories I Wish I Had Before I Packed ]

Travel Accessories I Wish I Knew About Before I Packed

4  – How to Save More Money to Travel

The question everyone always wants to know the answer to. [ How to Save More Money to Travel ]

How to Save More Money to Travel
Image via Death to the Stock Photo

5 – A Guide to Buying Alpaca in Cusco, Peru

I’ve been finding lately that souvenir shopping is becoming more about quantity, not quality and making it harder to decide what to buy. [ A Guide to Buying Alpaca in Cusco, Peru ]

A Guide to Buying Alpaca in Cusco, Peru

6 – What Every Traveler Needs in their Travel Bag Wardrobe

I hate starting to pack for a trip and realizing that what I own already doesn’t work. Building one set of bags you can travel with all the time makes packing so much easier. [ What Every Traveler Needs in their Travel Bag Wardrobe ]

7 – Essential iPhone Travel Apps: South America

South America was my first big trip that I relied on my iPhone as such a travel resource. Technology is changing the way we travel everyday. [ Essential iPhone Travel Apps: South America ]

Essential iPhone Travel Apps: South America

8 – Turks & Caicos: A Photo Diary

I don’t think anyone can resist a beautiful white sand beach and some crystal clear water. [ Turks & Caicos: A Photo Diary ]

Chalk Sound, Turks & Caicos
Chalk Sound, Turks & Caicos

9 – How to Spend the Night on the San Blas Islands

Visiting San Blas was the first time I had experience this kind of island experience and I loved it. I would recommend it to anyone visiting Panama. [ How to Spend the Night on the San Blas Islands ]

How to Spend the Night on the San Blas Islands

10 – A Beginner’s Guide to Packing Organization

I’ve gradually been perfecting my packing system over the years. And it’s not always about using fancy or specialty accessories, it’s using the right accessories. [ A Beginner’s Guide to Packing Organization ]

A Beginners Guide to Packing Organization

Is there anything you want to see or read about in 2017? Leave me a comment below.