Other than setting goals for the new year to come, I also love reminiscing what happened in my year. 2017 has truly been an eventful year for me and Johnrick. We were able to work on some of our goals and actually made it happen. I did my first solo travel in Asia (which is how I realized solo travel isn’t for me), first time traveling with girlfriends out of the country, landed my first brand sponsorship, etc. So here’s how my year looked like:

JANUARY

Spent time with cousins visiting from Australia

 

FEBRUARY

Probably the best thing that happened to my year was welcoming this cutie in our lives

Luna: two months old

 

MARCH

Went to Las Vegas to see Backstreet Boys, Alex Aiono and William Singe perform live! Best fangirl moment!

 

APRIL

We always travel far but we decided to explore our own by going to Lands End and the Golden Gate Bridge

 

MAY – JUNE

This month brought me to Colorado, back in NYC, and our honeymoon where we went to South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe

Colorado Open Theater

My fave waffle cone ice cream in NYC’s Chinatown

Safari in Kruger National Park

 

JULY

Our first time going to SoCal without going to Disneyland. Instead, we went around LA to see famous tourist spots, ate too many foods and ice cream, and visited the Museum of Ice Cream which is why we went in the first place

 

AUGUST

Another backyard exploration in Point Reyes National Seashore. I also met my two high school best friends in Hanoi and we took a cruise to Ha Long Bay. After Hanoi was Bangkok and this city left me in awe with its awesome architecture and foods!

Cypress Tree Tunnel

The Point Reyes Shipwreck

View from the deck

Bangkok temples are so grand

 

SEPTEMBER

Our first time going to Yosemite and we  hiked the Half Dome

 

OCTOBER – NOVEMBER

Went back to the Philippines and decided to just stay in the country to explore it more. We went to El Nido, did canyoneering in Badian, waterfalls-hopping in Cebu and experienced Siargao.

El Nido

Kawasan Falls

Samboan, Cebu

Sugba Lagoon, Siargao

 

DECEMBER

Finally checked off Machu Picchu in my bucket list. We also went to Ecuador and loved our hotel inside the amazon rainforest.

Magical Machu Picchu

Standing at both north and south hemispheres

 

It was an amazing year! I don’t know how 2018 will top it off but I am excited for all the new goals that we are setting. I am looking forward to making more magic with brands, checking off more bucket list items, and meeting new friends along the journey. Johnrick and I are also working on something exciting and I cannot wait to share it!

HAPPY NEW YEAR! May 2018 bring you more happiness and self fulfillment.

Special THANK YOU to all the brands that I had the privilege of working with this year:

Sabai Metals 

Phone Loops

Daniel Wellington

Rocksbox

Bikini Luxe

Gaston Luga

NTS Bracelets

Klasse 14

Bianco Smile

Hello El Nido Transport and Tours

The Moonlight Society

Pitusa

Rebels Footwear

Solaris Sunglasses

WOLO snacks