It is finally time to bid farewell to 2017 and, nearly everywhere I turn, the refrain, “Good riddance!”, rings out. It seems that 2017 was a rough year for just about everyone, myself included. That fact makes writing a tidy year end wrap-up next to impossible. So, instead of even attempting to do so, I am going to choose to focus this post only on the positive aspects of this year, much like our 2017 end of year vlog does.
If you are a longtime reader or follow me on social media, you might have already guessed that, in keeping with all areas of my life, this vlog is full of international travel, adorable puppies, a bit of soccer, and a whole lot of amazing live music, including an entire section shot at Coachella 2017 that we were not able to previously share. More than any prior vlog, this vlog gives a real glimpse into our daily lives, including an official introduction to our new puppy, Flynn! It is not quite as aesthetically stunning as our travel vlogs normally are, but it is 100% us and shares some incredible moments of our year together. I hope you all enjoy our 2017 end of year vlog!
Today is a day I have been waiting on for quite a while now. The time has finally come for my husband and I to share our latest travel vlog with all of you and we can’t wait for you to see it! Unlike our last trip to London when we faced all manner of dreadful weather, this time around we were graced with bright and sunny skies, allowing for a very different looking recap of our trip. Our summer 2017 London travel vlog is full of gorgeous architecture, dreamy sunsets and very happy memories. I hope you all enjoy it as much as my husband and I do!
Today is the day! It is finally time for me to share my London travel vlog. Half of me is excited while the other half of me feels it necessary to issue a disclaimer along with it. You see, this vlog didn’t end up quite like my husband and I envisioned and it came very close to not being completed at all.
As someone who is new to travel vlogging, it didn’t cross my mind prior to this last trip abroad that perhaps winter is not the best time to try to get gorgeous footage of a European city, particularly of London. It rained close to the entire time we were in England which, from a sightseeing standpoint, wasn’t that big of a deal to us. After all, we both grew up in cities that get their fair share of rain. It became more of an issue when we were unable get the amount of footage we wanted and needed to create the account of our trip that we hoped to. As it turns out, you can’t pull out a camera in the middle of a windy downpour without ruining said camera. Lesson learned.
I am ultimately choosing to still share this London travel vlog because there are some truly memorable moments mixed in with the dark, wet and windy ones (Chelsea FC game, I’m looking at you!). The final product isn’t perfect, but the trip itself wasn’t perfect either and this feels like a pretty accurate representation of that experience. Like anything in life, you get a bit of the bad mixed in with the good and in this situation, the bad happened to involve getting soaked to the bone while having multiple umbrellas carried away by the wind. What can I say? Sometimes life isn’t as picture-perfect as you envisioned it being but it doesn’t make it any less unforgettable.
I’m going to try something new this month and combine my two monthly wrap up posts into one. Often times the events and experiences I share in my month in review posts are the very things I’m grateful for, so combining the two only makes sense. If you do not like this concept, please don’t hesitate to let me know. I can separate the two posts out again next month if it is preferable.
February was one jam packed month, somehow containing both a trip down to San Diego and one up to Seattle. It was wonderful to see my former home cities, though both visits brought up a lot of memories and emotions. It all made for a very eventful and speedy month.