Sunday, December 29, 2013

Our Beautiful World Week 27 ~ New Year

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I am kind of an impromptu girl, so you can see, I never make any New Year resolution in my life, this time is a little different though.....

I do wish that in 


to do a bit more traveling

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Both my husband and I love to travel, there were years that we literally live in our suitcases, I never pack or unpack my bag, it just sit there and I throw in clothes for the particular trip and that's it, everything else is in the bag and I can leave in an hour notice, which is a lot of time how we traveled.

In 2013, we went to Phoenix, Arizona in January

Took a little weekend get-away in San Diego in March, where we stayed right by the water and watched the sunset in the evenings

and then late March, early April, we go around the big ball, first stop is San Francisco, I don't know how many times I have been to San Francisco but cable car seems like a must.

and then we flew across the Pacific Ocean to our 2nd stop - Singapore, where I get to see my family, happy time!

3rd stop - Bangkok, Thailand, I love Thai people, they are just very peaceful and polite people.

4th stop - Chiang Mai is the highlight of this trip, I always wanted to see rice paddy, and wanted to visit Chiang Mai, I finally "talked" my husband into going to a remote place like Sukantara Resort, and guest what, he LOVES it! and we never stop talking about going back to Chiang Mai!

5th stop is Paris, of course we have to do Paris!

and then across the Atlantic Ocean back to New York City, to see Dolce who studied there, this is the famous flat iron building in NYC

In May, we went to San Diego once again, it was a perfect get-away

In June, we missed Sukantara Resort so much, so we want a relaxing holiday by the stream, we went to Sedona, Arizona.

Early July, Dolce is home for summer break, but Clare stayed on campus to worked, she is an RA in her college, so Dolce and I drove to see her and spent some Mother-daugthers time in Valencia, CA.

Late July early August, Dolce and I make a trip to Europe to see my girlfriend Ann, who lives in Grafing, Germany

I met Oliva, Ann's friend and we went to Rosenheim together

also spent a day in Munich

and then Dolce and I moved on to Vienna

and Prague

In September, hubby and I went to San Francisco again, where I get a chance to do a hike with my friends, it was awesome!

Papi came into our lives in mid September, but my son Lione was able to watch him while we were gone, so we made a trip to Aspen, Colorado, a trip I have been long waiting for....

we moved on to Denver to watched a baseball game, Rockies played Cardinals

and then you pretty much can guess, I was home-bound with Papi, until my brother-in-law and his wife came visit us, we took them to Zion National Park and leave Papi at home with Lione again.

I am not complaining, I know I have been fortunate and blessed with lots traveling in 2013, perhaps I was a gypsy my previous life, and I just want to keep moving...... with Papi, long distance traveling might be hard to come by as I am not sure how long I can bear not to see him, he is a part of our daily life now and leaving him for a weekend is hard, let alone weeks... but somewhere in my heart, I still have a tiny wish, I hope to go back Singapore to see family in the new year, and make a trip to Japan again, maybe besides Tokyo, I want to see Kyoto or Osaka, and then maybe Budapest. Do you think is possible huh? 2014!!!!!

Alright, this is sort of a year in review on my traveling part, it is good for me to look back and remind myself again and again, what a blessed life I have.

Ok friend, what you have in mind for 2014

Come share with us



Anonymous said...

A lot trips you made------- to nice places1

Glenda Atkins said...

Oh Kirsty what a fabulous year you had, I hope 2014 is as good. Those little pets can sure make a difference, they get into your heart and thats that!Glad you found Papi though!

Tieva-Design said...

Thank you for your wonderful pictures, you came around a lot.
Viele Grüße

Lynnda said...

You lucky duck!... Lovely photos Kirsty!.... Happy new year to you!!! Hugs...x

AppleApricot Wen said...

Lol, I wish you many happy travels for the new year then :) May be you can bring Papi with you on some trips? Hugs

Ros Crawford said...

Wonderful post ... you are so well travelled ... Love seeing your photos ... wishing you and your family a beautiful peaceful and happy new year!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

You had an amazing traveling 2013 and I can't wait to see what comes for you in 2014!!!!

Denise Price said...

Wow, you've had lots of adventures this year! I hope that 2014 will bring you all that you wish for. Maybe you can leave your little doggie in a kennel when you go on big trips? Some of the kennels these days are more like luxury spas for dogs--maybe you can find a good one like that. :)

sandi said...

Beautiful, beautiful photos Kirsty.....what an adventure 2013 has been!

Audrey Pettit said...

You are truly blessed, Kirsty, to be able to travel as much as you do! 2013 was filled with many wonderful adventures, and I do so hope that 2014 brings you many, many more! I love the thought of you just living out of your suitcase, living in the moment and savoring every precious second!

Poppy said...


You are one lucky lady to have travelled to so many beautiful destinations in one year!

Gorgeous photos!


Davi said...

Wow Kirsty, You have been blessed to be able to visit so many beautiful places. I love all the photos representing your travels this past year! Your New Years Wishes sound like a lot of fun, hope they come to pass for you and of course you share the photos too ;)

Sue Lelli said...

You are so blessed to have such a wonderful life! I really enjoyed seeing all of the places you have traveled! Here's to 2014!

Sylvia said...

The photo's are so beautiful as always, Kirsty!

Unknown said...

What a wonderful life you have indeed my friend. I Love seeing and hearing about your trips. I sure do miss our lunches together, I am looking forward to hooking up with you guys when we get back..

Wishing the two of you and Papi a Happy New Year.