The 2017 United States solar eclipse has come and gone. Millions of Americans from all over the United States watched the solar eclipse pass over the United States. Even more, people watched it live on TV or over the internet or some who watched it on TV and then watched it live. I was lucky enough to be in Tennessee for work (deliberately planned that way). I got to experience 2 minutes and 10 seconds of totality with my parents.We enjoyed watching the world around us slowly darken. Suddenly, the world around me went dark for 2 minutes and 10 seconds. With the excitement of the 2017 eclipse dying down, it’s time to start planning for the 2024 North American Solar Eclipse.
2016 was a great year for me and travel. I have declared 2016 the Year of the Pyramids. I saw the temple pyramids of Mexico as well as the Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt. I managed to visit 5 US states I had never been to as well as crossed 3 national parks off my list. My job allows me to travel so I spent much of my month on the road. It varies but on average I am on the road 3 nights a week. When I started looking how many flights I took this year, I couldn’t believe it. I started and ended my year of international travel in Canada and my travel year in New York. Here is my favorite 16 adventures from 2016 travel.
Every Thursday, I will be posting a photo from my travels and a spotlight on the location. Today’s Photo Thursday was taken while I was visiting Mexico City, Mexico for a long weekend. I took a cheap SouthWest Airlines flight from Houston to Mexico City for the weekend. I was so excited to visit Mexico. Despite having been to over 20 countries I had never been to Mexico. I couldn’t wait to start exploring the history of Tenochtitlan. This photo was taken on my visit to Templo Mayor or the Great Temple in downtown Mexico City.
Over the last couple of trips, I have found collecting souvenirs from my travels has gotten harder. Walking into most tourist shops, it is hard to find souvenirs that aren’t mass produced in places like China. I wouldn’t mind souvenirs made in China while I am in China but I don’t want to buy souvenirs in Colombia that are made in China. I have collected some amazing locally made travel souvenirs from my travels around the world. I asked several of my fellow travel bloggers to share their favorite unique souvenirs.