A Review of my Travels and Adventures in 2016

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.

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Spotlight Thursday – Exploring Mexico’s Templo Mayor

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.

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16 Unique Souvenirs from Around the World

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.

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