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And I Just Can’t Get Enough – Best of 2014

It’s been quite the year for Where in the World. From saying goodbye in London to my boyfriend in January to greeting my entire family in Sydney in December – and everything in between. It’s been a wild ride to say the least.

I posted recently about how 2013 was the luckiest year of my life, and as I reflect back on this past year, I can’t help but think it’s getting better and better. Looking back on the past two years of my life has not only made me insanely proud of what I’ve been able to achieve, but also inspires me to continue this expedition of a life I’m living and never cease to be amazed, remain open-minded and stay adventurous.

Here are some of my favourite moments of 2014: 

Starting the New Year of 2014 at the Brandenburg Gates in Berlin with Sam.

new-year-berlin-fireworkRoaming London before saying a bittersweet goodbye – yet knowing he would be visiting the USA.

My Valentine flying 10,000 miles and through 9 time zones to be with me on Valentines Day, and traveling to St. Augustine and Jacksonville, FL.

Mardi Gras in New Orleans (even though someone stole my wallet and keys..)

mardi-gras-parade-louisianaSam meeting my family for the first time in Islamorada, FL.
Going on quite possibly the worst cruise of all time to the Bahamas with Celebration Cruises – but it was so bad it was good, ya know?

One of the rowdiest family weddings I’ve ever been to in Durham, North Carolina.

I Graduated from The Florida State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations and Hospitality.
Another beautiful family wedding in Newport, California – traveling through the greater Los Angeles Area.


Check out the video of my and Sam’s Global Affair from Europe and USA

Made the BIG move over to Sydney, Australia to live with Sam – saying goodbye to all of my family and friends. (Check out the video – here)


SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS – enough said. (Check out the video – here)

One of my closest friends from school came to visit for my 22nd birthday. (Check out the video – here)

Sam and I drove thousands of kilometers to visit Melbourne, The Great Ocean Road and Phillip Island. And we saw koalas in the wild, hand-fed kangaroos and watched little fairy penguins up close. (Check out the video – here)

I was invited to the VIP After Party with HostelWorld.

Sam and I completed our first Tough Mudder – 20 km of craziness.
My Dad surprised me in Sydney.
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My family arrives for 3 weeks in Australia and we climb the Harbour Bridge!
We all travel to the Great Barrier Reef for a 3 day dive trip. Sam, Kara and I all got certified at the GBR – pretty great way to start your dive career!
We watch the world’s best fireworks on the Harbour Bridge and Opera House and celebrate the New Year before the rest of the world.

While my country count is substantially lower than 2013, I would say moving to a new country on the opposite side of the world can make up for it. I’ve had a full year of love and adventure, and 2015 is looking to be even bigger.

Huge thanks to all of my readers and followers. It’s been an amazing year for the WITW, and I can’t wait to continue to grow and learn with all of you.


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  • Reply morgan1c January 8, 2015 at 7:57 pm

    hey! soooo… I follow you on insta and just realized that A) we’re both from Ft. Laud B) GO SEMINOLES and C) fellow PR major class of ’11 over here! love your journey and so excited to see a fellow ‘Nole out here (you’re further along in the blog world than me as I just started in October)!

    what a small world on the internet. congrats on an amazing year!


    • Reply KP Schwan January 8, 2015 at 10:23 pm

      Small world! Dr. Rayburn is such a gem, hey? I commented on your post of the Hillsborough Inlet! Makes me miss home so much. Glad you get to spend a bit of time there 🙂

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