What an exciting year its been for our travel blog and us personally with the birth of our second daughter.
Although we didn’t travel as much as we hoped, we had so many great things happen and life is moving along. It is not where we want it to be just yet, but we are that much closer. We are gaining momentum and have some awesome things going on behind the scenes.
We thought we would recap the year highlighting some favorite moments…
The reviewer was a little insulting to travelers, and my response ended up being a good review of our travel experiences around the world.
What an enjoyable month this was spending time on the Gold Coast at Dreamworld with my parents and having media passes to attend the Byron Bay bluesfest. A must go to festival when you are in Australia.
It was our blog’s anniversary and our 9 year wedding anniversary so we shared 31 things we’ve never told you.
We also attended the launch of the Great Crusade for the Rugby World Cup which started our relationship with Ogilvy PR and Qantas.
Caz presented a tele-seminar on travel blogging at an online conference.
We shared a list of 36 travel blogs to follow and 5 working holiday stories on our podcast that had one listener almost crash her car twice, she laughed so hard at our experiences.
We also revealed 12 things to do in Sydney on a budget.
What a magical month this was.
Our precious baby Savannah was born!
When Savannah was only five days old we took the girls to Sydney’s Taronga Zoo. Craig left us for two weeks while he went and had an amazing time as one of the Official correspondents on the Qantas Great Crusade campaign for the Rugby World Cup.
We spoke about our travel blog’s success at Darren Rowse’s Problogger conference in Melbourne.
We were also invited by Tourism New Zealand to speak about travel blogging at the Australian Travel Writer’s conference and do a tour of Rotorua and Auckland, which we loved! I celebrated my birthday in Sydney
I flew down to Melbourne to attend a bloggers Brunch for Australian women bloggers. We were selected as a finalist for the Nuffnang Asia Pacific Blog Awards and were told that I would be flown over to Kuala Lumpur for the red carpet affair.
Craig’s sister got married and we were all part of the bridal party and had an amazing time. We went sailing on Sydney harbour on a magnificently restored tall ship.
We spoke on another panel about blogger/brand relationships. We went back to the beautiful Gold Coast and enjoyed at day at Sea World and Movie World.
I flew to Kuala Lumpar and experienced the amazing Asia Pacific blog awards dinner.
This past year has been a combination of travel, blogging assignments, and precious family times.
Looking ahead to next year, we are totally focused on getting back on the road in a BIG way and bringing you lots of travel stories and inspiration from around the world. We hope to be announcing some very exciting travel plans very soon.
Thank you for your support and encouragement throughout the year.
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