2018 in Review: My Top Travel Highlights in Photos

2018 was probably the most memorable and fun-filled year of my life. It has always been a dream for us to take a year off and travel the world and it feels unreal that we were able to make this a reality.

We experienced living in California, visited our beloved Sri Lanka again and had the trip of a lifetime in South America. I found a new passion for travel blogging and had so much fun documenting our adventures in my little corner of the internet.

As we welcome a brand new year, take a peek at my top travel highlights from 2018.

January – USA

After 3+ years living in Hong Kong, we moved to California where Tokay attended his MBA course at UC Berkeley. We started to explore the Bay Area and I became obsessed with the San Francisco coffee scene.

Mural Tour Blog Post Cover Option 3-final

February – USA

We went on our first US road trip to Yosemite National Park and discovered the most beautiful vineyards in Sonoma Valley.

Yosemite National Park

March – USA

We celebrated my birthday in snowy Lake Tahoe. We screamed our hearts out snow-tubing for the first time.

Snow Tubing in South Lake Tahoe Travel Guide - IN BETWEEN LATTES BLOG

April – USA

We went on a 2-week road trip to Arizona and Las Vegas, hiked amongst the biggest trees in the world in Sequoia National Park and fell in love with Seattle.

Hiking Bright Angel Trail in Grand Canyon 3

May – USA

We rented a fancy car and drove the Big Sur coast. We ate our way through New York City.

June – USA

On our last month in the US, we embarked on an epic trip to Yellowstone National Park, Utah (Bryce Canyon, Monument Valley, Arches National Park) and Los Angeles.

Yellowstone Lamar Valley_Buffalo_8

July – Hong Kong & Sri Lanka

After a quick stop in Hong Kong, we tried the digital nomad lifestyle in Tangalle, Sri Lanka for 3 weeks.

August – UK & Argentina

We returned to the UK to prepare for our upcoming 5-month South America trip. Flew to Buenos Aires and spent 10 days with my family exploring Northwest Argentina.

El Hornocal Travel Guide - Quebrada de Humahuaca Jujuy Argentina

September – Chile & Bolivia

Crossed the border to Chile and drove through the Atacama Desert, continued onwards to Uyuni Salt Flats and La Paz, Bolivia.

Atacama Desert

October – Peru

We stayed with a local family on a floating island in Lake Titicaca, survived the grueling Colca Canyon hike and had the most magical time in Machu Picchu.

Machu Picchu

November – Ecuador & Chile

We explored the countryside and coast of Ecuador and fell in love with the beautiful architecture in Quito. After a quick layover in Panama, we flew to Santiago de Chile and enjoyed the sunshine in Valparaiso.

24 Hours in Quito Ecuador_2

December – Argentina

Back in Argentina, we slowly made our way back to Buenos Aires. We drank lots of Malbec in Mendoza, rode a wind car in San Juan and discovered the colonial legacy of Córdoba.

Cordoba, Argentina

Looking ahead to 2019

For the first few months of 2019, we’ll be based in Buenos Aires and we’re so excited to continue to discover beautiful places in Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil. Follow along daily on Instagram! @inbetweenlattesblog

Last but not least, thank YOU so much for taking the time to read my blog posts, leave comments, like my pictures and watch my Stories on Instagram. Your support & encouragement means the world.

Cheers to a wonderful 2019!

Maria


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