Final thoughts and a final look at 2016 - The Highlight Reel

For those of you who followed along with my 2016 recap, thank you so much! – I hope you enjoyed reading about my adventures from the last year. If you read the recap in its entirety, you know 2016 was a pretty dope year for me. It began on a beautiful beach in Thailand, where, as fireworks exploded over my head and the waves crashed at my feet, I said goodbye to 2015 and decided that all I wanted is to spend a life chasing stories to tell when I’m old. I’m proud to say that, last year, I did just that.

From jumping off cliffs in Thailand to climbing mountains in Korea… getting stuck in typhoons in Taiwan and ending up backstage at music festivals in Japan… riding in pedicab “Ferraris” in the Philippines, and actual Ferraris in Australia… there has rarely been a dull moment this year. I realized that you can make all the excuses in the world, but, at the end of the day, life is what you make it… and I want to make mine a damn good one.

I became a yes girl – I said yes to adventure, yes to dessert, yes to “one more drink,” and yes to booking the flight. I said yes to trusting strangers and yes to trying strange foods… yes to loving and doing all the things I’d only ever dreamed of. I said yes to living MY life, and making the year my best year yet... and now that year has come and gone. I am so thankful for the places I’ve seen, the people I’ve met, and the memories I’ve made on the way.

2016 you were unforgettable… but I am so ready to see what adventures this new year holds.


Catch up on all of the recaps and check out the full 2016 highlight video below! Thanks again for following along – happy travels.

-Xx, Kirst