2016 is coming to an end and it is now time to stop and look back at the year that has gone by!
It certainly has been a productive and active year in all fronts and am very grateful for everything, may it be good or not so good.
We are always in constant movement, change and it’s all for reasons greater than we can possibly understand.
I have to thank you, dear readers, for all your support throughout the year and for making it the best year EVER for the blog!
We’re in over 185 countries, speak in many languages but one thing is for sure, we all connect through stories ((mis)adventures) and photography which is my passion and I am very glad to see how well you respond to it. Believe me, I could write entire book chapters but for the sake of the blog, I keep it short 😉
So what did you like best? Let’s review.
Here are the Top 5 Blog Posts of 2016
This is the most viewed and popular post on the site in 2016:
52 of the most inspiring and memorable travel quotes
Love travel? Love quotes?
This list of 52 quotes are some of the best ever and will stay in your heart and your mind forever!
To watermark or not to watermark, how do you protect your photos
This is a quintessential question for both photographers and bloggers or writers. The Golden rule of photography.
Should you or shouldn’t you add a watermark to your photos? Will it stop people from stealing them online? Check out the pros and cons.
5 must eats in Mississippi
Hungry? Feed your senses with some of the best southern food from the state of Mississippi. Just looking at the photos will make you drool.
Don’t say we didn’t warn you 🙂
A wonder of nature: El Boquerón National Park, El Salvador
El Salvador is so much more than what you see in the news and not all is negative. On the contrary, this tiny nation in Central America has beautiful natural sightseeing spots and El Boqueron National Park is indeed a wonder of Nature.
Come hiking and take a look at this crater within a crater located only a short distance from the capital!
10 most beautiful places to visit in Paris
Paris is a good idea, said the beautiful and talented Audrey Hepburn and we couldn’t agree more!
What else can we say about la Ville Lumière or the City of Lights that we have not said before? Need some more convincing as to why it is a must in anyone’s Bucket List?
Check out these must places to visit and trust me you’ll not want to say au revoir!
Here are 5 more posts that you made popular:
Reader’s Q & A: Is it safe to travel to El Salvador?
A reader sent me an email asking me if I think it’s safe traveling to El Salvador. As I am and will be a frequent visitor to my own homeland, I answered back in all honesty.
I’m very happy and relieved to see that it was well received by readers in Europe, Asia and yes North America too. You might be surprised as well, so go check it out 🙂
Petite France, South Korea
Would you believe that a small, charming French village dedicated to Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s character Le Petit Prince or The Little Prince exists in South Korea?
Well, knowing what a restless and adventurous soul I am, I actually went out on a day trip a few hours away from Seoul and found it!
Come on a photography tour of this petit village which surprises everyone 🙂
OTT: Online Travel Training
Never stop learning! At OTT you can take FREE online classes from the world’s leading travel companies, from airlines, to cruising to hotels, it’s all there for you to discover!
It’s so much fun learning from destinations you’ve never been to and also the companies you love or are loyal to.
I don’t know about you but I sure love collecting certificates of achievement which make me proud and know more!
5 Awesome photo editing tools for social media
An image speaks a thousand words and it super important these days to include high-quality images in order to draw attention to your blog, social media posts and more. They tell a story and is open for interpretation.
In order to enhance those images, there are some excellent photo editing tools online which are free and fun to use. Come see the list and try them!
and last, but not least,
5 great websites for free images
If you’re looking for high-quality, high-definition, royalty-free, original and colorful photography for your blog posts, websites or social media updates, head to one or all of these 5 great websites for free images. The selection and variety are endless!
So did you like the top 5 and bonus posts?
By the way, there are close to 400 posts on the site and they are sure worth reading!
I put a lot of time and dedication into each and every single one of them.
I’m already looking very much forward to 2017 which will mark the 6th year of the blog.
Who would have thought my little online diary would become what it is today and offer me so many great opportunities and the chance to meet some of you in person!
I hope you will join me and invite you to share your own adventures with me as I am also a good reader 😉
I wish you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous, healthy and loving New Year!
Until next time, hasta la próxima.
All the best, todo lo mejor