– Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
2016 started and ended in Maui, which is a-ok by me!! In between, I didn’t collect as many stamps in my passport as I normally do, but several months this year were devoted to selling our old home, buying a new one (we struck out 7 times before we got an accepted offer on the one!!), and moving into a new studio space the very same weekend we closed on both houses. Needless to say April-July flew by in the blink of an eye. Before and after that, I had the opportunity to visit Cuba (which has been on my bucket list since the inception of my bucket list), the Cayman Islands, Phoenix, Sedona, the Grand Canyon, Death Valley (one of my favorite national parks!), Las Vegas, Boston, Cape Cod, Chicago (for the Formation World Tour!!), The Bahamas, NYC, North Carolina, and finally, Oahu & Maui for my 4th annual birthday trip, though it wasn’t solo this year- I traveled with my entire immediate family- the first time we’ve done a trip together in our adult lives!
2016 was also the year of new cameras. I found the perfect medium format film travel companion: the Mayima 6 (all the square images you seen below were captured on this camera). I also got a GoPro, a mirrorless digital, and a new iPhone 7+ (after I was robbed in The Bahamas! YIKES).
Now that life is back to normal, 2017 is sure to be an amazing year too! Cheers to lots of adventure!