Where did 2019 take you?

Where did you travel to in 2019? My trips this year were all domestic trips and mostly

involved running. I visited 4 new states and was once again reminded that there is something beautiful and fun to see just about everywhere in this country. From the beauty of one of New England’s most fun cities of Portland Maine to….

… the awe-inspiring national parks of Utah! Never did I think of going to Utah but it was one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. So beautiful it just didn’t seem real. Running a half marathon along the Colorado river with the tall rocks bordering it was unreal!

I also ventured out west to Arizona to run both a half marathon and a 5K and also visit my cousin and his wife in Phoenix. Arizona is a great place to visit for some delicious mexican food, beautiful scenery and lots of great hiking.

My 50 state running journey also took me to the middle of the country to the state of Kansas. How many people can even say they’ve been to Kansas? I ran a wonderfully run race in Wichita and being the huge Wizard of Oz fan that I was drove a few hours to Wamego, KS which truly is in the middle of nowhere to visit the Wizard of Oz museum, it was a great long weekend trip.

In April I was able to visit one of the most famous horse racing locations in the country, Louisville, Kentucky. I took an extremely interesting tour of Churchill Downs and was able to run through it while running my fastest ever half marathon. Louisville was such a fun city with lots of historic places to see and great restaurants to check out, I’ll definitely be heading back there in the future.

I ended the year down south on the Mississippi Gulf Coast town of Biloxi. It’s a beautiful place to visit with beaches and casinos.

I also headed to some of my favorite places, a summer weekend in New York City where I got to meet up for lunch with a good friend, saw a Broadway play, ran through Central Park, walked the Highline and checked out the Vessel at Hudson Yards.

And of course there were multiple Disney trips throughout the year to get my full money’s worth of that annual pass. I was able to hit up all four annual festivals at Epcot this year: Festival of the Arts, Flower and Garden Festival, Food and Wine Festival and Festival of the Holidays, check some pics from these festivals below. Time to start planning 2020 travel, what are your plans? I’m definitely planning on some international travel this year and some more new states in my 50 state journey. Happy New Year, here’s to a travel filled 2020!

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