My Favorite Things in 2014

The first of my favorite things about 2014 is an easy one: travel.

I have been up and down the coast, wandered the interior and even briefly dipped my toes into some ghost towns. I’ve become very fond of hot springs, in-room fireplaces and road stops that have massive tree houses in the middle of them.

California is a fascinating place, and I love that I’ve gotten to see mountains, oceans and deserts this year. The crazy thing is that I know I have only begun to skim the surface of the wonders of the state, and I’m already planning on continuing my explorations in 2015.

How about you? Did travel make your favorite things list for 2014?



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