Traveling Through 2016

Hello friends πŸ™‚

I’m excited for today’s post because I’ve been anxious to reminisce my traveling experiences in 2016. How appropriate “Traveling Through 2016 on Thursday” -okay, cheesy LOL

Traveling is something that fulfills me. I feel so strongly about the fact that there’s SO much in the world to see and I want to see as much of it as I possibly can. I’m blessed that I’ve been to the places I’ve been, seen things I’ve never seen before, andΒ even revisited familiar places- but if there’s one thing I’m greedy about, it’s traveling, I just want more.

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Let the wanderlusting begin…

May 2016

LEGOLAND- Somerville, MA

Okay, no I didn’t have to jump on a plane to get here and no, I didn’t have to drive more than an hour (literally 7 min from my apartment in Somerville) but nevertheless, this in itself was quite a trip.

SIDE NOTE: Adults are not allowed into Legoland without a child. Except for, I think, the 3rd Wednesday of the month, it’s adult day. So I got to go with my favorite family; Yi-Ting and Noah and Lauren came along too!

Boston in Legos

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And in conclusion: Legoland is REALLY cool andΒ now I want to go see the one in Florida.

Also, in MAY-

SARASOTA, Fl

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Kathy (my sister) and I go on a yearly trip to Florida typically around end of May. This year we chose to go to Sarasota. We just wanted a nice beachy relaxing vacation and that’s what we got.

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We visited 3 different beaches: Bradenton, Lido, and Siesta Key. All Beautiful crystal clear blue water and white sand.

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We also visited the Ringling Brother’s Museum which was awesome.

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JULY 2016

MARTHA’S VINEYARD, MA

Britt and I always celebrate her birthday in MV (although her bday is in June) but MV will forever remind me of Britt. And although this wasn’t our first time at the rodeo, we did explore Chappaquiddick for the first time together. You can read more about MV here

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AUGUST 2016

NEWPORT, RI

Also, every year my mom, sister, and aunt go on a little weekend getaway to celebrate me and my mom’s birthday (which are only 2 days apart). This year we chose to go to Newport, RI- which is a place I’m very very fond of.

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And then also in August-

NORTH CONWAY, NH

My favorite family; Yi-Ting & Noah, and Lauren all took a trip to North Conway for another long weekend. I’m totally not a mountain kind of girl but holy moly was this place phenomenal. Breath-taking, stunning, and that was only seeing it in the dead middle of the summer. I can only imagine in the Autumn or Winter months how gorgeous it is up there.

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Some more in August-

Andrew and I did our Maine extravaganza- Β which you can also read here

OLD ORCHARD BEACH, ME

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PORTLAND, ME

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KENNEBUNKPORT, ME

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OGUNQUIT, ME

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SEPTEMBER 2016

Back to…

MARTHA’S VINEYARD, MA

but with Andrew, for his first time!

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Also, in Sept, I went to my very first Patriots game which you can read here

FOXBOROUGH, MA

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NOVEMBER 2016

WASHINGTON, DC

Andrew andΒ I finally got to go down there and museum it up! Which you can read all here: Part 1 & Part 2

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Lastly

DECEMBER 2016

Disney World & Universal Studios in ORLANDO, FL

Second time going to Disney, but first time as a grown adult. One word: Unbelievable.

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And that’s it. A very successful year of traveling. I cannot wait to see what 2017 holds!

Did you travel anywhere this year? Where to!!!!? Share with me so I can live vicariously through you!

xo, JJ

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  1. Nicole says:

    I LOVED this post, because I’ve been to every one of these places! πŸ™‚ They’re all wonderful spots, for sure!
    And yes, North Conway is breathtaking in the fall. My hubby and I used to go every autumn for our anniversary, and the view never gets old! πŸ™‚

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    1. lovejennyxo says:

      No way!!! So cool, where are you from originally? I can’t believe how incredible N Conway was- I wanted to go back SO bad- I’m going to make it a point to go this coming fall though. I also want to see Mt. Washington this time too, did you go there when you were up there?

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      1. Nicole says:

        I grew up – and still live in – Massachusetts. So I’m a New England girl… πŸ™‚ My family and I would drive up to the White Mountains almost every week when I was a kid, so that we could hike the 4,000 ft mountains. (I’ve been to Mt. Washington, but I’ve yet to hike that one. I have hiked the mountains surrounding it though). It’s definitely a tradition I want to continue as my kids are older. For now though, we usually rent a cabin (or camp) up there whenever we can. It feels like my second home. πŸ™‚ The hotel at the base of the mountain is very impressive, so definitely check that out if you go. πŸ™‚ Did you go to Zeb’s Country Store when you visited North Conway? It’s more quaint and nostalgic than anything else, but I love it. πŸ™‚ Lots of country charm and rustic beauty!

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      2. lovejennyxo says:

        Aww I can totally appreciate fellow New Englanders πŸ™‚ I’m still dying to get up to the actual White Mountains, I hear its gorgeouss- Idk about hiking it though lmao I’m not ready for that. And YES totally went to Zeb’s I heard that was a must go-to while visiting so we made sure to make it a point to scope it out πŸ™‚

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  2. Beautiful post and great photos! You made me want to be in all of those places like right now haha.

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    1. lovejennyxo says:

      LOL someone needs to make teleportation a real thing so we can all just travel to some destination in a blink of an eye xox

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      1. Oh god yes! Wouldn’t that be amazing!!

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  3. Oh wow i didn’t know adults had to have a child with them to go into legoland hahaha thats so cool! It looks like you had a wonderful year of travelling! πŸ™‚ x

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    1. lovejennyxo says:

      Oh man, I didn’t know either so the first time I went, I was genuinely bummed out lol but luckily I have friend’s with kids now a days ha totally handy! Thanks for reading lovely!! xo

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  4. Wow you sure have had a wonderful year! Hope next year brings you even more exciting adventures!!
    P.s. I am travelling tom to FL, Universal! πŸ™‚ Excited!

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    1. lovejennyxo says:

      Oh yeah I remember you saying that!!! Eek I’m SO excited for you and I cannot wait to read about it! Have fun and safe travels xoxo

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  5. There are so many wonderful places to visit in the US – you are so lucky to live there! I can’t believe that adults normally have to visit with a child at Legoland πŸ™Š It sounds like you’ve had such an amazing year of travelling! xxx

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    1. lovejennyxo says:

      It’s definitely been a fun and memorable year of travel. Although, I wish we could switch places, I’d be ecstatic to be able to visit England!!! I’m hoping to make 2017 the year I travel out of the states!! πŸ™‚ *fingers crossed!*

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  6. Your pictures are great and I love the idea of this post πŸ™‚

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    1. lovejennyxo says:

      Thank you!!! I loved going back and reminiscing all these memories. And it was cool putting into perspective what month I did what!

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  7. I love Sarasota beaches…….I need to go back to Florida soon

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    1. lovejennyxo says:

      They are gorgeous!!! I didn’t want to leave, but for sure need to go back! Have you gone to Sanibel Island yet?

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      1. Yes I love Sanibel Island. I never stayed there just visited for the day. We usually stay in Naples

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  8. I love this recap and seeing all the fun places you went! I hope you get to travel to some new and exciting places in 2017. XO

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    1. lovejennyxo says:

      Thanks Rhiannon! That’s all I pray for every year ha hopefully out of the country for once too!!! πŸ™‚

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  9. Omg I love traveling as well! Martha’s Vineyard is on my bucket list! It looks amazing! When is the best time to go?!

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    1. lovejennyxo says:

      MV is for sure a must go!! I prefer the summer months June-Sept, are perfect because you can enjoy the beaches!! And the ferry ride to and from the island are perfect on a nice summer morning/evening! xo

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  10. Love it! You did so much this year – I LOVEEEE the picture of you at the beach with the sunset in the backdrop, breathtaking!

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    1. lovejennyxo says:

      Aw thank you! That’s for sure one of my favorites too, Florida sunsets are always so gorg, but they come and go SO quick. Gotta give thanks to my sister for capturing that! Thanks for reading and for your sweet comment xo

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  11. K.M. Sutton says:

    Love this post! And I loved your comments about NoCo! It is funny because I use to hate it, growing up there. but now in my “old age” I can really appreciate it, especially the beauty πŸ™‚
    And I loved that you got to explore Maine too! I love it there so much! If you ever have a chance, visit Cape Elizabeth! It is gorgeous! Happy New year and Happy 2017 travels! ❀

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    1. lovejennyxo says:

      Aw thank youu! Where is Cape Elizabeth? Is that Maine? I really want to get out to Acadia, ME but the 5 hour drive up there has me thinking twice about it, have you gone there?

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      1. K.M. Sutton says:

        Yes! It is! It is literally right next to Portland. Portland Headlight is there, as is Two Lights.
        Acadia is gorgeous! I was there a few years ago, but my best friend just bought a house in Bar Harbor so I am planning on visiting her there this year. I am so excited. It is out of this world. If you get a chance I definitely recommend it. ❀

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  12. ayrgalaxy says:

    Love this. I’m so jealous. I wish I could travel or take more road trips more often. πŸ™‚
    Would you believe me if I told you we have a Portland over here too? Lol

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    1. lovejennyxo says:

      Traveling is so addicting but definitely tough and digs a HUGE hole in my wallet lol why can’t money just grow on trees! You have a Portland too? Does it happen to be by the water like it is here in Maine? Lol

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      1. ayrgalaxy says:

        I hope to go to Disneyland in LA by the summer. Hubby and I are planning on it with his sister in law and her kids. So that may be my trip of the year lol.
        And yes. Right by the water lol. Although ours is a river and we have like 12 bridges in the downtown area alone lol.

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  13. Tabi Bee says:

    Gorgeous photography! Loved this post-so many amazing places! ❀ πŸ™‚

    https://busybeeblogweb.wordpress.com

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    1. lovejennyxo says:

      Thank you so much for taking the time to ready and your sweet feedback! xo

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      1. Tabi Bee says:

        You’re very welcome!

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  14. Mackenzie says:

    Yesss traveling is the bestttt. I loved living vicariously through you this year! Except I have a couple posts to still go back through from the beginning that I missed! I just need to go back to the beginning of your blog some day and read allll the way through! Can’t wait to see where you travel this next year! WOOHOOO!

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    1. lovejennyxo says:

      LOL I feel the same exact way as you, but with you living out in Cali *sigh* so lucky! I’ve already gone back and read all your Cali posts (and wedding stuff, of course!) but I definitely want to go back and read everything from the beginning- one day this year, I’ll get to it πŸ˜‰ xo

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      1. Mackenzie says:

        Haha GIRLLLL. That’d be so much! I mean maybe if you are really REALLY bored. But I would never hold you to that! Hahah ❀

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  15. Man do I love DC. And Florida! I also love that you travel so much and that you and your sister take a trip together each year. My sister and I need to start a tradition like that ASAP!

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    1. lovejennyxo says:

      I love both places so much, Florida is great because there’s so many different areas you can cover. And we just happen to choose FL because they have the cheapest deals out of most places. But we definitely don’t hate the sun and beaches πŸ˜‰ You should totally start something with your sister, bonding time is great!!! Whose the older of the two of you?

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      1. Aww yeah! Gotta love Florida for the sunshine, beache, and deals! And I’m the older one :). How about you?!

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      2. xoJenny says:

        I’m the younger one #babyofthefamily lol

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  16. Awesome, I have a similar pack with my three sisters, we planned to visit 1 place every year for 15 days. Last year we had an amazing adventure road trip to the World’s highest motorable road, you may like to check it out : http://wp.me/p8p4rd-v9

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    1. xoJenny says:

      That sounds amazing!!! I love that you guys do something similar. I’m going to head over and read that post- thanks for linking it πŸ™‚

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      1. it’s a passion. so we can’t help it but have to do it. it’s good to talk to like minded folks. keep it up.

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