Happy New Year and 2015 Travel Goals

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Years Eve! I hope you all have a safe and fun night tonight and a wonderful start to your New Year. I'd like to take a moment to reflect back on 2014 and think about my goals for 2015.

Travel Goals for 2015

1) Visit Greece. This feels like a pretty simple goal, but I've been wanting to visit Greece for pretty much forever. My family is Greek and I just need to go and soak up more of the culture and language. Also, I want to eat all of the Greek food.

2) Get Organized. After a very busy end of the year my desk area is a disaster. I want to start 2015 with a clean, organized, and creative desk space. I know this one isn't really a travel goal, but it will make organizing travel, blogging, and other work so much easier.

3) Get More People Involved with #CreativeLocale. My series has come at the perfect time for me. It gets me out trying new things around Lithuania, talking to new people, and allows me to appreciate a more creative side to a country that can be a bit dreary. If you would like to become involved shoot me an email at luyoutravel@gmail.com.

Reflections on 2014

Looking back on my 2014 Travel Goals I'm pretty pleased that I accomplished them (no they weren't difficult ones- but they certainly were fun!). Over 2014 I blogged regularly at least three times per week and have really felt like I've been finding my blogging niche and unique voice. I also had some design work on my blog done by Amanda from Living in Another Language. She did such a wonderful job and I have a few other ideas to run by her at some point in January.

In 2014 I've also met a lot of cool bloggers and non-bloggers. And I love it! It has been great both virtually and in real life meeting new people. I also have been loving helping travelers and expats in Vilnius and elsewhere.

I also wanted to reflect on my most popular posts according to Google Analytics. I love looking at Google Analytics and have been having a poke around the data to see my most popular blog posts of 2014. If you missed any of them you can find the links below. What were your favorite posts of the year and what would you like to read more of?

  1. The Pros and Cons of Madison, Wisconsin
  2. The Un-Rules for Traveling
  3. Lithuania at a Glance
  4. Uzupis - A Republic in Vilnius
  5. My Favorite Things about China

What are your goals for 2015? Where do you hope to travel in 2015?


  1. That's great that you were able to accomplish all of your 2014 resolutions. I didn't have any big goals, but I think this year I will be making several resolutions and a lot of them will be tied to my blog. As far as travel, I'm hoping to go to Poland in the next few months, perhaps the Dominican Republic in the spring, and I'm really not quite sure about next fall yet! Part of it will depend on where my husband and I are living, and if it is still in Sweden or not!

    1. Thank you! I have a lot of goals related to my blog as well. Hopefully we will both accomplish them! I've been wanting to go to Poland - I look forward to reading about your trip! Happy New Year!

  2. Happy New Year's Eve! I hope 2014 ends on a high note for you and I hope you get to Greece next year! x

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    1. After your incredible photos I really need to! I'm thinking for spring break :)

  4. Happy New Year! I hope you achieve your goals in this new year - visiting Greece is definitely on my list too :)

    1. Happy New Year to you as well! I hope that you meet all your goals- and get to Greece!

  5. Happy New Year! Yes, you must visit Greece, it's fantastic! The food and the people are great! :)

    1. Happy New Year to you too! I'm excited to check out Greece!