WORK, TRAVEL & STUFF: 2019

December 31, 2019  •  1 Comment

Pompeii, Italy - 2019Pompei - JM Travel Keeps Me SanePompeii, Italy - 2019


So yeah, I've been M.I.A. ....AGAIN this year. Honestly would love to keep y'all up to date with my travels but life always gets in the way.

Here's a quick look back at 2019 —  just so you know that I'm still alive and travelling as often as I can to keep sane. 

 


FEBRUARY: TANGIER - CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER INTERNATIONAL


So yeah, this happened in 2019. Condé Nast Traveler China contacted me to buy some photos from a previous trip to Tangier. They also ended up putting a small feature on me in the contributor section.

Pretty cool way that started out the year!

 

Conde Nast Traveler International February 2019CNT February 2019Conde Nast Traveler International February 2019

 


MARCH: NAPLES & CO.


What do you do with approximately 72 hours in Italy? If you're willing to go with the flow, there's a whole lot you can see in that time. 

On this particular trip, we flew into Rome on a Thursday night (arrived Friday morning), hopped immediately on a train to Naples where we snagged a great last-minute price on a hotel there via Hotwire for 2 nights. Now, for most, already taking the train from Rome to Naples is enough, but not for us.

I'll tell the whole story of how we ended up doing what we did in another post, but to summarize, we ended up going to Pompeii, Sorrento, Capri as well, and due to a flight delay on the Sunday return, we even managed to spend half a day in Rome

 

Naples 2019Naples 2019Naples 2019 The view from our room  - Naples


Naples 2019Naples 2019Naples 2019 Enjoying the sunset in front of Castel dell'Ovo - Bay of Naples


Naples 2019Naples 2019Naples 2019 Exploring Pompeii


Naples 2019Naples 2019Naples 2019 Enjoying a few hours in Sorrento


Naples 2019Naples 2019Naples 2019 Just in time for the sunset in Capri


Naples 2019Naples 2019Naples 2019

Flight delay means more time in Roma

 


MAY: VENICE


Venice....again! Y'all know I had this habit of doing these yearly 24 hours in Venice trips. I missed it in 2018, but managed to hit up Venezia on Mother's Day weekend this year.

Saw all the same things, and did a few new things. Like heading to the top of the Campanile di San Marco to see all of Venice in its glory. Finding out that some nondescript alleyways lead right out onto the Grand Canal. And, probably the best part — discovering that a lots of places now have drinks-to-go — yes, y'all know I do love a good Pinot Grigio or Aperol Spritz. 

 

 

Venice 2019Venice 2019Venice 2019 When the Grand Canal can be viewed from your room


Venice 2019Venice 2019Venice 2019 Drinking an Aperol Spritz-to-go by the Grand Canal


Venice 2019Venice 2019Venice 2019 Piazza San Marco from the top Campanile di San Marco


Venice 2019Venice 2019Venice 2019 Roaming around Libreria Acqua Alta


Venice 2019Venice 2019Venice 2019 Even managed a couple hours in Burano

 


JULY: NEW ORLEANS


New Orleans is pretty awesome on a regular day. But to be in NOLA during the Essence Festival — that's a whole other level debauchery. 

Honestly never even heard of Essence before. But when a friend mentioned going, I'm like, "I'm in. I'm always down for New Orleans."

Then I watched the movie Girls Trip. Then I became slightly scared of what this trip might turn into. More on that in another post. 

 

New Orleans, LousianaTravel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer Mahon Photography Lafayette Square


New Orleans, LousianaTravel Keeps Me Sane - Jennifer Mahon Photography Café du Monde


Essence Festival - 1st concert at the Superdome

 


SEPTEMBER: VICTORIA & VANCOUVER


Spent a weekend on the West Coast —really a day on Vancouver Island (Victoria and Langford area), and a half-day in Vancouver — so not at all long enough to truly explore, but enough to get a taste and know that I definitely want to come back. 

Vancouver Island is gorgeous. The scenery, the people, the completely chill vibe of the entire island is intoxicating. Vancouver was pretty cool to see, but I'm all down to spend some real time exploring everywhere on the island. 

 

Into more woods - 48°27'23.7"N 123°33'47.4"WInto more woods - 48°27'23.7"N 123°33'47.4"WInstameet - Langford BC - 2019.09.14 Hiking on the Sooke Hills Wilderness Trail, part of The Great Trail of Canada


Goldstream River Suspension Bridge - 48°27'44.9"N 123°34'30.8"WGoldstream River Suspension Bridge - 48°27'44.9"N 123°34'30.8"WInstameet - Langford BC - 2019.09.14 Gold River Suspension Bridge


Fisherman's Wharf, Victoria - 48°25'20.9"N 123°22'58.9"WFisherman's Wharf, Victoria - 48°25'20.9"N 123°22'58.9"WVictoria BC - 2019.09.14, Fisherman's Wharf, Victoria - 48°25'20.9"N 123°22'58.9"W Cute houseboats in Victoria's marina


Ferry VI to Van - 2019.09.15Ferry VI to Van - 2019.09.15Ferry VI to Van - 2019.09.15 On the ferry from Victoria to Vancouver


City of Vancouver Trail - Seawall - 49°17'23.6"N 123°07'08.5"WCity of Vancouver Trail - Seawall - 49°17'23.6"N 123°07'08.5"WInstameet - Langford BC - 2019.09.14 Beautiful Vancouver

 


OCTOBER: FLORIDA


With Star Wars Galaxy's Edge opening at Walt Disney World Resort this year, October seemed like pretty perfect timing for a Florida vacay.

We spent the first week in Orlando hitting all the theme parks (Disney and Universal), then spent the second week unwinding on Anna Maria Island.

 

 

Galaxy's Edge (iPhone)Galaxy's Edge (iPhone)Florida 2019 Star Wars!


Galaxy's Edge - The MarketGalaxy's Edge - The MarketFlorida 2019 The Market in Galaxy's Edge


Galaxy's Edge - Oga's CantinaGalaxy's Edge - Oga's CantinaFlorida 2019 Drinks at Oga's Cantina - Galaxy's Edge


Florida 2019Florida 2019Florida 2019 Having a Duff Beer with Duff Man - Universal Studios


Anna Maria Island - Florida 2019Anna Maria Island - Florida 2019Anna Maria Island - Florida 2019 Beach time - Anna Maria Island


Anna Maria Island - Florida 2019Anna Maria Island - Florida 2019Anna Maria Island - Florida 2019 The most beautiful sunsets


Photos taken | written by JENNIFER MAHON


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juinee(non-registered)
New Orleans is pretty awesome on a regular day. But to be in NOLA during the Essence Festival — that's a whole other level debauchery.

New Orleans is pretty awesome on a regular day. But to be in NOLA during the Essence Festival — that's a whole other level debauchery.
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