A Photographic Look At My Adventures In 2012 + Giveaway

December 3, 2012

I honestly began 2012 with the intention of slowing down my travels.  The previous year was filled with so many adventures (including an international wedding!), that I wanted to focus on establishing roots in Charlotte, North Carolina with my husband.  While we have definitely created a home for ourselves, we also partook on some unexpected trips all over the world.  What can I say?  I find traveling to be completely irresistible!  With 2013 quickly approaching, I thought I would take a look back at the destinations I visited through photos:

Chicago, Illinois

Hong Kong

Bangkok & Koh Mak, Thailand

Macau

Hong Kong

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Dominica

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Banner Elk & Boone, North Carolina

Los Angeles, California

St. Simons Island, Georgia

Southern California

Charleston, South Carolina

Asheville, North Carolina

San Francisco & Napa Valley, California

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

In honor of my unforgettable trips, I have partnered up with Novica, a company that thoroughly advocates exploration, to giveaway a $50 gift certificate (perfect for the upcoming Holidays)!  They have just launched a new feature on their website called Gift Finder, which makes shopping for gifts incredibly easy, since they are divided into helpful categories.  All of the items are handcrafted by talented artisans worldwide and are gift wrapped for free.  If you would like to learn more about why I support this extraordinary company, please click here.

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99 thoughts on “A Photographic Look At My Adventures In 2012 + Giveaway

    1. Andi Perullo Post author

      Oooh I would love to read your review! I’m glad you like my photos. Because most of my friends are travelers, I often compare myself to them and feel as though I’m not really traveling that much, but when I do a review like you said I realize just how much I really traveled!

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    1. Andi Perullo Post author

      I’m telling you what, we fell in major love with PR. We would move there in a heartbeat!!! I’m delighted you liked my photos. We both had a great year of travel, right? <3

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  1. Deb

    wow! What a year. That first photo looks like something out of a magazine shoot. Congratulations on a wonderful 2012 and here’s to an even more exciting 2013!

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  2. danee sarman

    To bring in 2013 I’ll be in Istanbul for about a month with my husband who is Turkish. Even though I’ve been to this magically city on vacation, I’m so excited to be there for a whole month!

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  3. Julika

    These photos are amazing! It looks like it absolutely was a year of beautiful adventures for you! Already looking forward to being enchanted by whatever you’re about to share in 2013!

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    1. Andi Perullo Post author

      Yes, truly amazing and I didn’t even really realize it until now when I sat down to write the post and realized how much I had traveled!!! I would love to see a post like this from you! XO

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  4. Candice

    Beautiful pictures as always, Andi! My dream destination for 2013 is Samoa! Have you ever been there? Here’s wishing you a happy holidays and new year!

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  5. Julie Khuu

    Judging from all your spectacular shots I’m dreaming of visiting Asia! Hong Kong, Macau, Thailand…I’m not picky at all ;D Awesome giveaway sweets!

    Also- I’m hosting a décor-to-dress giveaway where 3 winners will WIN a fabulous frock of their choice just in time for the holidays! Hope you’ll stop by to enter the contest!

    xo-Julie
    Peace. Love. LOL!

    Haute Khuuture Blog

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    1. Andi Perullo Post author

      I truly have!!! I will never forget some of the trips we took in 2012, especially to Hong Kong/Thailand and Puerto Rico/Dominica! I hope 2013 is filled with beautiful adventures for you as well. XO

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  6. Anita

    Wow your year was amazing (and there’re still some days to go)! I especially love the Buenos Aires picture and wish you all the best for upcoming 2013-travel-plans 🙂

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  7. Susan @ Caribbean Cruise Lines

    Pictures are so amazing as usual but seriously wondering how did you captured Buenos Aires, Argentina snap? did you lay down and captured it or what? sorry for my english.. and thanks for sharing dear. Always feeling great while reading your blog.

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    1. Andi Perullo Post author

      I just put the camera on the ground and took the picture and hoped that it came out the way that I wanted and it did! 🙂 Trust me though, I wouldn’t hesitate to lay on the ground for a good shot!!! 🙂 Thank you SO much for reading my blog! XO

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  8. wintersundays

    Wow, amazing pics! Can’t wait to see where 2013 takes you!! My dream destination for 2013 is Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I am looking forward to staying at the Reggae Mansion!

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    1. Andi Perullo Post author

      Oh wow that sounds incredible!!! I’ve always dreamed of diving in Malaysia! 2013 starts off for me in Argentina. The next trip is to the Cayman Islands. Have an amazing 2013!!!!!!

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  9. Leigh

    It looks like its been one heck of a busy year – in the best way possible. I hope 2013 continues in the same vein. And your photos are lovely.

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  10. Krista

    Oh my friend, I finally have sufficient internet to access your wonderful site!! I’m able to read the words but because I live out in the boonies I just don’t have enough oomph to comment and load the pics. BUT I just found a fabulous cafe in town that has free Wifi!!! Hooray!! So on my days in town I can catch up on all my Andi goodness. 🙂 XO LOVE this beautiful year you’ve had and know that even when I’m silent, I’m actually cheering wildly for you and loving your beautiful adventures. 🙂 XO

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    1. Andi Perullo Post author

      Your comment seriously made me tear up. You are without a doubt one of the most amazing people this beautiful world has in it! THANK YOU for your constant love and support!!! I’m over here cheering you on too. XO

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  11. Alex

    You got some amazing domestic and international trips in this year, Andi! Did you go to the Koh Mak that is near the border with Cambodia? I know there are two, but I’m heading to that one on this trip back to Thailand, can’t wait!

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  12. Christina

    Congrats on an amazing year! These are some great photos. I love the detail shots of Buenos Aires and Charleston. I hope to make it to Spain and Peru next year!

    Thanks also for posting about Novica. I hadn’t heard about them and I’m pretty excited to learn more and do some shopping myself!

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    1. Andi Perullo Post author

      Thank you so much!!! Oooh Spain and Peru, what awesome countries to travel to! I especially have a soft spot in my heart for Spain. Please do check out NOVICA. They are one of, if not the best companies out there right now!!!

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  13. Andrea

    These are excellent! I’ve stopped trying to make plans and assumptions about what is going to happen in a year ahead – it always changes. More travel than less can’t be a bad thing though, right? 😉

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  14. Howell

    I’m planning to visit Italy next year when my niece is spending a semester there for college. I’ve been been on all 7 continents but Europe is the one that I’ve seen the least of (only Great Britain).

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