HAPPY NEW YEAR, ALL YOU MAPPERS! May your 2017 be the most surprising, adventure-filled year yet!

Looking back at the past 366 days, 2016 has been one for the record books!

Here’s a glimpse at Miss Maps’s year in numbers:
1 Year
1 backpack
2 cameras
3 nights car camping
4 stays with Couchsurfing hosts
5 Press Trips
6 bouts of food poisoning
7 Workaway volunteer adventures
9 international borders walked across
10 nights slept on floors or chairs (of train stations, airports or other)
14 nights spent back “Home” in the good ol’ US of A 🙂
16 flights (wow, that’s it?!)
18 countries hitchhiked
27 nights slept while in moving transit
46 countries visited
135 blog posts written
210 nights spent in hostels / guest houses / hotels
15000+ new followers on social media (THANK YOU!)
Over 200,000 words published on Miss Maps (roughly the length of Crime and Punishment!)
Nearly 1 million photos taken
Innumerable new friends met and memories made
10 gazillion thanks to each of you for love and support!

miss-maps-2016-photo-from-maafushi-maldives

Top moment from each month – click on the links to read each story!
JANUARY
Spending New Years with my big bro in Jordan, Israel, and Croatia

FEBRUARY
Falling in love with a Frenchman

MARCH
Flying to London to visit my college roommate and her more-than-lovely family during their holiday.
followed closely by:
Seeing the Queen of England on Easter Sunday (and literally peeing my pants while waiting in a storm for service to commence)

APRIL
Reuniting with my family in Croatia for Mom’s birthday and embarking on an epic road trip.

MAY
Spending Birthday #29 in Russia with three other solo-traveling chicks I am proud to call some of my best friends. 

JUNE
Coming home for two weeks to my family and pups, and spending July 4th with my favorite folks in my favorite place, followed by dinner dates, coffee dates, and celebrations of all sorts.

JULY
Walking 7 hours to the Poland-Belarus border with all of my belongings and getting booted out of the country after a few hours, a few shots of Vodka, a few samplings of sausages, and a hail storm.

AUGUST
Successfully traveling to every country in the EU!

SEPTEMBER
Traveling East to Asia – first stop, Bangkok

OCTOBER
Exploring Bangladesh to its fullest and brightest, including a trip to The Sundarbans

NOVEMBER
Settling in to Myanmar (so many more posts coming)

DECEMBER
Visiting the Maldives, thanks to your votes!

So what will 2017 bring? Let’s see!

TELL ME! How was your year in numbers? Or do you have any top moments to share? Post them below! I can’t wait to share these next 365 days with you.
HAPPY NEW YEAR! xoxAnika

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