As 2014 draws to a close I encourage everyone to take a look back at 2014 and come up with your own Best Of list. This year was probably my best year for travel ever: 12 countries with almost half of those being new!
I’d like to share with you some of my favorite experiences and pictures of 2014, in mostly sequential order. I took just over 13000 pictures in 2014, so I had quite a few to go through, but I’ve condensed it down to my favorites. Halfway through the year I significantly upgraded my camera and decided to take photography more seriously (hopefully you’ve noticed less overdone HDR pictures), leading to a much better-developed knack for post-processing. As a result, I decided to go back and completely re-edit my favorites so you get the best possible edition of my favorite pictures!
What a unique place! And by unique I guess I could say: empty. Regardless, it’s a bucket list place for many people and is one of the most remote places on earth. I went on the trip due to a too-cheap airfare from DFW (routing through Mexico City, Lima, and Santiago) (in coach) (ugh), just like the trip to China.
Honestly I want to come back. The Moai were unique and intriguing and I feel like I could do Easter Island better next time. It’s a bit out of the way but I’ll probably end up going back sooner than later. For a great story about me stupidly not looking up the exchange rate before I landed, read my post here. Otherwise, here are some of my favorite pictures.
And, my favorite two pictures: