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Travel, Writing, and Love: Reviewing a Great Year

A balancing dancer during  our recent dinner in Jaipur, India!

A balancing dancer during our recent dinner in Jaipur, India, just as this year balanced great elements!

Happy New Year from India… and WOWZA, what a year it’s been! Since I have limited internet access in India, I will not begin publishing articles about this remarkable country until I return to Boston in early January, but until then, enjoy this recap of 2012, accompanied by photos of a wonderful performance we just saw in Jaipur.

If any references below intrigue you, click through for full articles and photos. Now…

My Statistics For 2012:

  • 413,518 Pageviews on My Websites: 310,205 on Around the World “L” Travel Blog and 103,313 on Teaching Traveling… with visits growing each month!
This screenshot of my 2012 Google Analytics for Around the World "L" reveals exciting growth!

This screenshot of my 2012 Google Analytics for Around the World “L” reveals exciting growth!

The dancers in Jaipur started blowing fire!

As the fire-breathing dancers in Jaipur illuminated the night, wonderful events illuminated 2012!

  • 5 Big Conferences Attended: The TBEX Travel Blogger Conference in Colorado, leading Meet Plan Go Boston Career-Break Travel Conference, Bellwether Education Bloggers Conference, EdCamp Boston, and Social Media for Nonprofits.
  • 1,200 Facebook Shares on My Most Controversial Article: “The Career Advice That Can Change the World” on the Gates Foundation blog.
After the dance, puppeteers took the stage in Jaipur. What will take the stage for 2013?

After the dance, puppeteers took the stage in Jaipur. What will take the stage for 2013?

Yay, 2012, yay! Now, let me take this opportunity to say THANK YOU to all of you who have connected with this Travel, Education, and Love Empire (yes, I said “Love Empire”) since I started it in 2009. I have big plans for 2013 and beyond, so stay tuned, share, and do continue to leave your thoughts and stories in the comments section. YOU are what makes this all such a joy to create!

Click here to see New Years in Spain where I was for December 31, 2011. Click here to see my 2011 stats.

 

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Suitcase Stories - Nicole

Friday 15th of February 2013

We have been 'fans' of yours for around 18 months. I found your blog during our planning time. Now, we've been traveling (nomadically) for 12 months.

Four days ago we launched our blog! We're just babies :) But reading posts like this one really inspires us and shows us what amazing things can be achieved if you put your heart into it.

Congrats on all the milestones and achievements you have made. Here is to many many more!

Lillie

Friday 15th of February 2013

Thanks so much, and congrats to you on your epic travels!

Frankie Biggz

Tuesday 15th of January 2013

Wow that's Great!! GO YOU! :)

Lillie

Tuesday 15th of January 2013

Thanks! It's been quite the year!

Micki

Friday 4th of January 2013

Wow - what a busy year! I'm excited to see what you're up to next year... :)

Lillie

Friday 4th of January 2013

Yew haw! Big plans :)

wandering educators

Thursday 3rd of January 2013

Life is good!!

Lillie

Friday 4th of January 2013

:) :) :)

Hogga

Wednesday 2nd of January 2013

Sounds like 2012 was a great year. Hopefully 2013 will be even better!

Lillie

Wednesday 2nd of January 2013

Let's make it so!

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