When 2016 first began, I imagined it to be a relatively quiet year for us, at least in terms of travel. However, in these final flickers and embers, I peer back in reflection over our Instagram feed and photo stream and am struck by breadth and depth in turns that we've known over these last twelve months.
We've lived a diversity of experiences personal and professional, from slow-moving walks like the Camino de Santiago (960km/600 miles to leaping continental arcs across the time zones and territories of Australia. Our travels have spanned rich cultures, our footsteps followed in vast histories. And our own time — narrow a window as it is, one year — has been chock full of awe inspiring natural landscapes and 365-day tapestry of humanity, stitched with fortunate, nourishing encounters along the way.
The end of the year for us always serves as a time to pause, to breathe, to consider. I don’t think I’m alone when I admit that this last year — from its start to its finish — has offered monumental challenges across dimensions. When we take stock of all that we have, including the fruit of projects that challenged us personally and professionally and took us to four continents these last twelve months, we are profoundly grateful.
Now, the images. Some of our richest visual recollections, on Instagram and elsewhere in 2016! I know that I’m biased, and I say it each year, but I envy Dan's eye. Even in well-traveled, oft-captured destinations, he’s able to catch details that too often go overlooked. Enjoy!