2021 was a bit loopy for journey bloggers. I began the yr with nary an eyeball in sight as folks ditched all ideas of touring and as an alternative pivoted to looking cooking and residential education blogs!
So I spent the yr hunkering down and doing a ton of background work on my weblog.
I modified themes to one thing which is far quicker and light-weight, I focussed on the content material that was standard and up to date these posts and I discovered a few wonderful freelance writers based mostly within the US to assist me write posts that I’d achieved the analysis on.
Individuals had been out and about touring like there was no pandemic! (Properly, not solely however you get the drift).
So whereas we spent about half of 2021 in numerous ranges of lockdown right here in New Zealand, my weblog didn’t. In truth it had its greatest yr but!
Listed here are my High 10 posts for 2021 as learn by you, pricey reader, and for that I’m really grateful.
This submit peaked in mid December and ended up breaking my web page view document on December 31 (with over 10,000 views), so you could possibly say it simply skidded in to be the winner on the eleventh hour.
It covers issues to do, free and paid in NYC on New 12 months’s Eve. Plus the most recent Covid guidelines across the crowd numbers watching the ball drop in Occasions Sq. (numbers had been restricted), cocktail events, NYE fireworks and occasions. I plan to maintain this submit up to date so it’ll be related once more for 2022/23 NYE.
I’m really so pleased with this submit. It was rather well researched and an area New Yorker helped me with a few of her favorite rooftop eating places too.
It’s an exquisite spherical up of nice locations to eat in NYC throughout all 5 boroughs, with fabulous views and we’ve damaged it down into the sorts of event every place would swimsuit.
It ranked on web page 1 of Google inside a month and now could be a case examine in my Key phrase Analysis tutorial!
This submit is a number of years outdated and I preserve it up to date. It went gang busters in 2021.
I’ve visited Graceland twice and brought a number of photographs contained in the Elvis Presley Mansion. There’s additionally a brand new lodge constructed close by with rooms impressed by Graceland.
Plus all of the must-see shenanigans throughout the highway to see with new museums and present retailers and a Sixties impressed diner make a go to to Graceland much more enjoyable and loopy.
Considered one of my staple posts, that is at all times standard. It’s my 5-day highway journey submit from Los Angeles to San Francisco and options on web page 1 of Google for a number of key phrases.
I’ve pushed the entire journey as soon as and parts of this highway a number of occasions and damaged every day down into the place to cease, store and keep and added photographs all through.
Over time I’ve additionally added further stops we’ve achieved like Malibu and extra Santa Barbara content material, so it truly is stuffed with concepts for what readers can do on fantastic this PCH highway journey. It additionally has a free printable to obtain and take with you.
This submit is about our 4-day Miami to Key West drive with tons of photographs from Key West and some on the best way.
It’s a beautiful little highway journey throughout lengthy straight bridges connecting the keys, however the outdated city of Key West is the spotlight.
You might drive from Miami to Key West in a few hours, however there’s additionally a number of cute seashores and beautiful locations to remain alongside the best way if you wish to make an extended journey of it.
Regardless that the Disney parks had been closed for lots of 2021, this submit about Disney World in Orlando is standard as folks have it on their bucket record, however need to know the perfect occasions for avoiding crowds and the searing summer time warmth.
I significantly up to date this submit in 2021 and added a ton of latest informal bars, not simply rooftop bars in Santa Monica.
Now we’ve acquired beer bars and dive bars included, nevertheless it’s the rooftops I really like for the epic sunsets over the Pacific Ocean from Santa Monica.
I’ve been to New Orleans seven occasions now and most occasions I keep IN the French Quarter. There’s a purpose for that: it’s the place you’ll be hanging out anyway and it’s pretty to have the ability to keep so near the motion.
When you keep throughout Canal Avenue, it’s a hike to get to locations just like the French Market or Jackson Sq. to look at the road musicians and eat bengiets!
This submit covers the necessities for a Hawaii (or any seaside) vacation.
It additionally hyperlinks to my free downloadable packing record which you could print off and tick off the gadgets you want, plus I’ve added a number of Amazon hyperlinks to merchandise you may like to purchase to take with you, like fast dry towels, reef-safe sunscreen and swim shirts to keep away from sunburn.
This new submit burst onto the High 10 record and it’d solely been printed about two months.
Renting an RV and tootling down the Florida Keys staying in numerous vacation parks and camp grounds is such a enjoyable option to journey.
I cowl seashores on each coasts for solar units and solar rises, at seashores dotted down the keys, plus the services accessible at every.
Learn extra: my High 10 posts in New Zealand for 2021