2015

As 2015 is almost over I thought I’d do a good old fashioned recap of the year on Adam Inflight. I really tried to get more into blogging and I think I did a pretty good job with regularly posting (at least towards the second part of the year). There are a ton of links here but hopefully it’s a post you can check back on when you want something to read or just give it a scan and see if something grabs your eye! I hope you all have a happy new year and here’s to an adventurous 2016!

January – I spent Christmas 2014 in Iceland and had two posts up about my time there. The first was of things to do in the city of Reykjavik, and the other of things to do outside the city. Iceland is definitely a country I want to go back and visit, and maybe even hop over to Greenland. All the people I encountered there were friendly and helpful, and although we only had a few hours of daylight it was really magical (especially getting to see the northern lights).

February – New Year was spent in Fargo, North Dakota. Many people thought I was crazy for going there as the winters are awful but I’m glad I braved it! Having a truly white winter and spending it with friends was great fun. If you’re ever in/around that area check out Fargo as it is definitely blossoming into a hip place with microbreweries and independent cinemas.

March – I decided to continue my Help Series and go more in-depth with packing/how I pack. I think this is something I’m going to do yearly so I’ll do an updated version sometime in 2016. For now though you can see how I pack a checked bag and also what I take in my carry-on.

April – Going to Canada is one of my favourite things to do and this time was no different! I went with my friend Mel and after picking up McDeal we did a roadtrip around Lake Erie. We stopped in Detroit and then Cleveland so I got to cross off more states from my list. I enjoy roadtrips so much but maybe that’s because I don’t drive on them haha. We also flew WestJet and Air Canada (two airlines I’ve never gone with before), so I reviewed them and shared my experience – one definitely trumped the other.

May – This month was pretty personal as I was graduating/moving/figuring out life. The only post I put up was a Life Update oops. Instead of linking just that one though I’ll link the archive of them so you can go through the rise and fall of my year haha.

June – I put up a delayed roadtrip that I did with my sister and brother-in-law to the Smoky Mountains. We saw bears, incredible scenery and went to Dolly’s Dixie Stampede hah. Tennessee and North Carolina are good places to explore and experience the great outdoors.

July – My birthday month and therefore my birthday bucket list post. Spoiler alert – I have accomplished some of them already! I also went on a mammoth USA trip extravaganza full of roadtrips, trains, planes and buses. I manage to accomplish a ton of the states (thanks to the wonderful Alden) and get up to 48 seen. I visited Memphis, St. Louis, Kansas City, Oklahoma City, Little Rock and Louisville. All of them unique to one another and I think interesting reads (I’m bias though).

August – One of the best trips of my life happened in August and it was to Alaska. I never thought I would enjoy it as much as I did and I can’t recommend going highly enough. I actually already did a ‘review’ post with all the links so you can check that out here and if you’re going to read something of mine make it this! I also did some more reviewing as I’m obnoxious – Megabus, Alaska Air and JetBlue.

September – To continue with the west coast theme I went on a British Columbia trip with my friend Rachel and we hit up Vancouver, Whistler and Victoria. It was stunning and I had always wanted to go to the western side of Canada. I also flew in and out of Seattle so did a cheeky little post there. This month also saw me starting a new section on Adam Inflight called Up & Adam where it’s more prose/writing/anecdote style and the first post was on Strangers. I also continued the help series with how I plan trips and my travel inspiration (and I think some of you enjoyed that so I might elaborate on it more next year).

October – These later month paragraphs are starting to get longer now haha. After living in Boston for a few months I figured it was time I showed you round the city so I did three posts on the city, the food and the islands. (and let’s throw in a review of their bike share Hubway). Following my Delta International review, my Japan posts started! They lasted around two weeks as I wanted to go as in-depth and full on as I could. To check them out click here for the overall post and boy oh boy it’s a good dose of reading haha.

November – Things got animated and I made my first video! It is part of a series I’m doing called Let’s go! and it was from my time in Japan. I also officially moved out of New York and reflected on that. Even more reviews with WOW air (which was outstanding), easyHotel in Zurich and all about WWOOFing which I can’t recommend enough. I think a lot of my reviews are pretty positive but I guess I’m super easy to please?

December – A spontaneous trip to Zurich happened and I explored the city, outer city and made another video to follow the new trend! I of course started another potential series (oh boy) called Guest Inflight, as well as talked about graffiti, travel apps and a trip to Winterville. Who knows what January will bring!

Discussion

Nicosia - Borders & Mosques

Day Out - Aphrodite's Rock

Paphos - Castle & Sights

Day Out - Cinque Terre

Florence - Duomo & David

Day Out - Leaning Tower of Pisa

Day Out - Mayfield Lavender Farm

Taipei - Jiufen and Yehliu GeoPark

Taipei - 101

Yangshou - Li River

Day Out - Longji Rice Terraces

Guilin - Sun & Moon Pagodas

Shanghai - Bund and Temples

Xi'an - Terracotta Army

Day Out - Great Wall of China

Beijing - Temple of Heaven

Beijing - Tiananmen and Forbidden City

Helsinki - Seurasaari

Helsinki - Cathedral & Suomenlinna

Day Out - Lantern Festival London

Vatican City - Peter and the Pope

Day Out - Pompeii

Rome 2 - Colosseum and Forum

Rome - Food, Trevi and Pantheon

Madrid - Bear and Tree

Hotel One Shot Prado 23 Review

AVE Renfe Train Review

Day Out - La Tomatina

Valencia - Aquarium & Gulliver

Air Europa Review

Adventure - Scandinavia 2016

Bergen - Boats and Fish

FlΓ₯m - Hikes and Views

Oslo - Vikings and Ships

Oslo - Vigeland and Ski Jump

Stockholm - Abba & Meatballs

Copenhagen - Land

Copenhagen - Water

Day Out - Frederiksborg Castle

Adventure - Israel 2016

Jerusalem - Places to eat and drink!

Jerusalem - Old City

Jerusalem - Museums and Markets

Day Out - Makhtesh Ramon

Tel Aviv - Places to eat and drink!

Tel Aviv - Outside the city

Tel Aviv - In the city

Day Out - Caesarea

Haifa - Places to eat and drink!

Haifa - Wadi Nisnas & Mount Carmel

Haifa - Bahai Gardens

Day in the Life - Tel Aviv

Day Out - Horashim Forest

#13 - Israel

Barcelona #2 - Montjuic & Barri Gotic

Barcelona #1 - Gaudi

Bristol - Things to eat and drink!

Bristol - Things to do and see!

Day Out - Sherwood Forest

#12 - Xmas

Day Out - Winterville London

Zurich - Outside the city

Zurich - In the city

Day Out - Harry Potter Studio Tour

Adventure - Japan 2015

Tokyo 2

Nara & Hiroshima

Osaka

Koyasan

Kyoto 2

Kyoto

Tokyo & DisneySea

Tokyo

Boston Islands - What to see and do!

Boston - What to eat and drink!

Boston - What to see and do!

Seattle - What to see and do!

Adventure - British Columbia 2015

British Columbia 3 - Victoria

British Columbia 2 - Vancouver

British Columbia 1 - Whistler

Adventure - Alaska 2015

Juneau - Outside the city

Juneau - In the city

Whittier - Glaciers, Bears & Whales

Anchorage - Outside the city

Anchorage - In the city

Denali - ATVs, Huskies and a Moose

Louisville - What to see and do!

Little Rock - What to see and do!

Oklahoma City - What to see and do!

Kansas City - What to see and do!

St. Louis - What to see and do!

Memphis - What to see and do!

Great Smoky Mountains #2 - Hike and Fog

Great Smoky Mountains #1 - Bears & Dixie Stampede

Lake Erie Roadtrip #2 - Cleveland, Xmas and Rock & Roll

Lake Erie Roadtrip #1 - Toronto to Detroit

Fargo - What to see and do!

Reykjavik - Outside the city

Reykjavik - In the city

NYC Winter #2 - Markets, Lights and Trees

NYC Winter #1 - The Christmas Cluster

Day Out - The First Thanksgiving

New Orleans - What to see and do!

Montreal - Food Walking Tour

Montreal - Dos and Don'ts

Austin - What to eat and drink!

Austin - What to see and do!

Ghent in a day

Bruges in a day

Brussels in a day

Lisbon Day #3 - Tiles and Trams

Lisbon Day #2 - We Hate Tourism and Sintra

Lisbon Day #1 - Parque das Naçáes

Mountain Roadtrip #6 - Potatoes, Temple and Pride

Mountain Roadtrip #5 - Deer, Lakes and Cowboys

Mountain Roadtrip #4 - Yellowstone

Mountain Roadtrip #3 - Dudes, Spirits and Towers

Mountain Roadtrip #2 - Storms, Bison and Mount Rushmore

Mountain Roadtrip #1 - Denver, Snow and Red Rocks

Baltimore - Crabs, Old Bay and Beer

Las Vegas #2 - The Strip

Las Vegas #1 - Neon Museum, Hoover Dam & Fremont St

Day Out - Santacon NYC 2013

Balloon Roadtrip #4 - Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta 2013

Balloon Roadtrip #3 - Albuquerque

Balloon Roadtrip #2 - Flagstaff to Farmington

Balloon Roadtrip #1 - LA to Flagstaff