Another year has come and gone, and as always, it seems to have flown past. I love looking back at my photos from the past year because it can be easy to forget about all the fantastic experiences I’ve had during that time. This year I’m sharing my 2015 with you in this Instagram roundup post!
I rang in the new year in Chicago, and took this just after ice skating at the newly opened Maggie Daley Park. While it’s easy to be deterred by the bitter winters, it can actually be a really magical time of year to be in the city if you bundle up warm enough. Here are 5 reasons not to avoid Chicago winters!
Perfect day to hit the slopes at #CopperMtn! A photo posted by Little Things Travel Blog (@marissasutera) on
I spent a weekend in January skiing at Copper Mountain and the views are incredible! I’m a big fan of their resort, and if you haven’t visited yet here’s why your next group outing should be at Copper Mountain.
Absolutely gorgeous day to spend outside in the park! #VisitDallas A photo posted by Little Things Travel Blog (@marissasutera) on
My favorite day during my long weekend in Dallas was spending the morning and afternoon at Klyde Warren Park. Starting off with bootcamp and yoga in the park, followed by food trucks and people watching made for the perfect day. Read more about my favorite parts of Dallas!
Perfect time of year. Seeing the snow aftermath when the weather warms up but before its melted. A photo posted by Little Things Travel Blog (@marissasutera) on
The University of Colorado Boulder campus is gorgeous all year round. This was from one of my morning runs when the weather had warmed up but snow was still coating the mountains.
Blue skies, green grass, and the majestic Flatirons. #Boulder does it well! A photo posted by Little Things Travel Blog (@marissasutera) on
A beautiful spring morning in Boulder with a view of the Flatirons at Scott Carpenter Park!
SO excited to be back in Boston’s North End! #feelslikehome #littleitaly A photo posted by Little Things Travel Blog (@marissasutera) on
While taking a quick walk around Sawhill Ponds in Boulder, I spotted this stunning reflection of the clouds on the blue waters.
Since its summer, I figured why not drive up 11,000+ feet in elevation to see some snow again?! A photo posted by Little Things Travel Blog (@marissasutera) on
Took a drive up Trail Ridge Road just a few days after it opened for the season at Rocky Mountain National Park. This was May and there was still loads of snow up top! For more photos from this journey, take a look at my Rocky Mountain National Park photo essay.
After an attempt to go camping and not finding any open spaces, we managed to enjoy the dinner we packed looking out over this amazing view of Gross Reservoir.
Beautiful view of the mountains from our @airbnb stay last night! Complete with a hot air balloon preparing to land in the backyard ? A photo posted by Little Things Travel Blog (@marissasutera) on
Our first stop during our summer road trip through southwest Colorado was in Ridgway. This was the view from the back porch of the Airbnb house we stayed at!
I finally made it out to Stockholm to visit a friend who lives in town, and I absolutely loved it!
The colorful 13th century St. Mark’s Church in Zagreb A photo posted by Little Things Travel Blog (@marissasutera) on
Straight from Sweden, I flew into Croatia where I took this photo of St. Mark’s Church. Check out my recommendations for a complete guide to spending a weekend in Zagreb!
Split was definitely one of my favorite cities in Croatia. Lots to do, but still not overly crowded.. at least not yet!
I think it’s pretty obvious that #Dubrovnik has earned its name as the Pearl of the Adriatic ? A photo posted by Little Things Travel Blog (@marissasutera) on
Ah, the beautiful city of Dubrovnik! Although it is the most popular tourist destination in Croatia, these views are totally worth spending at least one day here!
While staying in Dubrovnik, I took a day trip into Bosnia and Herzegovina where I got to see the famous Stari Most in Mostar.
A quiet place to relax near the sea = my happy place #islandlife A photo posted by Little Things Travel Blog (@marissasutera) on
After being on the go while traveling around Croatia all month, it was nice to finally have some time to relax while island hopping off the coast of Dubrovnik. This was taken while hanging out on one of the beaches on the island of Kolocep.
I couldn’t resist sharing these cute little chipmunks again that were hanging out at Land’s End Observatory when we took a detour through Grand Mesa National Forest on our way home from the Colorado road trip.
There is no limit to the beauty that is #Montenegro. Find out why I can’t wait to return + more photos – new on the blog! A photo posted by Little Things Travel Blog (@marissasutera) on
The entire country of Montenegro had me in awe. This shot was from the town citadel in Budva. Find out why I already can’t wait to return to Montenegro!
Hiking Chautauqua trail in Boulder never gets old!
Incredible #TBEX party at @diplomatresort last night! @tbexevents @visitlauderdale #hellosunny #discoverdiplomat A photo posted by Little Things Travel Blog (@marissasutera) on
I had a blast visiting Fort Lauderdale for the TBEX conference and exploring the city!
When I was enjoying all the little extras at SpringHill Suites in downtown Denver, I walked over to Larimer Square and loved this cute part of town! It should definitely be a stop on your list, even if you only have 24 hours in Denver!
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Best way to end the year? A weekend with awesome ski conditions!
Thanks to everyone who has been following along over the past year, and here’s to another amazing year in 2016 filled with travel, adventure, and new experiences! Happy New Year!