2023 Recap: The Year Everything Changed

For the past three years, we’ve written end-of-the-year recaps here at Uprooted Traveler, documenting the highest highs and the lowest lows of our adventures around the world and running this business. I actually really look forward to writing these annual recaps as a means to reflect on the year past and our hopes and dreams for the upcoming year—and, man oh man, 2023 was an absolute DOOZY of a year. 

We Just Quit Our Corporate Jobs to be Digital Nomads

I’ve been thinking about typing out these incredibly exciting, yet seriously terrifying words for literally YEARS now, so here goes- my husband, Justin, and I have officially quit our six-figure corporate jobs to travel the world. Well, more specifically, we quit our corporate jobs to be digital nomads and focus our time and energy on growing our business full-time. Years of planning, saving, and working on our website until the wee hours of each morning have gone into making this decision and yet, it’s still the scariest thing I’ve ever done by SEVERAL factors. Nevertheless, I truly couldn’t be more giddy for the road ahead.

2022 Travel Recap: The Year of Growing and Showing

2022 has come and gone, leaving behind a flurry of memories and some big personal changes. Each year, I write an end-of-the-year recap, all about our highest highs and lowest lows with our adventures. I really enjoy putting these recaps together, as a reflection on the past year as well as a means of evaluating my hopes and goals for the year ahead. So, without further adieu, here’s our 2022 travel recap.

2021 Recap: A Year of Learning

2021 has come to a close- from the highest highs (getting a COVID vaccine, hallelujah!) to the lowest lows (so… turns out that vaccines didn’t end the pandemic quite like I hoped), 2021 was a roller coaster. Last year, I started the tradition of recapping my husband, Justin’s and my past year in travel. And since I’m a lady who loves her traditions, I’m sticking to it- here’s my 2021 recap.

We bought a travel trailer!

If you would’ve told me a year ago that I would be the proud new owner of an RV, I would’ve promptly responded that you were off your damn rocker. And yet, here I am, with a shiny new Safari Condo Alto trailer to call my own. Here’s the behind-the-scenes story of why and how we bought a travel trailer.

2020 Recap: A Year of Grounding

2020 came in like a wrecking ball, the year that no one anticipated. This year has felt like a blur- somehow dragging on forever and also whirring by incredibly fast. I have changed a LOT this year, in a variety of ways, and while parts of 2020 have been extraordinarily painful and sad, I don’t want to forget my experiences any time soon. Here’s my 2020 recap.

5 Things I’m Grateful for in 2020

In 2020, I think we all need a reason, more than ever, to rally around some central positive idea. So, while Thanksgiving may have problematic historical origins, I’m all about focusing on gratitude, on spending times with friends and family (albeit mostly virtually this year), and on consuming just mass amounts of carbs. In the spirit of the day, here’s five things I’m grateful for in 2020…

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