Hi guys! My name is Kim Charters – born and raised in Michigan…but set on a mission to see the world. 2015 was a year jam-packed with incredible destinations and crossing things off of my bucketlist. Here’s bits and pieces of my amazing year!
Attended a beer festival in Regensburg, Germany – called the “Regensburger Dult”.
Climbed many stairs to the “Walhalla” – also in Regensburg, Germany.
Toured the Neuschwanstein Castle (the castle you see before a Disney movie starts) – in Schwangau, Germany.
Hiked Harder Kulm in Interlaken, Switzerland.
Visited Duamo di Milano in Milan, Italy.
Went island hopping in Venice and visited the most colorful island in the world – Burano, Italy.
Walked the entire Colosseum in Rome.
Went paragliding through the Swiss Alps in Switzerland.
Hiked hundreds of stairs to reach the castle “Marienburg Fortress” in Würzburg, Germany.
Rode on a gondola in Venice, Italy.
Drank frozen margaritas on the beach in Cascais in Portugal.
Visited La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain.
Swam in the Atlantic Ocean in Portugal.
Ate breakfast, lunch, and dinner at La Boqueria in Barcelona.
Roamed the streets of Madrid, Spain and took in all of the beautiful architecture.
Toured the Camp Nau stadium right after they won the championship.
Ate the famous pastry in Lisbon at the most famous bakery in Belem.
Took in the beautiful overlook of Lisbon, Portugal atop the São Jorge Castle.
Kayaked to Turnip Rock.
Jumped on rocks to get close to the real life, original “Little Mermaid” statue in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Took in the big city life in Chicago.
Hiked Fløyen in Bergen, Norway.
Hiked 12 hours in the snow to Trolltunga in Norway.
Spent Halloween in New Mexico.
Danced around the streets of New Orleans.
Wandered around St. Louis, Missouri.
Walked around the massive Meteor Crater located in Winslow, Arizona.
Hiked through the desert for 2 days to experience killer waterfalls like THIS.
Stopped at the Grand Canyon.
Dangled my feet off the edge at Horseshoe Bend.
Felt like I was on Mars at Antelope Canyon.
Hiked in water up to my thighs at The Narrows.
Dangling my feet after hiking one of the most dangerous hikes in America – Angels Landing
Hiked around Maroon Bells in Aspen – made my way to Crater Lake in the pouring rain.
Spent a hot day sunbathing at the lighthouse in Ludington.
Walked Nyhavn in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Saw Park Güell in Barcelona.
Climbed rocks atop Angels Landing.
Strolled around the markets and ate dinner At the Navigli canals of Milan.
Walked around Lofthus, Norway with my beautiful host family and dog Kira.
Hiked through the sand at The Sleeping Bear Dunes.
Walked each street over and over again in Amsterdam.
Wow. Looking back, 2015 was incredible. Traveling has truly changed my life and this was just the beginning. Thank you for all of the support throughout 2015 – and a special thanks to all of my hosts through couchsurfing and all of the beautiful individuals who impacted my life throughout my travels. The travel bug bit me hard – and I will never stop.
If you have any comments or questions – please don’t hesitate to ask.
If you’d like to see all of my traveling pictures from the past and those to come – support and follow me on Instagram – @waddupkim 🙂
XOXO, AS KIM TRAVELS • KIM CHARTERS.