My Picks For Best and Worst Travel Experiences of 2013

Wait! Don’t worry, this isn’t yet another Pollyannaish review of my year in travel. Well, maybe it is a little bit. No, instead it’s a quick back look at some of my favorite posts of the year about the good, bad and ugly of my travel experiences.


Savannah, Georgia

Best Domestic Travel Destinations

I didn’t do a whole lot of domestic travel this year; an oversight I’d like to address in 2014. What trips I did take though I thoroughly enjoyed, including these close-to-home favorites.



Best Travel Experiences

I’m an active traveler, so this was a really hard category to narrow down to just a few of my favorite experiences. More than being active though, what makes an activity truly great is its ability to surprise and amaze. With that in mind, these were without a doubt my favorite travel experiences of 2013.


zadar sunset

Best International Destinations

By far most of my travel is international and this year marked a great year for international adventures. My favorite country visited may have been Croatia, but all of my exploits were a whole lot of fun. Here are some of my favorite posts about those countries.

Toronto skyline

Worst Travel Experiences

As much as I love to travel, it’s just not possible to like every new place visited. So while some of these destinations and activities may have redeeming qualities, I don’t see them.

Dumpling Taipei Taiwan

Best Foods Enjoyed Traveling

I have said a hundred times that food is arguably one of the most important aspects of the travel experience and I still hold firm in that belief. The memories we retain from the smells and tastes of food are amongst the strongest and we retain those memories for years after a trip. I definitely ate my fair share of great foods in 2013, but these were some of my favorites.



Lessons Learned This Year

If you’re a regular reader, then you know that I tend to get a little philosophical at times. Sometimes it’s ranty, other times it’s a topic that means a lot to me. Out of all of my oddball, inspirational posts though these are my favorite from 2013.

These are some of the travel experiences that made 2013 memorable for me – what are yours?


By: Matt Long

Matt has a true passion for travel. As someone who has a bad case of the travel bug, Matt travels the world in order to share tips on where to go, what to see and how to experience the best the world has to offer.

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