In truth, 2017 had a difficult start. I was struggling with shift work whilst being pregnant. We were in the middle of a massive consuming house renovation my dad was diagnosed with lymphoma. Here we are at the other end with a beautiful baby boy, who brings us so much joy, my dad is better and enjoying life again. As a family, we are travelling the world, seeing the New Year in Colombia. We have so much to be thankful for, especially another addition to our family, Esme and Quinn’s cousin Arthur!

Last year, we were looking out our bedroom window in rainy London, trying to get a glimpse of the fireworks in Croydon. This year, we wandered around Cartagena, sampling street food, soaking up the celebrations and listening to latin music. Although, I fell asleep at 1030pm, it felt really festive throughout the day in Cartagena. Shaun went for a wander at midnight to see the fireworks sipping on a beer. He loves a midnight stroll lol.

We wanted to show you the highlights of our year. Shaun has been working on our NY video for weeks! I can’t tell you how much work has gone into this. Take a look at this Travel Mad Family’s 2017!!! Happy New Year to you all and thank you so much for your continued support as our readers and followers. We can’t wait to keep improving our content in 2018 and bringing you more travel inspiration.

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  1. Laura eddy January 1, 2018 at 10:33 pm


  2. fakefrenchgirl January 2, 2018 at 11:55 am

    What a great year! We went to Venice, Berlin and Barcelona in 2017. Thanks for all the travel inspiration.

  3. Triona January 2, 2018 at 2:28 pm

    Amazing! Well done and all the best for 2018!

  4. Hannah January 7, 2018 at 10:44 am

    Inspirational! Love your family photos. Happy New Year.

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