5 Years of Travel (in Photos)

At the end of 2007, I was a 22-year-old novice traveler stepping on a plane to the other side of the world with nothing but a backpack full of belongings and less than $1000 to my name.

At the end of 2012, I’m an expat living in my favorite country in the world.

The past five years make up the most shaping, significant, surreal time in my life.

As I sat down to write the post wrapping up this epic stage, I realized that I have enough stories for a book, not one blog post.

Instead of cramming it all in 500 words, I’m going to reflect on the past half decade and share the most important moments of my travel years.

To start, I’ve put together a slideshow of the photos that represent the most cherished memories I have, the amazing people I’ve met, and the insanely cool things I’ve been able to experience across five continents.

(Below is a slideshow of pictures embedded from Flickr. If you can’t see it, you can view them here.) You can also view them on Flickr to see the descriptions of each photo.


What is your favorite travel photo? Share it in the comments below.

  • Looks like a ton of great memories! Happy travelversary Jasmine. :)

  • TheFather

    I love the Tiger, the Watt and the Mekong photos the best!

  • Thanks Matt :)

  • The tiger is a classic!

  • TheFather

    But I also love the beach shot, and the NZ rock. You should have included more in the Watt..some really beautiful stuff.

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  • A great compilation. keep pushing and learning.
    1. My favorite with you in it: the one with the koala and you is really cute- the koala
    2. My fav with locals: kids in canoe
    3. my fav that captures the essence of the nomadic life: the campervan

  • The one with the green terraces in the background is pretty spectacular!

  • Dwayne Golden

    Jasmine, I love the blog. In fact I have always considered moving to Medellin when I retire but learning more about the country from you in my recent visits and reviewing your blog has made this more of a reality for my wife and I.

    Thanks for keeping us informed.

  • Thanks for stopping by my blog Dwayne :)

  • Jenna@Webjet

    Your pictures are amazing! You’re travels are truly inspirational and make me want to jump on a plane right now! I’m so glad you’ve have the opportunity to have such great experiences I wish you the best in your next 5 years of travel.

  • Thanks Jenna :)