Happy New year to all of our wonderful supporters, followers and readers!
I hope 2016 was kind to you and that 2017 will bring you great happiness. 2016 has faded into the past and 2017 is upon us. A little over a week ago we sat across the globe, anxiously waiting for the clock to strike midnight. New hope filled our hearts as the thoughts of new beginnings filled our conscience. We held our breath on every second closer that we approached the new year. Then just like that the clock struck midnight and relief came across all of us.
We made it. We made it through another year. Slates were washed clean and we are filled with hope that 2017 will bring us that much closer to our dreams. Last year’s stress and worries faded away like ripples in the water and we all embraced the idea of a fresh start.
That sensation was no different for Ashley and I. 2016 was an interesting year for us when it came to traveling. In 2016 we left behind Europe, traveling, and in some way our dreams of an extended round the world trip to accomplish another goal of ours, to write our new guidebook, Eat Local in Barcelona: A Guide to Catalan Cuisine, a project, that at times, we thought we would never finish. As we sent off our last chapter of the book on New Year’s Eve to our editor, a sense of relief flowed over us and we were able to relax....