Recap of 2017!

Recap of 2017!

Around this time last year, I took the plunge and launched my SamiM Adventures travel blog. It has always been a dream of mine to run a travel blog but for some reason, I had hemmed-and-hawed about it for so many years. On a whim, I sat down and purchased the domain. Within a week, I had this site up and running. Once I have my mind set on something, I stayed up ALL the hours and worked on it to make it perfect! A year has passed by and oh, what an adventure it has been (see what I did there). This year I have traveled more and written more than I have ever before. Are y’all tired of hearing me blab?

From Savannah, Georgia to California, all the way to Europe, 2017 has been a good year.

In 2017,

  • I walked through the art-covered neighborhood of Cabbagetown in ATL.
  • I rode a horse on the beach of Jekyll Island.
  • I walked amongst 20 million daffodils in Gibb’s Gardens, Georgia.
  • I went to the only tea plantation in America and tasted different types.
  • I stumbled upon a field of poppies and did not fall asleep like Dorothy.
  • I climbed through old town Dubrovnik.
  • I witnessed the breathtaking waterfall of Kravice Falls in Bosnia.
  • I drove all over my favorite country of Montenegro.
  • I roamed an abandoned castle in Albania.
  • I visited the blue domes of Santorini.
  • I tore my ACL completely on a plane between Greece and Switzerland.
  • I was stranded at the Zurich hotel for 24 hours crying my eyes out like the big baby I am.
  • I ordered my first room service meal.
  • I hiked in the Georgia mountains.
  • I walked through a field of sunflowers.
  • I picked apples right off the tree in North Georgia.
  • I glamped in an airstream in SoCal.
  • I walked amongst the many colors of Salvation Mountain.
  • I visited the desert exhibition of Seven Magic Mountains.
  • I touched the canyon walls of Antelope Canyon.
  • I saw the curve of Horseshoe Bend.
  • I stood next to a insanely tall 17 feet tall saguaro cactus.
  • I walked in 13 inches of snow.


Blog Stats!

  1. 57 travel journal entries
  2. 3380 visits to my website/ Average of 282 a month
  3. Social Media
    • Facebook
      • from 0 to 183 likes
    • Instagram
      • from 0 to 730 followers


In 2018,

  • I want to find a way to connect with more fellow travelers and form a community.
  • Learn more SEO in order to make my journal entries more visible to those who seek the same adventures.
  • Check off some bucket list destinations such as Amsterdam and Lauterbrunnen.
  • Reconquer Switzerland because my last trip was not how I want to remember that beautiful country.
  • Return to Colorado and get a mountain lodge experience.


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Sami Mastrario

A small town, plus-sized Southern girl that loves to travel to cool places, eat unadventurous food, and take pretty pictures.

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