Every time I visit Florida, I discover new places like Weeki Wachee Spring State Park, and return to the places I've known since my childhood on the Gulf Coast, like St Petersburg and the always beautiful Fort de Soto County Park.
We rented kayaks and paddled among lush vegetation and wildlife down the 4.5 km stretch of crystal-clear spring water which bubbles from subterraneous caverns and flows out into the Gulf of Mexico.
I had the chance to visit the Great Smoky Mountains National Park for the peak of the autumn foliage in 2020.
In 2018, I ventured outside of Paris for the first time and visited two other major French cities for the day.
My second trip to Paris was even more magical than the first as I had nearly two months to live in and explore the city during the spring of 2018.
I went on a roadtrip in the US in autumn of 2019 through California and several southern states.
In September 2019, I spent two weeks in the state of Oaxaca, one of the country's thirty-two states located in southwestern Mexico.
The final stop on my 2017 visit to Europe was Switzerland, where I spent a few days in the city of Lausanne, located on the shores of Lake Geneva.
I travelled to Slovakia and the Czech Republic in the summer of 2017 but I don't have that many photos as it was a very short visit. So although the former Czechoslovakia broke up in 1993, I'm bringing it back together for this gallery.
My first-ever trip to Europe started in Paris, France in the summer of 2017, and it was everything I'd dreamed of and more.