Think back to January 1, 2020. We bet that no matter what you anticipated, 2020 turned out galactically weirder than you expected. One of our first posts of the year was Ten Off-The-Beaten Path Destinations for 2020. Oh what folly!
In January we were full of high hopes for an awesome travel year: plans for a South Africa trip were in the works. Then came COVID.
In a bewildered world with a raging Pandemic and non-existent travel, our blog had to change. And after adjusting to the initial shock, we broadened our scope, shifted our focus, and continued publishing content that fascinated us, and hopefully, all of you. These were our most popular posts from 2020, and some of our personal favorites.
MOST POPULAR POSTS FROM 2020 – AS DETERMINED BY YOU!
I Love Your Blog! 7 Reasons to Come In Through the Front Door. If you only access a blog via the WordPress Reader, you’ll miss all the small details and fascinating quirks that fellow bloggers have created. Here’s the solution.
Pandemic Predictions: Changing the Face of Travel. Throughout the year the Pandemic was (and still is) on everyone’s mind – especially travelers who wonder what to expect in the future. Here’s our crystal ball.
Travel Blogging Without Travel: A Decision Point. As so many of us discovered, writing a travel blog during a global Pandemic is … well, tricky! What’s a blogger to do? This is what we decided.
The Magic of 9 Years of Blogging: Lessons Learned. While we were distracted by the events of the world, Gallivance quietly turned 9 last September. We shared some of our lessons on agility, passion, and home.
Petroglyphs: Imagination Chiseled in Stone. These mysterious stone carvings appear around the globe on every continent except Antartica, and have intrigued scientists for decades. What’s the story?
Blindsided in Liverpool: An Unexpected Beatles Journey. It’s not often that Terri bares her soul, but she let it all hang out in this post!
OUR FAVORITE POSTS
If We Could Only Read One of Your Posts … Which One? We love collaborating with you, so we invited you to send us a link to your favorite post on your blog. The response was tremendous and gave all of us reading material for weeks.
Abandoned Cities of the Maya: A Cautionary Tale of Collapse. Today, marvelous Mayan pyramids and palaces welcome visitors, but the mystery remains. Why did their society collapse?
Human Imagination: It All Started with the Lion Man. Human imagination – when did humans become aware, creative and mindful, and where’s the proof?
The Big Reveal: 7 Lessons From Our Blog Makeover. One of our huge projects for 2020 was to completely renovate our blog. Whew – what a task! Here’s how we did it.
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Let us begin the New Year by thanking you for your steadfast friendship, keen insights, and awesome comments! Hearing from you is what makes blogging all worthwhile. Here’s hoping that 2021 will be a galactically better year for all of us, filled with long-awaited hugs from loved ones and a glimmer of hope for the return to travel we all love.
Happy 2021, Everyone! Terri & James