I’m a few days late, but Happy 2013!
I’d like to start my year with a confession: It’s been a while since Just Visiting has been at the top of its game. Okay that’s a lie, it’s never been at the top of its game. I let my day job easily defeat my dedication to this site. But a new year means a new start, and over the past six months I’ve put a lot of hard work into getting Just Visiting back up and running better than ever before.
First thing’s first: a MAJOR site redesign! I’ve worked long hours with friends and colleagues to design and build something that I feel fits Just Visiting. Of course it’ll forever be a work in progress, but I think it’s well on its way to a much more user friendly experience, and more importantly, MUCH better content.
Secondly, I’ve begun investing in better camera equipment so hopefully I’ll be able to take (and share) even better photos. And I CAN’T WAIT to start playing around with video using my new GoPro Hero 3!
Also, I’ve recently enrolled in a travel writing class that I’m fairly certain will help me craft my stories so that they’re much more interesting and informative to read.
And last but not least, what would a travel blog be without any traveling? So I’m kicking off the brand new Just Visiting with a BIG trip! Check back tomorrow for the official announcement (hint: I’ll be packing enough stuff to live off of for three months)!
I can’t thank those of you enough who’ve followed my journeys over the years. And for those of you who may be seeing this site for the first time, I promise to do my best not to disappoint! Here’s to kicking off 2013 the right way—traveling new places, meeting new people, and going on all kinds of adventures!
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