Happy Blog-iversary!

I can't believe it but last week was the one year anniversary for Her Bags Were Packed so I thought we'd celebrate this week by looking back at the 5 most popular posts from this year.

But before we get to that, I want to highlight some of the accomplishments of this last year. Since launching a year ago, we have published 51 blog posts (52 once this goes live) beginning with two of my favorite stories from my month in Italy, Fear is a Liar and This Is Your Life, Revel In It.

We've also discussed various topics like how to save while traveling solo, interviewed readers about their first solo travel experiences, shared suggestions for traveling on a budget, and revealed my favorite cheap eats in Rome.

We've built a private Facebook group that is continuously growing and even started planning the first Her Bags Were Packed group trip (if you want to know more about this just shoot me an email).

We were featured in articles on Forbes and Nerd Wallet and got to travel to Puerto Rico, Amsterdam, Iceland and more.

Whether you have been here since the beginning or are just discovering Her Bags Were Packed, thank you for being on this journey with me. If you have feedback on the past year or have requests for topics you would like to see covered in the future, please share in the comments or send me an email.

And without further ado, here are the five most popular blog posts of our first year (each image will click over to the post, if you want to check it out).


What was your favorite post from this year? What do you hope to see in 2019? Let me know in the comments below.