Tag Archives: New Years

Getting a Little Loony at Edinburgh’s Loony Dook

Selfie at Loony Dook 2020 #3

Edinburgh’s Loony Dook is one of the craziest activities I’ve participated in, and one of the most exhilarating! In a nutshell, I jumped into the North Sea with hundreds of other revelers to wash away the previous year and get ready for the New Year. How Loony Dook Started The name means just like it sounds – a lunatic dunk. …

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End of the Year Report and Plans for 2020

Plans for 2020

As I ring in the New Year with the Edinburgh Hogmanay Celebration, I’m well into my plans for 2020. This past year was interesting, to say the least. This next one is pure excitement and I have so much already worked out. Wrapping Up 2019 2019 was my fifth year of traveling the world. I visited nearly 40 cities in …

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Celebrating New Year’s in Vietnam Wasn’t What I Expected

Seflie on Plane to Vietnam

Last year, I decided to visit Vietnam for the end of the year, partially because my 30-day visa into Thailand was expiring and because I was hoping to see some good fireworks. Without a lot of research about what to do for my first trip to Vietnam, I flew into the Vietnamese capital on the 31st from Bangkok. While there …

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Attending the Hogmanay New Year’s Celebration was a Dream Come True

Edinburgh's Hogmanay 2018 Midnight Moment (c) Chris Watt

It’s been about ten years since I first watched Hogmanay on YouTube, and I’ve been dreaming about attending it in person ever since. For New Year’s Eve 2018, I stood beneath Edinburgh castle watching the best fireworks show ever, I realized my dream had come true as tears poured down my face. It wasn’t just about seeing the show in …

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