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In pictures: The best of the rest of 2013

As I tidy up my desk and my desktop for the end of the year, I always get distracted by the files of photos and can’t help dipping in and reliving some of my trips from the last year. Being something of a photo-taking obsessive, there’s always a lot of them – way more than I can ever use on the blog. So it’s become a bit of an annual tradition for me to share the ‘best of the rest’ of the year’s photos (here are my choices from 2012 and 2011). These are some of my favorite unseen pictures from the last 12 months, taking us across the world from sunny Porto back in February, right up to Paris earlier this month. Hope you enjoy them, and wishing you all a great New Year’s Eve and a fantastic 2014! Lucy x

Galeries Lafayette rooftop Eiffel Tower view

The Eiffel Tower at sunset from the rooftop of the Galeries Lafayette department store in Paris

On the beach in Croyde in Devon

On the beach on a summer’s day in Croyde, Devon

The city walls of Kotor, Montenegro

The city walls of Kotor in Montenegro, lit up at night

Tropicana casino, Las Vegas Nevada

Vintage style Las Vegas – outside the Tropicana casino

Looking down on Porto from the Dom Luis Bridge

Looking down on Porto from the Dom Luis Bridge

Bryce Canyon, Utah, USA

Magical rock formations in Bryce Canyon National Park, USA

Vintage neon signs in Las Vegas, USA

Part of the Las Vegas Neon Museum’s collection of vintage signs

Countryside cottage in Croyde in Devon

Classic English thatched cottage in Devon

The Louvre, Paris

Winter skies over the Louvre in Paris

Wedding day

And finally one photo not taken by me! On my wedding day in September

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  1. Great post and pictures, and congratulations on your wedding!

    December 30, 2013
    • Thanks so much, lots of great travel memories but the wedding is still definitely the top one!

      December 30, 2013
  2. Wonderful pictures!

    December 30, 2013
  3. Great post! congratulations on your wedding – you look great ! 🙂

    December 30, 2013
    • Thanks so much, we had such a great day, though it seemed to fly past so quickly!

      December 30, 2013
  4. Congratulations on your wedding! Wishing you a lifetime of happiness.

    December 30, 2013
    • Thanks so much, it was a fantastic day and lots of great memories.

      December 30, 2013
  5. So you are not truly on the “loose” alone anymore. Good for you! I love your photos and wish i could visit some of these locations. For now I will do so virtually through your blog.

    December 30, 2013
    • Haha, yes I’ll be bringing my new husband on the loose with me! Thanks so much, so pleased you enjoy the photos as I love taking them, should have lots more to come in 2014 hopefully!

      December 30, 2013
  6. Great photos and congratulations on your wedding! I love your photo of Kotor!

    December 30, 2013
    • Thank you! Kotor was definitely one of my favourite finds of 2013.

      December 30, 2013
  7. love the Montenegro one – incredible that they light up the wall all across the hill!

    December 30, 2013
    • Those lights were lovely, we stayed right across the bay so that was our view and they looked beautiful reflected in the water!

      December 30, 2013
  8. Lovely pictures and a lovely end to a great year by the look of things! Here’s to 2014…

    December 30, 2013
    • It’s not been a bad one! Here’s to an even better 2014 and lots of travels for both of us (and hopefully might get to actually meet in person at some point!).

      January 1, 2014
  9. Great photo of Kotor by night! We were there for our honeymoon in 2010 and only spent a day there – would never have known the evening perspective if not seen here. 🙂 Happy Travels in 2014!

    December 30, 2013
    • Kotor was lovely – I knew so little about Montenegro before going out there but it was a very nice surprise, and loved that view! Hope you have a great 2014 too.

      January 1, 2014
  10. Audrey Bourget #

    Love your first Paris photo and the Kotor and Porto ones. Congrats on the wedding!

    December 30, 2013
    • Thanks! I’d been meaning to go up onto the Galeries Lafayette roof terrace for ages and am so glad to have finally made it – couldn’t have hoped to time it better!

      January 1, 2014
  11. All lovely shots, especially your wedding photo. Your photos have made me determined to visit Bryce Canyon some day 🙂

    December 31, 2013
    • Thank you – the southwest USA was definitely a dream to photograph, so many stunning landscapes!

      January 1, 2014
  12. A lovely gallery of photos with which to end the year. Thank you, and a very Happy New Year. Look forward to seeing many more great pics in 2014.

    December 31, 2013
    • Thanks so much – hope you have a very happy new year too!

      January 1, 2014
  13. Lovely photos from your travels in 2013. Happy New Year to you and your husband! Congrats. Love the photo of the two of you. Simple, classic, and elegant.

    December 31, 2013
    • Thank you – our wedding photographer was fantastic, she got some great natural shots (not an easy feat as I’m much happier behind the camera!). Happy new year to you too, hope you have a fantastic 2014!

      January 1, 2014
  14. I like the photo in Montenegro. Congrats on getting married!

    December 31, 2013
    • Thank you! Montenegro was great, so much to see in a small country and some fabulous views!

      January 1, 2014
  15. Lovely…i like all of them specially the last one! You guys are perfectly made for each other!!!

    December 31, 2013
    • Thank you, it was such a great day, one we’ll never forget. Hope you have a very happy new year!

      January 1, 2014
  16. Love the photos, especially the one in Montenegro! Congrats on your wedding…beautiful:

    January 1, 2014
    • Thank you! Montenegro is definitely my pick for 2014, I think it’s about to get a lot more well known!

      January 1, 2014
  17. Such a wonderful collection!!! I loved it, specially the one of Montenegro, it is quite strange that so few people visit the Balkan countries in Europe!

    January 2, 2014
    • Thank you. The Balkans are a really fascinating part of the world, and such amazing scenery – Croatia is already getting very popular and I imagine the other countries in the area will do soon!

      January 2, 2014
  18. Fabulous pictures as always! You make a beautiful bride. All the best for 2014!!

    January 2, 2014
    • Thanks so much Darlene – hope you have a fantastic 2014 too!

      January 2, 2014
  19. That last photo is the best one of all! Congratulations!

    January 15, 2014
    • Thanks Melissa, we had a fantastic day, can’t believe it was four months ago already!

      January 15, 2014
  20. Wow! That beach in Devon does not look like England! Still loving the wedding pic. You look stunning!

    January 15, 2014
    • Thanks Ari! Croyde was gorgeous, felt like we were in the Med somewhere not Devon!

      January 15, 2014
  21. My favourite is the one from Montenegro – the lights look so pretty.

    January 18, 2014
    • Thanks, it was a great view from our apartment across the bay to Kotor all lit up!

      January 18, 2014

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