End of Year Instagram

I’ve decided to start doing regular updates from my Instagram account, sharing the photos that were popular there. You follow me on Instgram, right? If not, click right HERE to go to my Instgram profile, then click on follow. I can’t wait to connect with you there.

This photo of the Chateau Frontenac in Quebec City was the most popular one that I shared last month. It must be its stately grandeur, even in the midst of construction, that make people fall in love with the place.

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The next two photos were taken in Lloret de Mar, in Costa Brava, Spain. The first photo was taken in the beautiful Santa Clotilde gardens, a wonderful place to wander on a warm afternoon. 


The next photo was taken closer to home, A photo posted by Mary Jo Manzanares (@travelingwithmj) on


The second photo from Lloret de Mar was a view looking out at the sea. I’m looking forward to a return visit to the area next spring for TBEX Europe 2015.


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The next photo was taken closer to home, although I had never visited there until this year — Marymere Falls in Olympic National Park. This gem of a national park is located on the Olympic Peninsula, and I don’t know how I managed to not visit it before. It was a cold spring day when I was there, and I can’t wait to head back in warmer weather.  


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Another photo from a couple of years ago, this one of the Rainbow Bridge in Tokyo. This first trip to Asia was part of an ambassador program for ANA’s launch of the Dreamliner and I have very fond memories of my time there.


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And finally, a close up view of the Colosseo in Rome, one of my favorite cities in the world. Sure, it’s crazy hectic with lots of people, but it’s that excitement and verve that makes it such a great place to experience life.


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Mary Jo Manzanares is a traveler, travel blogger, and podcaster. In addition to her blog, Traveling with MJ, she hosts the Where Else to Go podcast, and is the founder and the editor-in-chief of The Traveler’s Way, an online travel magazine. Her travel ethos is value luxury - luxury for real people - and her goal is to help travelers know when to splurge and when to save. Mary Jo has been a speaker at various industry events around the world. When she’s not traveling, Mary Jo likes lingering over a cup of coffee, wandering in a museum, sipping wine at a cafe, and sharing it all with friends and readers. Her most recent travels were to Stockholm, a Baltic cruise, and Universal Orlando Resort.

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