As I look ahead to the future, I like to consider all of the exciting destinations that I hope to visit and share with readers. I also took some time to reflect on some of the places that I have already been fortunate to see. Some destinations can make an incredible impression on us. I think about people I might have met, cuisine that I enjoyed there, or entertainment that I might have made me laugh during my trip. Those moments stick with me. For some destinations, the sheer beauty of the places made them memorable. I also recall the destinations and accommodations that helped me feel comfortable and pampered. I was able to rest and recuperate, which means a great deal to me. I respect the people who work so hard to help give others experiences that they will treasure, and I look forward to another year of sharing information on travel destinations.
Claudine has been published in the New York Times, the Huffington Post, Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia, Hotel Chatter, and other distinguished publications.
She has a bachelor's degree in Mass Communications and a master's degree in Information Design and Communications.