Top-10 Stories of 2018

What a year!
2018 has filled me with gratitude. I’m a lucky gal.

Last year, I traveled like a mad woman. I spent 30-days in England and 17-days in Central Coastal California. I’ve made short getaways to San Francisco, Santa Rosa, Petaluma, Gualala, Point Arena, and Bodega.

I’ve met talented, inspiring, and fascinating people everywhere. I slept 50-nights in 35-hotels from sublime 5-star to one nightmare where I wouldn’t put my bag on the floor, much-less stay. Meals of every description in 150+ eateries have ranged from roadside farm stands to fine dining. I’ve enjoyed wine, beer, cider, ale, spirits, and lovely tea.

Farms, ranches, vineyards, churches, castles, oceans, rivers, mountains, and museums—food tours, history tours, boat tours, self-drive tours, walking tours, winery tours, distillery tours, discovery tours, and street art tours were on the agenda in 2018.

I’ve traveled by jumbo-jet, train, glider, canoe, tour boat, punt, kayak, bus, tram, cycle, auto, and shoe sole.

In all my travels, I have a camera in hand (see Top-12 Photos of 2018) documenting everything, but I’m also looking for an angle. It’s been a good story year. I’ve been lucky to have many pieces published in print and web.

Story #2, England: Tropics of Cornwall, was named a 2018 GoNOMAD Top-10 Travel Story.

Here are readers Top-10 from stories published in 2018. They are arranged in descending ‘published date’ order.

1 A Hidden English Cottage: Haven for a Travel Writer
The Travel 100 11/27/18

2 England: Tropics of Cornwall
GoNOMAD 11/19/18


England: Tropics of Cornwall
GoNOMAD 11/19/18

3 England: Live Like a King, Golf Like a Lord in Kent, England’s Garden
Links & Libations 11/01/18

4 England: Gliding Across the Border to Wales
GoNOMAD 09/29/18

5 7 Places to Paddle, Pedal, and Hike Along the Mendocino Coast
Room 5 – trivago Magazine 08/23/18

6 Mendocino Coast Camping Options
Oakland Magazine 08/18/18

Mendocino Coast Camping Options
Oakland Magazine 08/18/18

7 First Nature Treks and Tours
Meeting News Northwest 04/15/18


First Nature Treks and Tours
Meeting News Northwest 04/15/18

8 St Augustine No-Drive Getaway, Take the Trolley
Short Weeks-Long Weekends 02/25/18


St Augustine No-Drive Getaway, Take the Trolley
Short Weeks-Long Weekends 02/25/18

9 How to Partake in Sustainable Tourism on Your Travels
TravelWise 02/12/18

10 4-Days Across America by Rail—Cross Country on Amtrak, Life on & off the Rails
ByWAYS Magazine 02/20/18

If you would like to see more of my 2018 work, see my portfolio HERE.

2019 is already shaping up to be another stellar year for Where Mary Gos.
Thanks for stopping by. —MaryGo

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