Glaciers, albino squirrels, massive sand dunes, bighorn sheep, and black bears. Yes, 2015 was a memorable travel year for me, and the best way to relive it is to take a look back at the highlights from the Quirky Travel Guy Instagram feed.
Follow along as I recap the past 12 months, and let’s raise a glass to a great year of travel in 2016!
My hometown provided a number of great sights this year, including the cool shot above taken at the Warhol Museum. I also saw bald eagles and other exotic birds at the National Aviary, then later in the year climbed aboard some of the nation’s fastest coasters at Kennywood amusement park and hung out with a dinosaur statue dressed like Mr. Rogers.
My trip to the Denver area was a blast! I spent time in two of the country’s most underrated national parks: Black Canyon of the Gunnison, and Great Sand Dunes. I also got to check out some of the awesome street art around the Mile High City and a weird Humpty Dumpty figure in Colorado Springs.
The small town of Olney is known for its white squirrels. These critters are so quirky and adorable!
Glacier National Park and the surrounding area provided the most spectacular scenery of the year, including fake moose, real bears, and glorious mountains.
Look, it’s Santa Claus! The town of Santa Claus, Indiana, to be exact. It’s all Santa all the time in this crazy place.
Finally, my current homebase of Chicago provided a ton of cool images this year, like a pic of boozy drinks atop the Signature Room at the John Hancock Center, a $10,000 bill from the Money Museum, Navy Pier fireworks from above, a shot of the glass balcony at the Willis Tower, hula spinners at a fire spinning event, and an awesomely-decorated holiday house.