2019 Travel Recap Where I Traveled This Year in Photos

Where I Traveled in 2019 + My Favorite Images

2019 was an incredible year of travel, adventure, exploration, and learning. I finally had the opportunity to visit destinations I’ve been dreaming of visiting forever, like Japan, where I spent nearly two months traveling the nation, and Scotland, where my husband and I spent a month for our anniversary. My husband and I also became licensed drone pilots, and I further upgraded my camera equipment, which resulted in some of my favorite images I’ve ever taken (below).

I took so many photographs during my travels that I’m really proud of, but I wanted to share with you some of my favorite images from each place I visited and some of my favorite projects I’ve worked on this year. Feel free to save them as a phone background [Please note: all images are subject to copyright, owned by Annie Fairfax, and may not be altered, sold, printed, or reproduced without an appropriate license], or click here to explore my photography portfolio and order fine art prints of your favorite images to hang in your home (our walls are covered in my photos!).  I’ll also link the title of each image to the section they’re found in my portfolio so you can see more or order prints!

In addition to visiting more than a dozen cities and villages in Japan and seeing much of Scotland and her incredible views, we traveled to England, Canada, and the Philippines, explored more of our home state of Michigan, returned to beautiful Mackinac Island, enjoyed the Tulip Festival in Holland, Lilac Festival, and Lavender Festivals, and had the opportunity to explore my hometown of Petoskey in greater detail to share with all of you, and many more beautiful adventures.  Explore where else we visited below to get inspired for your 2020 travels!

Happy New Year!

1. Unveiling the New 2020 Lexus Convertible Concept at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit (January) [Prints]
Lexus LC Convertible Luxury Car at Detroit's North American International Auto Show Press Preview Day NAIAS 2019 by Annie Fairfax
2. Cozy at Hotel Walloon in Walloon Lake (February) [Prints]
Luxury Hotels of the World: Hotel Walloon Interior Design

3. Sleeping Beauty’s Castle at Disneyland in Anaheim, California (February) [Prints Not Available]
Disneyland The Ultimate Travel Guide by Annie Fairfax Disneyland Travel Tips Advice

4. Senso-Ji Temple in Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan  (March) [Prints]
Crowds of People at Senso-Ji Temple Asakusa Kannon Buddhist Temple in Tokyo, Japan Shrine with Massive Red Japanese Paper Lanterns Near Tokyo Sky Tree Goddess of Mercy by Annie Fairfax

5. Shinkyo Bridge & Barrels of Sake in Nikko, Japan (March) [Prints]

6. Ink On Tap at Inkstand Custom Blended Calligraphy/Manga Ink Shop in Taito, Tokyo, Japan (March) [Prints]

7. Cherry Blossom Festival at Osaka Castle in Osaka, Japan (March) [Prints]

8. The Bowing Wild Deer of Nara Park in Nara, Japan (March) [Prints]

9. Fushimi Inari Taisha in Kyoto, Japan (March) [Prints]

10. Apprentice Geisha Walking to Work in the Rain in Gion, Kyoto, Japan (March) [Prints]
Geisha Maiko Apprentice Walking to Work in Kimono in Gion, Kyoto, Japan

11. Cherry Blossoms at Himeji Castle in Himeji, Japan (April) [Prints]

12. Kurokawa Onsen Mountain Hot Spring Village in Kurokawa Onsen, Japan (April) [Prints]

13. Hakone Village in Hakone, Japan (April) [Prints]

14. Meiji Shrine in Harajuku, Tokyo, Japan (April) [Prints]
Meiji Shrine Gate in Harajuku in Tokyo, Japan by Annie Fairfax

15. Arabian Harbour at Tokyo Disney Sea in Tokyo, Japan (April) [Prints Not Available] Tokyo DisneySea Palace of Agrabah Aladdin Castle

16. Japanese Food Various Places in Japan (March & April) [Prints]
Syoka Luxury Restaurant in Nara, Japan Teorisushi Build Your Own Sushi Rolls in an Elegant Japanese Style Tea House Luxury Restaurants of the World by Annie Fairfax

17. Variegated Tulip at Tulip Time Festival in Holland (May) [Prints]
Holland, Michigan Tulip Time Festival Dutch Cultural Heritage Spring Flower Celebration Even 5k 10k Race Tulips and Juleps Derby Party Dockside Boat Tours Blooming Tulip Bulbs Michigan Flower Festival Bright Colorful Perennial Flowers Where to Buy Tulip Bulbs 5 Million Tulips in Holland Michigan De Zwaan Dutch Windmill Tulip Farm Fields of Tulips
18. Sailing Lake Michigan (May) [Prints]
Holland, Michigan Tulip Time Festival Dutch Cultural Heritage Spring Flower Celebration Even 5k 10k Race Tulips and Juleps Derby Party Dockside Boat Tours Blooming Tulip Bulbs Michigan Flower Festival Bright Colorful Perennial Flowers Where to Buy Tulip Bulbs 5 Million Tulips in Holland Michigan De Zwaan Dutch Windmill Tulip Farm Fields of Tulips
19. Relaxing at Inn at Bay Harbor in Bay Harbor, Michigan (May) [Prints]

20. Walking the Beach in Harbor Springs, Michigan (May) [Prints]
Harbor Springs The Official Travel Guide by Annie Fairfax
21. Exploring Indy with Visit Indy (May) [Prints]

22. Visiting Cincinnati (June)

23. Lilacs in the Rain at Lilac Festival on Mackinac Island, MI (June) [Prints]

24. Dock Hopping in Bay View, MI (June) [Prints]

25. French Lavender at Imlay City Lavender Festival (July) [Prints]
Lavender Festival in Imlay City Guide the Official Festival Guide by Annie Fairfax
26. London Eye & The Exterior of The Kensington Hotel in London, England (July) [Prints]

27. Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh & Edinburgh Castle in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom (July) [Prints]

28. An indoor Oasis at Kimpton Blythswood Square in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom (July) [Prints]
Hotel Kimpton Glasgow Scotland Luxury Hotel Fine Dining in Glasgow, Scotland Best Places to Stay in Glasgow
29. Fairy Pool Vow Renewal in Scotland, United Kingdom (July) [Prints]

30. Mealt Falls Rushing Towards Basalt Cliffs on the Sea in Scotland, United Kingdom (July) [Prints]
Mealt Falls on the Isle of Skye Scotland's Scottish Highlands Photographed by Annie Fairfax
31. Eilean Donan Castle in the Fog in Dornie, Scotland, United Kingdom (July) [Prints]
Eilean Donan Castle on Isle of Skye in Scotland, United Kingdom Incredible Things to do in Scotland
32. The Sea Gates of Portree in Portree, Scotland, United Kingdom (July) [Prints]
Portree the Capital City of the Isle of Skye in Scotland by Annie Fairfax
33. Highland Coo on the Isle of Skye, Scotland, United Kingdom (July) [Prints]
Hector's Highland Coos on the Isle of Skye 10 Day United Kingdom Scotland and England Itinerary Things to Do on the Isle of Skye by Annie Fairfax
34. Blair Castle in Blair Atholl, Scotland, United Kingdom (July) [Prints]
Blair Castle in Glen Garry Blair Atholl, Scotland Beautiful European Castles National Gardens United Kingdom by Annie Fairfax
35. Swimming Loch Ness in Loch Ness, Scotland, United Kingdom (July) [Prints]
Loch Ness City Travel Guide Tourism Information by Annie Fairfax
36. Spending a Week in a Castle at Glengarry Castle Hotel in Glengarry, Scotland, United Kingdom (July) [Prints]

37. Perceptions of Light and Colour inside Stirling Castle in Stirling, Scotland, United Kingdom (July) [Prints]
Perceptions of Light and Colour Inside Stirling Castle in Stirling, Scotland, United Kingdom National Heritage Sites by Annie Fairfax

38. Balloons In Flight at Hot Air Balloon Festival in Midland, MI (August) [Prints Unavailable]
Hot Air Balloon Festival Midland, Michigan Riverdays The Official Festival Guide
39. Walking in Rain on Mackinac Island, MI (August) [Prints]

40. Ancient Baths Alight at AIRE Ancient Baths in Chicago, IL (September) [Prints]

41. Salmon Salad in the Atrium at West Baden Springs Hotel in French Lick West Baden, IN (September) [Prints Unavailable]
West Baden Springs Luxury Hotel in West Baden Springs, Indiana Luxury Hotels of the World North American AAA Diamond Hotel Awards
42. Sunrise Over Charlevoix Country Club in Charlevoix, MI (October) [Prints Available By Request]
Charlevoix Country Club Golf Course The Beautiful Northern Michigan Summer Fall Midwest Travel Beach Lake Destination

43. Farm-to-Table Breakfast in Traverse City at Sugar 2 Salt Restaurant in Traverse City, MI (October) [Prints]
S2S Sugar to Salt
44. Tropical Jungle in The Motor City at Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory & Botanical Garden in Detroit, MI (November) [Prints]

45. Succulents Under Scrutiny at Frederik Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids, MI (December) [Prints]
Succulents at Frederik Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids, MI

Thank you for such an incredible year. Without your encouragement and support, none of this would be possible. I am sincerely thankful for every opportunity I’ve had this year, and I’m so excited to see what the next year has in store for us!

May 2020 be the best year yet for us all!

xAnnie Fairfax

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  1. Lisa Premo says:

    Look at you and all of your travels! How wonderful! I’ve been to many places as well, and I love the UK!