16 Memories

If I close my eyes, I fall right back to each and every one of these moments. Every day, my mind dreams and is filled with flashbacks of the experiences I have had over the past year.

Whether the memory be as significant as seeing the Eiffel Tower for the first time or walking through historic Rome, or as small as a stranger’s smile on the metro, a meal shared in a new country, or a rainy day at home in Barcelona.

Here are 16 of my favorite memories from 2016!

Moving to Barcelona

January 8, 2016 – June 30, 2016

Admiring the Eiffel Tower

February 12, 2016 – February 14, 2016

Sunset in Lisbon

March 11, 2016 – March 13, 2016

 Traveling Solo

Nice, Eze, Monaco, and Antibes, France

March 18, 2016 – March 20, 2016

Mom & Claire 

Barcelona, Venice, Genoa, Santa Margherita Ligure, Portofino, & Cinque Terre

March 21, 2016 – March 29, 2016

Roadtripping Ibiza

April 7, 2016 – April 11, 2016

Experiencing Amsterdam

April 15, 2016 – April 17, 2016

Hiking Cinque Terre 

May 14, 2016

Wine Tasting in Tuscany

May 15, 2016

Rome in 24 hours 

May 18, 2016

Florence Sunset

May 13, 2016 – May 19, 2016

Sailing in Capri

May 20, 2016

Beach Day in Amalfi Coast

Sorrento, Positano, and Pompeii

May 19, 2016 – May 22, 2016


Ireland, Edinburgh, and London

May 24, 2016 – June 5, 2016

Turning 22

July 30, 2016


October 11, 2016

Each and every one of these memories are filled with adventure, growth, love, happiness, and friends that I will forever remember. These small moments define 2016 for me.

I am beyond grateful for these memories, and cannot wait to see what 2017 will bring. I am surrounded by loving friends and family, have a Spring Break trip planned to Mexico, plan to graduate in December, and hope to travel Europe again in the summer.

Happy, happy New Year!


Madeline Alice Johnson


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