Favorite Photo of 2016

Inspired by some colleagues, I’ve been thinking about my best photos of 2016. I don’t know if this one is my best, but it’s definitely my favorite of the year…

I love the movement in the shot — the surfers running out into the cold water to surf under a perfect sunset. I took this photo with my bare feet in the sand, after being fairly soaked by a wave that came up way farther than expected — the best. 🙂

Back in Mexico

We’re semi-nomadic. Each year we try to pick a new city to live in for 2-3 months, but after falling in love with Puerto Aventuras last year, we just had to go back. While in the Yucatán this year, I knocked off an item on my bucket list — swimming with whale sharks.

We also spent a month in a small surf town on the other side of Mexico called Sayulita — great tacos and cute town, but it’s hard to compare to waking up to this view every morning.

Best Meetup Photos

This year, I visited 6 new countries: Austria, the United Kingdom (both Great Britain and Ireland), Canada, Croatia, India, and Nepal. Some of these locations were for Automattic meetups — trips to work with teammates from around the world. Sound interesting? We’re hiring.

Trekking Nepal

In November, I did a week-long trek in Nepal — climbing thousands of steps through small villages in the Annapurna region. I can’t wait to go back and hike the full Annapurna Circuit.

Exploring the Desert

Over the last year or so, we’ve been driven out to Sedona a couple times to visit family and do some hiking. It’s a pretty beautiful and unique area. Within a few hours drive of Sedona, you can also find The Grand Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, and other natural wonders of the Southwestern United States.


Other Great Sunsets of 2016

If you’ve seen my Instagram page, you know that my favorite photographic subject is the sunset, and 2016 had some great ones. Most of these are from Windansea Beach and other areas around La Jolla, California.

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