2011 was a spectacular travel year for me. It was my first (and hopefully not last) taste of the Maldives. Those exotic beauties, otherwise known as atolls, are teeming with vibrant reefs and large pelagics. I’m forever under their spell.
I also visited Dubai, a mesmerizing city and a real eye opener. From deserts to beaches to shopping malls and souks, Dubai has it all.
And my first travel love, the Caribbean, was no stranger to me this year. Jaunts to the Turks and Caicos and Dominican Republic provided much needed long weekend respites. And a longer trip to my true loves, the Virgin Islands, was memorable and celebratory.
Mr. Reeftraveler was right there by my side during it all, and for that I am forever thankful!
I wish you a very happy, healthy and prosperous 2012!