There's a lot to be said for travel and it's many benefits.
And certain destinations have a way of sticking with you. A way of imbibing you with a real passion for life. Like the Yucatán in Mexico -- by far the most colorful journey I took this year!
Step outside the cliché resorts to a world of beautiful culture, delicious food (17 Foods to Try in the Yucatán), and some truly bucket list-worthy Mayan Ruins. Everything from the World Wonder of Chichen Itza to the much-lesser known (and far more beautiful, imho) ruins of Ek Balam.
It's a trip I know I'll be drawing inspiration from for YEARS to come.