November 2018 Journey and Running a blog Recap

Some posts on this website comprise affiliate hyperlinks, that means for those who ebook or purchase one thing by means of one among these hyperlinks, I’ll earn a small fee (at no further value to you!). Learn the total disclosure coverage right here.

November has come and gone, and we’re formally in vacation mode right here within the US. I unashamedly love this time of yr, and am truly actually blissful to be spending it at residence as an alternative of touring. Cue plenty of evenings spent with festive candles burning and our electrical hearth flickering – and now that it is December, it is acceptable to begin binging allllll the vacation motion pictures on the Hallmark channel.

I did not do a lot journey in November, however let’s have a look again on the month anyway.

November: The month in journey

Sorry guys; not a lot journey to talk of in November!

  • International locations visited: zero
  • Cities visited: zero
  • Flights taken: zero

Essentially the most epic factor I did: I went slightly loopy with Black Friday/Cyber Monday buying and purchased a brand new digicam, a drone, AND booked myself a tour in Morocco for February! 

November journey highlights

Fall colours in northeast Ohio – Although the climate appeared to leap straight from summer season to winter, I did handle to catch the very transient window of fall shade we had right here in northeast Ohio. I took benefit of one of many only a few sunny days we had throughout peak shade to go to the Rocky River Reservation to snap some pictures round Berea Falls. It made me SO blissful to crunch round in these leaves!

Amanda at Rocky River Reservation in autumn

Berea Falls at Rocky River Reservation
Amanda at Berea Falls

November journey lowlights

Crappy climate – It is probably not a “journey” lowlight, however I had hoped to get exterior extra in November to benefit from the final little bit of autumn and go to a couple early vacation celebrations. However the climate in northeast Ohio has been completely dismal – do you know that Ohio truly has a number of the cloudiest climate in the US? It is true! Cleveland is persistently ranked proper up there with Seattle and Portland as one of many cloudiest cities within the nation. 

November on the weblog

Being at residence all month, I truly was capable of publish extra posts than common! November normally marks the beginning of a “down” time for site visitors to journey blogs as much less persons are planning journeys, however my November was truly fairly good.

November site visitors: 166,300 distinctive guests and 238,179 pageviews

Hottest submit: Amanda’s 2018 Vacation Reward Information for Vacationers – It would not actually matter what number of totally different journey reward guides pop up in my Fb feed; I click on on nearly each one! For those who, too, are secretly a present information connoisseur, be happy to take a look at my 2018 version! 

Different posts printed in November:

November on social media

Hottest Instagram submit: As soon as once more, you guys had plenty of love for polar bears in November! This photograph is one among my favorites; it was the very first time I locked eyes with a polar bear, and it is a second I will always remember!




View this submit on Instagram



These eyes! 👀 These paws! 🙌🏻 I’m undecided you’ll be able to have a look at this photograph and never fall in love with this polar bear! I’ve all the time favored polar bears (my college mascot was even a polar bear!), however I don’t suppose I actually fell maddeningly in love with them till I went to see them within the wild in Canada this yr. These guys are tremendous fascinating animals. For instance, listed below are some fast enjoyable information: 1. Polar bears are the one bears to be thought of marine mammals due to on a regular basis they spend on the ice/within the water. 2. Polar bears even have black pores and skin and translucent fur – they don’t seem to be truly white in any respect! Three. It is not unusual for polar bear mommas to have twins, and triplets aren’t remarkable. four. Polar bears do not hibernate. The winter is once they’re out on the ice looking. They do quick by means of the summer season months, although, when there are not any seals for them to eat. 5. Polar bears don’t have any pure predators, however they ARE in danger due to local weather change. And, sadly, although in my thoughts the bear on this photograph is completely in search of some cuddles, in actuality she’s actually simply making an attempt to find out whether or not I’m edible or not. Do you ❤️ polar bears? Do you know these enjoyable information about them?

A submit shared by Amanda Williams 🌎 (@dangerousbiz) on

Hottest Fb submit: This submit giving a sneak peek into the Tundra Buggy Lodge I stayed at in Manitoba has gone semi-viral. You guys additionally favored this journey meme.

November enterprise replace

It was a barely slower month as companies gear up for the December spending spree, however nonetheless fairly good!

Revenue report

  • Promoting: $5,053.09
  • Internet affiliate marketing: $2,770.four
  • Freelance writing: $340
  • Different: $725

(Notice that that is my revenue earlier than deductions and taxes.)

Enterprise highs

BlogHouse 2019 purposes are open! – I will as soon as once more be mentoring at BlogHouse in 2019. This can be a Three-day journey running a blog retreat that is one among my favourite “conferences” of the yr. The group is saved deliberately small so that everybody will get loads of one-on-one mentoring and tremendous actionable ideas to assist them take their running a blog companies to the subsequent degree. BlogBouse shall be going down on the unimaginable Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa in June, and purposes are formally open! Click on right here to be taught extra and apply.

Bloghouse Scottsdale

Enterprise lows

No main lows to report this month, which is all the time a superb factor!

Upcoming in December

I am planning to stay nearer to residence for the vacations, however do hope to take a look at some Christmas-y issues round Cleveland.

This is what’s arising in early 2019:

February: Morocco – I’ve booked a 13-day tour round Morocco for the second half of February! I have not been to Morocco but, so I am excited to get a style of the nation’s distinctive tradition. I booked my tour with Intrepid Journey (it is this one in case you wish to test it out, too), as I believe touring solo with different individuals and a information will assist me get probably the most in a foreign country. We’ll be protecting a LOT of floor, from large cities like Fes and Marrakech to smaller locations like Chefchaouen and Midelt. We’ll be spending time in each the Excessive Atlas Mountains and the Sahara Desert, too, which ought to make for some superb adventures!

March: Portugal – After Morocco, I will be heading to a different new-to-me nation: Portugal! I believe I will be spending 10-12 days in Portugal, making an attempt to see as a lot as I can.

March: Nashville – Additionally in March I am planning to move all the way down to Nashville for a protracted weekend to meet up with some associates from school. I am trying ahead to a second go to to Music Metropolis!

I would additionally prefer to go someplace in January for at the very least a protracted weekend, however have not determined the place but. I simply know I will be prepared for a break from Ohio after the vacations! Who has strategies??


And bear in mind you could observe alongside in real-time with all of my adventures by means of my IG Tales on Instagram!