My 2018 Goals!

New Year, new post! Welcome 2018, I can’t wait to get to know you!

I can’t believe how quickly time has come and gone and just like that, I’m sitting here writing this shocked that we are already kicking off 2018. In the past year I traveled to so many incredible places, and hit some big social milestones, I launched my website, my presets, hit 10K and hit 100K.

All too often we don’t celebrate our wins but when you put things into a timeline you can really see how much you’ve accomplished just 12 months.

**I’ll be updating this post throughout the year checking off destinations I’ve visited and adding new one that may have come up :)**


Here’s my 2017 highlight reel;


  • I hit 10,000 followers!
  • Traveled to Bali for a month with my best friend (and my mom joined us for 2 weeks!)


  • …still in Bali I celebrated by birthday there
  • I got sick with Bali belly and wound up with a room full of doctors, an IV in my arm and having to cancel my flight home


  • Celebrated our 1 year anniversary with my man


  • Spent a month at home with family & worked on launching my website


  • Went on my first press trip to the Dominican Republic


  • Went on another press trip to the Florida Keys
  • Launched my website
  • Took a quick trip to NYC


  • visited Thailand and Cambodia for the second time
  • launched my presets


  • Got invited to Osheaga music festival with my best friend on a project with Dynamite
  • Attended the Rogers Cup for the first time
  • Experienced Yacht Week in Mallorca


  • Rug shopped in Morocco
  • Went to NYC for 1 day with Pandora (yes I went for 1 day!)
  • Celebrated my good friend Aggie’s birthday in Greece (even James came and it was our first time traveling together!)


  • Got invited on another press trip to experience Belgium
  • Hit 100K the moment I stepped off that flight home
  • Went on my first ever helicopter ride


  • Co-hosted my first retreat with Pangea Dreams in Tulum, Mexico


  • Had the most amazing press trip experience exploring Costa Rica
  • Did one final press trip to round off the year to Jamaica with my man James Crowe
  • Made it home just in time for the holidays




With a new year comes new goals & resolutions

Goals don’t have to be major it can be as simple as drink more water (something I really want to focus on this year). Here are some of my other goals for 2018;

  • This year I want to read more
  • Spend less time on social media and more quality time when I’m with friends and family
  • Your vibe attracts your tribe – Sometimes I can really be on edge and I want to continue to work on always having positive thoughts! And by surrounding myself with people who have that same goal in mind. I want to smile more.
  • No pain, no gain – Get into the best shape in my life
  • Launch my Youtube channel – Finally, you guys have pushed me long enough to start vlogging!
  • Take Italian lessons again  – I want to become fluent
  • Fill up my passport with stamps, so much that I need new pages!
  • Host meet-ups around the world and travel with my tribe


And now, here are 18 of my travel goals for 2018 – How exciting would it be if I could say I checked these all off this year!?

  • Turkey (in March)
  • Philippines
  • Samoa
  • Panama
  • Egypt
  • Jordan
  • California (in January)
  • Tahiti (in October)
  • Fiji
  • Maldives (in November)
  • Germany (in March)
  • Italy **
  • France ** (in June)
  • Hawaii ** (in February for my 30th birthday)
  • Peru (in July)
  • Bali (in March, for the 4th time!! – yes I love Bali)
  • Bahamas (in January)
  • Africa (Kenya/ South Africa)


** Some of these destinations (Italy, France, Hawaii) I have already been to but they hold special places in my heart or I feel like I haven’t seen enough of them yet so I want to go back. It’s been 7 years since I’ve been back to Italy and France, in that time I’ve changed, my photography style has changed and it was before I was doing Instagram the way I am now.

Last time I was in Italy I did see quite a bit of the country (Rome, Amalfi Coast, Tuscany, Florence, Venice, Milan, Pisa,  Cinque Terre), the next time I visit I would really love to redo some of those destinations but I would also love to visit the town my grandparents were from. Some of my mum’s family still lives there and the bakery my Nonno used to work out is apparently still running.

I’ve actually visited France three times. The first time was in 2006 for me and my best friends 18th birthday, our mums took us to Paris to celebrate! That was one of the best birthdays ever, we laughed so much. At the time I was studying Art History so for me the Louvre was a place I could spend a week in! Then I went back in 2011 while traveling in Europe and again the year after traveling solo on my way to meeting friends in the UK for the London Olympics.

Hawaii I visited 2 years ago for a friends wedding. The moment I landed I understood why she chose Hawaii to call home. Oahu has a great mix of city and secluded beaches and I just didn’t get enough of it the first time around. There are also so many other islands to explore, I’ll have to come back a handful more times before I get to visit them all!

I have two of those destinations booked and ready I can’t wait for this year and see what it will bring!


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    • lisahomsy
      January 6, 2018 / 7:56 PM

      same to you!! happy new year and wishing you great travels this year!

  1. January 6, 2018 / 9:01 PM

    Love these goals and excited to hopefully check some of those countries off your bucket list together – we share so many similar ones 🙂 Very happy to have met you this year, Lisa!! xx

    • lisahomsy
      January 6, 2018 / 9:50 PM

      I love hearing that we have similar goals! That’s awesome 🙂

    • lisahomsy
      January 6, 2018 / 11:31 PM

      Aww Christina that’s amazing! I really do hope we travel together more this year!

  2. Kai Greene
    January 6, 2018 / 9:54 PM

    Hey virtual bestie! I love your goals for 2018; both to better yourself and your travel goals. I love this post because you inspired me so much! I’m not at 10K yet, but its my goal for this year! You have so many amazing destinations on your list for this year and I hope you see them all. Your vibe, your energy, your smile and your passion for life have made me so happy that we connected this past year! Keep flourishing and live your best life! 😘✨💖 Much love and happiness Bestie! 😘✨💖

    • lisahomsy
      January 6, 2018 / 11:33 PM

      Kai girl I can’t wait for you to hit 10K. You are the most loyal and kindest heart I know (can I say that without ever meeting you?). Either way, I can’t wait to meet you and see where you travel to and your 2018 goals!

  3. January 7, 2018 / 1:58 AM

    What amazing accomplishment you have had in a short time you should be so proud your content is amazing and authentic!! I hope you hit your goals of all those countries that would be amazing ! For my own goal I hope to hit 10K, travel more and grow my business!

    Keep being an inspiration your personality shines thru!!

    Melissa ❥

    • lisahomsy
      January 7, 2018 / 8:53 AM

      Thanks Melissa! Yes it’s been such a wild year! It would be amazing if I got to visit all those places again and then some! Wishing you all the best in 2018 and I can’t wait to see you achieve your goals!
      Xx Lisa

  4. Viivi
    January 7, 2018 / 2:18 AM

    Love these goals! I quit the master’s program I was in and have already planned trips to Philippines and Bali this year! And maybe a road trip through Europe, I’ll see.. happy new year!

    • lisahomsy
      January 7, 2018 / 8:55 AM

      Wow what a big move! Congrats! You’re going to love Bali and I can only imagine I’ll be saying the same thing about the Philippines!! Plus a road trip through Europe always sounds amazing! Happy new year!
      Xx Lisa

  5. January 7, 2018 / 5:10 AM

    I hbe to sauly I am sad you don’t have Netherlands on the list but both Germany and France are close by, so I will follow along in case you have a meet up!
    I see you go to warm hot beach countries in 2018! Good for you! For me I decided to go up north and get to see almost all the Nordic countries this year! Fingers crossed 🤞🏻

    • lisahomsy
      January 7, 2018 / 8:56 AM

      Hey Gabriela! You’re right I should add the Netherlands back on the list, since I didn’t get to experience it full last time I was there. Hopefully work and play will bring me back there! The Nordic! Brrr please keep warm!

  6. January 7, 2018 / 7:02 AM

    Hey, it’s insane what you have accomplished in just one year! Keep it up and enjoy everything that’ll follow in 2018 🙂 xx

    • lisahomsy
      June 15, 2018 / 1:25 AM

      Thank you so much for your incredible support. It means so much to me!!
      All the best,

  7. twoweekspaidvacation
    January 8, 2018 / 10:35 AM

    Wow! You accomplished a ton of cool things in 2017! For some reason I’m surprised you haven’t been to some of the places you listed already – I CAN’T WAIT to see your photos from Maldives and Italy!! I also studied Italian for a year and want to be fluent in it as well (and trying to read more). Again, can’t wait to see your upcoming adventures! <3

    • lisahomsy
      January 8, 2018 / 2:21 PM

      Hey thank you! I’ve actually been to some of the places on my list like Italy, France, Hawaii but it was before I was doing IG so I’d love to revisit. (I guess I should have clarified) And Bali will be my 4th time back.

  8. January 20, 2018 / 3:10 PM

    Hi Lisa,

    Really enjoyed reading this! 2017 seemed like an amazing year for you!
    I’m currently working on my 2018 Travel Bucket List, so I definitely got some inspiration from yours! Thanks for sharing it 🙂

    All the best for 2018,

    • lisahomsy
      June 15, 2018 / 1:25 AM

      Hey Kelly,

      I’m so happy to hear you were able to draw inspiration from my goals!! Can’t wait to hear about yours 🙂

  9. January 24, 2018 / 5:34 PM

    Yes Lisa please do come to Egypt ! You will love it!! Let me know whenever you decide to plan xx

    • lisahomsy
      June 15, 2018 / 1:24 AM

      I am dying to visit Egypt as my Dad grew up there. Hopefully this fall!

  10. January 28, 2018 / 3:47 PM

    Happy travels Lisa! Love your insta, can you give any recommendations for a good camera to bring along for travelling light ?

    • lisahomsy
      June 15, 2018 / 1:24 AM

      Hey Hollie,

      I’m so sorry for only seeing this now. I would look into a Sony is you want something light and compact that takes great photos!

      All the best,

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