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2013 in Review

31 Dec

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 13,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 5 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

Introduction to CourtneyMara.com

5 Jan

It has been a little over a month since this site truly went public.  Viewership has been picking up so this is the perfect time to really explain what CourtneyMara.com is about.

When Matt and I were planning our EngagementMoon to Tahiti and New Zealand, I searched and searched for an itinerary for one week in the North Island of New Zealand during winter.  I could not find this.  I found plenty of “two weeks” or “South Island” or “summer,” but never precisely what I needed.  I was then determined to create a website where people could post their itineraries or recommendations for different locations throughout the world.

I want CourtneyMara.com to be a place where people can find suggestions to help them plan their travels.  From time to time I add personal stories (the story of my proposal, “DATE MY BROTHER,” and picture of my engagement ring), but for the most part this will be a travel website.

You may be wondering how this site will be different from all of the other travel blogs.  Well, as I indicated above, the focus of this website will be sample travel itineraries and the DOs/DON’Ts of different locations.  I do not want to brag about all of the trips I have taken.  Instead, I want to give people recommendations not only from me, but from all the GUEST BLOGGERS as well.

Speaking of GUEST BLOGGERS, if you have a great travel itinerary or DOs/DON’Ts of a particular location, please share them at CourtneyMara.com.  Or, if you know of some blog post on another website that should be re-posted on CourtneyMara.com, please let me know!  See our GUEST BLOGGERS page for more information.

I hope you enjoy CourtneyMara.com!

Lots of Love,

Courtney Mara