The bright side of having friends who live far away is that occasionally I get a chance to visit them. If I can't visit their cities, we meet somewhere in the middle. In 2013, I did a lot of traveling -- for bachelorette parties and weddings, to move and to reunite with friends. I'm still learning a lot about my camera and photography, but I tried my best to take good pictures along the way. Here are some favorite photos from the places I've visited in the last 12 months.