A Great Year

by Tim Rogers December. 30, 2016 1780 views


Most people are going to look back on 2016 with harsh eyes. I get it! It did feel like it was the year that didn't really like us very much. Over the course of the centuries it will probably be fairly similar to any other year. But right now it felt like a year where the world changed and we don't know if it was for better or worse.


For me however, 2016 kicked ass. 2014 was painful and 2015 just flat out sucked. 2016 was golden. It was a year of adventure, of new experiences and new people. I was blessed enough to visit 12 countries (14 if you count airports & trains). I got on a plane on average every 9 days. I lived in 3 different countries. I smiled a lot more than 2014 and 2015 & I really hope I was the reason for more smiles as well.


For 6 months I lived in Malaysia and worked with disabled athletes. They were committed, humble and never said "why me". When I got up in the morning I wanted to go and work with them. I met other people in my profession from all over the world; around 10 countries from memory and they are still a big part of my journey. I got to travel to Cambodia and tick off the very top of my bucket list by visiting Angkor Wat. It's not often you ever tick the numero uno. The good thing is when you do, you can replace it and the cycle starts again. It was a highlight in a year of highlights.


Mid year an opportunity too good to pass up presented itself and I was on a plane to Samoa. 5 hours from Australia in the middle of the Pacific, it's a developing country and absolute paradise. It's green hills, clear beaches, rich culture and fantastic people have won me over. If you have to spend 4 years of your life anywhere, make sure it's somewhere that puts a fire under you. Samoa is that and so much more.


So here are my favourite images from my Asian adventure and my tropical home. May 2017 offer you up adventures and your personal paradise. Wherever and whatever they may be.




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Kara Bana 4 years, 4 months ago

I enjoyed reading how 2016 was a great year for you. Your experiences are amazing, you're very fortunate, and it shows in your photography.
Happy 2017!

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Tim Rogers Replied to Kara Bana 4 years, 4 months ago

Thanks very much. All the best for your 2017

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Michal Drapáč 4 years, 4 months ago

great article and photos

4 years, 4 months ago Edited
Tim Rogers Replied to Michal Drapáč 4 years, 4 months ago

Thank you 😊

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Sima Padbod 4 years, 4 months ago

It was a wonderful year! Thanks for your friendship Tim! ...and...Oh your images! All gorgeous :-)

4 years, 4 months ago Edited
Tim Rogers Replied to Sima Padbod 4 years, 4 months ago

Thanks Sima. See you in April

4 years, 4 months ago Edited
Grant Lawrence 4 years, 4 months ago

Love your work Tim. Keep the adventure going. I hope 2017 is even better!

4 years, 4 months ago Edited
Tim Rogers Replied to Grant Lawrence 4 years, 4 months ago

Thanks Grant. Make sure you take your camera out to Putra Jaya

4 years, 4 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil 4 years, 4 months ago

Hope the new year will bring you the same happiness my friend.

4 years, 4 months ago Edited
Tim Rogers Replied to Antonio Gil 4 years, 4 months ago

Thanks mate, you too mate

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Michel Benjamin 4 years, 4 months ago

you're so right for enjoying you journey, by meeting and knowing better new people, new countries and new locations. this post is beautiful showcase for Malaysia and Samoa. Wishing you all the best for 2017!

4 years, 4 months ago Edited
Tim Rogers Replied to Michel Benjamin 4 years, 4 months ago

Thanks very much, same for your 2017😃

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