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2013: A Review of My Year in Travel

What a year 2013 was for me, travel-wise! I finally flew enough on American Airlines to hit their top elite tier: Executive Platinum. Blog-wise, I took a few months off while I transitioned to my new site.

As for flights, I took 127 domestic flights in 2013. Here’s a map:

2013 Domestic Flights

My domestic flights in 2013.

and a map of the 11 international flights I took:

2013 international flights

My international flights in 2013.

A few statistics:

  • A total 93,786 butt-in-seat miles were flown – enough miles to circumnavigate the earth almost 4 times
  • I spent 11.6 days or 278 hours in an airplane
  • I was at 30 airports in 6 countries
  • My longest flight was 4,942 miles (Dallas to Paris, France)
  • My shortest flight was 44 miles (Vieques, Puerto Rico to San Juan, Puerto Rico)

It was a year of AMAZING trips:

Some of my favorite blog posts of the year:

Some of my favorite photos from my travels in 2013:

San Francisco Downtown

San Francisco, California

Elan Winery, Napa

Napa Valley, California

Paris in the Rain

Paris, France

American Cemetery Normandy France

American Cemetery at Normandy, France

New York City

New York City, New York

Private Pool W Vieques

Private Pool at W Vieques, Puerto Rico

Standing in front of the Dreamliner engine

Standing in front of a United 787 Dreamliner

beach nantucket island

Nantucket Island

Dog Hiking Vail

Hiking with my puppy, Casey, in Vail, Colorado


Horseback riding in Vail, Colorado

Gateway Arch in Saint Louis, Missouri

Saint Louis, Missouri

Midwest Emmy Saint Louis

I never thought I would ever hold an actual Emmy, so when I did, I had to make it look real.

Snowboarding Beaver Creek

Ending the year in Beaver Creek, Colorado with lots of snowboarding!

Thank YOU for reading! Where did your travels take you in 2013?

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