Despite my lack of updates, I managed to take quite a few trips this year. Only a few were non-work related but I try my best to spend a little time in each city I visit. Both St. Louis and Detroit trips were in and out in one day, but I always arrange extra time in New York and D.C.
Who knows what sort of travel is in store for me in 2013, but I hope for at least one international trip. I’m still toying with the idea of biking around Iceland but, for now, all I know is I’ll be visiting New York and Atlanta.
January: Washington D.C.
Air and Space Annex Museum at Dulles Airport, Virginia February: St. Louis
Daytrip to St. Louis March: Virginia, Syracuse
Small plane from D.C. to Syracuse
We had Dinosaur BBQ twice in Syracuse
Cartwheeling at work in Syracuse April: NYC, Jersey City
Manhattan by air
Visiting with Sema (who I last saw in Kyrgyzstan), cartwheeling on the High Line
Jersey City sunset May: NYC, Jersey City
Afternoon spent in parks and museums in NYC
Have I mentioned how much I love the New York High Line?
I managed to get my client to go with a Star Trek theme this trip
Chicago Twilight July: Washington D.C., Detroit
Modern art, including “The Art of the Video Game” exhibition, in D.C.
Museum hopping and seeing friends in D.C.
My first time in Detroit – one day in the suburbs August: Denver
My first ever overcast day in Denver, visiting my sister September: Connecticut, Houston
Connecting flights to Connecticut
Sunrise on the way to Houston November: Sydney, Pittsburgh
Who knew Sydney was so gorgeous? I can’t wait to go back.
My time in Sydney was way too short, and the flight way too long with no TV in my seatback
SYD > LAX > ORD > PIT
A dreary first visit to Pittsburgh, testing the limits of my carryon with a 16-day trip
I finally reached the lowest level of status on United, halving my boarding number and scoring me an exit row December: Boston
Business trips to Boston mean cookie cutter hotels and plenty of lobster
Boston’s topography is totally different than I thought
Flying home to Chicago for the last time in 2012