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
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
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
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