2016 Travel Overview

Previous years-in-review – 201520142013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009

Some of our travel stats for the year:

  • 82k total air miles on 11 airlines: American Airlines, Southwest, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Dragon Air, Air New Zealand, Vietnam Airlines, Etihad, Qatar, Icelandair, and Jetblue.
  • 11 countries visited: we returned to the UK, New Zealand, and Spain, plus we added several new-to-us: Oman, UAE (Abu Dhabi), Vietnam, and Iceland (marking our 40th country visited!)
  • Domestically, we made return trips to San Diego, Chicago, New York, Portland, Florida and Asheville.

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And, of course, our 2016 end of year video featuring “Search Party” by Sam Bruno. Enjoy!

2015 Travel Overview

Previous years-in-review – 20142013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009

Some of our travel stats for the year:

  • 88k total air miles on 11 airlines: American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, US Airways, Qantas, New Zealand, Emirates, Southwest, Delta, Alaska and Lufthansa.
  • 11 countries visited: we returned to the UK, Netherlands, Hong Kong, and Australia and added several new-to-us: New Zealand, China, and Turkey.
  • Domestically, we visited San Diego, Chicago, New York, Seattle, Florida, and made our first trip to Yellowstone National Park.

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And as has become our custom, our 2015 video of our year in photos-

2014 Travel Overview

Videos from previous years – 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 (recap post)

Some of our travel stats for the year:

    • 109,409 total air miles on 16 airlines: American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, US Airways, Garuda Indonesia,Wings Air, Southwest Airlines, AirTran, Air Canada, SAS, United Airlines, Austrian Air, Brussels Airlines, Thai Airways, EVA Air, Lufthansa.
    • 11 countries visited: UK (multiple), France (multiple), Germany, Belgium, Spain, Austria, plus several new-to-us: Italy, Indonesia, Denmark, Sweden, Taiwan
    • Domestically, we visited Sonoma, New York, Los Angeles (2x), New Mexico (first time!).

And as has become our custom, our 2014 video of our year in photos-

2013 retrospective

Leandra recently completed our annual  year-in-photos recap with a 4 minute video overview highlighting our adventures from 2013.

videos from previous years- 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009

Some of our travel stats for the year:

  • 109,699 total air miles on 7 airlines: American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Qantas, Air Berlin, Austrian Air, JetBlue and Southwest Airlines.
  • 11 countries visited: Hong Kong, Australia, Singapore, Curacao, Hungary, Canada, UK (multiple), Germany (multiple), Spain, Austria, and the Czech Republic.
  • Domestically, we visited Sonoma, Nashville, New York, Chicago, Miami, Portland, Tampa, Austin, and Los Angeles.

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See more flight stats on http://openflights.org/user/edog22

In 2014 we’re excited to make our first trips to Italy and Bali amongst other destinations- can’t wait!

 

 

2012 retrospective

Leandra recently completed our now annual (2011, 2010, 2009) year-in-photos recap with a 3 minute video overview highlighting our travels (domestic and international) and home renovations (backyard) from the last year.

Eric and Leandra – life and travels 2012 on Vimeo.

As you can tell from the video we travelled quite a bit in 2012, eventually racking up 83,755 total air miles on four airlines (American Airlines, British Airlines, Sky Airlines (Chile), and Southwest).

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Our travels took us to several states and 8 countries including Spain, Chile, Israel, Canada, Finland, Estonia, Belgium, and three trips through the UK.

For 2013 we are set to continue our travels with two booked trips to new cities in Europe as well as our upcoming Australia/Asia adventure! Check out the right sidebar to keep up with our future adventures.

2009 recap

It’s been a crazy year in a lot of ways, so here’s a quick recap of what Eric, Riesling and I have been up to this year…

January—Eric started a new job at Syngenta Biotech and I celebrated the first anniversary of my web design business. Obama was inaugurated and it snowed in NC.

February—We enjoyed many beaches in St Maarten.

MarchVisited friends in Berlin and my folks in Florida.

April—I got a new passport, drank some wine in Napa Valley and ate at the world famous French Laundry!

May—We tried three local restaurants for Triangle Restaurant Week,  got a fancy new grill, Eric gained a year and poor Riesling was attacked at the dog park.

JuneWent to Seattle to see a friend get married and found some new Washington wineries.

July—Tried some Long Island wine on the 4th, partied with my sister’s friends in Chicago and got a complimentary wine tasting via Twitter.

August—I turned 33, finally got to see The Bean and my little sister got married.

September—Acquired multiple insect bites at one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, celebrated our 8 year anniversary, got completely soaked during our waterfall trip to Asheville and had a much deserved spa day.

October—Celebrated SchOctoberFest, saw U2 in concert, bought a new washing machine, had to rebook our Brussels flight after being stranded overnight in Atlanta and spent some quality time with Ryan and April in a beautiful setting.

November—Ate one of the best meals ever with family, and visited the two closest capital cities in Europe over Thanksgiving.

December—Drove 37 hours to visit family for the holidays and Riesling met her first lizard.

Happy New Year everyone!

Eric and Leandra