2019 Travel Overview

by | Dec 31, 2019 | International Travel, Travel, USA Travel

Previous years-in-review – 2018, 20172016, 201520142013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009

Some of our travel stats for the year:

  • 7 countries visited (on 5 continents!): new countries this year included Portugal, Qatar, Namibia, Japan, and Korea, plus we had return trips to South Africa and Chile.
  • 6 US states visited: return trips to New York, Chicago, San Diego, Atlanta, and Oregon wine country, plus our first ever visit to Dallas (outside the airport).
  •  75,000 total air miles. We flew on American, Southwest, British Airways, Delta, and Qatar Airways, and also tried out Korean Air, Namibian Air, and LATAM.
  • Over 5,000 miles covered during road-trips in Namibia and Patagonia, plus our annual summer drive to New York and a weekend trip to visit Leandra’s cousin in Atlanta.

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Memorable places and sights:

  • Catching up with old friends, beer and bbq on our Dallas weekend.
  • Finally enjoying the foods (and fortified wines) of Portugal.
  • So many miles of pot-holed dirt and gravel roads to see extraordinary landscapes during our trips to Namibia (sand dunes and wildlife) and Patagonia (snow capped mountains and waterfalls).
  • Watching our first ever live rugby match in Japan.
  • Our long trips (Africa, Asia, and South America) were all in business class, and Qatar’s Qsuite was far and away the best business class we’ve ever experienced.
  • For the first time ever we spent Christmas at home in NC!

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Our Itinerary

2024 Trips

San Diego, CA (Jan)
Sarasota, FL (Feb)
Madrid, Spain (Mar)
Valencia, Spain (Mar+Apr)
Palma, Mallorca (Apr)
Croatia (May)
Faroe Islands (Aug)
London, UK (Sept)
Bari, Italy (Sept)
Rome, Italy (Oct)
Frankfurt, Germany (Oct)

2022 Trips

Florida (Feb)
NC Mountains (Apr)
Washington DC (Apr)
Valencia, Spain (May)
Hilton Head, SC (May)
Pacific NW (Jun)
Long Island (Jul)
Florida (Sept)
Chicago (Sept)
Poland (Sept)
NC Mountains (Nov)
Euro Xmas Markets (Dec)