2023 Year in Review

by | Jan 3, 2024 | Daily life, International Travel, Noteworthy, Travel, USA Travel

Previous years-in-review – 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 20172016, 201520142013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009

In 2023 we focused on longer, slower trips. That led to less total flying than in pre-Covid years, but given our points build up, let us book premium economy or business class flights for all our trans-Atlantic travel. 2023 was also a year focused on wine, with visits to areas in Italy, France, Spain, and Oregon. Some stats:

  • 4 countries visited: return trips to Italy, Spain, and France, plus our first trip to the Seychelles (which included quite a few hours in Qatar…).
  • 6 US states visited: return trips to New York, Florida, Illinois, Virginia, and Oregon wine country, plus Eric’s first visit to Wisconsin
  • 51k total air miles on Qatar (business class), Iberia (business class), SAS (premium economy), American, and Southwest.

Memorable moments:

  • January: after four years, a return to San Diego
  • February: quick trip to Disney World in Orlando, FL
  • April: a quick weekend trip to Richmond, VA, as we mourned Pasha
  • May: exploring northern Italy – we loved Lake Garda and Verona, and we learned a lot about the surrounding wine regions
  • July: our traditional month of family-time on Long Island
  • August: time with friends in Wisconsin, then family time in Chicago
  • September: watching South Africa at a Rugby World Cup match in France, then exploring the Castilla y León wine region of Spain
  • November: an epic trip to the Seychelles with lots of hiking and snorkeling
  • December: Long weekend wine tasting in Oregon with friends


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Our Itinerary

2024 Trips

San Diego, CA (Jan)
Sarasota, FL (Feb)
Valencia, Spain (Mar)
Mallorca (Apr)
Croatia (May)
Faroe Islands (Aug)
London, UK (Sept)
Bari, Italy (Sept)</br />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)