2016: Travel

How did you travel in 2016? How and/or where would you like to travel next year?

In 2015, I went to Brazil for a conference, multiple work trips, and a midwest trip. In 2014, I went on multiple weekend trips, increased business trips, and found a destination for ice cream and writing. In 2013, I finished off the bulk of the travel for the Ice Cream Travel Guide. In 2012, I started the journey of a life and went to what I thought was unfathomable (in my life) — six domestic destinations and eight international destinations — for professional and personal reasons. In 2011, I went on one international trip, one domestic…and one super local. In 2010, I went on one international trip and multiple domestic trips.

In 2016, I traveled to:

  • Finland/Sweden for Interaction 16 where I gave my first huge talk, visiting Northern Finland for jaunts at Santa Village and attempt to see the Northern Lights, one whole day in Estonia, then a whole day in Stockholm, road trip to Jamtland for Faviken and skiing…not to mention one day in Istanbul (again). And we went by ferry, car(s), overnight train, cross country skis, downhill skis, trams, subway, streetcar…
  • A pseudo-bachleorette party with Chris and my sister in Portland with a surprise visit from our parents
  • Driving on a road trip to LA for my sister’s wedding and fooding along the way
  • Three visits to Minnesota through Minneapolis and Rochester for time at Mayo Clinic
  • No trip to Italy. No trip to Seattle/Portland. No visit around the United States for a book tour. So it was less than anticipated.

    Next year, I hope that there will be a work-related trip, perhaps to New York. But there’s a trip to Phoenix for my friend’s wedding. Then a trip to LA in April for a writing conference. Then a side trip to Big Sur for the writing workshop with Cheryl Strayed et. al! I am not sure what trips are planned for the rest of the year, but I would have to be convinced. Perhaps New York? I hope. Perhaps somewhere where I could use my points? I don’t know!

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