2023: Travel

How did you travel in 2022? How and/or where would you like to travel next year?

In 2022, I made up for all the lack of traveling by going to the Netherlands, Ohio, Portland in less than 2 months plus a stop in Arizona. In 2021, the second year of the pandemic, we stayed locally although did jet to Hawaii. In 2020, in the first year of the pandemic, I stayed local and only went to a few overnight destinations within a few hours of a drive—one before the pandemic (so it doesn’t count) and down to Central California. In 2019, I made a big trip to Japan and many domestic trips to Phoenix, Portland, and New York. In 2018, I traveled very domestically, mostly local for retreats in Ukiah, Scotts Valley, and Big Sur. Then San Diego for a work thing. And a trip to Squaw Valley. And a crazy long adventure through Chicago and New York. In 2017, I traveled to Minnesota for work, LA twice for “fun”, Las Vegas for a not-so-good fun, and Thailand/Myanmar! Also somehow forgot to mention Cincinnati for MidwestUX! And did I forgot to mention Phoenix? In 2016, I traveled to Finland/Sweden for my first big speaking gig, Portland for a “bachelorette” party, road trip to LA for my sister’s wedding, and Minnesota for work. 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 2023, I traveled much less as predicted due to limited PTO from the new job. And it’s like…did I really want to go to many places? But here’s what I did:

  • Tahoe for a ski trip after a pause in three years. Though we actually went up for a surprise bday gift for my birthday in May during the pandemic
  • LA for my sister’s 40th! And Universal Studios plus good foodie
  • Sacramento for a weekend trip for Chris’ birthday (and a visit from my sister and Jakobe!) We also stopped by Locke, but it was well…less than.

So I guess that I didn’t leave the state at all! But we’re going to Utah next week!

Next year? I hope to get into a residency, but it feels impossible! Maybe a workshop, but I am not quite sure if I want to do that this summer. Maybe a stop in Arizona to see my sister and Jakobe. Maybe New York? Maybe this Mexico City thing? Maybe Vancouver? Maybe Hawaii for Pokemon Go?

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