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2016: My Year in Travel

Me and Thad Hanging out with a camel in Abu Dhabi

2016 Year in Travel

While 2016 wasn’t as much frequent traveling as 2015, I flew more miles, accumulated more award points, and visited more countries and airports in one year than ever before.

My 2016 Travel Map- I only put 1 pin per country (Except USA)

Here are some quick statistics from my travel in 2016:

      • Miles Flown: 100,630
      • Planes Boarded: 69
      • Number of Airports Visited: 30
      • Number of Countries Visited: 13
      • Countries I had never visited before: 9
      • Approximate time spent on planes: 218 Hours (more than 9 days)
      • Number of Award Flights: 8
      • Approximate Dollar Value Saved by redeeming miles: $40,000
      • Number of Hotel Nights: 43
      • Airline and Hotel Elite Status Earned: 2 SPG(Marriott) and American Airlines
      • Pictures taken: More than 5,000
      • Memories made: too many to count

My favorite spot I visited this past year was probably the Maldives. It was a long journey for kind of a short stay, but the beautiful crystal clear waters, and white sand beaches made it 100% worthwhile.

The Maldives

Sunset at Sheraton Maldives

My favorite flight was definitely the Ethiad First Class Apartment where I enjoyed a shower at 40,000 ft! Although my two short flights on Singapore Airlines were fantastic as well.

Me in my First Class apartment 4A

As you can see the past year in travel has been an exciting one. I can’t wait to see what 2017 has in store for us. I want to thank you all for being so supportive as I developed my writing style and learned how to be a better photographer, videographer, and editor. I hope to keep the momentum up in 2017 and make it the best year in travel yet!

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