Saturday, December 7, 2013

Some 2013 Travel Stats - But Who's Counting?

We enjoyed another great travel year in 2013, with one quick (and cheap) trip to Florida still upcoming in a few days.

We'll have flown well over 100,000 miles by the end of the year, and will requalify for one final year as United 1Ks (UA is tightening its criteria to include "spend" as of 2014). After that, we'll have to rely on our Million Mile status, which currently offers the rather limited privileges of UA and Star Alliance Gold status.

Our 2013 travel itinerary:

January
Anaheim Disneyland with granddaughter Riley

February
Amtrak to Vancouver WA
Granddaughter Avery's Vancouver WA Gymnastics Meet
Vegas Baby!

March
Rainy and Snowy Europe

April - Fun With Grandchildren Month!
Great Wolf Lodge Waterpark
Washington Road Trip
Washington State Gymnastics Meet
Post-Meet Wine Tour
Watching T-Ball in Mt. Vernon

May
New Zealand North Island by Motorhome
Flyertalk Oz Fest in Perth Australia

June and July
Home Sweet Sehome!

August
South Africa (Lesotho, Swaziland, Zimbabwe)

September
Singapore
Taiwan

October
Hong Kong

November
Barcelona
Cruising on Oceania

December (Planned)
Ft. Lauderdale and Marco Island

We cruised for a total of 24 days, all in November, dividing our time between two of the wonderful Oceania Cruise Lines ships, first on a typical Mediterranean cruise on Nautica and then our favorite, a transatlantic on Riviera.

Along the way in 2013 we added Bermuda, Slovenia, Lesotho, Zimbabwe, and Taiwan to our list of countries we have visited , based on the Century Travelers' Club list of 321 entities, a total of 92 "countries" to date. You'll notice the list includes a lot of places that aren't sovereign countries, but it's one harmless way for us to keep tabs.

Pacific Ocean
Australia
French Polynesia (Tahiti,Tuamotu, Austral, Gambier)
Hawaiian Islands
New Zealand
Tasmania
North America
Alaska
Canada
Mexico
U.S. (continental)
Central America
Belize (British Honduras)
Costa Rica
Guatemala
Honduras
Panama
South America
Argentina
Brazil
Chile
Colombia
Uruguay
Caribbean
Antigua & Deps. (Barbuda, Redonda)
Bahamas
Barbados
Cayman Islands
Dominican Republic
Jamaica
Leeward Islands, French (St. Martin)
Puerto Rico
St. Barts
St. Kitts
St. Lucia
St. Maarten (formerly Netherlands Antilles)
Turks and Caicos Islands
Virgin Islands, U.S. (St. Croix, St. John, St. Thomas)
Virgin Islands, British (Tortola, etc.)
Atlantic Ocean
Azores Islands
Bermuda
Canary Islands
Cape Verde Islands
Iceland
Madeira
Europe and Mediterranean
Austria
Belgium
Balearic Islands (Mallorca, Minorca)
Croatia
Czech Republic
Denmark
England
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Ionian Islands (Corfu, etc.)
Ireland (Eire)
Ireland, Northern (Ulster)
Italy
Luxembourg
Malta
Monaco
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Russia
Sicily
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Turkey in Europe (Istanbul)
Vatican City
Wales
Africa
Egypt
Lesotho
Morocco
Senegal (plane refueling)
South Africa
Swaziland
Zimbabwe
Middle East
None
Indian Ocean
None
Asia
China, People's Rep.
Hong Kong
India
Japan
Korea, North (DMZ)
Korea, South
Malaysia
Singapore
Taiwan
Thailand
Turkey in Asia

According to this authority, we've visited 75 states, or 32.8%, so we still have a long way to go:

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