Monday, December 22, 2014

Wrapping up an amazing year of travel

Last March I reached a personal milestone: I have been to all 10 Canadian provinces and 3 Northern territories at least once. Business trips have helped immensely, especially to get to Canada's North.

Here's a quick accounting for 2014. Leisure trips with Jan took us to:
  • Cabo San Lucas, Mexico for a perfect yoga retreat with our local studio
  • Yukon for hiking, camping, arts and culture and visiting friends this summer
  • Adirondack Mountains in New York for further High Peaks bagging
  • Toronto, ON to see friends 
On the business side, I added considerable mileage with trips to:
  • New York, NY
  • Boston, MA
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • St. John's, NL (twice!)
  • Charlottetown, PEI
  • Halifax, NS
  • Haliburton, ON (twice, too)
  • Midland, ON
  • London, ON
  • Toronto, ON
  • Portage La Prairie, MB
  • Whitehorse, YT
  • Iqaluit, NU
I traveled about 70,000 km which is more than any other year so far. Put another way it is close to twice the circumference of our home, Earth.

For 2015, a few trips are already confirmed including a return to Halifax and a first trip to Regina, SK for conferences. We are looking at a return to the Yukon to keep exploring its wild places, perhaps combined with a first foray into Alaska. And it is time for a trip to Germany to see family and friends again, even though perhaps it will have to wait until early 2016 - we'll see. 

Meanwhile, Jan will kick of 2015 in amazing style with a few weeks to explore Ecuador from the Andes to its coast. Look for her blog posts right here as her adventures unfold!

Ah, so many places to go next!

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