According to United Airlines, I’ve earned 112,800 (premier qualifying) miles in 2015. And adding up the miles on the various other carriers I’m somewhere in the ballpark of 125,000. All the points-junkies out there are probably thinking, “small potatoes,” but really, this year wasn’t so much about how many places I traveled to or the distance it took to get there, but rather the time I spent in those places to have deeper and richer experiences.
In the end, 2015 was all about the people I had the good fortune of connecting with combined with some spectacular settings. We've already shared our list of where to go in 2016, but you can never have too much travel inspiration, so here is a snapshot of a year in travel that will maybe give you a few ideas.
2. January: Cuba!
3. February: Montreal, Canada
AFAR Experiences. Highlights of my time there included sitting with artist Jonathan Green in his living room studying his work, and an oyster roast courtesy of renowned chef, The Ordinary's Mike Lata (rocking out above), out at Bowens Island.
5. Later in March: Cancun, Mexico
I headed to Mexico to reconnect with myself over a much-needed long weekend. Only a 3.5 hour flight from NYC, Rosewood Mayakoba gives you the space, time, and ambience to really relax. My favorite part of the weekend was dinner underneath the Ceiba tree.
6. April: New Orleans, Louisiana
7. May: Montreal, Canada (again)
8. June: Switzerland
9. July: Iceland
10. Later in July: Cruising the Mediterranean
11. August: Back to Aspen, Colorado
12. August (part II): Newport, Rhode Island
13. August (part III): Cancun, Mexico
14. September: US Open Tennis in New York, New York
15. More in September: Tofino and Vancouver Island, Canada
16. October: San Francisco, California and the Blue Angels
17. Later in October: Bermuda
18: November: Marrakesh, Morocco and the High Atlas Mountains
19. Later in November: Lausanne, Switzerland
20. End of November: Vienna, Austria
20. December: Paris, France