Well.. we’re well into 2012 already, and this post is a bit late, but 2012 has already been an insanely busy year. In a good way. But, since the chinese new year JUST passed like a few days ago, I feel like I’m still within the statute of limitations for this post. And, it’s MY year (of the dragon) anyway, so yah..
Anyway — this is a tradition that I’ve been doing for quite some time now (2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, and 2005), so I am continuing it again for 2011. I feel like my dopplr account should be able to generate this post for me automagically; I tried to be diligent with keeping that one updated, but I’ll have to dig through my calendar to make sure that I didn’t miss anything…
Working for Infochimps, 2011 was marked with a ton of travel to Austin, where they are based — I basically went almost every month for a week, so that was pretty awesome. Austin is a wonderful place to have to go and visit, and I highly recommend it. I definitely think that I got to spend some quality time there, enough such that I felt like I was starting to get to know it as a local even. I think that since Austin Dennis has now lived there for over 3 months, I can kind of say that I’ve “lived” in Austin before now, no? Thanks to Alex & Carlo, whose place I stayed in whenever I was there — it was definitely a great home away from home.
Anyway.. enough chatter, here’s the list of places that I spent a night in (or more) for 2011 (places with multiple stays are marked with an asterisk).
In roughly, chronological order:
- San Francisco, CA*
- Rubicon Bay, CA*
- Hillsborough, CA*
- Austin, TX*
- Sonoma, CA
- Felton, CA
- Honolulu, HI
- Steep Ravine, CA
- Washington DC
- San Diego, CA
- Vienna, MD
- Easton, MD
- Santa Rosa, CA
- Nashville, TN
- Avon, CO
- Vail, CO
Wow.. not nearly as many locations as years past — but, with Austin taking up 10 trips this year, I suppose I still racked up a good amount of miles. Perhaps the craziest trip I took this year would be my Austin-DC-San Diego trip — I did those three cities in a little under 3 days. I was exhausted, but being out in DC lobbying congress was an experience that I didn’t even realize was on my bucket list. Lobbying members of congress? Check.
Anyway — 2012 started off well, ringing in the new year in Colorado. I already have trips planned for Austin for SXSW, and then Basel for Art Basel, so that’ll be good… I do need to get to NYC — I seemed to have missed that one last year. Oops.
Anyway.. happy new year all! Happy traveling!