Nov 202012

I have to confess, I’ve been a bit negligent in updating since I made my first West Africa post. Work was so busy while there that there was absolutely no time to sneak away for a weekend to a neighbouring country. I still owe the rest of my posts on that trip, and I’ll be making them shortly I hope.

The reason for the lack of posts is pretty simple: a crazy amount of travel. Lots of things coincided that ended up putting me on the road every weekend from October – December of 2012. After returning from Senegal, I headed to Europe with a friend to visit two new countries – Macedonia and Kosovo. I had an amazing time, and hope to blog on them shortly.

Then, it’s time for Thanksgiving with family, followed by short trips to Hawaii and the Cayman Islands. The last weekend of the year will see my big annual “New Years where you don’t expect it trip” – stay tuned. It’ll be hard to top the last three years of Iraq, Afghanistan, and Somalia, but I think I’ve come up with a pretty interesting destination and I’m very very excited for the trip!

I’ll also be adding blogs on Alaska Airlines first class to Hawaii as well as some other random musings that come up as I notch up 60,000+ “butt in seat” miles in three months. This is also due to needing to re-qualify for status with both United and American – probably the only year I’ll try and do that. I want to use the American status in 2013 to finish off my remaining countries in South America – namely Ecuador and Bolivia. Hopefully later in the year!

Safe travels…after flying Skopje – Istanbul – Munich – Newark – DC today I’m exhausted!

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