December 28th, 2011

On The Road 2011

Time to fill in the travel meme for 2011, as I've finished this year's round of travels (2012's starts bright and early on January the 2nd...). So, the usual list of places I've stayed at least one night in the last year, with a little * for those that have had more than one night. The list is in approximate order of the first time I stayed there, so some, like Las Vegas, which had multiple trips, were visited several times throughout the year.

This year had fewer long road trips, but a lot of time in the US. Which reminds me... I really must sit down with spikeiowa and plan the road trip fanzine we've been noodling for a while...

Winding The Hills

Santa Monica, CA*
Palm Springs, CA*
Las Vegas, NV*
Mojave, CA*
Paso Robles, CA*
Campbell, CA*
San Jose, CA*
Orlando, FL*
Barstow, CA*
San Francisco, CA*
Passe-a-Grille, FL
Anna Maria Island, FL
Bradenton, FL
Atlanta, GA*
Santa Barbara, CA
Laguna Beach, CA*
Santa Clarita, CA
Dearborn, MI*
Redmond, WA*
Anaheim, CA*
Bellevue, WA*
Los Angeles, CA*
Ojai, CA
Lake Isabella, CA
June Lake, CA
Mariposa, CA
San Francisco, CA*
Pismo Beach, CA
St Clement, Jersey
Benidorm, Spain

Airlines flown: Virgin Atlantic, Virgin America, Delta, FlyBe, Alaska Airlines, British Airways, Iberia
Aircraft flown: Boeing 747-400, Boeing 737-800, Boeing 777-300, Boeing 767-300, Embraer EMB 195, Airbus A340-600, Airbus A320-200, Airbus A321-200
Ferries taken: Washington State Ferries (Anacortes-Friday Harbor)
Road trips: Los Angeles to San Jose (via Ojai, Lake Isabella, Mount Whitney, June Lake, Yosemite, Mariposa, Fresno, Paso Robles), Orlando to Orlando (via Passe-a-Grille, Anna Maria Island, Bradenton)
Conferences attended: CES, Parallels Summit, MMS, MIX, Data 2.0, Web 2.0, BlackBerry World, Google IO, FIRe, Maker Faire, Velocity, Forward with Ford, TechEd, BUILD, AppUp Elements, MAX, BlackBerry Devcon, NokiaWorld, CA World, BlackBerry EMEA Partner Summit
Countries: USA, Spain, Jersey
Shuttle launches watched: STS-133
US States visited: California, Washington, Nevada, Florida, Georgia, Michigan
US National Parks visited: Yosemite, Joshua Tree, Mount Rainier, English Camp

And now on to the next year. Where will it take us? So far it's starting with the usual January US trip for CES, Amsterdam, Florida and Jersey in February and then... Well, it'll be fun whatever, and wherever!