Happy New Year!
2013 has been an exciting year of travel. As I began to fully embrace the miles and points game, my travel strategies have changed somewhat. The first huge travel award I earned was the Southwest companion pass which allows my companion (Henry) to travel for free on Southwest for almost 2 years. Armed with this awesome gift, we visited domestic locations that we probably would’ve put on the back burner for years.
2013 was also a life-changing year due to the arrival of our amazing puppy, Benjamin. We stayed local for the first 4 months of the year as Benjamin was getting accustomed to his life with us. As it turned out, Benjamin is a wonderful travel companion and has been on numerous flights with us.
Although I’ve been terrible at keeping up this blog, I am hoping to catch up on late travel reports by the end of this month and will try to stay on top of new ones. Here’s a 2013 recap of my travels:
January: Washington DC
May: Chicago (Benji’s first airplane trip)
July: Seattle, Victoria, and Vancouver (Benji’s first international trip: See recap here)
September: Montreal & Quebec City
September: North Korea & Shanghai, China
October: Camping in Big Sur
October: San Antonio & Austin
December: Palm Springs quick getaway