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Countries Visited (21)

In chronological order (except for the US, which would be third chronologically):

  • Australia (11 days)
  • New Zealand (10 days)
  • Argentina (5.5 months)
  • Paraguay (8 days)
  • Uruguay (3 days)
  • South Africa (9 days)
  • Germany (7 days)
  • United Kingdom (2 days)
  • Sweden (2 days)
  • France (4 days)
  • Malaysia (8 days)
  • Thailand (7 days)
  • Austria (2 days)
  • Slovakia (2 days)
  • Hungary (4 days)
  • Croatia (3 days)
  • Italy (1 day)
  • Belgium (1 day)
  • Norway (1 day)
  • Netherlands (1 day)
  • United States (3.5 months)

Premium Airline Cabins Flown (12)

In chronological order (with links to trip reports):

Miles Flown (78,953)

  • 78,953 miles flown over 46 segments
  • If I had flown all these as paid flights on one airline like United or American, I wouldn’t even have top tier status!
  • Longest flight: Melbourne to Los Angeles in Qantas Business Class (7,921 miles)
  • Shortest flight: Ciudad del Este to Asuncion, Paraguay (168 miles)
  • Favorite flight: Emirates First Class. It was so over-the-top and fun!

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Favorite Moments of Travel

  • Playing bilingual basketball games with the expats and locals in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • Cliff jumping in Dubrovnik, Croatia.
  • Bungee jumping in Queenstown, New Zealand and Soweto, Jo’burg, South Africa.
  • Leading an “Aussie! Aussie! Aussie!” cheer in Rod Laver Arena during the Australian Open (tennis tournament) in Melbourne, Australia.
  • Scuba diving in the Great Barrier Reef with my own air supply off Cairns, Australia.
  • Eating Thai curry in Thailand at Thai prices.
  • Biking in the Lake District of Patagonia in Bariloche, Argentina.
  • Spending three days at Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany.
  • Seeing an American-style improv show in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • Getting to travel with my brother in Australia and using miles to make his dream of seeing the Australian Open a reality.
  • Getting to fly a friend to Thailand to spend a week together.
  • Meeting new friends along the way.
  • Reconnecting with old friends from previous trips.
  • Visiting family.

What were your travel stats for 2013? More importantly, what were your best travel memories from this year?

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