2015 Year in Review

-Started off the new year in one of my favorite places: Kep, Cambodia.

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-Attended the Singapore DO. I especially enjoyed the Botanical Gardens in Singapore.

Singapore January 2015

-Went scuba diving in Egypt — seriously the best scuba diving I’ve done!


-Went on a 36 hour trip to Beijing due to a $462 round-trip business class fare. I netted about 40,000 redeemable miles from the trip!

Beijing, China April 2015

-Spent nearly two weeks in Ireland with gorgeous weather… what a beautiful country!

Glendalough, Ireland

-Beat my Furthest North I’ve Been Record three times: St. Petersburg in April, Yellowknife in June, and Iceland in September

-Spent a week straight eating Durian in Malaysia with Lindsay of Year of the Durian on her 2015 Durian Appreciation Tour

-Visited my 6th continent for the first time on a $250 roundtrip fare to Barranquilla, Colombia. I spent my time in Cartagena, about an hour away.

Historical Center of Cartagena

-Went to Oktoberfest, something I had been looking to do for at least the past 4 years.

-Spent two weeks in Southern India. India is a country I absolutely can’t wait to go back to.

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Countries Visited – 20, 11 of which were my first visit to the country.

Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, USA, UAE, Egypt, China, Russia, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Canada, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia (2x), Japan, Colombia, Iceland, Germany, Austria, India, Jamaica.


Miles – 158,014

Segments – 104

Longest Flight – Abu Dhabi to Chicago, 7,271 miles

Shortest Flight – Flint, MI to Detroit, MI, 56 miles

Maps –

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Hostels – 28

Hotels – 108

AirBnB – 11

Houseboat – 2

Chalet – 1

Homestay – 2

Durian farm – 3

Busses/Cars/Trains – 7

Planes – 7

Airports – 5

Camping – 2

Couchsurfing – 3

Total Nights – 179