2017 in Review

2017 was an eventful year that included one wedding, two apartment moves, and a whole lot of travel. 2018 is an election year so that means more work and fewer vacations until November, though we have a trip to Israel on the horizon for my sister-in-law’s wedding. I’ve also introduced M to the world of miles, business class, and airport lounges – which he claims he didn’t know existed. Happy new year! Here’s to an exciting 2018!

2017 in numbers:

0: New state visited. I have still visited 39 out of 50 states.

5: New countries visited – Iceland, Ireland, Holland, Czech Republic, and Austria

3: New credit cards. This is very low for me, but we got five credit cards for M so it balances out.

8: Countries visited, including the U.S. (Iceland, Ireland, Holland, Czech Republic, Austria, Germany, Canada, and the U.S.)

11: States visited, including Washington D.C.

42: Flights – nearly double last year’s.

50: Nights spent in hotels.

41,437: Number of miles flown – more than double last year’s.

306,000: Number of miles redeemed. (Five flights from D.C to New York City or vice versa; one flight from D.C. to Nashville; two economy seats from Dublin to D.C.; two business class seats from D.C. to Berlin; two economy seats from Vienna to D.C.; one economy round-trip ticket from D.C. to Amsterdam.)

548,000: Number of points redeemed at hotels, including one free night due to credit cards. This is way more than I’ve ever done – the perks of having a husband I can get credit cards for. This includes four nights at the Hilton Nordica in Reykjavik (points + cash), one night at the Park Inn Keflavik (points + cash); one night at the DoubleTree in Dublin; one night at the Crowne Plaza near the airport in Dublin; one night at the Renaissance Amsterdam; one night at the Hyatt Regency in Amsterdam;  five nights Hilton Berlin, two nights at the Intercontinental Prague; five nights at the Marriott Vienna.

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