2017 has been a pretty good travel year so far, and the year is only half over! Today I am going to take a quick look back at the past six months, and later this week we will do a sneak peak of the exciting travel I have coming up in the second half of the year!

January – Bay Area; Detroit and Chicago

While not the best time of year to visit (how you know it was a work trip), my first visit to Detroit did not disappoint, and ANY chance to be in Chicago is a good one, even if it was so cold I felt like my face was going to freeze off!

February – Hawaii

A good reward for dealing with the cold from the last trip, my family and I spent a week on the Kona coast of the Big Island. Highlights were a trip to the green sand beach, and the magnificent sunsets nearly every night. 

March – Atlanta and Phoenix

Another trip for work to a couple of awesome places. Phoenix includes seeing my best friends, and Atlanta is always a good time, full of culture and amazing food. On this trip, I saw the MLK Center and walked through the Oakland Cemetery – I will write about both sometime soon.

April – Detroit

Back to Detroit, but for spring – beautiful weather and flowering trees all over the city. I also made a short trip to Belle Isle to visit the conservatory there, and won some money playing poker in Greek Town!

May – Bay Area; Mid-South

This trip will always be special to me since it was the first I wrote up here on the blog. I visited Memphis, Arkansas, and Mississippi, and conducted my first Royal Tour interview with John Vergos of Rendezvous! It was a beautiful part of the country, and one I am glad to have shared with you.

To put my travel another way, here is my flight diary from the first half of the year.

I am truly blessed to have done each of these trips – yes, even the work ones – and look forward to sharing more exciting destinations with you in the second half of the year!!

7 thoughts on “First Half 2017: Looking Back

  1. Wow! that is really cool! you have travelled a lot! While travelling you also have some time for yourself?

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