My Year of Travel 2017

2017 was my most traveled year to date. I traveled to nine US states and also went overseas for the very first time, to India, no less, My air travel covered more than 25,700 miles. It just so happens that the circumference of the earth is 24,901 miles. The trip to India covered Denver to Newark, Newark to New Delhi, New Delhi to Gaya. The return trip, which took over 33 hours, was Gaya to Varanasi, Varanasi to New Delhi, New Delhi to Newark, Newark to Denver.

Santa Fe, New Mexico was my last trip of the year, via car. Santa Fe is a little over 5 hours from Denver and the drive is quite spectacular. Mountains, hills, and winding roads — From Castle Rock to the scenic vistas of Colorado Springs, historic Pueblo to Trinidad and through Raton Pass. In Santa Fe, we visited the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, Meow Wolf the interactive art installation and enjoyed meals at various local restaurants in the Plaza area. From Santa Fe we went to Taos via Highway 68 through the Rio Grande del Norte National Momument. Then we spent the last night in Pueblo, Colorado.

I was traveling to India on the first day of 2017 and I was traveling home on the last day of 2017, a nice bookend to my year of travel. I look forward to 2018…