As the year winds down, I’m looking back at the past twelve months and looking forward to 2015. Travel has been a huge part of my life this year (magnified by the move Sheri and I made to London, which I wrote about here). After not traveling at all in January or the first half of February, I started up and never really stopped.
In February, I made my final trip to Vietnam as part of SDL’s Social Intelligence development team. March brought the first of many trips to Cluj, Romania, as manager of SDL’s Language Technology development team, coupled with a few days in Amsterdam. April started with a trip to corporate HQ in Maidenhead (near London) at the beginning of the month and continued with another trip to Cluj in the middle. Sheri and I made our house hunting trip to London with Sheri at the end of the month.
We moved out of our house near Seattle in the middle of May, beginning about 10 weeks of not having anywhere to call home. [That was no fun!] After one more business trip to Europe (Cluj and Maidenhead) and a few trips to California, it was time for the biggest journey of all: at the end of June, we made the move from Seattle to London.
After our relocation, the travel didn’t really slow down. I’ve been to Cluj at least once a month and made additional business trips to Amsterdam, LA, Seattle, and Stuttgart. Meanwhile, Sheri and I enjoyed some personal travel time in Romania, Italy, Turkey, the Netherlands, and Iceland.
Total count for the year:
- 2 countries of residence
- 3 continents
- 7 SDL offices
- 8 inter-continental trips
- 9 countries
- 11 airlines
- 12 trips to Romania
- 15 airports
- 121,000 miles flown (at least)
For now…I’ll leave you with this thought:
Travel is becoming my life. Not that I’m complaining.