These are my most liked posts on Instagram from 2018. They leave out a lot of highlights, but they’re a great reminder of just how much travel continues to be a constant in my life.

According to TripIt, I visited 49 cities, 16 different countries, and journeyed across 243,387 miles. This was more extreme than 2017 (10 countries, 109,023 miles), but I spent twice the amount of time in New York (I was out of town for 206 days in 2017, only 127 in 2018).

Here’s where I went:

  • Canada
  • United Kingdom
  • Nigeria
  • Kenya
  • Guadeloupe
  • Singapore
  • Cambodia
  • Vietnam
  • Japan
  • Bermuda
  • Peru
  • Mexico
  • Turkey
  • Egypt
  • Jordan
  • France

People often ask how I do it and my answer is simple: I prioritize it. Travel is a luxury, but it’s also work, and in my case, a life choice.

Travel moves me. It helps me feel the pace of life at different tempos, to examine people, culture, art, history, and work through different lenses.

Despite the miles I’ve logged, I felt myself slow down a considerable amount of time this year. I owe all of that to Matt who has helped me learn to love Brooklyn living. That said, I’m daydreaming of far off destinations I’ve yet to see, flavors I’ve yet to taste, and hundreds of doors to photograph (?).

In 2019, I predict just as much travel, but perhaps more time in fewer places. What I’d love to cross off my bucket list: Oaxaca, San Miguel Allende, Iceland, Patagonia, the Nordic Fjords, Italy (again), Morocco, the Kumano Kodo in Japan, northern Portugal, and a country in Asia I haven’t been to yet.

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