Traveling is the single most hobby I have pursued seriously, followed by writing. So I thought it would be great to summarize my year in terms of travel. If nothing, I can add it to my resume, or look at this post 30 years down the line when I am withering and arthritic, and smile at the happy memories I built for myself.
U.S.A., India, Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Italy.
Cities travelled- Seattle, San Francisco, Miami, Orlando, Kolkata, Dresden, Prague, Vienna, Salzburg, Rome, Sicily.
U.S. states travelled- 6.
A new U.S. state explored never before- Florida.
National Parks- 3 (Mount Rainier National Park, Crater Lake National Park, Everglades National Park).
Hiked an active volcano (Mount Etna in Sicily). Hiked a volcanic crater (Crater Lake National Park, OR).
Biggest obsession- Watching sunrise and sunsets. I think I am done with my obsession for collecting magnets. I lose count of the numerous occasions when I set the alarm to wake up early and run to catch the sunrise. I overslept and missed classes, but not sunrises.
Dream Destinations 2011 (Places never traveled before)
Niagara Falls, Grand Canyon, Utah National Parks, Beaches of North Carolina.
New states traveled every year
2006- Washington, Nevada, Washington DC, Virginia, Oregon
2007- New York, New Jersey, Maryland
2008- Texas, Pennsylvania, California
2009- Hawaii, Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, Delaware