2011 has been a big year of travel for me. While I didn’t set any specific goals for the year like my 2008 goal to visit 25 countries or my 2010 goal to visit 10 new countries, I did start my 90 under 30 Travel Project. I also managed to make it to quite a few places. Here is the recap.

Torres del Paine National Park in Chile

27: Number of countries visited in 2011
Sri Lanka, Spain, Chile, USA, Canada, Germany, Czech Republic, Jordan, Norway, Malta, France, Cyprus, Iceland, Serbia, Bosnia, Croatia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Kosovo, Albania, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Andorra, Brazil, Austria

Old town Dubrovnik in Croatia

16: Number of new countries visited in 2011
Sri Lanka, Chile, Malta, Cyprus, Iceland, Serbia, Bosnia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Kosovo, Albania, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Brazil

Moai statues on Easter Island in Chile

82: Number of countries I have been to in my lifetime

Valley of the Moon in the Atacama Desert in Chile

5: Number of continents visited
Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, South America

Boulders in the sea in Cyprus

3: Number of trips to cities in which I used to live
Paris, Prague, San Francisco

Window of a brasserie in Paris France

14: Number of places visited in the UK
Bristol, Eden Valley, Llandudno, Liverpool, Manchester, Isle of Wight, Cornwall, Edinburgh, Oxford, Cambridge, Surrey, Stoke Park, Sussex, Ascot

Farmhouse in the Eden Valley in Cumbria England

8: Number of new places visited in the UK
Eden Valley, Bristol, Llandudno, Manchester, Liverpool, Isle of Wight, Surrey, Stoke Park

Red Panda at the Bristol Zoo in England

3: Number of Christmas markets visited in Europe
Cologne, Salzburg, Innsbruck

Ornaments at a Christmas market in Cologne Germany

1: Number of new U.S. states visited

Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas Texas

I already have some big travel plans in the works for 2012, and I look forward to visiting new places and discovering more of the world. If I achieve my goal of visiting 90 countries before my 30th birthday, I look forward to setting some new travel goals in the new year as well. Until then, I have eight more countries to get to in the next four months.

18 Comments on Lady of 2011

  1. How cool! Very amazing lineup of new countries this year. What is that red animal in the photo and where is the photo of the desert-scape from?

    • Thanks Pam! The red animal is a red panda. They are adorable! The desert photo is from the Atacama Desert in Chile. You should definitely go there sometime. It is a really amazing place.

    • Thanks Jayne! It seems like you had an equally impressive travel schedule in 2011. I hope your 2012 travels go well, too!

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