I do tend to travel a good amount as my kids have gotten older. The pandemic slowed things for a year, but only then. Someone remarked on this year being a lot of trips, and it has been. Not the most ever, but the most fun ever.
I decided to look at the travel numbers for the last few years, and see how this compares. Here are my trip numbers, for both business and personal, as best as I can tell.
- 2013- 18
- 2014 -17
- 2015 – 17
- 2016 – 16
- 2017 – 15
- 2018 – 20
- 2019 – 23
- 2020 – 1 (Las Vegas for my wife’s birthday, as the pandemic was starting)
- 2021 – 11
- 2022 – 23
Looking at this, 2022 ties the biggest year, but it didn’t feel as bad as 2013-2105.I don’t have exact numbers, but I know I was closer to 30 trips those years and felt more burned out.
I think because we have some fantastic vacations (Bruge, Hawaii, Venice, Lisbon) plus 3 volleyball trips and 3 trips to see my daughter in college.
Hopefully 2023 will turn out to be just as big and exciting with more places that we’ll visit and enjoy.