Monthly Archives: December 2012
Monday Travel Update – New Year’s Eve Edition
I’ve purchased a new laptop, new backup hard drives, new iPhone, new ereader, new headphones and a new bag. Even though no one other than myself will really notice, it will be a whole different travel set up for me. The new gear, especially the laptop, should make me far more productive, especially when it comes to editing photos. If nothing else, at least Netflix will look much better.
2012: A Year in Photography
2012 was a busy travel year for me. I visited all seven continents, 18 countries and flew over 150,000 miles. I was exhausted for much of the year, but on the upside I came away with some amazing photos. I made some great strides as a photographer in 2012. I improved my mastery of Lightroom and have have worked on going out of my way to get better shots. My gear didn’t change much during the year. I purchased a new carbon fiber tripod in March and replaced the 18-200mm lens I had been using since 2007. I also celebrated my 5-year anniversary of publishing my daily photo and released my iPhone Travel Photography app.
It was a good year for photography and I plan on making 2013 even better!
2012: A Year of Travel by the Numbers
As 2012 comes to a close, I thought I would give an overview of my last year of travel. Rather than giving a month-by-month summary of everything, the math major in me thought it would be interesting to look at the numbers I racked up this year.
This was an especially intensive year of traveling for me. So much so that I have no desire to do it again. It has fundamentally changed how I’m going to go about traveling in the future. I have put on more miles in 2012 than I have in several of the previous 5 years combined.
Without further ado, here is the numerical summary of my 2012!