If you follow me on twitter (@Ryan_Raz) or look at my travel schedule on my blog you can easily see that I do quite a bit of traveling. Some people dread it, but i always seem to thrive on it. I rarely take a lot of time to think about that places I have been, but it seems that I am always planning my next big adventure.
My mind works in interesting ways. I am constantly looking at things and trying to calculate and compute different variables and values to my activities. because of those I have some fun facts and figures that you may like to know about me this past year.
Least year I flew 200,526 miles, somehow I had managed to have them all on sky team airlines.
I went to 12 different countries located on three different continents. I got confused on where I have been and where I want to go so I have put up a dry erase board with a world map printed on it so I can effectively mark where I want to go and where I have been. Not to mention I also marked out the places that I do not want to go. For some reason the middle east and a large section of Africa are void of any and all interest.
I spent 222 nights in a bed other than my own. That means for very three nights I only averaged one of those nights in my bed.
For the year I paid roughly $18,000 in rent, mainly because from February to July I was paying rent on two locations until my move out of NYC was complete. So for those nights that I was home I was essentially paying $126 a night to stay in my own place. Seems I may just be better off living out of a hotel. I actually know a few people that have some that for a few years, and it seemed to work for them well.
As I write this on my flight form Shanghai to Tokoyo on my way back to my own bed in STL I realize that the first 19 days of this year I will spend just one night in my own bed.
As I constantly seem to be looking forward I am already thinking about all of my travels in 2012. I have a lot of great things in the works, but I am not sure if I can top 2011. I am definitely going to try, but even if I do not come close to as many adventures I know that I still have enough planned to continue to keep my parents head spinning and wondering what time zone I am in.