2018 Travel Year in Review

I thought that 2017 had been a big year but 2018 has surpassed it in almost every way. Visiting the USA twice, spending time in England, Wales, Germany, and the Netherlands along with visiting Hong Kong, Vietnam and Thailand.

This is what it looked like on a map:

I managed to tick a few things off my wish list on the way.
  • First time flying Business on: Singapore, Qatar, Cathay Pacific, and Emirates
  • First flights on the shiny new A350-900
  • Visiting Snowdonia NP, Wales and walking the Llanberis path (in the snow)
  • Returning to Zion NP, Utah and ticking off Angels Landing and Observation Point - amazing hikes, both
  • Visiting Bryce Canyon, Utah for the first time - and experiencing it covered in snow
  • Trying out Virgin Australia's Premium Economy SYD-LAX
  • Ticking off all the art galleries and museums I'd most wanted to visit on the US East Coast
  • Visiting some parts of Australia I'd missed out on over the years - most notably the wonderful state of Tasmania
  • Hiking up to the summit of Ben Lomond near Queenstown, NZ - an incredibly beautiful place
Bryce Canyon National Park, red rock covered in snow


  • Flights:  55
  • Distance:  93,994 miles
  • Duration:  8 days, 2 hours, 32 minutes

Top 10


MEL↔SYD    6
ADL↔SYD    2
SYD↔TMW    2
SYD↔LAX    2
BOS↔JFK    2
DOH↔SGN    2
PER↔SYD    2
SIN↔SYD    2
LST↔SYD    2
PPP↔SYD    2


Sydney, NSW (SYD) 30
Melbourne, VIC (MEL) 8
Singapore (SIN) 4
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (SGN) 4
Doha, Qatar (DOH) 4
Salt Lake City, UT (SLC) 4
New York JFK, NY (JFK) 4
Los Angeles, CA (LAX) 3
Queenstown, New Zealand (ZQN) 2
Adelaide, SA (ADL) 2


Virgin Australia 18
Delta Air Lines 9
Qantas 7
Singapore Airlines 4
Qatar Airways 4
Flybe 3
Tigerair Australia 3
Cathay Pacific 2
Emirates Airline 1
Thai Aiways 1


Boeing 737-800 16
Boeing 777-300ER 6
Airbus A330-300 3
Airbus A350-900 3
Airbus A330-200 3
Airbus A319 2
Boeing 717-200 2
ATR72-600 2
Embraer E195 2
Airbus A320 2

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