2012 Year in Cities

I neglected to share my escapades for 2012, which is a shame because I flew almost about 50,000 miles, missed Alaska Airlines MVP Gold by about 2,000 miles, and rode a train!

I added four new states and a district: New York, Maryland, Virginia, District of Columbia, and Alabama.

  • Billings, MT*
  • Seattle, WA*
  • New York, NY*
  • Islip, NY*
  • San Diego, CA*
  • Solomons, MD*
  • Arlington, VA*
  • Missoula, MT
  • Circle, MT
  • Portland, OR
  • Walla Walla, WA
  • Huntsville, AL
  • Bozeman, MT

Unfortunately, no international travel this year.

Rules: One or more nights were spent in each place. Those cities marked with an * were vis­ited mul­ti­ple times on non-con­sec­u­tive days. Roughly in order of ap­pear­ance.

Two nights sleeping on the road (well, actually one on a plane and the other on a train).

Here are some selected highlights:

18.0 mm || 1/60 || f/4.0 || ISO2000 || NIKON D7000
New York, New York, United States

60.0 mm || 1/8 || f/4.5 || ISO4000 || NIKON D7000
New York, New York, United States

4.3 mm || f/2.4 || ISO160 || iPhone 4S
Seattle, Washington, United States




$10K for a Car?

Pretend you had up to $10K to spend on a car, which car would you purchase and why? (By which I mean, what should Rachel and I get).


  • Daily driving to work
  • Occasional long-distance (up to 1600 miles round trip)


  • Dual-Climate Control
  • Seat-Warmers


  • Bluetooth integration
  • Toyota, Volkswagen, or Subaru

Ready, Set, Go!