Happy New Year! 2020 Review

Happy New Year!

Wow, 2020 was a major curveball. Travel was upended in March due to COVID-19. During 2020 I was able to sneak in an international trip in February, but all my future travel plans were canceled and I needed to plan “safe” domestic trips. I flew 45,000 miles and visited 4 countries. This reflects a ~50% cut from 2019. Below is an overview of my 2020 travels…


Accommodations (13, 9 less than 2019):

Airbnb Western Saloon with Teton Views! — Tetonia, Idaho

Denver Marriott Tech Center — Denver, Colorado

Holiday Inn West Yellowstone — Yellowstone, Montana

Hyatt Place Boise — Boise, Idaho

Hyatt Regency Tokyo — Tokyo, Japan

Marriott’s Ko Olina Beach Club — Oahu, Hawaii

Renaissance Reno Downtown Hotel — Reno, Nevada

Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park — Sydney, Australia

SpringHill Suites Rexburg — Rexburg, Idaho

The Apurva Kempinski Bali — Bali, Indonesia

The St. Regis Deer Valley — Park City, Utah

The Westin Resort Nusa Dua — Bali, Indonesia

The Westin Singapore — Singapore, Singapore


Countries Visited (4, 3 less than 2019):





Sports Cars Rented (1, 1 more than 2019):

BMW M Track Day @ Sonoma Raceway (M8, M5, M3)

Sonoma Raceway

Sonoma Raceway

Airlines Flown (7, 4 less than 2019):

Alaska Airlines

American Airlines

Delta Airlines

Garuda Indonesia

Hawaiian Airlines

Singapore Airlines


New Credit Cards (2 and 85,000 points in signup bonuses, same as 2019):

AMEX EveryDay Preferred (25,000 AMEX points upgrade bonus)

Chase United Explorer (60,000 United miles signup bonus)

Elite Status Earned (2, same as 2019):

Alaska Airlines MVP – 3,000 miles (Rollover through 2021)

Marriott Titanium Elite – 85 Nights

I look forward to new adventures in 2021 once the vaccine has been widely distributed! Do you have any exciting trips already planned? Wishing everyone a healthy year and returning to some sense of “normal” 🙂

The Apurva Kempinski Bali

The Apurva Kempinski Bali

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