Happy New Year! 2021 Review

Happy New Year!

2021 was an improvement over 2020, but still restricted due to COVID-19. During 2021, I was able to fit in an international trip in March & November, but all of my other trips were domestic. I flew 67,000 miles and visited 2 countries. This reflects a ~49% increase from 2020. Below is an overview of my 2021 travels…


Accommodations (15, 2 more than 2020):

Alila Marea Beach Resort — Encinitas, California

Box Canyon Cabins — Seward, Alaska

Holiday Inn Express San Clemente Beach — San Clemente, California

Hyatt Place Anchorage — Anchorage, Alaska

McKinley Chalet — Denali National Park, Alaska

Park Tower — Buenos Aires, Argentina

Renaissance Los Angeles Airport Hotel — Los Angeles, California

SpringHill Suites Fairbanks — Fairbanks, Alaska

The Cape — Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

The Cosmopolitan — Las Vegas, Nevada

The Driskill — Austin, Texas

The Vinoy — St. Petersburg, Florida

The Westin Copley Place — Boston, Massachusetts

VRBO Home — Hanalei, Hawaii

W Austin — Austin, Texas

The Cape, Cabo

The Cape, Cabo

Countries Visited (2, 2 less than 2020):



Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Sports Cars Rented (0, 1 less than 2020):

None, but attended the F1 US Grand Prix 🙂

F1 Austin

F1 Austin

Airlines Flown (4, 3 less than 2020):

Alaska Airlines

American Airlines

Delta Airlines


New Credit Cards (3 and 260,000 miles/points in signup bonuses, 175,000 more than 2020):

Capital One Venture X (100,000 Capital One points)

Chase United Quest (100,000 United miles)

Citi ThankYou Premier (60,000 Citi points)

Elite Status Earned (2, same as 2020):

Alaska Airlines MVP 75K Gold – 77,000 miles

Marriott Titanium Elite – 88 Nights

I look forward to new adventures in 2022 as the world learns to live with COVID-19! Do you have any exciting trips already planned? Wishing everyone a healthy and fun filled year 🙂

Fairbanks, Alaska

Fairbanks, Alaska

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1 Response

  1. Aunt Sarah says:

    Let’s go somewhere after my surgeries!! Looking forward to walking, period. But I’d love to be walking in another country, too!!
    Love your blog!!

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