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 (4 and 360,000 miles/points in signup bonuses, 275,000 more than 2020):

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

Chase Sapphire Preferred (100,000 Chase Ultimate Reward 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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