Happy new year, everyone! It's that time of year - retrospectives and reflections, and lots of optimism for a new, fresh year. For travelers, that means planning new adventures and prioritizing the places you want to see in 2014. For those of us that watch and analyze travel as much as we travel ourselves, it's a time for looking at some of the big travel trends of the new booking season.
And for me, it's a time to make some big life changes. 2013 wasn't the best of years, and I'm definitely looking for some change in the coming months (to be shared with you all as I learn more!). But for the moment, putting all of that on pause, here are a few of my personal favorite posts from the past twelve months. Not necessarily the most popular (that'll come tomorrow), but definitely the ones that I am proudest of.
Please feel free to share comment or your own favorite posts below!
On growing up as a person and a traveler
The escalation of conflict in air travel
Has our frustration with the TSA reached a tipping point?
Why we should care about the Congo.
Let's talk anger, America, and women
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