In thinking about going to Orlando next month, I realized that I've done more traveling this year than I have in, well, maybe ever. Recap...
January: Went to East Lansing/Detroit to visit my Michigan posse and see Imogen Heap.
February: OK, I didn't actually go anywhere, but the Michigan kids came here, which was like going on vacation.
March: A quick but action-packed trip to Orlando, then Las Vegas to party with Bill Gates.
April: Baltimore for volleyball, where I had the only real highlight of my season, Columbus for volleyball and Sandusky for some good times with friends.
May: Another brief Sandusky trip, but otherwise kept busy with lunch trips to Geauga Lake.
June: BeastBuzz at PKI. Still one of my favorite events every year, even if it does leave me a little exhausted.
July: Las Vegas for J-Pizzie Day. One of the best vacations I've had in years because it was so relaxing, and yet filled with many amazing events. Saw Mackinac Island for the first time and the fabulous McNally Cottage. Also went to Muskegon for a weekend to visit Kara and see how the Lake People live. I finally agreed that Michigan doesn't suck everywhere.
August: Good times going east, mainly to Hersheypark with a side trip to Allentown to meet some of Cath's family. I can't believe it took me so long to visit that park.
September: Back to Mackinac for some off-season fun. So much nicer there with fewer tourists. Also got down to Holiday World the last day of the month for The Voyage in Santa Claus.
October: I think I managed to say in the state, but it included a Blue Man weekend in town, and closing weekend at Cedar Point.
November: Two trips to Columbus, plus a trip out to Indiana coming for some holiday and birthday fun.
December: Orlando again. Finally going to take the time to feed The Rat and get my Universal love on, and see where my mom lives.
As for next year, I'm looking at probably two trips to Orlando again, and one or two to Vegas again. I'm glad that I've had the "disposable" income to do this stuff this year and still fund my toy purchases. I'd also like to visit the Bay Area, Portland and the mid-Atlantic if I can. Hawaii and Japan... high up on my list.