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Saturday, June 22, 2024

NYC Twice: A Recap of My 2020 Travels

NYC Twice is part of The Lost & Found Year(s) Trip Report.

Each year I’m supposed to update my Where to Party? New Year’s Eve list, which for twenty years in a row featured a new city. This year I will be going nowhere. In fact, this year I will be in the exact same spot as last year.

fireworks in the sky
Only this year, I don’t expect there to be any fireworks.

In terms of travel, I accomplished nothing. I went to New York twice in January and did not add a new country, island, or territory to my Country Count (see Is Hawaii a Country?). That is depressing but for the fact that I have accomplished so much this year (see COVID 2020: TPOL’s Most Productive Year). The reason I wrote this post is to remind everyone including myself how much I used to do and to prepare myself for what I am about to do (see Punxsutawney TPOL: Leaving My Basement Trip Report). Staying at home, despite the gains that I made, is no way to live.

There’s no better way to demonstrate how immobile I have been than by reviewing the directory of Trip Reports.


The Lost & Found Year(s): Covid Trip Report


TPOL in Shanghai (August)

ANA, Take Me ‘Round The World (August)

Rum Rum Caribbean Castaway (November)

TPOL Won’t Visit All 50 States (October)

TPOL in Canada (June)

Freddie Awards to New Orleans Binge Weekend (April)

Rum Rum Caribbean Castaway (March)


TPOL Down Under (December) 

#NoCollusion No Albania for TPOL (August)

Despacito! TPOL Moves to Puerto Rico (June 26) & Expat in Puerto Rico


TPOL in the Desert (December 9th)

Ohio State v. Michigan (November)

South America & Africa Points Heist (September)

Jerry World (August)

Round the Atlantic Tour (April)

Final Four San Antonio (April)

Detour in Mexico (March)


The Year of the Monkey (December)

Michigan v. Ohio State (November)

Quest Around The Globe (August)

Whose Land? Iceland (June)

Tahiti Triumph (May)


The Citrus Bowl (December)

TPOL in NYC (December 9th)

The Athens Marathon: The Original Course (November)

Southwest Companion Pass III (August)

Southwest Companion Pass II (April)

New York, New York, New York (March)


So Long Mongolia, Hello SE Asia (December)

The Visa Run Through Asia (October)

Miserable Mongolia (August 1st)

Into the Cold, The Move to Mongolia (July)

A Trip to the Far East in Style (June)

30 Minutes to Costa Rica (May)


The $77,000 Trip Heard Round the World (December)

Southwest Companion Pass I (August-November)

Steak And Malbec: Argentina in Style (August)

Final Four 4 Free (April)

RTW Dividends From the Geographically Challenged (March)

Beer & BBQ (February)

  • Nashville, Tennessee


Losing My Points Virginity (December)

Alaska Marathon (August)

Never Too Old for Spring Break (March) 


The Sugar Bowl: Celebrating Brady Hoke (December)

“You’re Fired!” Guess I’ll Go To Eastern Europe (June)

  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Vienna, Austria
  • Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Bucharest, Romania
  • Sunny Beach, Bulgaria
  • Belgrade, Serbia
  • Budva, Montenegro
  • Kotor, Montenegro
  • Mostar, Bosnia
  • Split, Croatia
  • Hvar, Croatia
  • Ibiza, Spain
  • Barcelona, Spain


Don’t Leave Cartagena for Panama (December)

Broke Expat in Shanghai (May-September)

Touring the Culinary Scene in Asia (January)


MBA in Travel & Tourism Part II (August 2009-January 2010)

The MBA in Travel & Tourism Part I (Dec 2008-May 2009)


Rio Carnaval (February)


The New Year’s Roll Call



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