As the planet spun its way around, plenty of us zipped about a bit too. I followed the journeys of friends, family, colleagues here and there…daily reminders of the incredible opportunities and experiences available to anyone with the means to take advantage of them. With a passport, ticket and 24 hours you can get yourself just about anywhere. A golden age, indeed.
The travels of my year took in Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Port Douglas, Smiths Lake, Bali, Oman, Abu Dhabi, Dubai (twice) and Singapore. Not a bad set of passport stamps at all. Happy with that.
The 2014 crystal ball is still a bit cloudy. A few things are coming into view. There's talk of a white Christmas in the Japan - appropriately the Land of the Rising Sun. Wheels are turning. I'll keep you posted as pieces fall into place. I'd love to hear from anyone who's done it.
But for now, rather than look forward, let's take a quick look back at some of the things that caught my eye on this most recent journey around the solar system.
Happy New Year!