This story is part of a series called 2011 :: The Year in Review.
I explored for 30,000 miles in 2011, and 2012 promises even better things. Adventures this year took me to US destinations as well as to Europe and Africa. I’m proud of my map. It may not compare to the likes of Jen Pollack Bianco or Seth Miller, but it’s a start, and everyone has to start somewhere, right?