12/24/2012 – 1/1/2013 New York to Berlin (2) to Milan (1) to Torino (1) to Venice (1) to Padova (1) to Udine (1) to Trieste (1) to Sežana, Slovenia (1). Trip with one of my best friends, Joseph Chakola, to see two of our other best friends, Paolo Cocco and Alessandra Feruglio, in Italy for the holidays. Mini reunion with Rocio, Julia, and Sara. Started off in Berlin on Xmas Day, then flew to Milan, followed by Torino, back to Milan, Venice, Udine, Trieste, and Padova for New Year’s Eve. Missed several flights due to a suicide on a train.
- 12/24 DL 70 JFK (4:25 pm) to AMS (5:55 am)
- 12/25 DL 9571 AMS (9:55 am) to TXL (11:15 am)
- 12/25 AB 8432 TXL (6:35 pm) to MXP (8:15 pm)
- 1/1 DL 87 VCE (12:50 pm) to JFK (4:30 pm)
10/26/2012 – 10/28/2012 New York to Worthing (1) and Bridgetown (1), Barbados. A trip due to winning an email lottery from jetBlue. Stayed at Cleverdale Guesthouse in Worthing.
- 10/26 B6 871 JFK (8:29 am) to BGI (1:19 pm)
- 10/28 B6 872 BGI (2:35 pm) to JFK (7:59 pm)
8/2/2012 – 8/8/2012 New York to Berlin (1) to Warsaw (2).Went back to visit Warsaw and some of my close Polish friends, who threw a birthday party for me. Stayed at Ania’s.
- 8/2 UA 96 EWR (5:50pm) to TXL (8:05am)
- 8/3 Berlin-Warszawa Express EC 45 Berlin HBF (2:40pm) to Warsaw Centralna (8:15pm)
- 8/7 PKP Intercity/BWE EC 46 Warsaw Centralna (6:35pm) to Berlin HBF (12:15am)
- 8/8 UA 97 TXL (9:35 am) to EWR (12:40 pm)
7/20/2012 – 7/23/2012 New York to Niagara Falls, NY to Niagara Falls, ON to Buffalo to Sodus to Syracuse. Road trip with Paolo Cocco, Alessandra Feruglio, Ian Johnson, Gian Alberti, and Jason Shah. Stayed at Ian’s family’s home in Sodus, NY; saw the Chimney Bluffs at Chimney Bluffs State Park on Lake Ontario.
- 7/20 Rented Jeep Liberty from Hertz in Hackensack, NJ. Picked up gang at 10:30 pm at Atlantic Terminal Brooklyn and drove all night towards Niagara Falls, NY.
- 7/21 Arrived in Niagara Falls, NY at 7:00 am. Alessandra and I walked across Rainbow Bridge to Canadian Side. Drove to Buffalo, NY to try Anchor Bar, home of original Buffalo chicken wings, then continued on to Sodus, NY to stay the night at the Johnson Family home.
- 7/22 Left Sodus, NY for Chimney Bluffs State Park for hiking. Later that afternoon, headed to Syracuse, NY for dinner, then drove back to New York City, arriving sometime after midnight.
2/2/2012 – 2/6/2012 New York to Montreal (1) to Amsterdam (1) to Warsaw (1) to Paris (1). G2012MR Mileage Run; sightseeing in Warsaw, Montreal, Amsterdam, and Paris. Couchsurfed for the first time in Praga District, Warsaw; Saturated Party.
- 2/2 DL 4174 JFK (9:30am) to YUL (11:16am) G2012MR Segment 1
- 2/2 DL 9392 YUL (6:55pm) to AMS (7:50am) G2012MR Segment 2
- 2/3 KL 1363 AMS (10:05am) to WAW (12:00pm) G2012MR Segment 3
- 2/5 KL 1364 WAW (12:55pm) to AMS (3:05pm) G2012MR Segment 4
- 2/6 DL 9541 AMS (8:00am) to CDG (9:25am) G2012MR Segment 5
- 2/6 DL 8554 CDG (7:10PM) to JFK (9:20PM) G2012MR Segment 6
1/14/2012 – 1/15/2012 New York to San Francisco (2). Visited my friends in East Bay; Stayed with a friend in Walnut Creek, CA. Award Ticket (Redeemed 32,500 Skymiles).
- 1/14 DL 1865 JFK (7:05am) to SFO (10:50am)
- 1/15 DL 2340 SFO (10:30pm) to JFK (6:55am)