2022 Year of Travel in Photos

2022 Year of Travel in Photos

2022 was the year of “revenge travel” for many after two years of lock downs and stay at home orders due to Covid.  I spent a good amount of the year traveling when I could.

The first part of my year was spent escaping the rain in Seattle with weekends in the American southwest.  In January I returned to Albuquerque for a chilly MLK Jr Day weekend; staying at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort before a night at the dated Hyatt Regency downtown.

Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort

My birthday is in early February and I used my Wynn Rewards Birthday Dinner credit at Sinatra.  I had the credit by doing a status match to Wynn Platinum.

For President’s Day I made my first of two visits to the family friendly Hyatt Regency Indian Wells in Palm Desert.

Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort and Spa

I visited the new Alila Marea in Southern California over a long weekend in March.

My spring break gave me a week to travel in April.  I spent a few days in Honolulu at the Hyatt Regency and Centric followed by a few days in the Bay Area at the new Hyatt Kissel Uptown in Oakland.

View from Hyatt Regency Waikiki

My international travel for the year started in June with a flight from Seattle to Doha in Qatar Airways’ Qsuites.

The Pearl, Doha, Qatar

After one night at the Park Hyatt Doha, I spent a week on a roadtrip through Jordan with stops at Petra and Wadi Mujib near the Dead Sea.

In July I explored the capital cities of the Caucuses: Baku in Azerbaijan, Tbilisi in Georgia and Yerevan in Armenia.

Baku, Azerbaijan
Tbilisi, Georgia
Genocide Memorial in Yerevan, Armenia

After a night of visiting Mainz for an extended layover, I explored Serbia and Montenegro by train and bus.

Mainz, Germany
Train from Belgrade to Podgorica
Kotor, Montenegro

From Montenegro I flew to Luxembourg and traveled by train to rainy Bruges, Belgium and on to Amsterdam.

Bruges, Belgium

In August I returned to the USA via Helsinki on Finnair’s new Business Class product.

I took a break from travel until November with a final weekend visit to the Mirage Las Vegas before it transitions to the Hard Rock and Thanksgiving back in Palm Desert.

2022 sunsetted in December where I spent my break in Kona, Hawaii.

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