That’s a Wrap! Travel Recap of 2018

This is a travel recap of 2018 I thought would be fun to share. Whew, what a year of travel it was! Here was my road trip travel adventures by the numbers…

  • Total miles traveled, around 142,000 (air and road).
  • 96 days spent abroad (outside the U.S.).
  • 52 different hotels.
  • Dined at over 100 restaurants.
  • Drove over a dozen different cars.
  • Visited nine countries.
  • 32 flights and 18 airports.
  • Visited over 75 cities.
  • Attended 6 travel conferences.

Here is a breakdown of the trips I took. Be sure to click the various links if you’d like to read about those experiences.


In January of this year I did two trips to Nevada, one was to Las Vegas, the second to South Lake Tahoe.

Travel recap to South Lake Tahoe downtown aerial by


Spent nearly a month in India and went to over a dozen cities. I took a luxury train ride, flew to places like Mumbai, Ahmadabad and Delhi. Click the following link to find out how I almost got stranded in Rann of Kutch.

Travel recap to India Taj Mahal by


I went to Germany for ITB (a large travel conference) in Berlin, where I dined in the dark. After a week in Berlin I rented a car road tripped around Northern Germany.

Celle Germany by

I then spent a week in Ireland where I got to stay at the Dromoland Castle for my birthday.

Dromoland Castle Entrance by


I did not travel in April in order to spend time with my step-father who ended up passing away from brain cancer. He lived but a week after being diagnosed. Very sad time.


I did an epic road trip from Phoenix to Denver.

Southwest Road Trip into Sedona by


I spent the last two weeks in the Czech Republic and a short stint in Germany.

Cliffs aerial Bohemian Switzerland by


I spent a week in southern Poland and another two weeks in the Czech Republic.


I flew to Cancun for a week exploring the Mexican State of Quintana Roo.

Cancun beach aerial photo by


I was in Colima, Mexico for a travel conference.

ATMex conference in Colima Mexico


I few to Traverse City, Michigan for a road trip around the area. This was a trip that had been on the books for a year. It did not disappoint, the fall foliage was at its peak.

Traverse City aerial photo by


I spent some time in Sedona and didn’t work.


I spent a week in San Diego, then took my last trip of the year to Los Cabos, Mexico for a Travelocity Gnomads summit.

Travel recap 2018 a trip to Los Cabos

This is a travel recap for 2018 based on my memory and data collected. One of the ways I keep my travel organized is with TripIt, one of the best travel apps on the market for keeping travel plans and confirmations all in one place. The Pro version has a slew of options, such as travel notifications, a frequent flyer points counter and more. I’ve been using it for years and highly recommend.

So, tell me about your most exciting or memorable trip of 2018? Please share by leaving a comment below.

Mike Shubic

Mike Shubic is a seasoned road trip travel video blogger, traversing the byways of the world looking for those hidden gems of the road. From unique destinations, unexpected discoveries, creative cuisine, intriguing inns to exciting attractions…the road is his page. The experiences are his ink. And every 300 miles, a new chapter begins. Whether you live vicariously or by example, Mike will do the exploring so you can have an adventure.


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