2018 Year in Review

2018 Year in Review

Officer Wayfinder has been live for just under a month - and the support and engagement has been incredible so far.

Officer Wayfinder has been live for just under a month - and the support and engagement has been incredible so far.

As 2018 draws to a close - it is time to reflect on an AMAZING year of travel. In the past 12 months I traveled to 3 continents, 6 countries, and 18 states - including Alaska and Hawaii. While statistically speaking it wasn’t my biggest year (pretty much in every category), it was probably the most impactful year I’ve ever had.

Hands down my biggest travel accomplishment of 2018 was the launch of Officer Wayfinder. Thank you so much for the incredible support in the one short month it has been up and running! The website has had visitors from 17 countries. I love sharing travel tips, tricks and reviews to guide you on your journey. I’ve got some big ideas I’m working on to make the site even better in 2019, so stay tuned.

So many other incredible things happened this year (aside from my normal travel): I took my wife and daughter on their first trip to Europe. I spent at week in Atlanta meeting the leadership of Delta for an innovative work project I’m leading. I got to display my airplane at EAA Air Venture in Oshkosh - the world’s busiest airshow and one I grew up going to. I was on the planning team for the California Capital Airshow, which drew over 100,000 spectators to the three day event. Last, but certainly not least, I graduated with distinction from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with a Masters in Business Administration in Aviation.

I already have a lot of great trips on the books for 2019, and I can only imagine what other great adventures are going to pop up as the months roll by. I can’t wait to continue sharing my experiences with you to help you travel like a pro!

-Officer Wayfinder

Meeting with Delta’s leadership team for a work project was an incredible experience.

Meeting with Delta’s leadership team for a work project was an incredible experience.

I had the incredible pleasure of giving the United HR team a tour of my plane at EAA Air Venture.

I had the incredible pleasure of giving the United HR team a tour of my plane at EAA Air Venture.

Who says you have to travel far to experience incredible things? If you don’t have the time or the means to jet-set to exotic destinations, go no further than your own back yard (metaphorically speaking - this isn’t my back yard), you never know what you’ll find unless you GO!

Who says you have to travel far to experience incredible things? If you don’t have the time or the means to jet-set to exotic destinations, go no further than your own back yard (metaphorically speaking - this isn’t my back yard), you never know what you’ll find unless you GO!

Golfing the North Shore of Oahu at one of the most beautiful courses I might ever play. Yes, I’d love to play Pebble. No, I don’t want to drop $500.

Golfing the North Shore of Oahu at one of the most beautiful courses I might ever play. Yes, I’d love to play Pebble. No, I don’t want to drop $500.

Scooting around Hawaii. You have to do it some time!

Scooting around Hawaii. You have to do it some time!

Lots of upgrades this year, thanks Delta! There is something to be said about brand loyalty. I’ll write about it in the coming months. And don’t worry, I have some trips planned on other airlines as well to help build a more comprehensive travel catalogue for you.

Lots of upgrades this year, thanks Delta! There is something to be said about brand loyalty. I’ll write about it in the coming months. And don’t worry, I have some trips planned on other airlines as well to help build a more comprehensive travel catalogue for you.

I’ve had much worse work functions than this one on Panama City Beach, Florida.

I’ve had much worse work functions than this one on Panama City Beach, Florida.

Snowboarding at Lake Tahoe. It’s not Colorado snow, but it’ll do!

Snowboarding at Lake Tahoe. It’s not Colorado snow, but it’ll do!

Coordinating for the California Capital Airshow was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Hopefully. Because it was a looooooot of work, but was incredibly rewarding.

Coordinating for the California Capital Airshow was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Hopefully. Because it was a looooooot of work, but was incredibly rewarding.

Trying to get my legs to fit under the table in Japan. It didn’t happen…

Trying to get my legs to fit under the table in Japan. It didn’t happen…

Sharing a beer with my dad in Spain.

Sharing a beer with my dad in Spain.

The fam’s first time in Europe!

The fam’s first time in Europe!

Sunset on the Mediterranean. It was as cold as we look.

Sunset on the Mediterranean. It was as cold as we look.

I surprised the family with Delta One to Europe!

I surprised the family with Delta One to Europe!

Visiting the world’s tallest building in Dubai.

Visiting the world’s tallest building in Dubai.

I got to spend a couple days working with innovators and startups at Capitol Factory in Austin.

I got to spend a couple days working with innovators and startups at Capitol Factory in Austin.

Delta 737-800 First Class

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