Year in Photos: 2017
I know I say this every year, but y’all, what a year 2017 was. Three or four months of road-tripping across two different countries. Awesome professional projects, some new and some old. A fair bit of hiking (though never enough!). Last-minute birthday trip to Siberia. And so much on the horizon for 2018.
As with similar posts for 2015 and 2016, I want to take a minute to look back on the year that was and think a bit about highlights, lowlights, memorable moments, and what’s to come. I’ve chosen below not necessarily my favorite photo from a given month, but the one that most captures at a glance the tone or activity of that moment in time. Some positive, some reflective, some defining. (If you’re just looking for pretty pictures I took this year, you can also see those on my Instagram or Facebook Page as I put together my Top 10 for the year.)
Before the photos, however, a few stats from 2017. Travels in 10 countries (3 of those new to me – Belarus, Latvia, and Russia), 59,078 miles flown on 12 airlines, something like 15,328 photos taken (of which only 3,777 made it into the archive and an even smaller sliver of that have seen the light of the web). That’s all less than the year before, surprisingly, though I feel like I’ve been busier in 2017 than ever before.