2017 A Year in Review

Year of the Rooster
Year of the Rooster CC BY 2.0 by Bobo Boom

2017 was a very exciting year for Tralev. We visited 10 state capitals, met with real life people for the first time, published some articles from local writers, took thousands of photos, read tons of books, got a drone and took some dramatic aerial videos. I think the best part of 2017 is that I was lucky to be joined by my brother Yuri on a majority of the trips.

Capitals Progress Map
Capitals Progress Map by Year

I started the year by visiting Austin in January. This ended up not being the best decision since it was freezing cold. Then in February we escaped the cold winter and traveled to the paradise of Honolulu. After a short break in March, I visited Boston with Aosheng in April. It was just as cold as Austin in January. Yuri joined me for the next four trips. First to Indianapolis, where we met real life locals for the first time. Then we went to Salem and Olympia during the week of my birthday in June. We spent July 4th in Providence, and I ended the year on my own by visiting Boise, Columbus, and Trenton.

I am way behind on writing about all of these trips. There were countless amazing experiences, breathtaking sights, delicious food, page turning books, and wonderful people. I am going to take the next few months to catch up on reading, writing, and editing. I plan on starting my travels back up toward the end of March. 2017 was amazing, and I can't wait to see what 2018 has in store.

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