Happy New Year and Happy Travels!

Year of the Monkey
Year of Monkey, Creative Commons CC BY 2.0 aotaro

I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the progress that I have made in 2016. I officially kicked off the capitals project with my trip to Sacramento in early October. Since then, I have made steady progress by visiting Carson City in late October, Salt Lake City in late November, and I just returned from a trip to Frankfort. I started this project to figure out what all the fuss was about in various state capitals and so far I have not been disappointed. Each city that I have visited has been better than the last one and I am consistently surprised and inspired by the people, places, and things that I see.

Map of the US
Capitals Progress 2016

Blog Statistics

Since this blog was started, there has been a steady increase in readership. I am excited to have 7 subscribers (I admit they are all people that I know) and 239 views for the year.

Summary of Visitors to this Blog.
Summary of Visitors to this Blog.


The most popular post has been my book review of “A Short History of Carson City”.

Top Posts of 2016
Top Posts of 2016

Unsurprisingly, most of my referral traffic has come from Twitter (apologizes to all of my followers).

Top Referral Traffic in 2016
Top Referral Traffic in 2016

Looking ahead to 2017

I am going to start the year off right by knocking out one capital the first week of 2017. I am planning on going to Austin, TX next week and I can’t wait! I have not yet decided where else I am going to go this year, but the plan remains to visit one capital per month.

I am looking forward to what is in store for 2017. Wishing everyone a very happy New Year!


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