This has been such an amazing year with so many wonderful adventure in some many wonderful places with incredible people. I have learnt a lot and had some old lessons reaffirmed. So, here are somethings I know to be true this year, and hope 2016 brings even bigger stories tell and glorious adventures to have.
Fly direct when possible — it makes your life, trip and everything you do that much more enjoyable.
Gold status means very little — regardless of what the brochure says, what they actually give you with this status but the lounges are nice.
You will get food poising from airplane food at least once — this will likely happen just before an important event or during.
Walk every city you go to — this is the only way to really see a city and be part of its great story. Yes almost every city in the world has a great story to tell.
Visit strange places and talk to locals — this not only expands your world view but you learn a great deal about a place by talking to the people who create indelible marks there.
Dance in the rain — you have not experienced true freedom until you abandon all sense of decorum and dance in the rain while the world watches.
Be brave enough to fall for broken things — only when you see the beauty in the broken can you appreciate the gift of the whole.
Airlines will lie, that is a fact of life — once you deal with that flying gets a little less annoying.
Apologize when you are wrong but stand firm in the truth — there is no shame in saying sorry and no reward will ever come from hiding from the truth.
No mistake is impossible to come back from— barring trying to murder someone, people usually forgive those they care about.
Second chances are a dime a dozen — take them when you they come, but also give them when you can.
Love is a two-way street not a punishment — if someone, friend or otherwise, cannot love you back you should move on.
Laugh at yourself — because other people will always take the opportunity to laugh at you, so take that power away.
Walk away from the past — but take its lessons with you
Tomorrow is a new day — you can also try again.