Happy New Year and Happy Travels!

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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.

[caption id=“attachment_283” align=“alignnone” width=“918”]Map of the US Capitals Progress 2016[/caption]

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.

[caption id=“attachment_284” align=“alignnone” width=“864”]Summary of Visitors to this Blog. Summary of Visitors to this Blog.[/caption]


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

[caption id=“attachment_286” align=“alignnone” width=“715”]Top Posts of 2016 Top Posts of 2016[/caption]

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

[caption id=“attachment_287” align=“alignnone” width=“725”]Top Referral Traffic in 2016 Top Referral Traffic in 2016[/caption]

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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