Our 2015 Travel Year in Photos

This year has been an incredible year for Mrs. TT and I. Thrifty Traveler was launched in April of this year, and I’m pretty sure my Mom was the only reader for the first couple weeks. Since then, we’ve ramped up to over 100k readers so far in December alone!

All of our flights were free this year using points and miles. Most of the domestic flights were on Southwest using the Companion Pass, and the international flights were aboard American in Business Class, or in Economy Comfort on Delta. For hotels we almost exclusively stayed on points at Starwood Hotels or paid with Airbnb. Take a look at where we’ve traveled on points and miles in 2015!

 

Lake Tahoe (Lake Tahoe Travel Tips)

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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico (Sheraton Hacienda Del Cabo)

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Las Vegas (Palazzo & Marquee Dayclub)

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Cancun, Mexico (Westin Lagunamar Cancun)

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Havana, Cuba (American Travel Guide to Cuba)

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Havana Vieja

 

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Cigar on the Malecon

 

New York City (W Downtown Corner Room & One World Observatory)

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Rockefeller Center

 

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Ellis Island

 

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One World Trade Center

 

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France  (Westin Paris VendomeAmerican Guide to Driving in France) 

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Rue de Rivoli – Paris

 

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Westin Paris

 

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Louvre – Paris

 

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Cottage Rental (Grez-sur-Loing, France)

 

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Grez-sur-Loing, France

 

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Château de Chenonceau

 

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Larmandier-Bernier Champagne (Vertus, France)

 

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Palace of Fontainebleau, France

 

Switzerland (Wengen, Lauterbrunnen Valley)

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Swiss

 

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View from the valley floor (Lauterbrunnen)

 

Switzerland (Via Ferrata in Murren, Lauterbrunnen Valley)

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Schilthorn (Murren, Switzerland)

 

Switzerland (Aescher Guesthouse)

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Germany (Neuschwanstein Castle, Füssen) 

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Germany (Obersee, Königssee & Berchtesgaden, Bavaria) 

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Hintersee, Ramsau

 

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Hintersee, Ramsau

 

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Kempinski Berchtesgaden

 

Washington, DC (St. Regis)

St. Regis Washington, DC

 

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View from W rooftop bar

 

Back of the Lincoln Memorial

Back of the Lincoln Memorial

 

New Orleans (French Quarter)

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Bourbon Street

 

Scottsdale, Arizona (Canyon Suites)

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Hong Kong

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Victoria’s Peak

 

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Incredible W Hong Kong breakfast buffet

 

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W Hong Kong rooftop pool

 

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TurboJet VIP Cabin (Hong Kong to Macau)

 

Macau, China

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Fortaleza do Monte

 

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Constructing an Eiffel Tower (Very original)

 

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Ruins of St. Paul’s

 

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Venetian Macau (largest casino in the world and it also has almost no food venues…sad)

 

Austin, Texas

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Lake Austin

 

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Rainey Street Food Trucks

 

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Downtown Austin (Playing fetch)

 

Kansas City, Missouri

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Union Station

 

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World War One Memorial with Union Station in the background

 

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World War One Museum and Memorial

 

Chicago (Dreamliner Flight)

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First Dreamliner flight in Business Class (Look at that engine!)

 

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Berkshire Room (Downtown Chicago)

 

On to 2016!

Mrs. TT and I covered a lot of ground in 2015, and we have even bigger plans for 2016. We’re definitely not rich, we travel primarily on points and miles, and a few flight deals. You too can be a Thrifty Traveler! Make sure to follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and like us on FacebookDon’t forget to subscribe to our Newsletter as well. We hope you all have a wonderful New Year!

 

Curious what we used to shoot these photos? Most are from Instagram (iPhone 6 Plus), and the others were taken with a Nikon D5300 and Sigma 10-20mm Lens.  Check out our Gear Page for more info!

 

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