It is that time of the year again – Christmas. We pause our travels and (hopefully) travel home for Christmas. As every year, I’m in Poland celebrating with my family. This year, however, has been different as I have officially moved back to Poland last summer. To be honest, I really do miss Seattle and all of my friends – I’ve been back once in America ever since I moved here and it felt very strange to not be living there or have any family there.

Regardless, this year has been full of amazing experiences – graduating uni was perhaps my biggest achievement (aside from flying Lufthansa First Class dozens of times, of course)! I have once again surpassed my flight statistics this year – totalling around 200k miles flown, over 3 million miles redeemed, and around 500k earned (just from flying). I visited some incredible places this year that I haven’t been to before – like South America and various parts of Asia.

My most memorable trips from this year were the ones I took with family or friends – not the ones where I travelled alone. This really made me think about the future and life in general, while travelling is amazing, it really is so much better if you’re going somewhere with someone as the experiences and moments will be shared.

With all of that in mind, I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a Happy New Year. I hope you spend the next few days with your loved ones and also that the new year brings you lots of joy and incredible experiences – and of course lots of travel and miles!

I wish you all the best,

Dominik

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