2014 was a crazy year for travel.

The truth is, I should have known, right from New Year’s Day.  I started the year by making a trip to Alaska during the first week.

It was an emergency trip, a new show taking over, neither host with any radio experience.   But then came a new morning show in Portugal, a HUGE morning show launch in Spain.  Then Mexico.  Los Angeles.  TWO new morning shows in France.  Since morning shows are the most important shows on a station, each one of these moves is intense.  So the travel started early and never let up.  The year ended in late December doing focus groups in four Spanish cities over 8 days to check on the show we launched when the year started.   

At that point I had traveled nearly 200,000 miles.  Not the bonus miles you get when your elite status kicks in, but miles miles.  Hard miles.  

What I love about this blog is it gets me out of radio studios and conference rooms and focus groups.  It allows me to stay connected.  And it’s a big thing to me that you allow me to share.  

So as I start off 2015, here are six pictures from 2014….

Valencia, Spain.  Sunset over the Mediterranean.  December 2014

Valencia, Spain. Sunset over the Mediterranean. December 2014

That line in the dirt.  Entering California from Mexico.  November 2014.

That line in the dirt. Entering California from Mexico. November 2014.

Kansas.  August, 2014

Kansas. August, 2014

 

Spain.  The first day of a new morning show on one of Europe's biggest networks.  Studying, planning, and coaching this show had me in Spain for about five weeks in 2014.  This is February 2, Day One of the show.

Spain. The first day of a new morning show on one of Europe’s biggest networks. Studying, planning, and coaching this show had me in Spain for about 8 weeks in 2014. This is February 2, Day One of the show.

The boots of Sergio Sanchez, morning host and program director of the news talk station in McAllen Texas.  January 2014.

The boots of Sergio Sanchez, morning host and program director of the news talk station in McAllen Texas. January 2014.

Mexico City.  Summer 2014

Mexico City. Summer 2014

 

There are six pictures from last year. And, for extra credit, one more…

 

Me, Alfonso, and Javier on the beach at Valencia, where I used to hang out 36 years ago, listening to the very radio station I consult now (it played music then).  Javier is the program director, with whom I Skype almost every morning.

Me, Alfonso, and Javier on the beach at Valencia, where I used to hang out 36 years ago, listening to the very radio station I consult now (it played music then). Javier is the program director, with whom I Skype almost every morning.