Adrenaline Rush: Boarding Gate 101 Turns One
Today's an important milestone for BoardingGate101.com - the blog just turned one! Since starting as a photoblog and eventually morphing into a full-fledge travel blog, We've made several thousand miles of trips to several cities - in the Philippines, Thailand and United States- since then.
The year has been an adrenaline rush. We've experienced new and exciting stuff, like flying in an ultralight aircraft, flying over St. Louis in a helicopter, seeing a parked Space Shuttle in an aircraft carrier, surfing and bumming around several beaches, riding an elephant, sampling authentic Thai cuisine in a food tour, flying over Siberia (again), experiencing wintry weather in Boston, jumping off a cliff and lived to tell the tale, going inside a nuclear cruise missile submarine, painting the town red in Boracay, climbing up the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, seeing Lucy the T-Rex and the man-eating Tsavo Lions, getting awed by the thousands of mosaic art inside a basilica, visiting some more sights in our city, and trying a new extreme sports called fly boarding.
To recap the magnificent year, here are the highlights in pictures.
|Durian in Bangkok|
|Surfing in San Juan|
|Sta. Cruz Island|
|San Sebastian Church|
|Ultralight flying in Angeles City|
|Barasoain Church in Malolos|
|White Beach in Boracay|
|Kayaking in Ariel's Point|
|St. Louis Union Station|
|Downtown St. Louis, from the helicopter|
|The Busch Stadium, from the helicopter|
|Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis|
|Spirit of St.Louis, Missouri History Museum|
|Cloud Gate in Millennium Park|
|Fifth Avenue, New York|
|Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum|
|Hatch Shell, Boston|
|Harvard University, Cambridge|
|Flying over Siberia|
|Flyboarding in Subic|
Even though we've been backpacking for several years now, I feel that I'm just starting. There are still many places on my bucket lists (and many that aren't but I'd probably discover along the way) that I plan to visit in the coming months and years.
Of course I'd like to thank our readers and followers of this blog. Your support, comments and suggestions mean a lot to us.
See you at the boarding gates!