A History of Flight Historian
I travel reasonably often, and I consider myself a bit of a transportation nerd. It’s only logical that I would keep track of where I’ve flown.
I log my driving, cycling, walking, and other location data.
A collection of software and reference material that I’ve found useful for GPS logging and cartography.
I’ve created a variety of maps.
Using a gravity metaphor, I calculated the U.S. cities with the most attraction from my hometown based on population and distance.
15 Jan 2021
Distance From Home by Day
On average, I’m furthest from home in mid-February each year.
1 Jan 2021
2020 Year in Travel
Paul’s travel statistics for 2020. For obvious reasons, travel has been substantially lower than in recent years.
31 Dec 2020
Ever since I learned how to make heatmaps, I’ve wanted to track everywhere I go within a city I’m visiting on a given trip. I did so this weekend for a Cincinnati staycation.
28 Sep 2020
Ingress Mosaic Maps
The geocaching game Ingress has been a great way to explore new cities when traveling, and it gave me the opportunity to create some maps as well.
19 Sep 2020
Playing around with county parcel data to create maps of questionable usefulness.
20 Aug 2020
CONUS Colored by ZIP Code
A map showing the progression of ZIP Codes throughout the contiguous United States.
29 Jul 2020
For my 2010s Decade in Travel post, I manually created a heatmap showing the parts of the United States and world where I’d spent the most time traveling. Since I’ve been playing around with QGIS recently, I went ahead and used it to create a proper heatmap of my travels.
26 Apr 2020
Unlucky Gate 13
Map of U.S. airports with or without a gate 13.
18 Jan 2020
A Decade in Travel: 2010–2019
Paul’s maps, charts, and other travel statistics for the entire decade of the 2010s.
1 Jan 2020
2019 Year in Travel
Paul’s travel statistics for 2019.
31 Dec 2019
My “Worst” Layovers
Using math to figure out which of my layovers were the most out of the way relative to the net distance traveled.
7 Feb 2019
2018 Year in Travel
A summary of Paul Bogard’s 2018 hotels, flights, and driving.
31 Dec 2018
Airport #85/100: Lubbock (LBB)
Lubbock’s curved terminal and prominent concrete gave it a vibe of a miniature version of DFW’s Terminal C.
11 Aug 2018
After a trip to Nashville, I realized that the city’s central freeways mostly intersect at Y-intersections. That meant that I could draw Nashville’s freeways on a hexagonal grid.
20 Jul 2018
A visual representation of major cross-country interstate highways on a grid, inspired by Cameron Booth’s “Interstate Highways as a Subway Map.”
21 Apr 2018
2017 Year in Travel
Paul’s 2017 travel statistics.
31 Dec 2017
PAX West Area Map
PAX West spreads out beyond the Washington State Convention Center into many downtown Seattle event spaces. I created a map of convention venues and affiliated hotels.
15 Jun 2017
2016 Year in Travel
Overall, my travel increased slightly this year. Unlike in 2015, my travel was relatively evenly spread throughout the year.
31 Dec 2016
Ohio County Courthouses
In the summer of 2016, I visited every one of Ohio’s 88 counties.
4 Jul 2016
Airport #61/100: Amarillo (AMA)
Since Altus doesn’t have its own airport, I have to drive a ways no matter where I fly. I decided to try flying into Amarillo for one of my trips.
28 Jan 2016
2015 Year in Travel
2015 was a relatively strong year for me for business travel, with the first and last thirds of the year being particularly busy. Due to that, my total flights and hotel nights just edged above 2014’s numbers, for another record year.
31 Dec 2015
2014 Year in Travel
2014 has been a record travel year.
31 Dec 2014
States I’ve driven in with my car versus states I’ve only driven in with other cars.
20 Jan 2014
2013 Year in Travel
The end of 2013 is here, which seems like a perfect time to summarize my flight activity over the last year.
31 Dec 2013