This year was a big one for me. I traveled quite a bit and managed to checkin on Foursquare to an astonishing 1460 locations. I have been doing these maps since 2012 and every year I still find myself really enjoying just the visual aspect of how much (or how little!) I've covered the world in my travels.
The year started off with me going to Bahamas and Hawaii (twice!), then later bringing me to Portland, Maine and Santa Fe, New Mexico before heading overseas to Barcelona, Spain (twice!).
It was yet another busy year of discovering New York, but what stood out to me was how much of New York I have yet to really venture out to. Looking at the map below (which isn't 100% accurate based on these checkin coordinates), I can see that I want to make 2018 the year where I explore the deep ins and outs of Brooklyn (Brownsville, Flatbush, and East New York, I'm looking at you!).
Another notable thing I noticed this year was that I really went all in with Los Angeles. I was lucky to go there several times this year and it felt like a 2nd home in many ways this year. I would gladly do it all again the same way.
PS: Swarm/Foursquare now actually does this map automatically for you. The only reason I still like making my own is because I get to archive it forever and ever.