Above: Lake Como, viewed from a private boat excursion arranged by Passalacqua - ANDREW HARPER EDITOR

If our accountants complain we’ve gone over budget, again, we remind them that memories made while exploring the world continue to make us richer, long after the trip. In the past year, we have assembled a stockpile of such significant memories, involving everything from ancient Arabic graffiti to panoramic Peruvian breakfasts. In many ways, the stories we tell represent who we are, and we feel fortunate that such stories are a part of us. Here are just a few highlights from last year.

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