I was out of the game for a while, busy doing other things, and so this is the first time I've gone off exploring since planetary landings were added. There's something really rather nice in the idea that nobody has ever been on the surface of this planet/moon before; it feels, to me, that this is far more of an exploration than simply going from one system to the next and planting your name on the primary star.
If anyone's interested, I'm in an Asp Explorer that I purchased specially for this trip (whilst my trusty old Clipper sits in storage); I started out towards the bottom end of Imperial space, and am working on a loop via the Pleiades, along the spiral arm, past a system which I bookmarked for reasons I can't remember (so I'm going to go and see what's there, perhaps nothing, perhaps I just bookmarked it by accident, I could search the EDDB but that would spoil the fun), up to Colonia, and then back to my starting point via SagA*.
Currently, about three thousand light years past the Pleiades, so still very much at the beginning of the journey. Space is lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep.