Where I Have Been (as of 5.26.18)

There are approximately 192-196 countries in the world depending on whom you ask, and I’ve been to a grand total of 36 of them (36 if you count Hong Kong and Macao as separate from China). The map below visualizes where my journeys have taken me:

Internationally

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As you can probably tell, it’s a little North America and Asia-centric, which is why my plans for the coming couple years are intended to get more exposure to other continents.

Domestically

If we’re only looking at the United States, I have been to 32 of the 50 states, plus Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico. The coasts are pretty well traveled, but that midwest strip and northeastern corridor is proving elusive.

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https://www.amcharts.com/visited_states/

Master List

I’ve not cataloged every trip I have ever been on but I have captured most of the major trips into the following table and will be updating this as I look through old records:

# Date Cities Country Continent
1 Jul-82 San Francisco USA North America
2 Jun-98 Tokyo Japan Asia
3 Jun-98 Hong Kong Hong Kong Asia
4 Jun-98 Macao Macao Asia
5 Mar-01 Vancouver Canada North America
6 Aug-02 Shanghai, Chongqing, Wuhan, Beijing China Asia
Mar-06 Tokyo Japan Asia
Mar-06 Hong Kong Hong Kong Asia
Mar-06 Shenzhen, Toisan, Wuhan China Asia
7 Jan-11 Lima Peru South America
8 Oct-11 Frankfurt Germany Europe
9 Oct-11 Istanbul Turkey Europe
10 Nov-11 Hanoi Vietnam Asia
11 Nov-11 Siem Reap Cambodia Asia
12 Feb-12 Buenos Aires Argentina South America
13 Mar-12 Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo Brazil South America
14 Jun-12 Barcelona Spain Europe
15 Jun-12 Andorra Andorra Europe
16 Jun-12 Paris France Europe
17 Jun-12 London United Kingdom Europe
18 Jul-12 Zurich Switzerland Europe
19 Jul-12 Como Italy Europe
20 May-14 Seoul South Korea Asia
21 Nov-14 San Salvador El Salvador North America
22 Nov-14 Panama City Panama North America
23 Dec-14 Marrakech, Essaouira, Ouarzazate, Chefchaouen, Fez Morocco Africa
24 Jan-15 Dublin, Kilkenny and Cashel Ireland Europe
24 Jan-15 Cork, Kenmare and Dingle Ireland Europe
24 Jan-15 Galway and Dublin Ireland Europe
25 Feb-15 Los Cabos Mexico North America
Mar-15 Santa Monica, CA United States North America
Apr-15 Nashville, TN United States North America
May-15 Vancouver Canada North America
26 May-15 Moscow Russia Europe
26 May-15 St. Petersburg Russia Europe
Aug-15 Mexico City Mexico North America
27 Sep-15 Jakarta Indonesia Asia
28 Nov-15 Langkawi Malaysia Asia
29 Nov-15 Singapore Singapore Asia
Dec-15 The Big Island of Hawaii, HI United States North America
30 Feb-16 Roatan Honduras North America
Sep-16 New York City, NY United States North America
31 Sep-16 Havana and Cienfuegos Cuba North America
32 Nov-16 Budapest Hungary Europe
33 Nov-16 Prague Czech Republic Europe
34 Nov-16 Vienna Austria Europe
Jan-17 Honolulu, HI United States North America
Feb-17 Hong Kong Hong Kong Asia
Apr-17 Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park USA North America
35 May-17 Brussels and Bruges Belgium Europe
36 May-17 Amsterdam Netherlands Europe
Oct-17 La Spezia/Cinque Terre Italy Europe
Oct-17 Rome Italy Europe

 

Nov-17 New York City, NY USA North America
Dec-17 Milwaukee, WI USA North America
Jan-18 Hong Kong Hong Kong Asia
Feb-18 Albuquerque, NM USA North America
Feb-18 Chicago, IL USA North America
Feb-18 Seattle, WA (Frequent Traveler’s University) USA North America
Mar-18 Detroit, MI USA North America
Mar-18 Salt Lake City, UT USA North America
Mar-18 Irvine, CA USA North America
Apr-18 Nashville, TN USA North America
Apr-18 New York City, NY USA North America
May-18 Kansas City, KS USA North America
37 May-18 Helsinki Finland Europe
38 May-18 Oslo Norway Europe
39 Aug-18 Santorini, Athens (forthcoming!) Greece Europe

As of May 2018, my goals (in order of upcoming trips and priority) are to travel to the following locations:

  • Athens/Santorini, Greece
  • Brisbane/Melbourne/Sydney, Australia
  • Agra/Jaipur/Delhi/Bangalore, India
  • Split/Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • Nairobi, Kenya
  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • Anywhere in Thailand with a beach
  • Cartagena, Colombia
  • Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Arches National Park, Utah, U.S.A

Got suggestions on where I should go next? Leave me a comment. I would love to hear your thoughts on where to go (country, province, city) and what to do (stay, eat, drink, and do). Thanks!

-Aaron

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