Outside of work, I’m passionate about traveling the world, having new experiences, and broadening my perspective. I have a long, ambitious list of places that I want to try and visit in my lifetime, so I decided to start tracking where I’ve been and where I’d like to go in the future.
The places I’ve listed out below are grouped by geographical belonging, not cultural significance (for example, Russia being listed under Asia and not Europe). Additionally, I do not count laying over in an airport as having visited a destination. I only mark a country or state as having been visited when I actually set foot in it and do something.
In putting together trip itineraries over the years, I’ve used all kind of travel tools. This article nicely groups these together while also summarizing the primary value proposition of each.
The time of year matters when planning travel. This article offers heat maps indicating high, low, and shoulder seasons for every country in the world.
Countries/Territories Visited: 23
Continents Visited: 4
Percent of World: ~11.79%
Bahamas Canada Cayman Islands Haiti Jamaica Mexico United States
Aruba Costa Rica
Argentina Brazil Chile
France Holy See (Vatican City) Ireland Italy Monaco Spain United Kingdom
Austria Belgium Croatia Czech Republic Denmark Germany Gibraltar Greece Iceland Netherlands Norway Poland Portugal Sweden
Egypt Morocco South Africa
Cambodia Hong Kong Japan Israel Malaysia Palestine Thailand Vietnam
China Maldives Nepal Russia United Arab Emirates
Australia New Zealand
States Visited: 35
Percent of US: 70%
Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming