January 14, 2009

The Domestic Travels

I enjoy traveling, and I love geography, so I was very excited when a friend of mine recently mentioned this website that allows people to track their travels, county by county, across the country. I spent a couple hours entering my data (thanks to some helpful information from my dad regarding trip routes from my childhood) and now I have this wonderful map.

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I categorized the counties thusly:

In cyan (light blue) are places where I've traveled in an automobile (or other motorized land vehicle). These include:

  • Seattle/Olympic National Park
  • Silicon Valley
  • Grand Canyon
  • El Paso/Juarez
  • Dallas
  • Galveston
  • New Orleans/Baton Rouge
  • Nashville
  • Des Moines
  • Minneapolis
  • Green Bay
  • Sault Ste. Marie
  • Cedar Point/Sandusky
  • Washington DC
  • Wilmington, NC
  • Hilton Head, SC/Savannah, GA
  • Hawaii & Kauai islands
  • Most of Illinois, Indiana, and central Appalachia
  • Everything along the way to these places

In magenta (light purple) are places where I've been bicycling (and probably travelled by auto also). These include:

In dark blue are places where I've been, but only in the airport (i.e. I had a layover there). These include:

  • Los Angeles
  • Phoenix
  • Salt Lake City
  • Kansas City
  • Atlanta
  • Miami
  • Honolulu

It's exciting to remember all the great places I've been, and just as exciting to think about all the places I have yet to explore. I've still never set foot in 19 states:

  • Maine
  • New Hampshire
  • Vermont
  • Massachusetts
  • Rhode Island
  • Connecticut
  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • Delaware
  • Alabama
  • Nebraska
  • South Dakota
  • North Dakota
  • Colorado
  • Wyoming
  • Montana
  • Idaho
  • Nevada
  • Alaska

I've got places to go. Hopefully I will keep the map updated along the way.


Anonymous said...

great map and and travel synopsis - keep it up -- how can you include Nicaragua ... and possible other countries? i'm sure you'll find a way. stay warm and upright!! hugs, auntie

Anonymous said...

oooooooo THE PLACES YOU HAVE BEEN!!!! and THE PLACES STILL TO GO!!!!!!!!! You have to INCLUDE OTHER COUNTRIES, as you have a few of those,too!!!!!! Happy traveling, and like auntie says, stay upright , while traveling the icy/snow covered streets!!! hugs, Nan

amypfan said...

Seeing this map makes it WAY cooler than I initially thought it was when Ben was talking about it.

Anonymous said...

I M P R E S S I V E ! ! !

I wonder if YOU even realized you'd been that many places. It must have seemed like a lot more after you began mapping it all out, huh?