I thought I was really well traveled until I came to this sight! I guess I've seen more than most people will in their life, but now I just want to see even more. I have my parents to blame. I first traveled internationally when I was only seven (my mother is from England), and it's been a love affair ever since. Now I have a new wife that shares my yearning to see the world.
My Favorite Places:
My top place would probably have to be the island of Guernsey in the English Channel Islands, where I have been four times. The first time when I was seven years old up through my honeymoon this past summer. It's a beautiful, quaint isle with a rich history and culture. Another great experience was my roadtrip in the summer of 2002 when I drove from Houston, TX, to Los Angeles, CA, to Newport, OR, and then followed U.S. Route 20 from Newport to Boston, MA I grew up in a small town on rte 20 in Central New York, and getting to do that trip was a life long dream come true.
I'm also a National Parks buff, and have been to 28 of them. Visiting all of them is on my life to do list (there's 67 of them). My favorites so far have been Hawaii Volcanoes, Kenai Fjords, Crater Lake, Yellowstone, and Big Bend. I have also been to Acadia, Cuyahoga Valley, Great Smoky Mtns, Hot Springs, Mammoth Cave, Shenandoah, Virgin Islands, Carlsbad Caverns, Guadalupe Mtns, Petrified Forest, Saguaro, Channel Islands, Haleakala, Joshua Tree, Yosemite, Badlands, Grand Teton, Rocky Mtn, Wind Cave, Lassen Volcanic, Redwood, Denali, and Isle Royale.
In addition, I try to do highpointing when possible. I only have a handful of U.S. states so far (NY, VT, MA, RI, NJ, DE, TX). Plus I've been to the highpoints of Big Bend NP, Haleakala NP, Lassen Volcanic NP, Acadia NP, Yellowstone NP. I've seen Denali, but did not summit it.