Where I’ve Been: The 2011 Edition

As I start the New Year, as I do every year, I take stock of where I’ve been.  It’s only by knowing where I’ve been that I can plan where I want to go.  I have a long, and I mean VERY LONG, list of places that I’d like to go.  I no sooner cross a place off than I add two or three more.  I’ve accepted that the list will never grow shorter!

Here’s where I stand as of January 1st, 2011.

The US States I’ve visited (32 of 51, which includes the District of Columbia):

And, the countries that I’ve visited (21, or 9% of the world).  Note to self:  visit bigger countries!

I clearly have a ways to go – both in getting to all 50 states, as well as becoming a member of the Centennial Club (visiting 100 countries).

How many states and countries have you visited?

Image credit:  Courtesy of World 66


Mary Jo Manzanares is a traveler, travel blogger, and podcaster. In addition to her blog, Traveling with MJ, she hosts the Where Else to Go podcast, and is the founder and the editor-in-chief of The Traveler’s Way, an online travel magazine. Her travel ethos is value luxury - luxury for real people - and her goal is to help travelers know when to splurge and when to save. Mary Jo has been a speaker at various industry events around the world. When she’s not traveling, Mary Jo likes lingering over a cup of coffee, wandering in a museum, sipping wine at a cafe, and sharing it all with friends and readers. Her most recent travels were to Stockholm, a Baltic cruise, and Universal Orlando Resort.

2 Responses to “Where I’ve Been: The 2011 Edition”

  1. January 7, 2011 at 10:46 am #

    Let’s find an excuse to visit Vermont and Maine together, MJ. 🙂

    • January 7, 2011 at 11:00 am #


      I’d like to check out that part of the country. Just not in winter! Late spring sound good to me.

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