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?

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