I have experienced:
1. Costa Rica  (working on a monkey & parrot refuge)
2. Jerusalem  (living and studying in the Near East for a semester)
3. England (while the food leaves something to be desired, their accents are mmm-good!)
4. France (D-Day Beaches on D-Day... most moving.)
5. Belgium (HELLO CHOCOLATE.)
6. The Netherlands (gorgeous)
7. Italy (in a weird way, my home country away from home)
8. Switzerland (slept in a barn one night in the Alps)
9. Hungary (Gyor, the sweetest little city)
10. The Czech Republic (JT got wretchedly sick there)
11. Germany (have no desire to go back)
12. Austria (I SO did the Sound of Music Tour!  And sang every word, thank you!)
13. Canada (I've very seriously thought of relocating to Victoria)
14. Mexico (don't remember the "school" part as much as the "fun" part)
15. Spain (during the '97 ETA riots in which I had no part)
16. Slovenia (really all I did was have ice cream there one afternoon, but that counts, right?)
17. Jordan (did you know they have a Hard Rock Cafe in Amman?)
18. Egypt (visiting the pyramids and hiking Mt. Sinai at night: indescribable)
19. The Bahamas (Club Med- 'nuf said)
20. The Caymans (don't remember much- I was pretty young)

I will someday experience (hopefully sooner than later):
1. Tahiti (I may, or may not, come back home)
2. Nova Scotia (can't wait to get there, though I don't know why)
3. New Zealand (I hear it's just GORGEOUS)
4. Thailand (what's not to like about Thailand??)
5. Scotland/Ireland/Wales (because Scottish accents are even sexier than British ones!)
6. Nashville, TN (because my other career of choice is Country Music Star)
7. Vermont and Maine (solitude, and colorful autumns, and snow, and syrup...)
8. Chile and Argentina (sign me up, and leave me there!!)
9. Greece (I {heart} the very idea of Greece)
10. Norway, Sweden & Estonia (my auntie says Estonia is FANTASTIC)
11. NYC (been to the airport multiple times, but never outside of the airport!)
12. The Cook Islands (hey, why not?)
13. Austin Texas (during a music festival)
14. Morocco (ah, Morocco!)
15. Turkey (have you heard about the Turkish Baths??  I'm all over that!)

*this list could go on and on, but I'm willing myself to stop at 15*


webDSC01908.jpg webDSC01945.jpgin Rome, 2005
I have experienced:
1. Costa Rica  (working on a monkey & parrot refuge)
2. Jerusalem  (living and studying in the Near East for a semester)
3. England (while the food leaves something to be desired, their accents are mmm-good!)
4. France (D-Day Beaches on D-Day... most moving.)
5. Belgium (HELLO CHOCOLATE.)
6. The Netherlands (gorgeous)
7. Italy (in a weird way, my home country away from home)
8. Switzerland (slept in a barn one night in the Alps)
9. Hungary (Gyor, the sweetest little city)
10. The Czech Republic (JT got wretchedly sick there)
11. Germany (have no desire to go back)
12. Austria (I SO did the Sound of Music Tour!  And sang every word, thank you!)
13. Canada (I've very seriously thought of relocating to Victoria)
14. Mexico (don't remember the "school" part as much as the "fun" part)
15. Spain (during the '97 ETA riots in which I had no part)
16. Slovenia (really all I did was have ice cream there one afternoon, but that counts, right?)
17. Jordan (did you know they have a Hard Rock Cafe in Amman?)
18. Egypt (visiting the pyramids and hiking Mt. Sinai at night: indescribable)
19. The Bahamas (Club Med- 'nuf said)
20. The Caymans (don't remember much- I was pretty young)

I will someday experience (hopefully sooner than later):
1. Tahiti (I may, or may not, come back home)
2. Nova Scotia (can't wait to get there, though I don't know why)
3. New Zealand (I hear it's just GORGEOUS)
4. Thailand (what's not to like about Thailand??)
5. Scotland/Ireland/Wales (because Scottish accents are even sexier than British ones!)
6. Nashville, TN (because my other career of choice is Country Music Star)
7. Vermont and Maine (solitude, and colorful autumns, and snow, and syrup...)
8. Chile and Argentina (sign me up, and leave me there!!)
9. Greece (I {heart} the very idea of Greece)
10. Norway, Sweden & Estonia (my auntie says Estonia is FANTASTIC)
11. NYC (been to the airport multiple times, but never outside of the airport!)
12. The Cook Islands (hey, why not?)
13. Austin Texas (during a music festival)
14. Morocco (ah, Morocco!)
15. Turkey (have you heard about the Turkish Baths??  I'm all over that!)

*this list could go on and on, but I'm willing myself to stop at 15*


webDSC01908.jpg webDSC01945.jpgin Rome, 2005


Comments
elizabeth says:

love your list! traveling is a passion I have as well. I might need your input on costa rica. Morgan and I are entertaining it for our 10 year anniversary trip (which will be closer to the 11 year mark--isaac!). Take turkey and put it at the top of your list. LOVED istanbul and ephesus. Because of violence, we did Turkey instead of Egypt during my time in Jerusalem. I've done Thailand too and it is such a different world, beautiful and incredible to experience! Oh, and add an african safari to your list as well. ;)

(02.22.10 @ 10:29 AM)
Jen says:

Friend my life is D.U.L.L. compared to yours. How remarkable to have visited so many places. Envious is not a big enough word. I think I'm going to jump in your suitcase for all the rest of your trips. :)

(02.22.10 @ 11:58 AM)
rachel clare says:

e, the list has been added to. thank you!
jen, unfortunately, my travels have slooooooowed significantly since having kids, but next time i go somewhere, i'd LOVE it if you'd join me!! (pretty please!?) ;)

(02.22.10 @ 12:06 PM)
Kristie says:

Amazing list! I'm picturing you sleeping in a barn. LOL!! I definitely know who to talk to when it comes to travel!! Oh, one last thing... I think Seattle 2010, Portland 2010 (I'll meet ya there) or Vancouver 2010 (I'll meet ya there) needs to be on your list!! : )

(02.23.10 @ 11:33 AM)
steph says:

just a tad sad that Alaska wasn't on your top 15. bummer!

i love catching glimpses of you and yoru family.

(02.23.10 @ 10:06 PM)
gina says:

awesome list. i have been to thailand and yes, i rode an elephant while i was there and YES, it should be on everyone's list. i totally want to go to greece too!

(02.25.10 @ 10:18 PM)
toni Elmer says:

add Manchupichu, Peru. it was amazing and spectacular.. truly one of the seven wonders of the world!!! and did i mention how jealous i am that you've done ALL that?!?!? xoxo

(02.27.10 @ 10:20 AM)