Where I’ve Gone & Where I Want To Go




On my “About” page I said that I’ve been to 30 states and 8 countries and a lot of you have been asking what they are. Okay, no one has asked. Not a soul! But because this is supposed to be a travel-based blog and I haven’t been doing any traveling lately I’ve decided to tide myself over to whenever my next trip will be with this post. I’m lucky enough (not to mention incredibly grateful) to have been to a fair amount of places and I keep track of them all using an app called “Been” which is basically a checklist. Without keeping count I would definitely forget. When did I ever go to Kentucky, for example? Below I’ve made a list of all the places I’ve gone. For the countries other than the US I’ve tried to remember the main cities we traveled to. Dad, correct me if I’m wrong. Really I want to go to as many places in the world as I can, but there are some specific places that I have my eye on and that list is below as well. Someone go on a trip with me.


Austria | Mauthausen, Vienna

Bahamas | Coco Cay, New Providence

Canada | New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island

Czech Republic | Prague

England | London

Slovakia | Bratislava

Hungary | Budapest

United States | California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wyoming


International | Australia, Brighton, Greece, Iceland, Scandinavia, Spain, Switzerland, Venice

United States | Alaska, Grand Canyon, Hawaii, Las Vegas, Nashville, San Francisco, Seattle

16 thoughts on “Where I’ve Gone & Where I Want To Go

    1. Vienna is SO BEAUTIFUL. I’d say that it’s one of the prettiest places I’ve ever been. Everything is so clean and fresh and it’s so fun to explore around the city. I hope you love it! I hope that I can go back one day. I definitely want to go to some places in Asia! I only included my very top picks above. But yeah! I’ve always wanted to go to Tokyo. And South Korea and Singapore and Thailand and so many places!

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      1. I hope you will blog about Vienna soon so I can read about it! If you ever want to visit Singapore, Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Thailand (Bangkok, Phuket, Pattaya), Taiwan, Hong Kong or China (Shanghai, Chongqing, Chengdu), let me know, I’ll pass you my itinerary as well as the culture knowledge. I’m familiar with those places especially Singapore (since I’m from there), Kuala Lumpur (since I’m living there now) and Shanghai (since I have worked there recently for 2 years). I guarantee you it will be an eye opening experience in Asia countries and it will be a total new adventure!


      1. Oh nice! My family doesn’t travel quite as much but i’m still going to try and take advantage of what trips we do take to write about them:)


      2. Oh that makes sense. I’m only 17 and i’ve been keeping personal journals for years now. I never tailor them since the only audience is me and I don’t tend to go back a reread them either. I’m excited to start blogging since I can alter and amplify tone for a potential audience and I like the idea that if I start now I’ll have that collection of memories! Either way better late than never:)

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  1. I love this post! I think it’s a good idea to write down where you’re been and where you want to go. I like the way you did it too. I should do the same. Thanks!


  2. Hi, Alex! Thanks for noticing my YouSayWHAT.info blog. (I also write FoodTradeTrends.com, another WordPress blog.)
    You have an impressive list of visited-spots on your list! I hadn’t been nearly so many places when I was your age, but I’ve made up for that in the interval: As well as having visited 46 U.S. states, I’ve made stops in close to 20 countries, including Russia and Kosovo.
    As a staff or freelance journalist (based either in the U.S. or London, where I lived for six years), I’ve actually reported from — or immediately upon returning from — no fewer than 13 countries, too! (I’ve also reported ‘from’ a few other countries — including Iceland and all the Scandinavian ones — via phone interviews conducted either from New York or London.)
    I lot of my traveling was done on ‘someone else’s dime,’ but I paid out-of-pocket for a number of my trips — as I fully expect I’ll have to if I am fortunate to do any more of it.
    I couldn’t begin to count the number of times I’ve crossed the Atlantic — including at least two ‘comped’ (paid-for by others) trips — and I doubt I’ll do many, if any, more crossings.
    (I’m 73, and I have Stage 4 Chronic Kidney Disease; While I am physically fit for travel, I am ‘budget challenged’.)
    If I had to pick a favorite place to return to, it would be [1] Paris or [2] Rome. I would love to show either of those cities to my ‘new’ wife (of 2.5 years), who was born in Belize 50 years ago but who has done no international traveling since coming to the U.S. as a small child.
    Despite having 40-year friends in England, I have no particular desire to return there, because it has changed so much since I lived there in the 1970’s (5 years) and ’80’s (1 year). And visiting there is HORRIBLY costly these days!
    I encourage you to add Scotland and Ireland to your ‘want-to-visit’ list. Both offer amazing, and amazingly different, natural beauty, and histories that are more similar than is often realized.
    I’ll be following you, somewhat enviously!

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    1. Wow, thanks for reading and for the nice comment! I’ll have to go check out your other blog as well. I’m so envious of all of your travels, hopefully one day I’ll have numbers that high too! I dream of going to Paris, I’m sure your wife would love that. England is very expensive! I did love the time I got to spend there though. Scotland and Ireland would be incredible – I’m always up for traveling to anywhere and seeing the different ways people live all over the world. I don’t know if I could pick my favorite place I’ve traveled to. That would take some serious thought. Thanks again!



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