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Travel

I've always enjoyed traveling, but don't get a chance to do it that often. This pages shows some noteable things about some of the plaecs I've been in my life...

On the right are places/territories I've been and actually set foot on the ground and spent some time there - they are listed in blue with a link to the state/territory/etc. and the year I last visited it.

Places in black are part of the country, but haven't been visited by me yet

Note, I'm still working on this page, compiling notes, and images...stay tuned!

Mexico Notes:

I was in Cancun, Mexico as a kid. Circa the time period when the most sunscreen protection you could get was an SPF 15! To me, Cancun is basically a tourist trap. The food is barely edible and you almost can't wait to get back home other than the sand and sun. If that's your thing. As an adult, you wouldn't catch me in Mexico if my life depended on it. It's a horrible place!

Canada Notes:

Getting into Canada back in the late 1980's and early 1990's was pretty easy. All you needed was your United States issued ID and you literally could walk/drive over the bridge in New York, or drive over the bridge (or under the tunnel) in Detroit and you were all set - Border Agents would usually just ask your citizenship and it was a done deal. Since 9-1-1 - the last few times at the borders in both New York and in Michigan, the Canadian Customs officials ask a lot more questions regarding guns, reason for visit, even detailed locations you are going to visit. So seems like Canada is a little more strict letting people in. Coming back to the USA however, it's still a "Hello, how are you?" and just go on your way. Don't for once think the US is not checking up on you. Your vehicle has been photographed and scanned and run against the computers in Langley even before you approach the border agent! I've only had the car torn apart once going into Canada, but that was probably because I had a rental car out of Ohio and crossed over at the border in Maine.

If you choose to go to Canada, check out the CN Tower in Toronto, the shops in the French speaking district of Quebec, and no matter the season you must check out Niagra Falls from the Canadian side. It's a lot better. The New York side isn't nearly as fun to hang out/shop/etc.

United States Notes:

I'm a fan of eating and trying new flavors and local customs. When I travel the states I make it a rule to never eat at a chain restaurant. Ever! I hate doing that. I've got to try something new - I'm constantly looking for new flavors, sites, customs, etc. That's the fun of travel. Trying something new, seeing something different.

Places I've Been

Canada

Alberta

British Columbia

Manitoba

New Brunswick

Newfoundland

Northwest Territories

Nova Scotia

Nunavut

Ontario (2013)

Prince Edward Island

Quebec (1998)

Saskatchewan

Yukon Territory

Mexico

Cancun (1985)

Jamaica

Montego Bay (1987)

Japan

PLANNED 2020

United States

Alabama

Alaska

Arizona (1987)

Arkansas

California (1987)

Colorado (1987)

Connecticut (1989)

Delaware

Florida (2019)

Georgia (2014)

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois (2019)

Indiana (2019)

Iowa

Kansas (1986)

Kentucky (2017)

Louisiana

Maine (2019)

Maryland (1988)

Massachusetts (2019)

Michigan (2019)

Minnesota (2006)

Mississippi

Missouri (2019)

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada (2018)

New Hampshire (2019)

New Jersey (1989)

New Mexico

New York (2018)

North Carolina (1997)

North Dakota

Ohio (2019)

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania (2018)

Rhode Island

South Carolina (1997)

South Dakota

Tennessee (2017)

Texas (2019)

Utah

Vermont (2019)

Virginia (1988)

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin (2006)

Wyoming