With the big social media platforms all feeling less and less appealing, I’ve been checking out Micro.Blog for a bit. I’m not sure I’ll be there long term, as it feels like a tough group to break into. But I have enjoyed some of the micro-projects they have tried. The latest was based on a post the site’s creator did asking, “Where have I been?” I thought I would put my list together as well.

A couple of notes. 

  • Places where I have only been in the airport (Germany & South Korea, Colorado and Nevada) don’t count.
  • In many places I have travelled to, I have only ever been there for ministry/church conferences. Sometimes been able to stay for a few days beyond the work commitment, but not always. They are indicated with an asterisk.
  • I cheated a bit and broke the UK into four countries (England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland).
  • Ireland is still not in the UK.

Here are my lists

Countries (chronological)

USA

Canada

Belgium*

Philippines*

Dominican Republic*

Iceland

England

Wales

Ireland

Northern Ireland

France

Spain*

Czechia*

Portugal*

Scotland*

Netherlands*

Italy

Vatican City

Hungary*

Croatia*

States (alphabetical)

Arizona*

California

Connecticut 

Delaware

Florida 

Georgia 

Idaho*

Illinois*

Indiana*

Kentucky 

Louisiana 

Maine

Maryland 

Massachusetts 

Michigan 

New Hampshire

New Jersey 

New York

North Carolina

Ohio

Pennsylvania 

Rhode Island

South Carolina

Texas*

Utah*

Vermont

Virginia

Washington*

West Virginia

So, 20 countries and 29 States. I used to have a goal of getting to all 50 states, but no longer living there makes that unlikely.

And finally, the number one place I’d like to visit: Country: Greece. State: Alaska.

How about you? Where have you been?

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