Travel

What is the point of listing my travels? If I've been somewhere you haven't, does that make me a better person? Or vice-versa? Before I was thirty, I'd been through every line of longitude on the planet, and visited 49 of the 50 United States. So what?

Travel isn't a competition, with yourself or anyone else. He who dies with the most stamps in his passport probably loses, as he probably didn't stop to contemplate the scenery whizzing by. The only reason this list is here is because I might have shared some elements of a travel experience with you, or be able to help you in some planning.

These are all the trips I've taken as an adult, not counting frequent visits to friends and family in the California Bay Area. All trips from September 1985 to September 2010 were with my family unless otherwise noted.