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Map of the day: Where in the world have I been?

Courtesy Travel Tip

I feel fortunate to have visited 22 countries (plus territories) on six different continents so far.

United States (home), Canada, Mexico, Japan, South Africa, Anguilla, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Cayman Islands, Italy, France, Austria, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Chile, Australia, and New Zealand.

And yet I’ve only scratched the surface—just 11% of the world’s 200 countries. Furthermore, the above map is grossly skewed. I’ve only visited 70% of America’s states. I’ve yet to visit mainland Asia, the Middle East, and 90% of the rest of Africa. And I’ve visited just one state (New South Wales) of the USA-sized Australia.

Granted, I have no intention of visiting every country on Earth. It doesn’t take that many to realize we’re all the same and that we live on the most beautiful rock in the observable universe. That and I still have a lot I want to do in my own backyard and repeat trips abroad.

But I do hope to visit all seven continents someday. Not only does distance makes the heart grow fonder, but a change in geography is good at keeping us on our toes.

Love you, Earth.

PS—Airplanes are amazing and travel is overrated for the following reasons.