If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
In 2012, I was blessed to travel to five countries, one Canadian province and six US States that I had not been to previously:
- South Africa
- Newfoundland, Canada
- Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming, USA
As I have shared in past posts, I enjoy travelling on business, for mission trips and on family vacations.
In 2012, I travelled 84 days on business plus 24 days personally (including a 2.5 week African missions trip) for a total of 108 days and over 140,000 miles in the air! Add to this some days away from home and up the mountain with our family, and you can see why I love it when I get a few weeks straight at home.
The updated map at the bottom of my Travel Tracks page shows that I have now been blessed to visit 22% of the countries in the world. As noted on that page, Lord willing, I hope to someday visit 50% of the world’s countries. I also hope to see the remaining two provinces and three territories in Canada and the ten remaining states in the United States.
Travel can be educational and I experienced, witnessed and learnt many new things in the past year while visiting new places and meeting new people. Experiences like riding elephants in Africa and seeing nature’s wonders by witnessing the awesome geysers in Yellowstone National Park. It is one thing to read about elephants or geysers and another to ride elephants or stand next to a field of geysers, experiencing them first hand.
Beholding the pure joy on children’s faces while they show you their school work at an orphan care centre, or meeting a man like Pastor Henry who, along with his wife, have 4 children of their own and have adopted 17 girls and 10 boys, is amazing. I have tried to capture and share some of these wonderful experiences in my blog. Check out some of my travel-related blog posts for more insights.
With respect to the countries, provinces, territories and states that I haven’t been to yet (see the map on my Travel Tracks page), where would you recommend that I travel next?
Where did you travel in the past year? Do you have any exciting trips planned? Please share your best travel recommendations!