Travel

A friend of mine, Richard Bangs, has a piece of advice I've tried to follow: One should make a trip of a lifetime at least once per year.  Further, I think one can learn from a scrawled question in the Journals of Dan Eldon: "What's the difference between exploring and being lost?  The journey is the destination". For day to day living, I believe in the German phrase Stadtluft macht frei: "city air makes one free", but for holidays I occasionally like to get as far to the middle of nowhere as possible. Here is everywhere I've flown since 2010:

The Traveler's Century Club is for people who have visited at least 100 countries, where they (quite arbitrarily) define countries as places that are politically, ethnologically, or geographically distinct.  They define 325 such countries, and I've so far visited 96. Here are articles on the Traveler's Century Club from Atlas Obscura,  the New York Times and Travel & Leisure. My friend Mark Coleman describes the effort as "Pokémon Go for people with money".

The above map is nice but doesn't precisely match the TCC list of countries. Here's the breakdown of every country I've visited. Included in that list are the following international trips:

  • 2017 international work destinations: Vancouver, Berlin, Tokyo, Beijing, Hangzhou, Shanghai, Amsterdam, Hangzhou (again), Copenhagen (93), Brussels (94), Malta (95), Luxembourg (96), Prague
  • Azores, July 2017
  • Qatar, March 2017
  • 2016 international work destinations: Toronto, Shanghai, Berlin
  • Puerto Rico, January 2014
  • Germany & Austria, December 2013
  • Puerto Rico, January 2013
  • Dominican Republic, March 2013
  • Madeira, June 2012
  • Belize, March 2012
  • Jamaica, December 2011
  • Cancun, March 2011
  • Syria, November 2010
  • US & British Virgin Islands, July 2010
  • Costa Rica, April 2010
  • Guatemala & Honduras, October 2009
  • Grenada, March 2009
  • Tanzania & Kenya, July 2008
  • Philippines, February 2008
  • Portugal, April 2007
  • Jordan & Egypt, December 2006
  • Iceland, July 2006
  • Hawaii, February 2006
  • India & Sri Lanka, October 2005
  • Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and South Korea, December 2004
  • New Zealand, Rarotonga, Bora Bora and Australia, August 2004
  • Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa, March 2004
  • Marrakech & the Canary Islands, February 2004
  • Buenos Aires & Antarctica, December 2003
  • Ecuador & the Galapagos, July 2003
  • Croatia, April 2003
  • Ghana, December 2002
  • Grand Canyon, Colorado, September 2002
  • Namibia & South Africa, March 2002
  • Paris & Toulouse, July 2001
  • Machu Picchu, Peru, April 2001
  • Paris, Florence and Venice, May 2000
  • Uganda, January 2000
  • Bali, September 1998
  • Corsica & Nice, May 1998
  • Costa Rica, December 1997
  • Cinque Terre, Italy, November 1996
  • Martinique & the Grenadines, April 1996
  • London, Paris, Cologne, Prague, Budapest, Interlaken, Vienna, Rome, Florence, Corfu, Athens, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Cairo and Istanbul, April-May, 1993
  • Spain, France and Italy, June 1985

Please feel free to email me about travel ideas at dan@dankohn.com.

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