Iceland, Luxembourg, France, East Germany, West Germany(how many can claim those ?), Switzerland, Austria, Belgium(I concur -Brussels is waay cool), Netherlands. That does it for my internationals. Never under the auspice of force or on the tax dole either !!!
Norway Italy France Jamaica Bermuda Bahamas Canada Costa Rica
I think that's it. Going back to Norway and Jamaica this year.
Here's me in Montmartre in Paris. Old pic, but I like it:
That speck? That's me being Superman in a rain forest in Costa Rica:
And this pic is my hubby in the sex district of Paris (we had no clue, we booked a hotel there... cool for the Moulin Rouge and people watching!). Funny, because there is a stripclub in our town named Stardust as well ;D:
2012: 2/2 The Kills; 3/24 Band of Skulls; 4/7 Alabama Shakes; 4/28 Chuck Berry; 5/27 Nikka Costa; 7/8 Furthur; 8/18 Band of Horses & My Morning Jacket; 9/9 Jesus & Mary Chain; 9/24 Gossip; 11/8 Alice Smith; 12/6 Grace Potter; 12/26 Clutch
2013: 1/16 Morrissey; 2/2 Grace Potter & Houndmouth; 4/19 Living Colour; 4/30 Jim James; 5/16 Father John Misty
A lot of these were while I was in the service, but I've done a lot of traveling with my girlfriend who's a flight attendant.
Ireland Canada Mexico Dominican Republic Jamaica Puerto Rico (I guess that counts as the US) Panama England Scotland France Germany Switzerland Netherlands Greece Italy Spain Portugal Saudi Arabia Iraq Kuwait Qatar UAE Afghanistan Lebanon
When people ask what nationality I am and I respond that I'm Maltese, people ask if I'm a dog No one ever knows where Malta is. Maybe that's an American thing.
Our comapny has a big factory on the island, back when I worked in the UK office, there was even a little crop of ex-pat Maltese women who'd married guys who were posted to the island over the years. Beautiful place.
Post by rideincircles on Feb 18, 2008 21:35:48 GMT -5
I just went and applied for my passport last week. I will be traveling to Helsinki in Finland to see my mom for 3 weeks this summer, right after Bonnaroo. I have been there once before my mom moved back 3 years ago. Most of the countries i have been to were on the three cruises I was on. in Jamaica I went parasailing Aruba is a desert with an interesting rock formation Grand Cayman is fun for swimming with stingrays, and going to Hell St Thomas is so awesomely beautiful Haiti has a tourist island, at least it did, i dont know now. Puerto Rico stopped by the Fort Venezuela had 2 choices, take an 8 hour bus tour or get robbed. i stepped foot in a market by the ship, thats all. Grenada is awesome the land of the spices, and beautiful. Guadalupe had awesme graffiti and a rain forest. Elsewhere Went to Finland for two weeks to see relatives. Stopped at the airport in Stockholm filled with hot blond chicks Went to the Bahamas and got stung by a jellyfish Hawaii almost qualifies as another country, I was like 7 tho. In Mexico, Cancun twice, Cozumel for diving, and Puerto Vallarta Been to canada to go fishing. I have been all over the states except for New York. A couple of noteworthy USA places New Orleans 9 times for fun including New Years 2000 and Mardi Gras 2000 2002 and 2004 Grand Canyon Traveling is ingrained in my soul, i hope to go to 30 countries before time is up. I love road trips also.
F-ing nowhere (unless you count Tijuana). I made a deal with myself to get to know my country before I venture outside of it. Hell, I live in Texas and I've never been to Big Bend.
I love the west. Some of my favorite memories are of driving through the painted deserts of New Mexico and Arizona, seeing the miles of nothing in Nebraska, climbing the Great Sand Dunes in bare feet (don't recommend it). I'd like to visit Japan and Spain someday, but I need to see more of America first. I'm in love with the landscapes here...
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Post by jambandjohn on Feb 19, 2008 2:31:13 GMT -5
Not much of a travel vet like some of the lucky ones I read on this thread, but here's where I have managed to visit
Canada (growing up didn't really think of it as foreign...) Belgium (beautiful countryside) Spain (new years eve in Madrid...) Morocco (rode the Marrakech Express, lost passport, ate camel...) France (only Paris, taxis from hell) Holland (Amsterdam, only vague memories) Bahamas (honeymoon and several return trips) Mexico (several trips, tourist towns plus Mexico City and ruins) Jamaica (go to Hedo, mon!) England (just London, could spend a year there alone) Scotland (I'd go again just to hear the girls talk...) Ireland (all of Dublin smells of Guinness...)
Post by antsrmarching41 on Mar 28, 2008 13:05:34 GMT -5
I've been to Bremen, Germany (spent a month there-YEA Beck's Beer!) Florence, Pisa, Rome, Venice, Milan, Bologna Interlaken, Switzerland (AMAZING Place for adrenalin junkies, I HIGHLY reco'd it!) Munich ( World cup 2006, CRAZINESS), also Bettenfeld, Germany (best friend in air force there) Dublin, Belfast - Ireland Stranraer, Glasgow - Scotland London - tooooooooo expensive Paris, Nice, Monaco - France Brussels - waste of time Amsterdam - twice, and never better than the first time haha Bahamas New Orleans, New York City, Seattle, Miami, Lauderdale, several other cities in the U.S. still many to go! And my list will only get larger as long as our government allows it!
Canada, somewhere across the northern Minnesota border in the Boundary Waters; August 1997 - was on a school-sponsored canoe trip that didn't let us cross the border, so a few of us sneaked across into Canada one morning for the sole purpose of relieving ourselves.
England & France, June 1998 - another optional school-sponsored trip for European History students
Windsor, Canada; August 2001 - for a night of legal under-21 drinking on a road trip
Yet it is in this loneliness that the deepest activities begin. It is here that you discover act without motion, labor that is profound repose, vision in obscurity, and, beyond all desire, a fulfillment whose limits extend to infinity.
~ Thomas Merton ~
Post by generalstore on Mar 29, 2008 9:14:42 GMT -5
Ireland Russia Ukraine Poland Mexico Spain x 5 Italy x 5 France Greece x 3 Turkey x 2 Israel Sicily Malta The Netherlands Puerto Rico
Another salty dog here. All of the ones around the Mediterranean Sea were port visits in the Navy over two Med Cruises (first one was mostly at sea during tensions with Bosnia -only a few port calls, the second was like a party boat, we were in port more than at sea).
Yeah gotta love the Nav. It definitely gets you around. Some were only for a day or two but others were up to two weeks.
I've only been outside the country on my own to go to Ireland, Russia, Ukraine, Poland & The Netherlands (Amsterdam). No real desire to go anywhere else for now. Maybe Japan, if I could teach myself to like seafood (bleah, not likely).