Which U.S. states have you visited? Which other ones do you still want to see?
Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming
I have lived, worked in and/or visited every state with the single exception of Idaho. I was born in NC when my dad worked for Sears and with every promotion we moved to the next larger store - usually in another state. After turning down an opportunity to move to Illinois and Sears headquarters, my father went back to college and then got into the newspaper business which took the family to Ohio. I took summer jobs in New England before and during college. After college I moved to Colorado and later New Mexico. I started law school in Iowa and finished in Minnesota. In my 35+ years of practicing law I traveled throughout the country as trial counsel for multiple clients. I lived in California, New Hampshire and later Illinois for most of those years. I visited Hawaii 5 times - but only one time did I leave the airport! After retirement I traveled to Alaska including a visit in mid February just to say “been there done that”. So what’s left - a visit to Idaho of course. The U.S. is an amazing country and while I have traveled internationally, my best trips have always here.
All 50 and every US Territory. I was able to travel to each state because I was in the Navy with a rate that required the travel. I truly have enjoyed each state, for each one is different with it's own, I call personality. I have lived, at least one year, in 15 states and are now retired in my favorite one for 10 years, Utah.
I have been to 35 U.S. states. I am only counting the ones I have actually stayed in or done something significant in. I may have driven through a few of the 15 states I have yet to travel to, but did not stop at all, except maybe a meal.
I am still working full time, but it is my goal that shortly before I retire and then after, I will travel to the remaining 15 states. Unfortunately, our children and grandchildren live a great distance from us, so much of my vacation time is used going to their locations and not any new places. I think I can managed quickly to get to these remaining states, especially after I retire. Several of them are near each other so that will make it easier.
I have been to all 50 states now and done something significant in each states, many of them I have been to from 2-30 times (I'm 69 yrs old) and all of them have spent at least 1 night in but most states have spent from 3 to 7 nights each time. I even stayed for 2 months in FL on one of my trips (for my job). I'm blessed with friends who love to travel and helped me to get to my goal.
The last state I visited was North Dakota and what a pleasant surprise I got in Fargo when I visited their Visitor's Bureau. I did not know this when I walked in the door but they have a "Saved The Best For Last" Club and gave me a t-shirt with that on it, took my picture, gave me a certificate and even have their own Facebook page. It was a fun experience and Fargo is a great city to visit, as well as other stops within the state.