Visited 16 states (32%)
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When I last did this map a few years ago, I had been to 11 states, basically a flat stripe across part of the bottom of the country. I've taken lots of trips in my life, but looking at that map made me feel inadequate. Three of the states were the result of a single trip, so I'd mostly been a Louisiana, Texas and Arkansas boy. Still am, much of the time.
But I do love to travel, and never miss an opportunity. Below are the first years I set foot in a particular state. I like the trend that emerges:
New Mexico: 1999
I've added nine of these 16 states in the past 10 years, and five in the last three. I hope to add many more (and maybe some countries too) in the coming decade. Not bad for someone who, at least on a bank statement, should never leave his neighborhood.