As an Indiana born native living just across the border into Michigan, I have a decently central location in the United States to be able to travel to most of the states within a decent time frame. I visited my first state outside of Indiana when I was only 3 weeks old, and that was to Kentucky to fly to Seattle, Washington, which is one of my favorite cities in the United States. I am now nearing my 18th birthday and have been to 46 of the states, excluding Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho, and New Mexico. I am aspiring to get the last four before I go off to college in the fall of 2021. I have also counted how many states I have visited more than once, 28. How many states I have eaten Chick Fil A in, 11 (my favorite and the one I’m most proud of is North Dakota). How many states I have been to with someone not related to me, 15. How many states I have driven in, 21 (and I’ve only had my license for almost two years). The most states I have visted in one day, 6. One month, 16. One year, 28. Along with how many states I have spent a week or more in, 16. Another interesting travel fact about me, the longest I have stayed in one state without leaving is only 50 days. I have counted how many cities I have been to in the United States that have over 100,000 people (not metros, just city limits) and that number is 64. I love to travel, and I love to inspire people to travel as well. I want everyone else to realize that there is a whole different world than just your hometown, and you do not even have to leave your country to experience it. My motto that I always have and always will live by, there is only so much a textbook can teach you, sometimes you just have to go and experience it for yourself.
Number of States Visited
Memorable Travel Experience(s)
1. Riding horses up in the mountains in Western Montana.
2. Climbing multiple trails straight up mountains in Alaska.
3. Eating beignets in the French Quarter in New Orleans.
4. Walking along Lake Champlain in Burlington, Vermont.
My Favorite Place On My Journey