50 x 50

Since I accomplished 50 x 30, hitting all 50 United States at age 30, I set out on a new quest: 40 x 40.  I attempted to visit 40 countries by the time I turned 40 in December 2016. The total visited as of December 2015 was 37 countries (and 4 territories).  I didn’t make it by 40!  What’s that mean?  Why, a new goal, of course: to visit 50 countries by the time I turn 50.

Can she do it?  

The running list of countries visited

 

salzburg austria horse and carriage

AUSTRIA – first visit to Salzburg, 2013

caribbean cruise

BAHAMAS – 2010

Sequoia indifferently sips on a milkshake in BELGIUM

BELGIUM – 2013

canada toronto niagara falls

CANADA – first visit Ontario, 1995

CROATIA, first visit 2014

CROATIA, Plitvice Lakes, 2014

prague cz czech republic

CZECH REPUBLIC, Prague, 2013

Denmark - 2015

DENMARK – 2015

egypt pyramids camels kari

EGYPT – 2003

ENGLAND - 2014

ENGLAND – first visit 2003; photo taken in London, 2014

FRANCE - first visit 1997

FRANCE – first visit 1997

FINLAND - Helsinki, 2015

FINLAND – Helsinki, 2015

 

GERMANY - first visit 2006

GERMANY – first visit, Berlin 2006

budapest palace hungary

Budapest, HUNGARY – 2014

IRAQ (which, incidentally, sucks) - 2003

IRAQ – 2003

IRELAND, Gap of Dunloe 2015

IRELAND – Gap of Dunloe 2015

 

ITALY - Venice, 2014

ITALY – Venice, 2014

jabal jarash

Jerash, JORDAN – 2003

KUWAIT 2003 – no photos available

lebanon

LEBANON – 2003

Liechtenstein - 2015

LIECHTENSTEIN – 2015

septfontaines luxembourg palace

LUXEMBOURG – 2013

MEXICO 2000 – photos currently unavailable

Monaco

MONACO – 2015

moroccan resort

MOROCCO – 2003

THE NETHERLANDS - 2014

THE NETHERLANDS – 2014

NORTHERN IRELAND - Carrick-a-Rede, 2015

NORTHERN IRELAND – Carrick-a-Rede, 2015

Poland - 2015

POLAND – 2015

ST. LUCIA - 2004

ST. LUCIA – 2004

SCOTLAND 2003 – photos currently unavailable

Bratislava, SLOVAKIA - 2014

SLOVAKIA – Bratislava, 2014

skocjan caves, slovenia

SLOVENIA – Skocjan Caves, 2014

spanish port castro

SPAIN – first visit 1992; photo in Castro, 1997

Volvo HQ, Gothenberg, SWEDEN

SWEDEN – 2012

Gruyères, Switzerland ski lift gondola seilbahn

SWITZERLAND – first visit 2013

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - 2003

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – 2003

UNITED STATES - first visit 1975, when I was, um, born. Grand Canyon, 1999

UNITED STATES – first visit 1975, when I was, um, born. Grand Canyon, 1999

VATICAN CITY - 2014

VATICAN CITY – 2014

 

I am not going to count the territories and dependencies visited as a part of the 40, though I’ll continue to note them.

CANARY ISLANDS - 1996

CANARY ISLANDS – 1996

US VIRGIN ISLANDS - 2000

US VIRGIN ISLANDS – Jost Van Dyke, 2000

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS - 2000

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS – 2000

and both the Spanish and French sides of…

basque region of spain Gaztelugatxe monastery

the Basque region (first visit 1992, photo from 2013)

 

For the running list of countries the kid has visited, click here!

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