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   This is a list of the countries we've visited together! Both of us had traveled a little before we were married, but figured that didn't count!  Except for Korea since that's where we met!!  We do so love to travel!  We are often asked if we have a favorite.  Well, not really!  Every place has had it's own specialties and all have been wonderful in their own way!

Countries We’ve Visited as of Dec 2016  (81 so far! out of 194 - a ways to go yet!)

 

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Continent

Country

States/Provinces

Time Visited

Purpose

Comments

 

North America

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

USA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

all 50 states

 Misc from 1986 until present

RV Road trips, dances, vacations, you name it!  Check out my National Parks page for some of the reasons why!!!

 We've actually been in 48 states in the RV (missing Hawaii - of course, and Delaware!)

2

 

Canada           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yukon

Jun 1998, May 2011

Driving out of Alaska, NCL Pearl

 

 

 

 

British Columbia

Jun 1998, Jun 2002, May 2011

Driving out of Alaska, Celebrity Summit, NCL Pearl, Day trip with Kurys & Woodhouse

 

 

 

 

Alberta

Jun 1998

Driving out of Alaska

 

 

 

 

Ontario

Jun/Jul 2000, Jul 2012, May 2013

Round Dance, Round Dance, Road Trip, Holland America Maasdam Cruise, T&D Convention & vacation

 Boston to Montreal Cruise - May 2013 great visit with Blacks before & Pretty's after T&D near Toronto

 

 

 

Quebec

 Jun/Jul 2000, Jul 2012

RV Road Trip, Holland America Massdam Cruise

 Boston to Montreal Cruise

 

 

 

Newfoundland

Sep 2007

Celebrity Constellation

Transatlantic Cruise

 

 

 

Nova Scotia

Sep 2007, Jul 2012

Celebrity Constellation, Holland American Maasdam Cruise

Transatlantic Cruise & Boston to Montreal Cruise

 

 

 

New Brunswick

Sep 2007

Celebrity Constellation

Transatlantic Cruise & Boston to Montreal Cruise

      Prince Edward Island Jul 2012 Holland American Maasdam Cruise Boston to Montreal Cruise
 

Central America

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

Costa Rica

 Punta arenas, Limon

Dec 2004, Dec 2011

Celebrity Infinity, Island Princess

 

4

 

Panama

 Panama City, Colon

Dec 2004, Dec 2011

Celebrity Infinity, Island Princess

 

5 Columbia Cartagena Dec 2011 Island Princess Canoe in Mangroves, Old City tour
6

 

Mexico

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cabo San Lucas

Dec 2004

Celebrity Infinity

 

      Acupulco Dec 2004 Celebrity Infinity  
 

 

 

Yucatan Peninsula (Cancun)

about 1995

Round Dance Festival

 w/Easterday's & Blackford's

 

 

 

Cozemul

Dec 2009

RCL Voyager of the Seas

Snorkel & Punta del Sur Eco Park

      Quintana Roo (Cancun, Tulum, Cozumel) Dec 2012 Excellence Riviera Cancun All inclusive Resort with several scuba dives & excursions
 

South America

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

Argentina

 

Dec 2007

Celebrity Summit Cruise

 

      Patagonia Dec 2016 OAT Wilderness Adventure  
8   Brazil Igauzu Falls Dec 2016 OAT WIlderness Adventure  
  Coming soon!!   Amazon Dec 2017 Viking Ocean Cruise  
9

 

Chile

 

Dec 2007, Dec 2016

Celebrity Summit Cruise, OAT Wilderness Adventure

 

    Cape Horn   Dec 2007/ Dec 2016 actually set foot on island Celebrity Summit Cruise/OAT Wilderness Adventure  
 

 

Easter Island

 

Dec 2016

OAT Wilderness Adventure

 

10

 

Ecuador Quito, Galapagos Dec 2015 OAT Tour

 

11   Peru Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu Dec 2015 OAT Tour 6 dancer couples & we round danced in the Sacred Valley!
12  

Uruguay

 

Dec 2007

Celebrity Summit Cruise

 
 

Europe

 

 

 

 

 

13

 

Austria

 

May 1994, April/May 2006

Road Trip, Road Trip

 

14   Bulgaria   Apr 2015 Eastern Explorer Uniworld Cruise - River Princess Continued on Danube - Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania
15

 

Croatia

 

July 2008, Apr 2015

RCL Brilliance of the Seas; Eastern Explorer, Uniworld Cruise - River Princess
 

 

 

Cont on Danube - Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania

 

16

 

Czech Republic

 

April/May 2006

Round Dance & Road Trip

 

17   Denmark   August 2010 Copenhagen-inbetween Star Princess Baltic cruise and the RCL Vision of the Seas Norwegian cruise  
18

 

England

 

Sep 2007, Apr/May 2009

Celebrity Constellation, Road Trip - Read Travelogue

 Both also visited England while in the Air Force

19   Estonia   August 2010 Star Princess Baltic Cruise - Tallinm  
20   Faroe Islands Runavik July 2016 Holland American Cruise - Zuiderdam Share Denmark Royalty
21   Finland   August 2010 Star Princess Baltic Cruise - Helsinki  
22

 

France

 

Sep 2007, Jul 2008

Celebrity Constellation, RCL Brilliance of the Seas

 Daytrip to Paris (Sep 2007)

23

 

Germany

 

May 1994, May 2006, Apr 2009, Apr 2011, Apr 2017

Dance & Road Trip, Dance & Viking River Cruise, Dance

 Both there in the Air Force too

24

 

Greece

 

Apr 2001, Jul 2014, Apr 2016

Renaissance Cruise, HAL MS Noordam - Katakolon, Nafplion, Athens, Rhodes, Santorini, Mykonos
RCL Splendour of the Seas - Santorini, Piraeus

 

25   Hungary Budapest Apr 2015 Uniworld Cruise - River Princess Continued on Danube - Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania
26   Iceland Reykjavik Jul 2016 Holland America Zuiderdam  
      Isafjador Jul 2016 Holland America Zuiderdam  
27

 

Ireland

 

Sep 2007

Celebrity Transatlantic Cruise

 Dublin & Cork

28

 

Italy

 Venice, Rome, Florence, Piza

 Apr 2001, July 2008,

Jul /Aug 2014, Apr 2016

Renaissance R7, RCL Brilliance of the Seas, HAL MS Noordam (Venice before Naples enroute & Rome after)

 Both there in the Air Force too & Pam was there with her parents as a teenager

29

 

Lichtenstein

 

May 1994

Road Trip

 

20

 

Malta

 

Apr 2001

Renaissance R7

 

31

 

The Netherlands

 

May 2006

Viking River Cruise & Visit Friends

 Cruise ended in Amsterdam & then visit with Rotscheid's

32   Norway   August 2010 Star Princess Baltic Cruise - Osla & RCL Vision of the Seas - Alesund, Tromso, Geiranger, Honningsvag & North Cape, Bergen, Olden  
        Jul 2016 Holland America Cruise - Zuiderdam: Bergen, Alesund  
33   Poland   August 2010 Star Princess Baltic Cruise - Gydnia & Gdansk  
34   Portugal   April 2013 Uniworld Land & Duoro River with 2 Dance Couples!  
  Coming Soon HAL TransAtlantic Cruise Azores Apr 2017 HAL Cruise - Konningsdam  
35   Romania Bucharest, Transylvania April 2015 Eastern Explorer - Uniworld Cruise - River Princess Continued on Danube - Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania
36   Russia   Aug 2010, Sep 2011 Star Princess Baltic Cruise - St Petersburg
GCT River Cruise - Moscow & misc others to St Pete's
Cruise with 4 dance couples with Pre travel to Ukrania
        Sep 2011 River cruise from Moscow to St Petersburg on GCT  
37

 

Scotland

 

May 2009

Road Trip

 

      Shetland Islands July 2016 Holland American Cruise - Zuiderdame  
38   Serbia Belgrade Apr 2015 Eastern Explorer - Uniworld Cruise - River Princess Continued on Danube - Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania
39

 

Slovakia

 

April/May 2006

Round Dance & Road Trip

 

40

 

Spain

 

April 2001, July 2008

Renaissance R7, RCL Brilliance

 Both there in the Air Force also

  Coming Soon HAL TransAtlantic Cruise   Apr 2017 HAL Cruise - Konningsdam  
41

 

 Sweden

 

July 2010, July 2012

2 weeks teaching assignment in Hallstahammer & Star Princess Baltic Cruise stop in Stockholm - Read Travelogue

10 days of dance sessions in Karlskrona, Sweden

 

42

 

Switzerland

 

 May 1994

Road Trip

 

43

 

Turkey

 

Apr 2001, Jul 2014

Renaissance R7, HAL MS Noordam - Kusadasi (Ephesus)

 

44   Ukraine   Sep 2011 Kiev with GCT  
45

 

Wales

 

Apr 2009

Road Trip

 

 

African Continent

 

 

 

 

 

46

 

Egypt

 (click for more info)

 Cairo, Giza, Aswan, Luxor, Sakkara, AbuSimbel, Edfu, Esna,

Dec 2007

Grand Circle Nile River Tour
 

 

      Suez/Port Said (Suez Canal) Apr 2016 RCL Splendour of the Seas - Suez/Port Said - couldn't get off ship  
47
 

 

  Botswana   Dec 2014 Overseas Adventure Travel Read the Travelogue!! Exclusive tour just for the Dancing GyPsies - our 25th Anniversary!!!
48   Senegal Dakar Dec 2014 Overseas Adventure Travel Read the Travelogue!! (only a technical stop on the flight over & back)
49   South Africa Cape Town Dec 2014 Overseas Adventure Travel Read the Travelogue!!  
50   Zambia   Dec 2014 Overseas Adventure Travel Read the Travelogue!  
51   Zimbabwe   Dec 2014 Overseas Adventure Travel Read the Travelogue!!  
           

 

 

Down Under

 

 

 

 

 

52

 

 Australia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New South Wales

Jun 2000

Road Trip & Dance

 

 

 

 

Western Australia

Jun 2000

Road Trip

 

 

 

 

South Australia

Jun 2000

Road Trip & Dance

 

 

 

 

Tasmania

Apr 2000

Road Trip

 

 

 

 

Northern Territory

Jun 2000

Road Trip

 

 

 

 

Queensland

Apr 2000, Jun 2003, May 2012

Road trip (2000) & Round Dance Festival (2003) & Round Dance Festival (2012)

 

        Brisbane, May 2012 Dance with Armstrong's  
 

 

 

Victoria

May 2000, Sep 2009

Road trip (2000) & Round Dance Festival (2009)

 

             
53

 

 Cook Islands

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Roratunga

Jan 1999

 Honeymoon

 

 

 

 

Autitaki

Jan 1999

 Honeymoon

 

54

 

 French Polynesia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tahiti

Sep 2009

Star Flyer Clipper Ship

 

 

 

 

Moorea

Sep 2009

Star Flyer Clipper Ship

 

 

 

 

Ta’haa

Sep 2009

Star Flyer Clipper Ship

 

 

 

 

Supposed to visit Huahine, but weather was too bad

Sep 2009

Star Flyer Clipper Ship

 

55

 

 New Zealand

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

both North & South Island, North Island

Jun 2000, Jun 2003

Round Dance & Road Trip, Round Dance & Road Trip

 

 

Asia

 

 

 

 

 

56   China Shanghai Apr 2010 Diamond Princess Cruise - Ancient City of Zhuijaijao
Read Travelogue
 
      Beijing May 2010 Harrison Wang Land tour  
      Xi'an May 2010 Harrison Wang Land tour  
      Guilin May 2010 Harrison Wang Land tour  
      Hong Kong Apr 2010 Diamond Princess Cruise - Dragon Back Hike  
57   Taiwan/Keelong   Apr 2010 Fishing Village & walk around port  
58

 

Japan

 

 

 

 

      Okinawa Apr 2010 Diamond Princess Cruise -  
      Tokyo May 2012, Jun 2014 train trip before Shibata Round up, May 2012- saw Sumo with Shibata's - 2014 Bus tour with harbor cruise  
      Hakone/Odawara May 2012 w/Ito's - saw Mt Fuji  
      Hiroshima May 2012 w/Takasaki's  
      Kamakura Jun 2014 w/Shibata's  
      Kyoto/Nara May 2012 w/Maeda's  
      Nasu Jun 2014 Visit Shibata's 2nd Home  
      Takayama May 2012 stay in Green Hotel  
      Shin Hotoka Ropeway May 2012 via bus  
      Matsumoto May 2012 stayed in Tokyu Inn  
      Hanno May 2012 visited Shibata's  
59

 

Korea

 

1980/81

1995

Both stationed at Osan AB

Pam alone on TDY – all over

 Where we met!

60

 

Singapore

 

Apr 2010

Diamond Princess Cruise - City Tour

 

61   Vietnam Phu Mai (Vuan Tai) Apr 2010 Diamond Princess Cruise - Vuan Tai Resort Tour  
      Nha Trang Apr 2010 Diamond Princess Cruise - Absolutely gorgeous!!
 

The Caribbean

 

 

 

 

 

62

 

The Bahamas

 

  Nov 1994

RCL Sovereign of the Seas Cruise

 

63

 

French Antilles

 

 

 RCL Sovereign of the Seas Cruise

 

64

 

Haiti

 Labadee

Dec 2013

Celebrity Eclipse

Celebrity's private island - Speed boat & snorkel

65

 

Puerto Rico

 

 Nov 1994, Dec 2008

RCL Sovereign of the Seas, Celebrity Solstice

 

66

 

Virgin Islands

 

 Nov 1994, Nov 1998

 RCL Sovereign of the Seas, RCL Rhapsody of the Seas

 

67

 

Aruba

 

Nov 1998, Dec 2004, Dec 2008, Dec 2011, Dec 2013

RCL Rhapsody of the Seas, Celebrity Infinity, Celebrity Solstice, Island Princess, Celebrity Eclipse

 bus tour first time, snorkel 4 times

68

 

St Kitts

 

 

RCL Rhapsody of the Seas

 

69

 

Netherlands Antilles

 Curacao

Dec 2013

Celebrity Eclipse

 Kayak & Snorkel

 

 

Netherlands Antilles

 Antigua

 Dec 2013

 Celebrity Eclipse

 Eco Kayak in/around Great Bird Island

    Netherlands Antilles Barbados Dec 2013 Celebrity Eclipse bus tour on Barbados
70   St Croix        
71   Grand Cayman   Dec 2009 RCL Voyager of the Seas Snorkel & City Tour
72   Jamaica Montego Bay, Ocho Rios Dec 2009, Dec 2011 RCL Voyager of the Seas, Island Princess Snorkel, Swam with Dolphins
73

 

St Maarten

 

Nov 1998, Dec 2008, Dec 2013

RCL Rhapsody of the Seas, Celebrity Solstice, Celebrity Eclipse

 

74   Grand Turks   Dec 2010 Crown Princess Didn't get off the ship
75   Honduras Mohagany Bay, Roatan Island Dec 2010 Crown Princess Snorkel
76   Grenada   Dec 2013 Celebrity Eclipse Spice Island Bus tour
77   St Lucia   Dec 2013 Celebrity Eclipse Just port shopping mall
  Middle East          
78 United Arab Emirates   Dubai April 2016 RCL Splendour of the Seas
read the Travelogue
 
      Ajman April 2016 RCL Splendour of the Seas  
      Sharjah April 2016 RCL Splendour of the Seas  
79   Israel Ashdod, Jerusalem; Haifa, Galilee April 2016 RCL Splendour of the Seas  
80   Palestine West Bank, Bethlehem April 2016 RCL Splendour of the Seas  
81   Oman Salalah April 2016 RCL Splendour of the Seas  
****

 

Iran

 

 

George Only in the Military

 

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