In my five decades, I have been fortunate to travel quite a bit.  I am grateful for every opportunity to discover more of the world.  Each destination reveals new layers to explore.  My universe is ever expanding.

Below is a chronological digest of my international wanderings over the years through 60 countries (and counting).

Click here for a complete list of the countries I’ve visited.

North AmericaUnited StatesNew England summer visits that greatly expanded my Midwestern perspective.1980’s
South AmericaUruguayAFS exchange student to the interior town of Minas, a couple hours from Montevideo.1987
EuropeSpainJunior year study abroad program in Madrid through my university, Wesleyan.1990
EuropeItaly, Vatican City State, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, FranceMy first backpacking adventures propelled by Let’s Go Europe and a Eurail Pass.1991
North AmericaCanadaVarious trips to visit my family in Alberta and the eastern provinces neighboring my Boston home.1990’s
North AmericaCosta RicaMy first solo trip to Latin America.1995
AfricaKenyaA safari adventure to Kenya with two friends.1995
North AmericaBermudaA birthday surprise from Paul, the first of many world expeditions together.1996
EuropeGermany, Austria,
Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic
Jaunt through some rapidly changing former Soviet Bloc nations.1996
South AmericaVenezuelaA mid-winter respite to the shores and sierras of a Latin American colossus.1996
EuropeEnglandAn affecting visit to Paul’s birth country to enjoy the striking Cotswolds and Lakeland.1997
EuropeGreeceA windy, late-season tour through Athens, Delphi and the islands of Paros, Naxos and Santorini.1997
EuropeScotlandA whirlwind swing through the west and north coasts, peaty islands, inland lochs, urban brickwork and everything in between.1998
EuropeSpainRoad trip with friends to rural Asturias in the northern Cantabrian Mountains.1998
EuropeEnglandMy first long-distance ramble on Wainwright’s Coast-to-Coast Walk through the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors.1999
South AmericaPeru, Bolivia, ChileTravels with my brother and Paul through a popular stretch of the Gringo Trail: Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca and the Uyuni Salt Flats.1999
EuropeEngland, IrelandFamily trip to the Lake District to celebrate Dad’s retirement, and a trip with my brother to Ireland.2000
EuropeSpain, PortugalTour with Paul focusing on the southern Iberian Peninsula. 2000
AfricaMorocco, GibraltarCrossing the Strait of Gibraltar to Africa for a taste of the Maghreb’s medinas and mountains.2000
North AmericaCubaHavana and Trinidad: A Cuban feast for the eyes, ears, nose and mouth!2001
EuropeEngland, SpainA post-9/11 ramble along the Cotswold Way, ferry to Spain and hiking the Pyrenees.2001
South AmericaUruguay, Argentina, ChileAfter a visit with my Uruguayan exchange family, I adventured in Patagonia and the Andes.2002
EuropeEngland, WalesRambling the Cumbria Way in Lakeland, and finding Hillary’s footsteps on Snowdonia in Wales.2002
EuropeEnglandA family ramble along Yorkshire’s the Dales Way.2003
EuropeEnglandRambling with friends and family along Cornwall’s South West Coastal Path.2004
AsiaJapanA work trip that introduced me to Asia and the beginning of my love affair with Tokyo.2004
North AmericaMexicoMy first non-border foray into Mexico to visit my parents in San Miguel de Allende, the beguiling town I now call home.2004
EuropeScotlandOur first family ramble in Scotland along the West Highland Way.2005
EuropeSpainVisit to Madrid, my favorite city, with friends and their young son.2005
EuropeEnglandTrip to the Lake District to hike the fells and enjoy the pubs near our cottage rental.2006
North AmericaMexicoA headlong trip into Oaxaca to experience the indigenous culture and pristine beaches of this southern Mexican state.2006
EuropeNetherlandsLast-minute Thanksgiving trip to enjoy the many splendors of Amsterdam.2006
EuropeSpainA weeklong trip to Madrid with the Moms.2006
EuropeEngland, ItalyCotswolds/Venice2007
North AmericaMexicoChiapas, San Miguel de Allende2007
EuropeSpainMadrid (Study for PMP)2007
South AmericaBrazilRio de Janeiro2008
North AmericaGuatemala2008
AsiaJapan, Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore2008
North AmericaMexicoMexico City and San Miguel2008
North AmericaDominican Republic2009
North AmericaMexicoThe Pacific Coast2009
EuropeNorwayTrip with Dad2009
EuropeSlovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and HerzegovinaThe Balkans2009
EuropeSpainJerez and Cádiz2009
North AmericaBahamas2009
North AmericaNicaraguaFirst-ever excursion to the forbidden land of sandinistas only to be welcomed with open arms.2010
South AmericaColombiaBogota and Cartagena2011
North AmericaMexico2011
South AmericaBolivia, Peru2012
AsiaHong Kong2012
EuropeIrelandCounty Kerry (The Dingle Way)2012
AsiaVietnam, Laos,
Cambodia, Thailand
Southeast Asia2012
South AmericaBrazil2013
South AmericaEcuador, Colombia2013
EuropeEnglandNorth Yorkshire (The Cleveland Way)2013
EuropeIrelandTrip with Mom2013
North AmericaMexicoSan Miguel de Allende2013
North AmericaMexicoBaja California/Copper Canyon/Chihuahua2014
North AmericaNicaragua2015
EuropeEnglandNorfolk (The Norfolk Way)2015
EuropeNetherlands, BelgiumAmsterdam/Rotterdam/Eindhoven/Antwerp2015
AsiaSingapore, Malaysia, Japan2015
North AmericaCubaHavana and Viñales2016
EuropeIrelandCounty Claire (The Burren Way)2016
North AmericaBelize, Guatemala2017
North AmericaBritish Virgin IslandsSailing2017
EuropeEnglandCornwall (South West Coast Path)2017
North AmericaMexicoSan Miguel de Allende2017
EuropeEnglandGloucestershire (The Cotswold Way)2018
North AmericaCanadaVancouver by Sea2019
EuropeNorthern IrelandBelfast, Giant’s Causeway, Derry2019
EuropeSpain, Malta2019
North AmericaPanama2020
North AmericaMexicoSan Miguel de Allende2021
EuropeSpain, England, WalesCamino de Santiago (Francés) and Thames Path2022
South AmericaUruguay, Argentina, Brazil2023
EuropePortugal, Spain,
Morocco, England
Caminho de Santiago (Português), Canary Islands, Madeira2023
North AmericaHonduras, El Salvador2024