Musings of a Chicago-Born New Yorker

50 By 50

The husband and I are have a plan to visit fifty countries by the time we’re 50 years old. We decided to also visit all 50 states in the United States along with their territories.

Here’s our list:

Alabama, Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Northern Marianas Islands, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Virgin Islands, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

I know that’s more than 50, but it’s not our fault the U.S. is so territorial. On to the 50 countries:

Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Belgium, Belize, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, England, France, Germany, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal, the Netherlands, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Peru, the Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, Turkey, United Arab Emirates.

The ones with a strikethrough are places we’ve been together. There are places that one or both of us have gone by ourselves, but we want to visit each place together.

Fifty By Age 50

Nowhere New


Florida and The Bahamas


Before Virginia

Hello New York

Bienvenue en Europe

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