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Places I've Visited Challenge

I was inspired to do this challenge on another site but have deleted it there and altered it here to make it fresh. I will be doing this from memory, so I might stretch a few off the top of my head... ; )

A: I have been to Aruba with my fiance on vacation. It was a beautiful island and very interesting but it seems to be always windy there.

B: I grew up in Baltimore, Maryland and lived there until I was 29. I have also visited the Bahamas, which were gorgeous. My fiance WON a free all expense paid trip there, so we partied hard a few years back on that trip!

C: I have been to Columbus, Ohio a few times, mostly for the Rock on the Range concerts. I've also been to Connecticut.

D: During a flight elsewhere we had a layover in Dallas, Texas, but I really didn't get to explore it too much... I've also traveled to Dover, Delaware.

E. In Baltimore we had a mall called Eastpoint, does that count for E?

F: One of my favorite areas is Fort Lauderdale, Florida. I have been to several other Florida cities as well, such as Orlando, Tampa, Miami and others.

G: Another area I lived in Maryland for a few years was called Glen Burnie. Nothing too exciting about that... Also, the neighborhood I grew up in was called Gardenville (and was in Baltimore City).

H: I went to Hazelwood Elementary and Middle School and used to work at a bar named Hazelwood Inn.

I: When I was only a year or two my mother tells me I went on a trip with her and my father to Iowa, but obviously I have no recollection of that. I would LOVE to travel to Italy one day.

J: One of my favorite places to visit on vacation was Jalisco, Mexico when we traveled to Puerto Vallarta and a few other places. Gorgeous country and spectacular fresh foods!

K: King's Dominion is one of my favorite amusement parks and I have been there a couple dozen times probably!

L: I only visited Las Vegas once. I have visited Largo, Maryland in the past -- isn't that where Six Flags America is?

M: I was born and raised in Maryland and have been to many places in this state, from Ocean City and the Eastern Shore to Baltimore, Cumberland, Hagerstown, and about a dozen other areas.

N: About a year after we started dating my fiance and I traveled to Outer Banks, North Carolina. Unfortunately it was during a hurricane, but we had a couple nice days of weather and we had a wonderful time drinking and exploring the area. I have also visited New York and New Jersey several times.

O: Ocean City, Maryland on the East Coast was a favorite vacation spot of my grandparents. They took my sister and I every summer until we were well into our teens and my grandfather passed away. Ohio is another state I have visited on more than one occasion.

P: Paris, France was interesting but much different than I anticipated. I actually went there during a discounted trip in 8th grade and got sick on the day we were to see the Eiffel Tower, which was a bummer. I have also been to Pennsylvania many times.

Q: [cannot think of any!]

R: I had to travel to Richmond, Virginia on a business training a couple years ago and really liked it. The vegan restaurants there were great! : D

S: Six Flags is a great amusement park. There are several locations I have been to, including the one in Tampa and the one in New Jersey.

T: I have been to Texas during a layover flight. I also used to live near a place called Towson, Maryland, which was a pretty cool area. Lots of colleges, trendy shops, and things to do.

U: Having trouble thinking on this one, but I have been to plenty Universities! When I was in high school we took a few senior class trips to visit different colleges and universities.

V: Of course I have passed through Virginia many times. There are some really great places in Virginia and one of my favorites is King's Dominion, as I mentioned earlier!

W: I am currently living in West Virginia, and I have also been to Washington, DC plenty of times.

X: [cannot think of any!]

Y: The only place I can think of off the top of my head is York, Pennsylvania.

Z: Although I don't like zoos now I have been to a few when I was younger on school field trips.

I hope this wasn't too boring. I love reflecting on all the places I've traveled. I have had a full life so far and appreciate many things, and one of them is the opportunities I have had to travel to many different places.

Image Credit » Personal photo taken with smartphone June 2013 in West Virginia

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Soonerdad3 wrote on January 17, 2015, 12:31 PM

I like this idea for a challenge, but it does take a lot of work to put it together. I just might take a shot at it this weekend since I don't have any Fiverr orders to work on at this time.

peachpurple wrote on January 17, 2015, 12:35 PM

wow, you had visited so many ABC places, I haven't so can't join this challenge

maxeen wrote on January 17, 2015, 2:06 PM

Lovely to hear of your travelling experiences, I had a very good friend years ago from Maryland.

Kasman wrote on January 17, 2015, 2:19 PM

According to a site I found there are nine towns in the USA beginning with the letter X - maybe you have at least passed through one of them.

MegL wrote on January 17, 2015, 6:07 PM

You have been to many places! But maybe in your dreams you could have visited Xanadu?

seren3 wrote on January 17, 2015, 7:02 PM

Hardly boring my friend! It is a wonderful travelogue!

bestwriter wrote on January 17, 2015, 7:46 PM

You are indeed a great traveller even beating Gulliver!! I too have travelled quite a bit but not enough to meet with your challenge.

CalmGemini wrote on January 18, 2015, 12:58 AM

May be" Quiet" corner in your house .No seriously,it is quite a feat-not just going to these places but remembering and making a post of it.

scheng1 wrote on January 18, 2015, 3:51 AM

This article must have taken you an hour to think and write.

catsholiday wrote on January 19, 2015, 8:49 AM

I think I might do this challenge sometime - I love travel and reading about different places

mustchoice wrote on January 21, 2015, 5:56 AM

Good to hear your travellling experience.

arthurchappell wrote on February 3, 2015, 3:33 PM

fabulous idea for a challenge - sets me thinking of my travels right away - you have been to some great places

paigea wrote on March 19, 2015, 9:18 PM

I like thinking of all the places I've been and reading about where others have been.

AliCanary wrote on December 29, 2015, 8:50 AM

Wow, this is great! For Q, I would probably do Charlotte, NC, which is called "The Queen City" (it was named for Queen Charlotte)

MegL wrote on December 29, 2015, 3:35 PM

I have been to Paris, France, Europe too. I stood under the Eiffel tower but didn't bother going up because the queues were too long. I like your creative items, like the Eastpoint Mall for E and University for U! emoticon :grin: