I’m off to Alaska shortly, to see my sister get married. I’ve never been before, and I believe this trip puts me up to 31 states visited. Here’s my map:
Road trips from Massachusetts to Georgia and one from San Diego to Seattle got me the coasts, and a surprising amount of my midwest experience is from various conferences. Alabama, West Virginia and Alaska are the states I will have visited solely to watch someone get married, though I got to/will get to take a good look around each before leaving. With any luck I’ll add Nebraska to my list in September.
Amusingly, my 5 year old son has never been outside of New England, and Alaska will be his first experience with the rest of the US.
I looked it up, and apparently the average American adult has been to 12 states, with Florida, California, Georgia, New York and Nevada being the most visited. The map of visitation is here:
In many ways my map reflects the average, though my time in New England snagged me all the rarer states there.
Overall I’ve loved every new state I’ve been to, and I expect to enjoy Juneau quite a bit. The plane ride with a 5 year old may be tough, but the end result should be awesome. Wish us luck!