I mentioned a while ago the travel opportunities I’ve been fortunate enough to have. It made me curious about the rest of my family, too, so when my parents were here for Thanksgiving, I sat down with them, my brother, and my sister-in-law, and made up several maps. Check below the cut to see where we’ve gone.
Edit: the maps may not load in all browsers. I can’t see them in Firefox, but they show up in IE.
First, the map for myself and kniedzw:
<looks at map> Man, I need to go to more geographically large countries. You can’t even see some of the places I’ve been, there.
Now, my brother and his wife:
See? It’s amazing, what a visual difference Russia and China make.
And now, my parents, who kind of have a head start on us:
My father has traveled a lot for work, which explains a lot of that, from two directions: either he went to a country for business purposes, or (after a while) he racked up enough frequent flier miles doing so that he and my mother were able to get tickets to new places.
Finally, the combined map:
Which is mostly just my parents’ map, with a few additions (India, Laos, Vietnam, Spain, Costa Rica, Mongolia — maybe a couple of others). I find it funny that none of us have been to Mississippi; it’s the only state we’ve collectively missed. And obviously we are seriously lacking when it comes to the southern hemisphere. But all in all, it’s a pretty respectable spread.