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This map keeps track of all places in the world that members of our family (be it as a family, or individually) graced with their presence during our lifetimes. The initial display is centered on Europe, but other parts of the world are also annotated. Clicking on a country, wherever available, or on a location target will bring you to the list of places visited within that country (see legend below for pictorial definitions). Further links to feature articles within this digital Travelog are provided at the location listing, wherever such articles exist.

Since this online map started as the digital representation of the physical 1:6,200,000 map of Europe on which we long charted our travels, several conventions in “pin placement” are followed herein:

  1. Every city, town and settlement (and, in one case, a point of interest) that appeared directly on the physical map is marked with its own “pin”. This helps to explain some of the more obscure locations that could never be considered “destinations” on their own.
  2. A smaller town may still have its own “pin”, as long as it was an explicit destination for us.
  3. A region centered on a town that is marked on the physical map has that town as the entry, with the other nearby destinations mentioned in parenthesis.
  4. A region that was a target for a trip, where no town that we visited appeared on the physical map, has a region “pin”.

Hope that explains how some of the entries came to be on this map.

These markers denote places where no sightseeing occurred:

 Pass-through overnight stop
 Pass-through drive with minimal stops
 Resort stay
 Skiing trip or resort stay
 Camping stay



Vienna (Wien) ’05 notes
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Brest (Брэст) ’80s
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Antwerp (Antwerpen) ’08 notes
Bruges (Brugge) ’07, ’09 notes
Brussels ’07, ’08, ’09 notes
Ghent (Gent) ’08 notes
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Toronto ’98, ’03, ’13
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 feature on Becky’s blog
Beijing (with Great Wall) ’09
Xi’an ’09
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Czech Republic

Prague (Praha) ’04, ’10 notes
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Dominican Republic

La Romana 
Puerto Plata 
Punta Cana 
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Aix-en-Provence ’08 notes
Arles ’02 notes
Avignon (with Pont du Gard) ’02 notes notes
Blois ’02, ’07 notes
Boulogne-sur-Mer ’07
Cannes (with Grasse) ’02 notes notes
Chartres ’02 mention
Clermont-Ferrand ’02, ’08 notes
Monaco ’02 notes
Nice ’02 notes
Paris ’02, ’05, ’07, ’08 notes
Reims ’08 notes
Saint-Tropez (with French Riviera) ’08 notes
Strasbourg ’08 notes
Tours (Loire Valley) ’02, ’07 notes
Versailles ’02, ’08 notes
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Budapest ’09 notes
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Batumi (Батуми) ’80s
Gagry (Гагры) (with other Abkhasian sights) ’70s
Sukhumi (Сухуми) ’70s, ’80s
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Berlin ’05 notes
Cologne (Köln) ’05, ’07 notes
Dresden (with Meißen, Königstein) ’05 notes
Garmisch-Partenkirchen (with Bavarian royal castles) ’05 notes
Mainz (with Rhein Valley) ’05 notes
Munich (München) ’05 notes
Nuremberg (Nürnberg) ’05 notes
Potsdam ’05 notes
Rothenburg-ob-der-Tauber (with Romantic Road) ’05 notes
Wernigerode ’05 notes
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Reykjavik (with various sights in the country) ’08
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Bangalore ’14
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Dublin (with Glendalough) ’08 notes
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Amalfi Coast (with Pompeii) ’03 notes
Assisi (with Orvieto) ’03, ’14 notes
Bologna ’03 notes
Como (with Lake Como) ’13 notes
Ferrara ’14 notes
Florence (Firenze) (with Montespertoli, Castelfiorentino) ’03, ’07, ’08, ’13 notes notes notes
La Spezia (Cinque Terre and Portovenere) ’14 notes
Mantua (Mantova) (with Sabbioneta) ’14 notes
Milan (Milano) ’03, ’13 notes
Modena ’14 notes
Padua (Padova) ’14 notes
Pisa ’03, ’07, ’08 notes
Ravenna ’14 notes
Rome (Roma) ’03, ’07, ’09, ’12 notes
San Gimignano (with smaller Tuscan towns) ’03, ’07, ’08, ’13 notes notes
Siena (with Pienza) ’03, ’07, ’08, ’10, ’13 notes
Urbino (with surrounding areas) ’14 notes
Vatican City ’03, ’09, ’12 notes
Venice (Venezia) ’03, ’09, ’14 notes
Verona ’14 notes
Vicenza ’14 notes
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Eilat ’14
Haifa (with Golan Heights, Tsfat) ’14
Jerusalem (with Masada, Ein Gedi) ’14
Tel Aviv (with Rishon LeZion, Yafo, Yavne, Tira) ’14
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Vaduz ’10 mentioned
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Cancun ’02,’12
Chichen-Itza ’12
Riviera Maya ’02,’04
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Beltsy (Bălţi) ’70s-80s
Kishinev (Chişinău) ’70s-80s
Yedintsy (Edineţ) ’70s-80s
Tiraspol ’70s-80s
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Amsterdam (with Delft, Zaanse Schans, Keukenhof) ’07, ’08 notes notes
The Hague (Den Haag) ’07 notes
Utrecht ’07, ’08 notes
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Cracow (Kraków) ’09 notes
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Puerto Rico

San Juan (with various locations in Puerto Rico) ’96, ’97
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Anapa (Анапа) 
Azov (Азов) 
Bataysk (Батайск) ’70s-80s
Cheboksary (Чебоксары) ’80s
Cherkessk (Черкесск) ’80s
Dagestan mountains ’80s
Derbent (Дербент) ’80s
Eysk (Ейск) ’80s
Gelendzhik (Геленджик) 
Kazan’ (Казань) ’80s
Kislovodsk (Кисловодск) ’80s
Kostroma (Кострома) ’80s
Makhachkala (Махачкала) ’80s
Mineral’nye Vody (Минеральные Воды) 
Moskva (Москва) ’80s
Nal’chik (Нальчик) 
Nizhniy Novgorod (Нижний Новгород) ’80s
Novocherkassk (Новочеркасск) (with smaller villages in Rostov Oblast) ’80s
Novorossiysk (Новороссийск) (with Abrau-Dyurso) ’80s
Novoshakhtinsk (Новошахтинск) ’80s
Petrozavodsk (Петрозаводск) (with Karelliya) ’80s
Pushkin (Пушкин) (with Pavlovsk and Petergof) ’80s
Pyatigorsk (Пятигорск) ’80s
Rostov-na-Donu (Ростов-на-Дону) 1971-1993, ’99, ’00, ’03, ’05, ’07
Samara (Самара) ’80s
Sankt-Peterburg (Санкт-Петербург) ’80s
Saratov (Саратов) ’80s
Sergiyev Posad (Сергиев Посад) (with Moscow Oblast) ’91
Shakhty (Шахты) ’80s
Sochi (Сочи) (with “Greater” Sochi) ’80s
Taganrog (Таганрог) ’80s
Tuapse (Туапсе) ’80s
Uglich (Углич) ’80s
Ulyanovsk (Ульяновск) ’80s
Volgograd (Волгоград) ’80s
Yaroslavl’ (Ярославль) ’80s
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San Marino

San Marino Città ’14 notes
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Banská Bystrica ’09
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Barcelona (with Montserrat) ’04, ’08, ’09, ’11 notes
Cordova (Cordoba) ’04, ’08 notes
Figueras (Figueres) (Costa Brava) ’08, ’09 notes
Granada ’04, ’08 notes
Madrid ’04, ’11 notes
Marbella ’08 notes
Ronda (with Pueblos Blancos) ’04, ’08 notes
Segovia ’11 notes
Seville (Sevilla) ’04 notes
Toledo ’04, ’11 notes
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Bern ’10 notes
Fribourg ’10 notes
Geneva (Genève) (with Nyon) ’03, ’07, ’08 notes
Lausanne ’10 notes
Locarno (Lake Maggiore) ’10 notes
Lugano ’13 notes
Lucerne (Luzern) ’10 notes
Solothurn ’10 notes
Villars-sur-Ollon ’07, ’08 notes
Zurich (Zürich) ’08, ’10 notes
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Alupka (Алупка) ’80s
Alushta (Алушта) ’80s
Cernivtsi (Чернiвцi) ’70s-80s
Donetsk (Донецьк) ’80s
Feodosiia (Феодосiя) ’80s
Kharkiv (Харкiв) ’91
Kherson (Херсон) ’80s
Kyiv (Киïв) ’80s, ’14
Lviv (Львiв) ’80s
Mohyliv-Podil’s’kyi (Могилiв-Подiльський) ’80s
Odessa (Одеса) ’70s-80s
Sevastopol’ (Севастополь) ’80s
Vinnytsia Oblast ’70s
Yalta (Ялта) ’80s
Zaporizhzhia (Запорiжжя) ’80s
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United Arab Emirates

Dubai ’14
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United Kingdom

Aberystwyth (Central Wales) ’08 notes
Bath ’07 notes
Brighton ’06, ’07, ’08 notes
Cambridge ’07, ’08 notes
Cardiff ’08 notes
Cotswolds ’07 notes
Dover (with other attractions in Southeast) ’06, ’07, ’08, ’09 notes other notes
London ’00, 2006-2009, ’10 notes
Northern Wales ’08 notes
Oxford ’07 notes
Reading ’07, ’08, ’09
Scottish Highlands ’09 notes
Stonehenge ’07 notes
Windsor (with Eton) ’08 notes
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United States of America

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Dauphin Island, AL ’97
Mobile, AL ’97
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Anaheim, CA (Disneyland)
California Coastal Drive ’06
Camarillo, CA ’97, ’99, ’01, ’02, ’06
Concord, CA ’06
Los Angeles, CA ’94, ’97, ’99, ’01, ’02, ’06
Malibu, CA (with LA northern “exurbs”) ’94, ’97, ’99, ’01, ’02, ’06
Mountain View, CA ’06
Palm Desert, CA (with Rancho Mirage) ’03, ’06
San Diego, CA ’94, ’00
San Francisco, CA ’03, ’04, ’05, ’06
Santa Barbara, CA (with Solvang) ’97, ’99, ’01, ’02, ’06
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Hartford, CT ’93, ’03
Mystic, CT (Seaport and Aquarium)
New Haven, CT ’12
Stamford, CT ’06
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Daytona Beach, FL (with New Smyrna Beach) ’95, ’03, ’04
Orlando, FL ’95, ’03, ’06, ’10
Titusville, FL (Kennedy Space Center)
St Petersburg, FL ’01
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Atlanta, GA ’06
Duluth, GA ’06
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Chicago, IL yearly between ’98 and ’06, ’09, ’14
Chicago northern suburbs, IL ’98, ’03, ’06, ’09, ’13, ’14
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New Orleans, LA ’97
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Baltimore, MD 
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Boston, MA ’05, ’11
Cape Cod (with Martha’s Vineyard) ’97, ’00
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Biloxi, MS (Gulf coastal drive) 
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Las Vegas, NV ’94, ’01, ’13
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New Hampshire

New Hampshire 
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New Jersey

Atlantic City, NJ (Casinos, concerts and boardwalk)
Central Coastal New Jersey
Northern Jersey
Princeton, NJ
Trenton, NJ ’05
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New York

Ithaca, NY ’12
Long Island
New York City (with Jersey City and Hoboken)
Niagara Falls, NY (incl. Canadian side) ’98, ’04
Orange and Sullivan Counties, NY (camps)  
Poughkeepsie, NY ’12
Rochester, NY ’12
Rockland and Westchetser Counties, NY
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North Carolina

Chapel Hill, NC ’92
Charlotte, NC ’02, ’03, ’04, ’05, ’06, ’10, ’13
Mooresville, NC ’13
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Bloomsburg, PA 
Lancaster, PA (with Amish Country) ’99, ’09
Longwood Gardens, PA
Philadelphia, PA ’04, ’10, ’11
Pittsburgh, PA ’01, ’11
Pocono Mountains 
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Rhode Island

Providence, RI ’05
Newport, RI ’13 notes
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South Carolina

South Carolina (minor-league baseball)
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Ascutney, VT 
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Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel ’13
Fairfax County, VA (Washington suburbs) ’00, ’02, ’04, ’06, ’11, ’12
Natural Bridge, VA ’13
Williamsburg, VA ’98, ’11, ’14
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Seattle, WA ’13
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West Virginia

West Virginia 
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Burlington, WI (Renaissance Fair)
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District of Columbia

Washington, DC ’93, ’00, ’02, ’04, ’06, ’11, ’12
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