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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”.

Color legend

 Countries visited by Ilya with or without other family members
 Countries visited by Natasha alone
 Countries visited by Becky alone

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

Andorra


Andorra La Vella (with Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley)
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Austria

   
Vienna (Wien)
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Belarus


Brest (Брэст)
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Belgium

   
Antwerp (Antwerpen)    Bruges (Brugge)    Brussels    Ghent (Gent)
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Canada

    
Mont-Tremblant     Toronto    Quebec City
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China

 feature on Becky’s blog
Beijing (with Great Wall)    Xi’an
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Croatia

 feature on Becky’s blog
Split (with Plitvice, Bol)
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Czech Republic

   
Prague (Praha)
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Denmark

 
Copenhagen    Helsingor    Roskilde
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Dominican Republic

    
La Romana     Puerto Plata     Punta Cana 
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France

    
Aix-en-Provence    Arles    Avignon    Blois    Boulogne-sur-Mer    Cannes    Carcassonne
Chartres    Clermont-Ferrand    Grasse    Monaco    Mulhouse    Nice    Paris    Pont du Gard
Reims    Saint-Tropez (with French Riviera)    Strasbourg    Tours (Loire Valley)    Versailles
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Hungary

   
Budapest
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Georgia

 
Batumi (Батуми)    Gagry (Гагры) (with other Abkhasian sights)    Sukhumi (Сухуми)
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Germany

   
Berlin    Cologne (Köln)    Dortmund     Dresden (with Meißen, Königstein)
Garmisch-Partenkirchen (with Bavarian royal castles)    Mainz (with Rhein Valley)
Munich (München)    Nuremberg (Nürnberg)    Potsdam
Rothenburg-ob-der-Tauber (with Romantic Road)    Trier    Wernigerode
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Iceland


Reykjavik (with various sights in the country)
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India


Bangalore
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Ireland

   
Dublin (with Glendalough)    Galway (with Moher Cliffs)
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Italy

    
Amalfi Coast (with Pompeii)    Assisi (with Orvieto)    Bologna    Castelfiorentino
Como (with Lake Como)    Ferrara    Florence (Firenze)    La Spezia (Cinque Terre and Portovenere)
Mantua (Mantova) (with Sabbioneta)    Milan (Milano)    Modena    Montespertoli
Padua (Padova)    Pisa    Ravenna    Rome (Roma)
San Gimignano (with smaller Tuscan towns)    Siena (with Pienza)    Urbino (with Fano)    Vatican City
Venice (Venezia)    Verona    Vicenza    Volterra
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Israel


Eilat    Haifa (with Golan Heights, Tsfat)    Jerusalem (with Masada, Ein Gedi)
Tel Aviv (with Rishon LeZion, Yafo, Yavne, Tira)
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Liechtenstein


Vaduz
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Luxembourg


Luxembourg City
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Mexico

    
Cancun    Chichen-Itza    Riviera Maya
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Moldova


Beltsy (Bălţi)    Kishinev (Chişinău)    Yedintsy (Edineţ)    Tiraspol
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Netherlands

   
Ameland (Wadden Sea)    Amsterdam
The Hague (Den Haag) (with minor destinations)    Rotterdam    Utrecht
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Norway

 
Bergen    Flam (with fjords)    Oslo
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Poland

   
Cracow (Kraków)    Warsaw
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Portugal


Porto
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Puerto Rico

 
San Juan (with various locations in Puerto Rico)
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Russia

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

  
San Marino Città
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Slovakia

   
Banská Bystrica
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Spain

    
Barcelona (with Montserrat)    Cordova (Cordoba)
Figueras (Figueres)    Girona (Gerona) (with Costa Brava)    Granada
Madrid (with Escorial)    Marbella    Ronda (with Pueblos Blancos)
Segovia    Seville (Sevilla)    Toledo    Tarragona
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Sweden

  
Stockholm
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Switzerland

   
Basel    Bern    Fribourg    Geneva (Genève) (with Nyon)    Lausanne
Locarno (Lake Maggiore)    Lugano    Lucerne (Luzern)    Solothurn
Villars-sur-Ollon    Zurich (Zürich)
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Turkey


Istanbul
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Ukraine

 
Alupka (Алупка)    Alushta (Алушта)    Cernivtsi (Чернiвцi)    Donetsk (Донецьк)
Feodosiia (Феодосiя)    Kharkiv (Харкiв)    Kherson (Херсон)    Kyiv (Киïв)    Lviv (Львiв)
Mohyliv-Podil’s’kyi (Могилiв-Подiльський)    Odessa (Одеса)    Sevastopol’ (Севастополь)
Vinnytsia Oblast    Yalta (Ялта)    Zaporizhzhia (Запорiжжя)
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United Arab Emirates


Dubai
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United Kingdom

   
Aberystwyth (Central Wales)    Bath    Brighton    Cambridge    Cardiff    Cotswolds
Dover    Edinburgh    Elgin    Inverness    Kent, Southeast    London
Northern Wales    Oxford    Perth    Reading
Speyside (distilleries)    Stonehenge (with Lacock)    Windsor (with Eton)
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United States of America

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Alabama

 
Dauphin Island, AL    Mobile, AL
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California

   
Anaheim, CA (Disneyland)    California Coastal Drive    Camarillo, CA    Concord, CA
Los Angeles, CA    Malibu, CA (with LA northern "exurbs")    Mountain View, CA
Palm Desert, CA (with Rancho Mirage)    San Diego, CA
San Francisco, CA    Santa Barbara, CA (with Solvang)
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Connecticut

   
Hartford, CT    Mystic, CT (Seaport and Aquarium)    New Haven, CT    Stamford, CT
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Delaware

    
Delaware 
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Florida

   
Daytona Beach, FL (with New Smyrna Beach)    Orlando, FL
Titusville, FL (Kennedy Space Center)    St Petersburg, FL
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Georgia

   
Atlanta, GA    Duluth, GA    Savannah, GA
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Illinois

    
Chicago, IL    Chicago northern suburbs
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Indiana


Indiana 
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Louisiana

 
New Orleans, LA
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Maryland

    
Maryland      Baltimore, MD 
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Massachusetts

  
Boston, MA    Cape Cod (with Martha's Vineyard)
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Mississippi

 
Biloxi, MS (Gulf coastal drive) 
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Nevada

 
Las Vegas, NV
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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
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New York

Albany, NY     Ithaca, NY    Lake Champlain area     Long Island
New York City (with Jersey City and Hoboken) 
Niagara Falls, NY (incl. Canadian side)    Orange and Sullivan Counties, NY (camps)  
Poughkeepsie, NY    Rochester, NY    Rockland and Westchetser Counties, NY
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North Carolina

   
Chapel Hill, NC    Charlotte, NC    Mooresville, NC
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Ohio


Ohio 
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Pennsylvania

   
Bloomsburg, PA     Lancaster, PA (with Amish Country)    Longwood Gardens, PA
Philadelphia, PA    Pittsburgh, PA    Pocono Mountains
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Rhode Island

 
Providence, RI    Newport, RI
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South Carolina

  
Charleston, SC
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Vermont

  
Ascutney, VT 
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Virginia

    
Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel    Fairfax County, VA (Washington suburbs)
Lynchburg, VA    Natural Bridge, VA    Williamsburg, VA
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Washington


Seattle, WA
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West Virginia

  
West Virginia 
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Wisconsin

   
Burlington, WI (Renaissance Fair)
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District of Columbia

   
Washington, DC
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