I just found this one someone elses blog and thought it was cool so I decided to do it here.
There's a website you can go to where you can select the states that you've visited and it will create a map for you of the places you've been. I've never actually counted all the states I've visited, so I was surprised to find out that I've been in 25 states in my life!
A couple of them are technicalities though. I spent several hours in the Chicago airport once, so I've been to Illinois, although all I saw was the airport. I was in Minnesota last week, but all I saw there was the airport as well. I went to Texas when I was a baby, but I have no memory of it. But pretty much the rest of the states on my list are places that I've been to, explored and have memories of!
It's kind of fun to look at. I was born and raised in Idaho, so I've been to all the states surrounding Idaho a million times. I lived in New Jersey for a year as a nanny and I took every single opportunity I could to travel, so I've been to several Eastern states. Thanks to our trip last week the newest states I've visited are Arkansas and Mississippi! You can see that there's a big section of the midwest where I've never been though. One thing I would love to do someday when our kids are older is to take a long car trip across the US. I love to travel and explore and see new things and I would love for my kids to explore the US as well.
So here's my map, now go make your own! :)
visited 25 states (50%)
Create your own visited map of The United States