The Places I’ve Been, The Things I’ve Seen

With COVID-19 pretty much canceling our usual late spring/early summer travels, I decided to put together a list of the places I’ve been and the things I’ve seen between 1989 and today. Unlike my “30 Years of Photography” series that showcased the evolution of my photos, this is a simple listing of some of the places I’ve been, the trips I’ve taken, and the things I’ve seen since moving out on my own.

This is a gargantuan list and definitely a work in progress. I’ve debated whether I should put this up on my site since it’s just a big boring list that I made for myself and will be continually editing as I continue to travel, but in the end decided to just go ahead and do it. It’s not an all-inclusive list, just something I put together to see what I’ve been doing all these years. If you’re interested in what 30 years and a strong desire to explore gets you – well, here it is.

Road Trips | Train Trips | Boat Trips | Plane Trips

U.S. States, Cities, and Towns | Countries | National Park Service Areas | State Parks | Landmarks & Points of Interest

Page Updates (in case you’ve been here before)


Road Trips

This list includes all trips I’ve taken in a car that originated at home, were overnight or longer, and were not for the sole purpose getting to a destination to visit family. The points listed are just the highlights, a memorable stop along the way, and by no means everything I saw on that trip. I was the driver in all cases except where noted with (*) where I shared driving with another person, and (**) where I was a passenger in someone else’s car.

There are five notable road trips not included on this list: Maui, Florida and Yellowstone, which are in the “Plane Trip” section, and Alaska and Australia which are in the Cruises section. The Denver and North Carolina trip is included in this section because it started as a long road trip, even though I flew to North Carolina and back.

Denver via Utah National Parks, flight to and from North Carolina, then returning via Arizona (1989)

* I drove from California to Colorado and back. I was a passenger for the East Coast section.

  • Los Osos, California
  • Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Zion National Park
  • Arches National Park
  • Aspen, Colorado
  • Independence Pass, Colorado
  • Redcliff, Colorado
  • Boulder, Colorado
  • ✈️ Denver International Airport to Raleigh-Durham International Airport
  • Durham, North Carolina
  • Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Baltimore, Maryland
  • Wilmington, North Carolina
  • Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel
  • Cape Henry Lighthouse
  • Newport News Naval Base
  • Lost Colony of Roanoke
  • University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park
  • Biltmore Estate
  • ✈️ Raleigh-Durham International Airport to Denver International Airport
  • Denver, Colorado
  • Rocky Mountain National Park
  • Cheyenne, Wyoming
  • Ogallala, Nebraska
  • Telluride, Colorado
  • Mesa Verde National Park
  • Monument Valley Tribal Park
  • Grand Canyon National Park
  • Meteor Crater
  • Los Osos, California

Cross Country to Durham, North Carolina, then flying home (1990)

* Driving was shared on this cross-country journey.

  • Los Osos, California
  • San Bernardino, California
  • Paso Robles, California
  • Yosemite National Park
  • Mono Lake
  • Ely, Nevada
  • Green River, Utah
  • St. Louis, Missouri
  • Durham, North Carolina
  • ✈️ Raleigh-Durham International Airport to Newark Liberty International Airport to San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport, McChesney Field
  • Los Osos, California

Vancouver, British Columbia (1990)

  • Los Osos, California
  • Redwood National and State Parks
  • Crescent City, California
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • North Cascades National Park
  • Mt. Rainier National Park
  • Mt. Saint Helens
  • Crater Lake National Park
  • Lava Beds National Monument
  • Lassen Volcanic National Park
  • Lake Tahoe / Kings Beach, California
  • Sacramento, California
  • Pinnacles National Monument
  • Los Osos, California

Idaho (1991)

  • Los Osos, California
  • San Jose, California
  • Lava Beds National Monument
  • Arco, Idaho
  • Craters of the Moon National Monument
  • Arches National Park
  • Great Basin National Park
  • Los Osos, California

San Diego Zoo (1992)

  • San Diego, California

Yosemite National Park (1992)

  • Oakhurst, California
  • Yosemite National Park

Inyokern (2007)

  • Atascadero, California
  • Inyokern, California
  • Mayfair Motel
  • Red Rock Canyon State Park
  • Burro Schmidt Tunnel
  • Jawbone Canyon Road
  • Atascadero, California

Death Valley National Park (2007)

  • Atascadero, California
  • Death Valley National Park
  • Titus Canyon Road
  • Lost Burro Mine
  • Atascadero, California

Sierra Nevada Mountain Jeep Trip (2007)

** I rode along on this Jeep trip, and transferred to my brother’s Jeep in San Jose.

  • Santa Clara, California
  • Yosemite National Park, California
  • Bodie Ghost Town, California
  • Mammoth, California
  • Laurel Lake, California
  • Devils Postpile National Monument, California
  • Santa Clara, California

Utah National Park Loop (2008)

  • Atascadero, California
  • Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah
  • Capitol Reef National Park, Utah
  • Natural Bridges National Monument, Utah
  • Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado
  • Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona
  • Hoover Dam, Arizona & Nevada
  • Atascadero, California

Route 66/Zion (2008)

  • Atascadero, California
  • Route 66
  • Glen Canyon Dam, Arizona
  • Zion National Park, Utah
  • Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada
  • Oroville, California (Elmer’s Bottle Tree Ranch)
  • Atascadero, California

Oregon Pipe Cactus National Monument (2009)

  • Atascadero, California
  • Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Arizona
  • Route 66
  • Atascadero, California

Joshua Tree National Park (2009)

  • Atascadero, California
  • Barstow, California
  • Joshua Tree National Park
  • Atascadero, California

Titan Missile Museum (2009)

  • Atascadero, California
  • Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, Arizona
  • Titan Missile Museum
  • The Thing
  • Two Guns, Arizona
  • Flagstaff, Arizona
  • Atascadero, California

Joshua Tree National Park (2010)

  • Atascadero, California
  • Barstow, California
  • Rt. 66 Motel
  • Twentynine Palms, California
  • Joshua Tree National Park
  • Atascadero, California

Feather River Canyon (2010)

  • Atascadero, California
  • Marysville, California
  • Feather River Canyon, California
  • Moaning Cavern, California
  • Atascadero, California

Death Valley National Park (2010)

  • Atascadero, California
  • Death Valley National Park
  • Ryolite Ghost Town
  • Atascadero, California

Kings Canyon National Park (2011)

** I was a passenger on this weekend getaway.

  • Atascadero, California
  • Kings Canyon National Park, California
  • Atascadero, California

Zion National Park (2011)

  • Atascadero, California
  • Hurricane, Utah
  • Zion National Park, Utah
  • Atascadero, California

Hoover Dam (2011)

  • Atascadero, California
  • Route 66
  • Hoover Dam, Arizona & Nevada
  • Elmer’s Bottle Tree Ranch
  • Atascadero, California

Eastern Sierras (2012)

  • Atascadero, California
  • Manzanar Japanese Internment Camp
  • Mammoth Lakes, California
  • Mono Lake, California
  • Yosemite National Park, California
  • Atascadero, California

Sedona, Arizona (2012)

  • Atascadero, California
  • Sedona, Arizona
  • Audry Mine Shaft
  • Atascadero, California

Los Angeles (2013)

  • Atascadero, California
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Old Griffith Park Zoo
  • Murphy Ranch Nazi Compound
  • Atascadero, California

San Francisco (2013)

  • Atascadero, California
  • San Francisco, California
  • Berkley, California
  • University of California, Berkley
  • Alameda, California
  • Atascadero, California

Utah/Arizona National Parks (2014)

  • Atascadero, California
  • Route 66
  • Bryce Canyon National Park , Utah
  • Capitol Reef National Park , Utah
  • Arches National Park , Utah
  • Canyonlands National Park, Utah
  • Newspaper Rock State Historical Monument, Utah
  • Monument Valley Tribal Park, Navajo Nation (Utah, Arizona)
  • Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
  • Zion National Park, Utah
  • Atascadero, California

Queen Mary (2015)

  • Atascadero, California
  • Long Beach, California
  • R.M.S. Queen Mary
  • Atascadero, California

San Diego (2015)

  • Atascadero, California
  • San Diego, California
  • U.S.S. Midway Museum
  • San Diego Zoo
  • Oceanside, California
  • Atascadero, California

Kings Canyon (2016)

  • Templeton, California
  • Giant Sequoia National Monument
  • Kings Canyon National Park
  • Templeton, California

Volcanic Road Trip (2016)

  • Templeton, California
  • Lassen Volcanic National Park
  • Lava Beds National Monument
  • Templeton, California

Arizona/New Mexico (2016)

  • Templeton, California
  • Mojave National Preserve, California
  • Walnut Canyon National Monument, Arizona
  • Two Guns, Arizona
  • Petrified Forest National Monument, Arizona
  • Roswell, New Mexico
  • Whites City, New Mexico
  • Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico
  • Oliver Lee Memorial State Park, New Mexico
  • White Sands National Monument, New Mexico
  • Chiricahua National Monument, Arizona
  • Saguaro National Park, Arizona
  • Joshua Tree National Park, California
  • Templeton, California

Death Valley National Park (2016)

  • Templeton, California
  • Death Valley National Park, California
  • Templeton, California

San Francisco (2016)

  • Templeton, California
  • Holy Virgin Cathedral Russian Orthodox Church
  • Nob Hill
  • Chinatown
  • National Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi
  • St. Peter and Paul Church
  • Fishermans Wharf
  • San Francisco Maritime Historical Park
  • Cable Cars
  • California Academy of Sciences
  • Presidio
  • San Francisco National Cemetery
  • Palace of Fine Arts
  • Templeton, California

Oregon Solar Eclipse (2017)

  • Templeton, California
  • E.E. Wilson Game Management Area, Oregon
  • Salem, Oregon
  • Independence, Oregon
  • Hilltop Cemetery
  • Templeton, California

Nevada / California (2017)

  • Templeton, California
  • Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Nevada
  • Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada
  • Historic Railroad Trail, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Nevada
  • Henderson, Nevada
  • Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve
  • Palm Desert, California
  • Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, California
  • Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, California
  • Templeton, California

Northern California and Sierras (2018)

  • Templeton, California
  • Hazel Atlas Mine
  • Lassen Volcanic National Park
  • Mammoth Lakes
  • Devils Postpile National Monument
  • Yosemite National Park
  • Almaden Quicksilver County Park
  • Templeton, California

Big Bear / Los Angeles (2018)

  • Templeton, California
  • Arrowbear Lake
  • Big Bear
  • Lake Arrowhead
  • Santa Anita
  • Los Angeles
  • Sylmar
  • Templeton, California

San Francisco (2018)

  • Templeton, California
  • San Francisco (California Academy of Sciences)
  • San Martin (Wings of History Air Museum)
  • Templeton, California

San Diego (2019)

  • Templeton, California
  • San Diego Zoo Safari Park
  • Birch Aquarium at Scripps
  • Templeton, California

Oakland (2019)

  • Templeton, California
  • Chabot Space & Science Center
  • San Jose
  • Moss Landing
  • Templeton, California



Train Trips

All of these train trips originated and ended at the San Luis Obispo, California, depot, except Paso Robles to Denver which originated at the Paso Robles depot.

Trains

  • Amtrak Cascades
  • California Zephyr
  • Capitols
  • Capitol Corridor
  • Coast Starlight
  • Crescent
  • Empire Builder
  • Lake Shore Limited
  • Pacific Surfliner
  • San Joaquins
  • Southwest Chief
  • Sunset Limited
  • Vermonter

Seattle, Washington (1995)

Coast Starlight

  • Seattle, Washington

Essex, Montana (Date Not Recorded)

Coast Starlight and Empire Builder

  • Essex Montana (Isaak Walton Inn)
  • Portland, Oregon

Glasgow, Montana (2005)

Coast Starlight, Amtrak Cascades, Empire Builder

  • Centralia, Washington
  • Glasgow, Montana
  • Portland, Oregon
  • Salem, Oregon

Western United States (2006)

Pacific Surfliner, Southwest Chief, Empire Builder, Coast Starlight, California Zephyr, Capitol Corridor, Throughway Bus

  • Los Angeles, California
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Essex, Montana
  • Portland, Oregon
  • Denver, Colorado
  • Sacramento, California

New York City (2007)

Throughway Bus, Capitols, California Zephyr, Lake Shore Limited, Southwest Chief, Coast Starlight

  • Omaha, Nebraska
  • New York City
  • Chicago, Illinois

Long Beach, California (2007)

Pacific Surfliner

  • Long Beach, California

Paso Robles, California to Denver (2008)

Throughway Bus, California Zephyr, San Joaquins, Throughway Bus

  • Denver, Colorado

Vermont (One way, flying home) (2008)

Sunset Limited, Crescent, Vermonter

  • Los Angeles
  • New Orleans, Lousiana
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Montpelier, Vermont
  • ✈️ Burlington International Airport to San Francisco International Airport



Boat Trips

Icons indicate when a place visited was a bus (🚌), taxi (🚕), train (🚆), or car (🚗) ride from the port.

Ships

  • Brilliance of the Seas (Royal Caribbean)
  • Celebrity Millennium
  • Celebrity Solstice
  • Celebrity Summit
  • MS Maasdam (Holland America)
  • Norwegian Pearl

Pacific Coast – Norwegian Pearl (2010)

  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Astoria, Oregon
  • San Francisco, California
  • Los Angeles, California
  • 🚗 Long Beach Aquarium

Mediterranean Sea – Royal Caribbean / Brilliance of the Seas (2011)

  • ✈️ Barcelona, Spain
  • Villefranche-sur-Mer
  • 🚆 Monte Carlo, Monaco
  • Livorno, Italy
  • 🚕 Pisa, Italy
  • Civitavecchia, Italy
  • 🚆 Rome, Italy
  • Piraes, Greece
  • 🚆 Athens, Greece
  • Kusadasi, Turkey
  • 🚌 Ephesus, Turkey
  • Santorini, Greece
  • Solerno, Italy
  • 🚆 Pompei, Italy
  • Barcelona, Spain

Alaska Inside Passage – Norwegian Pearl (2012)

We rented a car for a day in Skagway for a drive into Canada’s Yukon Territory.

  • ✈️ Seattle, Washington
  • Juneau, Alaska
  • Skagway, Alaska
  • 🚗 Carcross, Yukon Territory
  • 🚗 Jake’s Corner, Yukon Territory
  • Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska
  • Ketchican, Alaska
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • Seattle, Washington

Caribbean Sea – Celebrity Summit (2013)

  • ✈️San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Bridgetown, Barbados
  • Oistens, Barbados
  • Castries, Saint Lucia
  • St. Johns, Antigua
  • Philipsburg, Sint Maarten
  • 🚕 Maho Beach, Sint Maarten
  • 🚕 Margot, St. Martin
  • Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas U.S. Virgin Islands
  • San Juan, Puerto Rico

Australia & New Zealand – Celebrity Solstice (2013)

  • ✈️ Sydney, Australia
  • 🚗 Morton National Park, Australia
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • Milford Sound, New Zealand
  • Doubtful Sound, New Zealand
  • Dusky Sound, New Zealand
  • Port Chalmers, New Zealand
  • Port Chalmers, New Zealand
  • 🚌 Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Akaroa, New Zealand
  • Wellington, New Zealand
  • Tauranga, New Zealand
  • ⛴️ Devonport, New Zealand
  • Auckland, New Zealand

New England & Canada – Holland America / MS Maasdam (2015)

  • ✈️ Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Charleston, South Carolina
  • Newport, Rhode Island
  • Bar Harbor, Maine
  • 🚗 Acadia National Park, Maine
  • Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
  • Cap-aux-Meules, Quebec
  • 🚌 L^Étang-du-Nord, Quebec
  • Saquenay, Quebec
  • Quebec City, Quebec
  • Montreal, Quebec

Alaska Cruise and Road Trip – Celebrity Millennium (2016)

  • ✈️ Vancouver, B.C.
  • Ketchikan
  • Sitka
  • Icy Strait Point
  • 🚌 Hoonah
  • Juneau
  • Skagway
  • Hubbard Glacier
  • Seward
  • 🚌 Anchorage
  • 🚗 Denali National Park
  • 🚗 Alaskan Pipeline
  • 🚗 Willow Creek
  • 🚗 Matanuska Glacier
  • 🚗 Homer
  • 🚗 Kenai Fjords National Park



Plane Trips

Airports

  • Aeropuerto de Palmar Sur (Costa Rica)
  • Aeropuerto Internacional Juan Santamaría (Costa Rica)
  • Auckland Airport (New Zealand)
  • Burlington International Airport (Vermont)
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport (Illinois)
  • Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport (Texas)
  • Denver International Airport (Colorado)
  • Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (Florida)
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport (New York)
  • Josep Tarradellas Barcelona–El Prat Airport (Spain)
  • Kahului Airport (Hawaii)
  • Los Angeles International Airport (California)
  • Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (Puerto Rico)
  • Montréal–Trudeau International Airport (Canada)
  • Newark Liberty International Airport (New Jersey)
  • Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (California)
  • Philadelphia International Airport (Pennsylvania)
  • Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (Arizona)
  • Piedmont Triad International Airport (North Carolina)
  • Raleigh-Durham International Airport (North Carolina)
  • Salt Lake City International Airport (Utah)
  • San Francisco International Airport (California)
  • San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport, McChesney Field (California)
  • Seattle–Tacoma International Airport (Washington)
  • Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport (Australia)
  • Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (Alaska)
  • Vancouver International Airport (Canada)

North Carolina Christmas (1990)

  • ✈️ Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Durham, North Carolina

North Carolina (1991)

  • ✈️ Raleigh, North Carolina
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Durham, North Carolina

Pennsylvania (1991)

  • ✈️ Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Lansdale, Pennsylvania
  • Penn’s Cave
  • Cape May, New Jersey
  • Boston, Massachusetts
  • Plymouth Rock, Massachusetts
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Hoboken, New Jersey
  • New York City, New York
  • Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant,
  • Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Costa Rica (1998)

  • ✈️ San Jose, Costa Rica
  • 🛩️ Casa Corcovado Jungle Lodge, Costa Rica
  • Parque Nacional Corcovado, Costa Rica
  • Parque Nacional Tortuguero. Costa Rica

Vermont (2009)

  • ✈️ Burlington, Vermont
  • Montpelier, Vermont
  • Middlesex, Vermont
  • Cabot, Vermont
  • Middlebury, Vermont

Costa Rica (2010)

  • ✈️ San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Acosta, Costa Rica
  • Caragal de Acosta, Costa Rica
  • Jaco, Costa Rica
  • Parque Nacional Volcán Poás

Maui (2011)

  • ✈️ Hahului, Hawaii
  • Ka’anpali, Hawaii
  • Hana, Hawaii
  • Lahaina, Hawaii

Florida (2016)

  • ✈️ Ft. Lauderdale
  • Everglades National Park
  • Rain Barrel Sculpture Gallery
  • Key West
  • Kennedy Space Center
  • Titus
  • Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge
  • Ocala National Forest
  • Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

Yellowstone (2019)

  • ✈️ Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Twin Falls, Idaho
  • Craters of the Moon National Monument, Idaho
  • Arco, Idaho
  • EBR-1 Experimental Breeder Reactor 1
  • Idaho Falls, Idaho
  • West Yellowstone, Montana
  • Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
  • Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
  • Salt Lake City, Utah



U.S. States, Cities, and Towns

To make this list they had to be somewhere I stayed or had something memorable about them – definitely not all inclusive. I was going to include a list of states I visited but it would be easier to include a list of states not visited: Arkansas, Michigan, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Tennessee. There are states I’ve visited that are not on the list below, that’s because I didn’t actually visit anywhere in them besides the Interstate or various train stations along the route.

Alaska

  • Chickaloon, Alaska
  • Fairbanks, Alaska
  • Homer, Alaska
  • Hoonah, Alaska
  • Icy Strait Point, Alaska
  • Juneau, Alaska
  • Ketchican, Alaska
  • North Pole, Alaska
  • Seward, Alaska
  • Sitka, Alaska
  • Skagway, Alaska
  • Willow Creek, Alaska

Arizona

  • Flagstaff, Arizona
  • Kingman, Arizona
  • Sedona, Arizona
  • Tuscon, Arizona

California

  • Alameda, California
  • Amboy, California
  • Arrowbear Lake, California
  • Atascadero, California
  • Avila Beach, California
  • Bakersfield, California
  • Barstow, California
  • Berkley, California
  • Big Bear, California
  • Boron, California
  • Borrego Springs, California
  • Cambria, California
  • Cayucos, California
  • Coalinga, California
  • Crescent City, California
  • El Dorado Hills, California
  • Folsom, California
  • Fresno, California
  • Half Moon Bay, California
  • Hollister, California
  • Green Valley Lake, California
  • Guadalupe, California
  • Inyokern, California
  • Kings Beach, California
  • Lake Arrowhead, California
  • Lompoc, California
  • Long Beach, California
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Los Osos, California
  • Mammoth Lakes, California
  • Marysville, California
  • Mojave, California
  • Morro Bay, California
  • Moss Landing, California
  • Mountain View, California
  • Oceanside, California
  • Oro Grande, California
  • Oroville, California
  • Palm Desert, California
  • Parkfield, California
  • Paso Robles, California
  • Pebble Beach, California
  • Pismo Beach, California
  • Portola, California
  • Pozo, California
  • Sacramento, California
  • San Diego, California
  • San Francisco, California
  • San Jose, California
  • San Luis Obispo, California
  • San Martin, California
  • San Simeon, California
  • Santa Anita, California
  • Santa Barbara, California
  • Santa Cruz, California
  • Santa Margarita, California
  • Shandon, California
  • Shell Beach, California
  • Silver Lakes, California
  • Simi Valley, California
  • Susanville, California
  • Sylmar, California
  • Templeton, California
  • Vallejo, California
  • Ventura, California
  • Weed, California

Colorado

  • Aspen, Colorado
  • Boulder, Colorado
  • Denver, Colorado
  • Telluride, Colorado

District of Columbia

  • Washington, D.C.

Florida

  • Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Key West, Florida

Hawaii

  • Hana, Hawaii
  • Kaanapali, Hawaii
  • Kahului, Hawaii
  • Lahaina, Hawaii

Idaho

  • Arco, Idaho
  • Idaho Falls, Idaho
  • Twin Falls, Idaho

Illinois

  • Chicago, Illinois

Lousiana

  • New Orleans, Lousiana

Maine

  • Bar Harbor, Maine

Maryland

  • Baltimore, Maryland

Massachusetts

  • Boston, Massachusetts
  • Plymouth, Massachusetts
  • Nantucket, Massachusetts

Missouri

  • St. Louis, Missouri

Montana

  • Essex, Montana
  • Glasgow, Montana
  • West Yellowstone, Montana

Nebraska

  • Ogallala, Nebraska
  • Omaha, Nebraska

Nevada

  • Henderson, Nevada
  • Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Reno, Nevada

New Jersey

  • Cape May, New Jersey
  • Hoboken, New Jersey

New Mexico

  • Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Roswell, New Mexico
  • Whites City, New Mexico

New York

  • New York City, New York
  • Rochester, New York

North Carolina

  • Asheville, North Carolina
  • Durham, North Carolina
  • Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Wilmington, North Carolina

Oregon

  • Astoria, Oregon
  • Eugene, Oregon
  • Florence, Oregon
  • Independence, Oregon
  • Portland, Oregon
  • Salem, Oregon

Pennsylvania

  • Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • Hershey, Pennsylvania
  • Lancaster, Pennsylvania
  • Lansdale, Pennsylvania
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Scranton, Pennsylvania
  • State College, Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

  • Newport, Rhode Island

South Carolina

  • Charleston, South Carolina

Utah

  • Helper, Utah
  • Hurricane, Utah
  • Salt Lake City, Utah

Vermont

  • Burlington, Vermont
  • Cabot, Vermont
  • Middlebury, Vermont
  • Montpelier, Vermont

Virginia

  • Chantily, Virginia

Washington

  • Centralia, Washington
  • Seattle, Washington

Wyoming

  • Afton, Wyoming
  • Cheyenne, Wyoming
  • Jackson, Wyoming

Territories

  • San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas U.S. Virgin Islands



Countries

  • Antigua
  • Australia
  • Barbados
  • Canada
  • Costa Rica
  • France
  • Greece
  • Italy
  • Monaco
  • New Zealand
  • Saint Lucia
  • Sint Maarten
  • Spain
  • St. Martin
  • Turkey
  • United States

International Cities and Towns

  • St. Johns, Antigua
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • Moss Vail, Australia
  • Sydney, Australia
  • Bridgetown, Barbados
  • Oistens, Barbados
  • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
  • Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • Cap-aux-Meules, Quebec, Canada
  • L’Étang-du-Nord, Quebec, Canada
  • Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
  • Saguenay, Quebec, Canada
  • Carcross, Yukon Territory, Canada
  • San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
  • Athens, Greece
  • Thera, Greece
  • Civitavecchia, Italy
  • Livorno, Italy
  • Pisa, Italy
  • Pompei, Italy
  • Rome, Italy
  • Solerno, Italy
  • Monte Carlo, Monaco
  • Akaroa, New Zealand
  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • Devonport, New Zealand
  • Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Port Chalmers, New Zealand
  • Wellington, New Zealand
  • Tauranga, New Zealand
  • Barcelona, Spain
  • Philipsburg, St. Maarten
  • Margot, St. Martin
  • Ephesus, Turkey
  • Kusadasi, Turkey



National Parks and and Monuments

  • Acadia National Park, Maine
  • Arches National Park, Utah
  • Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah
  • Canyonlands National Park, Utah
  • Capitol Reef National Park, Utah
  • Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico
  • Channel Island National Park, California
  • Crater Lake National Park, Oregon
  • Death Valley National Park, California
  • Denali National Park, Alaska
  • Everglades National Park, Florida
  • Glacier National Park, Montana
  • Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska
  • Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
  • Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
  • Great Basin National Park, Nevada
  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park
  • Haleakala National Park, Hawaii
  • Joshua Tree National Park, California
  • Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska
  • Kings Canyon National Park, California
  • Lassen Volcanic National Park, California
  • Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado
  • Mt. Rainier National Park, Washington
  • National Mall and Memorial Parks, Washington D.C.
  • North Cascades National Park, Washington
  • Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona
  • Pinnacles National Park, California
  • Redwood National Park, California
  • Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
  • Saguaro National Park, Arizona
  • Sequoia National Park, California
  • Wrangell St. Elias National Park, Alaska
  • Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
  • Yosemite National Park, California
  • Zion National Park, Utah
  • Monument Valley Tribal Park, Navajo Nation

National Monuments

  • Carrizo Plain National Monument
  • Casa Grande Ruins National Monument
  • Chiricahua National Monument
  • Craters of the Moon National Monument
  • Devils Postpile National Monument
  • Giant Sequoia National Monument
  • Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument
  • Lava Beds National Monument
  • Natural Bridges National Monument
  • Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
  • Pinnacles National Monument (before it was a National Park)
  • Statue of Liberty National Monument
  • Walnut Canyon National Monument
  • White Sands National Monument (before it was a National Park)

Other National Park System Administered Areas

National Historical Parks and Sites, Memorials, Recreation Areas, Seashores, Parkways, and other NPS areas.

  • Assateague Island National Seashore (NC)
  • Blue Ridge Parkway (NC)
  • Ford’s Theatre National Historic Site
  • Fort Point National Historic Site (San Francisco)
  • Golden Gate National Recreation Area
  • Independence National Historical Park (Philadelphia)
  • John D. Rockefeller Jr. Memorial Parkway (WY)
  • Lake Mead National Recreation Area
  • Manzanar National Historic Site
  • National Mall and Memorial Parks
    • Korean War Veterans Memorial
    • Lincoln Memorial
    • National Mall
    • Vietnam Veterans Memorial
    • Washington Monument
    • World War II Memorial
  • Pennsylvania Avenue National Historic Site (DC)
  • Point Reyes National Seashore (SF)
  • San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
  • San Juan National Historic Site (PR)
  • Sitka National Historic Park
  • Steamtown National Historic Site (Scranton, PA)

National Wildlife Refuges

  • Ankeny National Wildlife Refuge, Oregon
  • Arthur R. Marshall Loxhatchee National Wildlife Refuge, Florida
  • Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska
  • Kern National Wildlife Refuge, California
  • Merced National Wildlife Refuge, California
  • Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, Florida
  • San Luis National Wildlife Refuge, California
  • Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge

International National Parks

  • Belford National Park (Australia)
  • Blue Mountains National Park (Australia)
  • Brisbane Water National Park (Australia)
  • Parque Nacional Corcovado (Costa Rica)
  • Parque Nacional Tortuguero (Costa Rica)
  • Parque Nacional Volcán Poás (Costa Rica)
  • Heathcoat National Park (Australia)
  • Ku-Rang-Dai Chase National Park (Australia)
  • Morton National Park (Australia)
  • Popran National Park (Australia)
  • Royal National Park (Australia)
  • Wollemi National Park (Australia)
  • Yengo National Park (Australia)



State Parks

List of state parks, recreation areas, beaches, etc.

  • Totem Bight State Historical Park, Alaska
  • Bodie State Historic Park, California
  • Cayucos State Beach, California
  • Columbia State Historic Park, California
  • Estero Bluffs State Park, California
  • Hearst San Simeon State Park, California
  • Henry W. Coe State Park, California
  • Hollister Hills State Vehicular Recreation Area, California
  • Julia Pfeiffer State Park, California
  • Limekiln State Park, California
  • Los Osos Oaks State Natural Reserve, California
  • Montana de Oro State Park, California
  • Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve, California
  • Morro Bay State Park, California
  • Morro Strand State Beach, California
  • Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area, California
  • Old Sacramento State Historic Park, California
  • Railtown 1897 State Historic Park, California
  • Red Rock Canyon State Park, California
  • Iao Valley State Park, Hawaii
  • Watkins Glen State Park, New York
  • Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada
  • Sarah Helmick State Park, Oregon
  • Newspaper Rock State Historical Monument, Utah



Landmarks & Points of Interest

United States

  • Alaska Pipeline, Alaska
  • Cooper Landing, Alaska
  • Denali Mountain Morning Hostel, Alaska
  • Exit Glacier, Alaska
  • Matanuska Glacier, Alaska
  • Mendenhall Glacier, Alaska
  • Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, Alaska
  • Russian Orthodox Cemetery, Alaska
  • St. Michael’s Cathedral, Alaska
  • Audry Mine Shaft, Arizona
  • Glen Canyon Dam, Arizona
  • Historic Route 66, Arizona
  • Hoover Dam, Arizona
  • Meteor Crater, Arizona
  • Ryolite Ghost Town, Arizona
  • The Thing, Arizona
  • Titan Missile Museum, Arizona
  • Twin Arrows Trading Post, Arizona
  • Two Guns, Arizona
  • 17 Mile Drive, California
  • Alcatraz Island, California
  • Almaden Quicksilver County Park, California
  • Amboy Crater, California
  • Ames Research Center, California
  • Aquarium of the Pacific, California
  • Arroyo Seco Park, California
  • Atascadero Lake Park, California
  • Big Bear Solar Observatory, California
  • Birch Aquarium at Scrips, California
  • Black Diamond Regional Preserve, California
  • Blackwell’s Corner, California
  • Burro Schmidt Tunnel, California
  • Cal Poly Design Village, California
  • California Academy of Sciences (San Francisco), California
  • California State Railroad Museum, California
  • Canet Cemetery, California
  • Caples Lake, California
  • Chabot Space and Science Center, California
  • Charles Paddock Zoo, California
  • Chinatown (San Francisico), California
  • Coit Tower, California
  • Computer History Museum, California
  • Dinkey Lakes Jeep Trail, California
  • Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Center
  • Elmer’s Bottle Tree Ranch, California
  • Estralla Warbirds Museum, California
  • Exposition Park, California
  • Feather River Canyon, California
  • Fishermans Wharf, California
  • Five Wounds Portuguese Church, California
  • Folsom Prison, California
  • Golden Gate Bridge, California
  • Golden Gate Park, California
  • Green Valley Lake, California
  • Griffith Observatory, California
  • Griffith Park Zoo (Abandoned Zoo), California
  • Hazel Atlas Mine, California
  • Hearst Ranch, California
  • Highway 1, California
  • Holy Virgin Cathedral Russian Orthodox Church (San Francisco), California
  • Hume Lake, California
  • Huntington Lake, California
  • Infineon Raceway, California
  • Joseph D. Grant County Park, California
  • Keller Peak Fire Lookout, California
  • Lady Washington, California
  • Laguna Seca Raceway, California
  • Lake Tahoe, California
  • Laurel Lake, California
  • Lick Observatory, California
  • Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, California
  • Lompoc Cemetery, California
  • Los Angeles City Hall, California
  • Marine World, California
  • Miller Jeep Trail, California
  • Mission San Antonio, California
  • Mission San Luis Obispo, California
  • Moaning Cavern, California
  • Mojave Air and Space Port, California
  • Mojave National Preserve, California
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium, California
  • Mono Lake, California
  • Morro Rock, California
  • Murphy Ranch Nazi Compound, California
  • National Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi (San Francisco), California
  • Nethercutt Museum (Classic Cars & Musical Instruments), California
  • Neverland Ranch, California
  • Nob Hill, California
  • Olvera Street (Los Angeles), California
  • Oso Flaco Lake, California
  • Palace of Fine Arts (San Francisco), California
  • Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Rookery, California
  • Piedras Blancas Hotel, California
  • Point Reyes, California
  • Pioneer Park, California
  • Pismo State Beach Monarch Butterfly Grove, California
  • Port San Luis, California
  • Presidio (San Francisco), California
  • Queen Mary, California
  • Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, California
  • Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, California
  • Route 66, California
  • Route 66 Motel, California
  • Robert T. Matsui Courthouse, California
  • Rinconada Mine, California
  • Saint Barbara Greek Orthodox Church, California
  • Sacramento Valley Station, California
  • Salton Sea, California
  • San Diego Zoo, California
  • San Diego Zoo Safari Park, California
  • San Francisco National Cemetery, California
  • San Francisco Zoo, California
  • Santa Anita Park (Horse racing), California
  • Santa Barbara Zoo, California
  • Santa Margarita Lake, California
  • Sonoma Raceway, California
  • Scorpion (Soviet Submarine), California
  • Shaver Lake, California
  • SS Jeremiah O’Brien, California
  • St. Peter and Paul Church (San Francisco), California
  • Strawberry Peak Fire Lookout Tower, California
  • Sweet Springs Nature Preserve, California
  • Teakettle Junction, California
  • Thunderhill Raceway, California
  • Titus Canyon Road, California
  • Union Station (Los Angeles), California
  • University of California Berkley, California
  • USS Hornet, California
  • USS Midway, California
  • USS Pampanito, California
  • Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, California
  • Western Pacific Railroad Museum, California
  • Wings of History Air Museum, California
  • Budweiser Brewery, Colorado
  • Union Station (Denver), Colorado
  • Kennedy Space Center, Florida
  • Key West Butterfly Preserve, Florida
  • Rain Barrel Sculpture Gallery (Giant Lobster), Florida
  • Apostolic Faith Church, Hawaii
  • Atlantis Submarine, Hawaii
  • Maui, Hawaii
  • Road to Hana, Hawaii
  • EBR-1 (World’s First Nuclear Power Plant), Idaho
  • Idaho Falls Riverwalk, Idaho
  • Idaho Science Center (Devil’s Boat Nuclear Submarine Sail and Museum), Idaho
  • Shoshone Falls, Idaho
  • Buckingham Fountain, Illinois
  • Grant Park, Illinois
  • “L” Train, Illinois
  • Lake Michigan, Illinois
  • Navy Pier, Illinois
  • Sears Tower (Chicago), Illinois
  • Union Station (Chicago), Illinois
  • Bourbon Street, Louisiana
  • Saint Saviour’s Episcopal Church, Maine
  • USS Constellation, Maryland
  • USS Torsk, Maryland
  • Granary Burying Ground, Massachusetts
  • Plymouth Rock, Massachusetts
  • Gateway Arch, Missouri
  • Isaak Walton Inn, Montana
  • Burlington Station (Omaha), Nebraska
  • Boulder Dam Historic Railroad Trail, Nevada
  • Fernley Raceway, Nevada
  • Hoover Dam, Nevada
  • Leeman Cave, Nevada
  • International UFO Museum and Research Center, New Mexico
  • Brooklyn Bridge, New York
  • Chrysler Building, New York
  • Ellis Island, New York
  • Empire State Building, New York
  • Grand Central Station, New York
  • Ground Zero (Former World Trade Center), New York
  • Lake Ontario, New York
  • Long Island, New York
  • Penn Station, New York
  • Statue of Liberty, New York
  • Times Square, New York
  • Wall Street, New York
  • World Trade Center, New York
  • Biltmore Estate, North Carolina
  • University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • USS North Carolina, North Carolina
  • E.E Wilson Game Management Area, Oregon
  • Heceta Head Lighthouse, Oregon
  • Hilltop Cemetery, Oregon
  • Sea Lion Caves, Oregon
  • Union Station (Portland), Oregon
  • Hershey Factory, Pennsylvania
  • Lackawanna Coal Mine, Pennsylvania
  • Penn’s Cave, Pennsylvania
  • Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant, Pennsylvania
  • Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
  • International Yacht Restoration School, Rhode Island
  • Cable Cars, San Francisco
  • Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, South Carolina
  • Old Slave Mart, South Carolina
  • Natural History Museum of Utah, Utah
  • Utah State Capitol Building, Utah
  • Buck Lake, Vermont
  • Vermont State Capitol, Vermont
  • Cape Henry Lighthouse, Virginia
  • Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, Virginia
  • Lost Colony of Roanoake, Virginia
  • Newport News Naval Station, Virginia
  • Smithsonian Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center, Virginia
  • Mt. Saint Helens, Washington
  • Olympic Club, Washington
  • Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C.
  • National Archives, Washington D.C.
  • Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, Washington D.C.
  • Smithsonian Natural History Museum, Washington D.C.
  • United States Capitol Building, Washington D.C.
  • United States Constitution, Washington D.C.
  • Laurence S. Rockefeller Preserve, Wyoming
  • Old Faithful, Wyoming
  • World’s Largest Elkhorn Arch, Wyoming

International

  • Fitzroy Falls, Australia
  • Melbourne Public Library, Australia
  • State Library of Victoria, Australia
  • Sydney Opera House, Australia
  • Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, Canada (Halifax)
  • Pyramide des Ha! Ha!, Canada (Saguenay)
  • Gastown Steam Clock, Canada (Vancouver)
  • MoMo Sushi, Canada (Vancouver)
  • Vancouver Public Library, Canada (Vancouver)
  • San Pedro de Poás, Costa Rica
  • Acropolis of Athens, Greece
  • Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy
  • Pantheon, Italy
  • Trevi Fountain, Italy
  • Auckland National Museum, New Zealand
  • Britomart Train Station, New Zealand
  • Doubtful Sound, New Zealand
  • Dunedin Railway Station, New Zealand
  • Dusky Sound, New Zealand
  • Milford Sound, New Zealand
  • Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
  • Millet Bird Sanctuary, Saint Lucia
  • Maho Beach, Sint Maarten
  • Library of Ephesus, Turkey



Updates

  • 8/8/2020
    • Added Australia and New Zealand to the country list – I have no idea how I forgot them the first time around.
    • Added list of states not visited in the U.S. States, Cities, and Towns section.
  • 8/1/2020
    • Added 2013 San Francisco, 2007 Inyokern, and 2007 Death Valley to Road Trips section
    • Minor edits to some road trip stops.
  • 7/18/2020
    • Updated trains traveled on and made updates to trip titles.