I live in San Francisco, California which is a really remarkable city that feels like the center of the world sometimes. I was thinking about some of my traveling and realized that I have seen more over the world overseas than I have domestically. I’ve been to around 18 countries all over the world but have only been to maybe 5 or so states in the U.S. which may sound a bit weird right? The U.S. has some amazing things to see yet I’ve never seen many of them. I have hiked up Masada mountain Turkey, climbed along the Great Wall of China, visiting the Colosseum in Italy, and swam in the Mediterranean Ocean, yet I have never gone rafting in Colorado, explored the canyons in Utah, or visited Yellowstone or Yosemite national park.
I really don’t have a good reason for not exploring the United States more, and in fact I should. I suppose anything overseas just feels more exotic while anything in the U.S. is in my backyard and just feels a lot easier to get to (and can be done at anytime). I love traveling but I supposed in my mind adventure and traveling was always reserved for something that was far and away while anything domestic has always been more casual or perhaps work related. I’m definitely making it a point to visit more of the United States for 2010 and beyond.
What about you? Do you find that most of your traveling is done overseas? How do you feel about domestic vs international travel?