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JohnPhilpin
JohnPhilpin

I have NO idea where the data for this claim emanates from - but still .. the average American?

Are you better or worse than average?

Extending the data set

  • are you American?
  • do you live in America?
pratik
pratik

@JohnPhilpin 20 here

Pilchuck
Pilchuck

@JohnPhilpin I’ve been to 21 of these.

gpittman
gpittman

@JohnPhilpin 12 if the River Walk means the one in San Antonio (I’m not aware of another one), but it’s mere seconds from the Alamo, so maybe not.

Ron
Ron

@JohnPhilpin 20 for me. There are a lot of nice destinations there! Of course the list favors people who had the wherewithal to travel. I have been very fortunate in my life!

kurite
kurite

@JohnPhilpin 13 here, and 14 if River Walk means San Antonio's River Walk. However I know there are many river walks these days, but I think San Antonio's is the most well known.

odd
odd

@JohnPhilpin I’m not American, and I don’t live in America, but I’m average (at best), and I’ve definitely been to 2 of these, (Alcatraz and LV strip), but then 2 halves, (Entrance road to Yosemite NP, and driven past Lake Tahoe).

lmika
lmika

@JohnPhilpin Non-American here and do not live in America, but I've been to 2 as well: the White House and Washington Monument.

hawaiiboy
hawaiiboy

@JohnPhilpin I've only been to 7, but I've spent my life in Hawaii... HAWAII!

KimberlyHirsh
KimberlyHirsh

@JohnPhilpin I'm an American and I've been to 7 of them, 3 of those 7 being in states where I've lived. But I've been lots of other cool places.

Munish
Munish

@JohnPhilpin Not an American and a do not live in America. Been to 5

rknightuk
rknightuk

@JohnPhilpin Not an American and I’ve done 5 of those.

maique
maique

@JohnPhilpin Also not American, and only once have I visited. Seems like I managed 2 out of those.

patrickrhone
patrickrhone

@JohnPhilpin I’ve been to all but three and, within a the text two weeks, that number will be down to two.

timapple
timapple

@JohnPhilpin American and been to 12.

ReaderJohn
ReaderJohn

@JohnPhilpin American, 15 at least, though a few were as a child more than 60 years ago.

One of those 15 was almost involuntary (my one-and-only trip to Vegas was for a valuable conference, and I did gawk at the strip one night).

(And I'm in awe of @patrickrhone .)

JMaxB
JMaxB

@JohnPhilpin 8 here. (I'm American), clustered in NYC where I lived for a while, CA, where I have relatives, and DC, where I actually went as a tourist a couple of times. Also, I think I cheated on Alcatraz: I was on a boat tour of SF Bay that circled the island but didn't land there. So make it 7 I guess.

patrickrhone
patrickrhone

@ReaderJohn We travel a lot. Do at least one long American road trip every summer. Next week, we’re off to Yellowstone, Glacier, and Badlands National Parks.

devilgate
devilgate

@JohnPhilpin Not American, don’t live there, but been to five. Niagara from the Canadian side, to be fair, and the four NYC ones.

ReaderJohn
ReaderJohn

@patrickrhone That is wonderful. My dad would shut down his one-man law office for two weeks and we'd take a road trip — mostly east from Indiana, focusing on historic places, though we spent a week on a houseboat on Rainy Lake one year and did Colorado another. Great memories. (I think Colonial Williamsburg should be on the list and Disney shouldn't, though both really were 20th-century creations.)

jasonekratz
jasonekratz

@patrickrhone isn’t Yellowstone closed until further notice because of the flooding?

In reply to
patrickrhone
patrickrhone

@jasonekratz Limited re-opening starts this week.

dejus
dejus

@JohnPhilpin 15 for me so far, but working on seeing more. (Mostly because most of those are on the east coast; we’re working our way across the country.)

jean
jean

@JohnPhilpin 22 for me, lived in America almost all my life. It helps that I grew up in Florida, moved my way up the East Coast (NC, NJ, NY) and then took a sharp left turn to come to West Coast. Or maybe it helps that I am old and have had more time to rack up these checkmarks.

sod
sod

@JohnPhilpin No (I'm a Swede) and 6.

jasonekratz
jasonekratz

@patrickrhone oh thats good. thought "until further notice" sounded like a bit much but you never know.

jemostrom
jemostrom

@JohnPhilpin Sweden, 6

JohnPhilpin
JohnPhilpin

WOW

I think this little doohickey of a post might have garnered more replies than anything I have ever written … and it has certainly done it faster …

I wonder what the results would look like if someone came up with a Euro Region list … - Parthenon
- Coliseum
- Buckingham Palace
- Eiffel Tower
- Brandenburg Gate - etc etc

And maybe one for the Asian Region?

One thing that emerged is something that I have often thought, Micro Bloggers are not typical and definitely more interesting and interested than the average bear.

To Ron’s point, it is probably true that an ability and propensity to travel helps in growing your personal list.

skoobz
skoobz

@JohnPhilpin Got 4 of these.

odd
odd

@JohnPhilpin I got nothing in Europe, Asia, Africa or Australia (…or Antarctica).

pratik
pratik

@JohnPhilpin You’ll need to gimme some time for Europe.

JohnPhilpin
JohnPhilpin

@pratik well we need the definitive list first!

pratik
pratik

@JohnPhilpin I can start with the list of places we want to visit. People could then add to the list (or say a certain place is not worth it).

tracydurnell
tracydurnell

@JohnPhilpin American, I've been to 11 but feels a bit cheaty since I grew up in the SF Bay Area which has two off the bat.

Sometimes it feels like others travel way more than me, but I still travel more than many. I'm curious whether Americans don't travel much because of lack of interest, or barriers like long distances, limited time off, and budget restrictions. Or, do they mostly travel to less touristy destinations versus this list, like to visit family rather than see new places?

Especially in the west, a lot of this stuff is a haul to get to and involves a lot of driving. (I'm glad my parents dragged me places as a kid because my tolerance for road trips is greatly diminished. Four hours driving a day is the max I want to do nowadays, two is better.)

annahavron
annahavron

@JohnPhilpin I'm American, and I live in the U.S. I've been to 17 places on the list, but I was a corporate brat, we lived all over the country ... and took many road trips. I would add Mesa Verde National Park, Death Valley, Harper's Ferry, the Mississippi river (anywhere.... just, the Mississippi river, right?), the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, the Maine Coast, the Pacific Northwest rainforest belt, Albuquerque, the Oregon and northern California coasts, Assateague National Seashore, Gettysburg, the Appalachian Trial (anywhere on it) to that list. But that's just my opinion, fwiw