Traveling in 2008

Yesterday Matthew Yglesias, following Jason Kottke, posted the list of cities he hit in 2008, an impressive list that includes Claremont, California, where I spent four very enjoyable years of my life. As this is a relatively slow news day, and a holiday at that, here's the list of cities I spent at least a night in during 2008 (with an asterisk denoting a city I had not previously visited):

  • Portland, OR
  • Bay Area, CA
  • Washington, DC
  • Escuintla, Guatemala*
  • Antigua, Guatemala*
  • Panajachel, Guatemala*
  • Cannon Beach, OR
  • New York, NY
  • Austin, TX*
  • Port Townsend, WA
  • Livingston, NJ
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Jerusalem, Israel

Where did you go in 2008? Where are you hoping to go in 2009?

Tags: travel (all tags)



Re: Traveling in 2008
Brea, CA
Keystone, SD (Mt. Rushmore)
Bloomington, MN
Chicago, Il
Bellevile, Mi
Findlay, OH
Cleveland, OH
Pittsburgh, PA
Monroe, OH
Franklin, TN
Broken Arrow, OK
Amarillo, TX
La Quinta, CA
by lqbruin 2009-01-01 11:08AM | 0 recs
Re: Traveling in 2008

Not as exciting a year for me as 2007, but still a fair amount of travel.

Chicago, IL
Pittsburgh, PA*
Milwaukee, WI
Rochester, WI
Harvard, IL*
Houghton, MI
Dubuque, IA*
Amana, IA*
Iowa City, IA*
Playa del Carmen, Mexico*
Cleveland, OH*
Cincinnati, OH*
Columbus, OH
Louisville, KY*
St. Louis, MO
Carbondale, IL* (moving there in August!)
Effingham, IL*
New Orleans, LA*
Grand Rapids, MI
State College, PA*
Brooklyn, NY (first time by car, yikes)

by aaronetc 2009-01-01 12:38PM | 0 recs
2008 Travel Hit List
Philadelphia, PA
Harrisburg, PA
Pittsburgh, PA
Erie, PA
Denver, CO*
Des Moines, IA*
Iowa City, IA*
Dubuque, IA*
Houston, TX
Akron, OH
Cleveland, OH
Washington, DC
Baltimore, MD
Tampa, FL
Atlantic City, NJ
Toledo, OH*
Detroit, MI
Chicago, IL*
by JDF 2009-01-01 01:09PM | 0 recs
Re: Traveling in 2008
Toronto, Canada
Las Vegas, NV
Springfield, MA
Miami, FL
Bridgetown, Barbados
St. Maarten
Nashville, TN
Calgary, Canada
New York, NY
Dallas, TX
Fort Worth, TX
Montreal, Canada
Ottawa, Canada
Los Angeles, CA
Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Boston, MA
Oklahoma City, OK
Washington, DC
Moscow, Russia
Bogotá, Colombia
San Salvador, El Salvador
Delhi, India
Lahore, Pakistan
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Miami Springs, FL
Hamilton, Bermuda
Providencials, Turks & Caicos Islands
by umasscanuck07 2009-01-01 01:12PM | 0 recs
Re: Traveling in 2008

What did you think of Bogotá? First time in Colombia? I am always curious of others think of my homeland.

by Charles Lemos 2009-01-01 09:06PM | 0 recs
I travel on Business

I'm not sure I want to remember.

Mostly CA, TX, OR, CO, and SC, NC, GA, FL.
(managing the SE and the SW right now, had
to lay off my sales guys as part of downsizing..)

Now, I do WANT remember:

Savona (Genoa)
Messina (Sicily)
Cyprus (Limassol)
Marmasas (Turkey)
Santorini (Greece)
Katakolon (Greece, site of the ancient Olympics)

Was in Naples election night, and the Italians were thrilled (actually, I think relived we finally came to our senses...)

by WashStateBlue 2009-01-01 01:53PM | 0 recs
Re: Traveling in 2008

very cool, thanks for reminding me to do this!

threw me for a loop for a second when I saw Panajachel and Antigua mixed with all those US cities... I've been in both this week so I thought I was getting called out.

what were you doing in Esquintla, Jonathan? heading for the coast? and did you manage to visit some places around the lake besides Panajachel (weird little town...)... what a lake tho, wow.

here's the places I slept in in 2008, all for the first time except the last one - it was a good year. locations with an exclamation denote an especially mind-blowing/intense/I'll-never-be-the-s ame-again evening.

San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas (Mexico)
Comitan, Chiapas
Juchitan, Oaxaca (Mexico) !
Huatulco, Oaxaca
Oaxaca City, Oaxaca
Porto Escondido, Oaxaca
Mazunte, Oaxaca (a.k.a. Heaven)
St. Agustinillo, Oaxaca
Cuajimaloyas, Oaxaca
San Juan Copala, Oaxaca  !
Cuatla, Morelos (Mexico)
Tepotzlan, Morelos
DF, Mexico
Tlaxcala, Mexico
Aguascalientes, Mexico
Queretaro, Mexico
Antigua, Guate
Panajachel, Guate
Nahualá, Guate  !
San Pedro la Laguna, Guate
Santa Rosa Copan, Honduras
Utila, Honduras
Guarita, Honduras !
Gracias, Honduras
Manhattan, NY

can't wait to see where 2009 leads...

by tandemakina 2009-01-01 01:58PM | 0 recs
Re: Traveling in 2008

In March I visited my friend's family in Guatemala, heading down to a beach town called Lindamar near San Jose in Escuintla. Really beautiful. I also hit a number of the towns around Atitlan, though I can't recall all the names right now. Also very beautiful.

by Jonathan Singer 2009-01-01 06:57PM | 0 recs
Re: Traveling in 2008
Hanoi, Vietnam*
Hoi An, Vietnam*
Hue, Vietnam*
Hanoi, Vietnan*
Ha Long Bay, Vietnam*
Taipei, Taiwan*
Beijing, China*
Zhengzhou, China*
Luoyang, China*
San Diego, CA
Lima, Peru
Lake Titicaca, Peru*
Cusco, Peru
Machu Pichu, Peru
Walla Walla, WA
I hope to see a few more places new to me this year.
Seaside, OR
by tyva 2009-01-01 02:09PM | 0 recs
Travel plans for 2009

I'ld be satisfied if I simply avoided going to Hell in 2009.  Anything else would be cherries on top.

by gtomkins 2009-01-01 02:18PM | 0 recs
Re: Traveling in 2008
Niceville, FL*
Tallahassee, FL*
Apalachicola, FL*
Pensacola, FL*
New Orleans, LA*
New York, NY
Pittsburgh, PA*
Cumberland, MD*
San Francisco, CA
Petaluma, CA*
Fort Bragg, CA*
Crescent City, CA*
Medford, OR*
Klamath Falls, OR*
Redding, CA*
Reno, CA*
Bridgeport, CA*
Sonora, CA*
Sacramento, CA*
Santa Rosa, CA*
Berkeley, CA*
San Bruno, CA*
Chicago, IL
Watterville, ME*
Portsmouth, NH*
Lausanne, Switzerland
Nassau, the Bahamas*
by PatPhilly 2009-01-01 02:19PM | 0 recs
Re: Traveling in 2008

Oahu, Hawaii
Houston, TX
Norristown, PA
Philadelphia, PA
Portland, OR

San Francisco, CA
Phoenix, AZ
Las Vegas (twice)

Just got back from:
Miami, FL
Turks & Caicos
Tortola, BVI
St. Bart's
Costa Rica

In 2009?

My dream:

Egypt/Israel/Petra, Jordan

and always GREECE

by nikkid 2009-01-01 03:59PM | 0 recs
Re: Traveling in 2008

Petra is on my list. It comes highly recommended. Also St. Catehrine's Monastery at the base of Mt. Sinai, oldest continously used monastery in the world. Forget if it's Armenian or Greek Othrodox.

by Charles Lemos 2009-01-01 09:08PM | 0 recs
Re: Traveling in 2008

Minneapolis, MN (home)
Barnes, WI
Turtle Lake, WI
Duluth, MN
Rochester, MN
Chicago, IL
Pawling, NY
Los Angeles, CA
Anaheim, CA
San Diego, CA
Mammoth, CA
Seattle, WA
Washington, DC
Arlington, VA
Green Bay, WI
Grand Rapids, MI
Gila River Indian Reservation, AZ

Not sure yet where 2009 will lead me.

by lakelover 2009-01-01 04:22PM | 0 recs
Re: Traveling in 2008

Boston, MA
Westerly, RI
Glen Rock, NJ
New York, NY
Washington, DC
Columbia, SC
Miami Beach, FL
Miami, FL
Tampa, FL
Orlando, FL
Berkeley, CA
San Francisco, CA
Salsalito, CA
Denver, CA
Bloomington, IN
New Brunswick, NJ
Tiburon, CA
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Siem Riep, Cambodia
Mexico City, Mexico
Puerto Vallerta, Mexico

My big goals for 2009:
Ethiopia (with maybe a dash across the border to Somaila), Machu Pichu, and Argentina.

by patricks54 2009-01-01 07:03PM | 0 recs
Re: Traveling in 2008

Ethiopia is best in the Spring. It's a large country though and best travelled by bus. Somalia is really only accessible in the north, Puntland. Not sure if there are flights other than private or relief ones. I've been meaning to blog on Africa, especially Somalia and Zimbabwe. Just haven't gotten the chance as yet.

Ethiopia is stunning.

by Charles Lemos 2009-01-01 09:12PM | 0 recs
Re: Traveling in 2008
Portland, OR
John Day, OR
Seattle, WA
Bainbridge, WA
Electric City, WA
Anacondas, WA
Goldendale, WA*
Outlook, CN*
Las Vegas, NV
Williams, AZ*
Moab, UT*
Boston, MA
Albany, NY*
Claremont, NH
Freeport, MN*
Sioux City, IA
Whitefish, MT*
Aiken, SC*
Charleston, SC*
by dnichols 2009-01-01 10:26PM | 0 recs
Re: Traveling in 2008

Well, I work in international development, so this list might seem a bit heavy on the international side, but anyhoo...

Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Tirin Kot, Afghanistan
Peshawar, Pakistan
Johannesburg, South Africa
Almaty, Kazakhstan
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Port au Prince, Haiti
Marshalltown, Iowa
Dubai, UAE
Harare, Zimbabwe
Kiev, Ukraine
Islamabad, Pakistan
Wiesbaden, Germany
Solana Beach, CA

by dih123 2009-01-02 03:14AM | 0 recs
Re: Traveling in 2008

Panama City
Colon, Panama
Quito, Ecuador
Galapagos Is.
Bogata, Colombia (100th country visited)
Cartagena, Colombia
Naples (& Pompeii)
Palermo, Sicily
Catania, Sicily
Lampedusa Is., Italy
Cyprus (Greek)
Cyprus (Turkish)
Kansas City
Sioux City, IA
Sioux Falls, SD
Voyageurs Nat. Park, MN
Isle Royale Nat. Park, MI
Duluth, MN
Effigy Mounds, IA
Madison County, IA (bridges)
St. Louis
Mammoth Cave Nat. Park, KY
Vicksburg, MS
Pine Bluff, AR
Hot Springs, AR
It was a very good year!

2009: Hope for Fiji, Kiribati, France, England, and the Philippines.  Maybe Alaska.

by zorro24 2009-01-02 06:37AM | 0 recs
Re: Traveling in 2008
Overland Park, KS
Honolulu, HI*
Budapest, Hungary*
Turgu Mures, Romania
Chicago, IL
Milwaukee, WI
Springfield, MO
Kansas City, MO
Blythe, CA*
Tempe, AZ*
by lalawguy 2009-01-02 11:06AM | 0 recs
Re: Traveling in 2008
Charleston, SC
Greenville, SC
Columbia, SC
Hartsville, SC
Ann Arbor, MI
San Juan, PR
Fajardo, PR
by SC Damn Yankee 2009-01-02 12:47PM | 0 recs


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