Places I’ve been

I’m grateful to have lived in or visited the following places and, over time, I’ll link to more detailed pages with photos and other content for each place.

* indicates a page linking to multiple photo galleries and/or various musings. All other links go directly to photo galleries.


  • Woo hoo… 36 countries and 17 U.S. states so far (as of December 2015)
  • Please excuse the lack of parallelism in the list; just trying to tackle stuff in sensible groups :).
  • I counted as “visited” if I spent at least an overnight and/or 4+ hours of intensive exploring in the location.
    • Not counted:  When I spent all my time inside a park (e.g., Disneyland) or a conference or wedding, etc.



  • Nassau


  • Ontario:  Toronto, Ottawa
  • Quebec:  Montreal
  • British Columbia:  Vancouver

Latin America

  • Brazil:  São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro
  • Costa Rica:  San José, Isle Tortuga
  • Mexico:  Mexico City, Teotihuacan

United States

  • California
    • San Francisco
    • South of SF:  Daly City, San Mateo, San Carlos, Burlingame, Belmont, Palo Alto, East Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Carmel, Monterey, Bonny Doon (Boomeria), Mountain View, San Jose, Saratoga, Cupertino,
    • North of SF:  Calistoga, Napa, Marin
    • East of SF:  Berkeley, Oakland
    • West of SF:  Ha, just kidding! 😀
    • Lake Tahoe area:  Squaw
    • Southern California:  Santa Barbara, Thousand Oaks, Malibu, San Diego, Santa Monica, Los Angeles
  • Colorado:  Boulder
  • Florida:  Ft. Lauderdale
  • Hawaii:  Kauai, Maui
  • Kentucky:  Louisville
  • Illinois: Chicago, Evanston
  • Indiana:  Bloomington
  • Massachusetts:  Boston, Cambridge, Rockport, Westboro
  • New Hampshire:  Bretton Woods
  • New York:  Manhattan, Brooklyn
  • Nevada: Las Vegas
  • North Carolina:  Charlotte
  • Oregon:  Portland
  • Tennessee:  Gatlinburg, Knoxville
  • Texas:  Austin
  • Washington:  Seattle, Port Townsend
  • Washington D.C.


  • Greater China:  Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Hong Kong
  • India:  Hyderabad, Bangalore
  • Japan:  Tokyo, Yokohama, Kyoto, Enoshima, Kamakura, Osaka, Nagoya, Koyasan
  • Singapore:  Singapore
  • South Korea:  Seoul
  • Taiwan:  Taipei
  • Vietnam:  Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong River Delta


  • * Australia:  Sydney, Melbourne, Cairns, Yungaburra, Kuranda


  • Austria:  Ischgl, Vienna
  • Belgium:  Antwerp, Brussels
  • Czech Republic:  Prague
  • Denmark:  Copenhagen
  • England:  London
  • Estonia:  Tallinn
  • Finland:  Helsinki
  • France:  Paris, Strasbourg
  • Germany: Mannheim, Viernheim, Heidelberg, Mainz, Sankt Augustin, Bonn, Darmstadt, Duesseldorf, Neckarsteinach, Weinheim, Erlangen, Nuremberg, Maulbronn, Cologne, Passau, Roehrnbach, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Berlin, Munich
  • Hungary:  Budapest
  • Iceland:  Reykjavik
  • Ireland:  Dublin; Howth
  • Italy:  Rome, Venice
  • Luxembourg:  Echternach
  • The Netherlands:  Amsterdam, Haarlem, Venray, Rotterdam
  • Norway:  Oslo, Bergen
  • Portugal:  Lisbon, Cascais
  • Scotland:  Edinburgh
  • Spain:  Seville, Barcelona, Madrid, Segovia
  • Sweden:  Stockholm, Herrang
  • Switzerland:  Geneva, Zurich, Interlaken, Bern
  • Vatican City:  Vatican City