Where have you all been in this world?

Discussion in 'Messages for All Guests and Members' started by jamesb, Dec 8, 2007.

  1. jamesb

    jamesb Smoking Fanatic

    Well, after the post about what we all do for a living outside of BBQ, I thought it would be interesting to see what countries you all have had the opportunity to visit... Working in the travel industry I have had many great experiences in a bunch of countries... Most of my travels have been business related, but when schedules allow, I like to take my family along...

    In no particular order, I have been fortunate to have visited the following...

    Canada
    Mexico
    Panama
    Chile
    Peru
    Dominican Republic
    Netherlands
    Netherlands Antilles
    Jamaica
    Italy
    France
    United Kingdom
    Ireland
    Belgium
    Switzerland
    Vietnam
    China
    Japan
    Turkey
    Argentina
    India
    Barbados
    Poland
    Grenada
    Germany
    Greece
    Venezuela
    Australia
    New Zealand
    Brazil
    Spain
    Columbia
    Costa Rica
    Norway
    Denmark
    Sweden
    Finland
    Austria
    Israel
    Kuwait
    Portugal
    Poland
    Morocco
    Singapore
    Korea
    Taiwan
    Philippines
    Hong Kong
    Ecuador
    Aruba
    Bermuda

    There may be a couple of more that I'm forgetting... The one place that I really want to go to, but have never been is Egypt... My favorite country to visit? Italy! Already on the calendar for next year is a few weeks in Moscow!

    James.
     
  2. ds7662

    ds7662 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Wow! That is quite an impressive list.
    I have been out of the Country to Just Mexico and the Bahamas.
    I have been to most of the lower 48 states.
    Also been to every county and city in my home state here.
    I know so many people who live somewhere and never see where you live and what it has to offer.
     
  3. blackhawk19

    blackhawk19 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    All expenses paid year long vacation to Vietnam [​IMG], R&R to Hong Kong and Taiwan. Also Guam and Thailand
    48 of the states including Alaska and Hawaii

    James, when you were in those countries on business did you get time to site see and enjoy them some?
     
  4. fatback joe

    fatback joe Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Wow, quite a list

    For me it is Mexico, Canada, Bahamas/Caribean, Spain, Italy, Germany, Azores (Part of Portugal if I remember correctly), Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, UAE.

    Mexico, Canada, and Bahamas were by choice........the rest were courtesy of our fine government. [​IMG]
     
  5. hawgheaven

    hawgheaven Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    USA
    Canada
    New Jersey [​IMG]
     
  6. brianj517

    brianj517 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I went to the planet Michigan, once, for an Ohio State football game...
    seemed like an entirely different solar sytem to me...[​IMG]
     
  7. smokin for life

    smokin for life Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Been around the world twice, thanks to the U.S. Navy. But to be honest...
    THERE"S NO PLACE LIKE THE GOOD OLE U.S.A.
     
  8. sisco

    sisco Smoke Blower

    Can't top the first list but here goes:
    Mexico
    Japan
    Hong Kong
    Philippines
    Taiwan
    Guam
    Singapore
    Thailand
    Australia
    Korea

    All courtesy of the US Navy.
     
  9. dingle

    dingle Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Well this will be quite boring compared to prior lists but...Canada, Mexico, and several places in the carribean that the cruise ships I was on had stopped at for a while. I have taken three cruises. Two western and one eastern carribean cruises.
     
  10. ozark rt

    ozark rt Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    I've been to:
    Boston
    Charleston
    Dayton
    Louisiana
    Washington
    Houston
    Kingston
    Texarkana
    Monterey
    Ferriday
    Santa Fe
    Tallapoosa
    Glen Rock
    Black Rock
    Little Rock
    Oskaloosa
    Tennessee
    Tinnesay
    Chicopee
    Spirit Lake
    Grand Lake
    Devil's Lake
    Crater Lake

    For Pete's Sake
    I've been everywhere, man
     
  11. jamesb

    jamesb Smoking Fanatic

    Blackhawk, first of all, THANK YOU for your service to our country!

    I've been very fortunate in that when we travel we are usually working with the folks who are local. It is amazing that if they hear that it your first time in their home country that they want you to see what it is all about... Most of the time, we get to see things on the 'local' level and not the touristy trends. If it is my first time to a place, I usually schedule a day or two to get out and see what it is all about. Love to experience the local culture and cuisine.

    During the summer months or when the kids are out of school, and if the place is interesting and/or has a good cultural/history I try to schedule vacation time around the trip and fly the wife and kids in... my kids have been to most of the hot vacation spots and have got to see a lot of this world (amazing how small the world becomes after a while)... Just this past year we all got to spend Easter in Rome... It was an amazing time! Southern Baptists in the heart of Catholic country! We even did the Easter Mass at Saint Peter's Square...

    There are still some places that I will not take the family but not many...

    There is too much travel and too much time away from the wife and kids, but...

    James.
     
  12. scotty

    scotty Smoking Fanatic

    Canada-Mexico-Puerto Rico- florida and BROOKLYN.

    Last week I went to miami
     
  13. rip

    rip Smoking Fanatic

    Does canada count???
     
  14. wilson

    wilson Meat Mopper

    Sorry, I can't resist all little Johnny Cash for this one: [​IMG]

    I was totin my pack along the long dusty Winnamucka road
    When along came a semi with a high canvas covered load
    If your goin' to Winnamucka, Mack with me you can ride
    And so I climbed into the cab and then I setteled down inside
    He asked me if I'd seen a road with so much dust and sand
    And I said, "Listen! I've traveled every road in this here land!"

    I've been everywhere, man
    I've been everywhere, man
    Crossed the deserts bare, man
    I've breatherd the mountain air, man
    Travel - I've had my share, man
    I've been everywhere

    I've been to:
    Reno
    Chicago
    Fargo
    Minnesota
    Buffalo
    Toronto
    Winslow
    Sarasota
    Whichta
    Tulsa
    Ottowa
    Oklahoma
    Tampa
    Panama
    Mattua
    LaPaloma
    Bangor
    Baltimore
    Salvador
    Amarillo
    Tocapillo
    Pocotello
    Amperdllo

    I'm a Killer
    I've been everywhere, man
    I've been everywhere, man
    Crossed the deserts bare, man
    I've breatherd the mountain air, man
    Travel - I've had my share, man
    I've been everywhere

    I've been to:
    Boston
    Charleston
    Dayton
    Lousiana
    Washington
    Houston
    Kingston
    Texas (County)
    Monterey
    Fairaday
    Santa Fe
    Tollaperson
    Glen Rock
    Black Rock
    Little Rock
    Oskaloussa
    Tennessee
    Tinnesay
    Chickapee
    Spirit Lake
    Grand Lake
    Devil's Lake
    Crater Lake

    For Pete's Sake
    I've been everywhere, man
    I've been everywhere, man
    Crossed the deserts bare, man
    I've breatherd the mountain air, man
    Travel - I've had my share, man
    I've been everywhere

    I've been to:
    Louisville
    Nashville
    Knoxville
    Omerback
    Shereville
    Jacksonville
    Waterville
    Costa Rock
    Richfield
    Springfield
    Bakersfield
    Shreveport
    Hakensack
    Cadallic
    Fond du Lac
    Davenport
    Idaho
    Jellico
    Argentina
    Diamondtina
    Pasadena
    Catalina

    See What I Mean
    I've been everywhere, man
    I've been everywhere, man
    Crossed the deserts bare, man
    I've breatherd the mountain air, man
    Travel - I've had my share, man
    I've been everywhere

    I've been to:
    Pittsburgh
    Parkersburg
    Gravelburg
    Colorado
    Ellisburg
    Rexburg
    Vicksburg
    Eldorado
    Larimore
    Adimore
    Habastock
    Chadanocka
    Shasta
    Nebraska
    Alaska
    Opalacka
    Baraboo
    Waterloo
    Kalamazoo
    Kansas City
    Souix City
    Cedar City
    Dodge City

    What A Pity
    I've been everywhere, man
    I've been everywhere, man
    Crossed the deserts bare, man
    I've breatherd the mountain air, man
    Travel - I've had my share, man
    I've been everywhere
     
  15. shellbellc

    shellbellc Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    USA most of the states
    Okinawa, Japan - USMC
    South Korea - USMC
    Saudi Arabia - USMC
    Kuwait - USMC
    Germany - USMC
    Mexico - USAIR
    Canada - big old bus
     
  16. goat

    goat Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    At least 3/4 of the lower 48, Mexico, Bahamas, New Zealand.
     
  17. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Most of the U.S., Hawaii was one of my favorites, Mexico, Canada, the Bahamas. That's about it.
    Would love to go to New Zealand, Scotland and the Orkney Islands.[​IMG]
     
  18. navionjim

    navionjim Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    64 countries andd all 50 states. Hay I was a pilot.....
     
  19. around the world twice and then some thanks to a 6 year all expense paid vacation with my uncle SAM. and 46 of the 50 states[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  20. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Not physically many places. But in Heaven, next to my smoker with a butt, brisket or ribs magically transporting me to taste Nirvana!
     

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