Where We’ve Been….

Updated 2/18/2023.

We’ve visited many National Parks and Monuments as we’ve traveled the west the last 25 years, yet we still have many to go. Alaska and Western Canada are still on our bucket list, as are the Maritimes, the Pacific Northwest, Eastern Oregon and Washington, Northern Idaho and Southern California. Our other hot spot has been Italy.

A rough list is at the bottom of this page.

State’s we’ve visited are colored orange or green. If we’ve just driven through a state without touring, I’ve left it grey.
Most National Wildlife Refuges and State Parks are not mapped.
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To the best of our recollection, the major trips we’ve taken are listed here. This doesn’t include camping trips in the MN & WI area – too numerous to list (or even remember).

2022 – Italy

Tarquinia, Tuscania, Viterbo

2022 – Canada, Upper Michigan

Toronto, Grundy Lake Provincial Park, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Porcupine Mts. State Park

2022 – Louisiana

Natchez Trace National Parkway, Various NWR’s, Various LA, MO, AK & IL State Parks. Side trip to the Houston area.

2021 – N. Plains (ND)

Theodore Roosevelt NP, Various MN and ND State Parks.

2021 – West US (SD, WY, UT)

San Rafael Swell, Various UT State Parks.

2021 – South (IA, MO, AK, LA, MS, TN, IL)

Various State Parks and National Wildlife Refuges

2020 – Midwest US (IN)

Indiana Dunes NP

2020 – West US (SD, WY, ID, UT, NV, CO)

City of Rocks National Preserve, Great Basin NP, Fossil Beds NM, Black Rock Canyon of the Gunnison NP, Colorado NM

2020 Southwest US (KS, NM, AZ, TX, NE)

Valley of Fires NRA, Chiricahua NM, El Malias NM, Organ Pipe Cactus NM

2019 Southwest US (MN, SD, NE, CO, NM, UT, AZ, NV)

Great Sand Dunes NM, Rio Grande del Norte NM, Glen Canyon NRA, Lake Mead NRA,

2019 – Midwest (IA, MO AR, LA)

Various State Parks

2017 – Iceland

Geysir, Glymur, Gulfoss. Jökulsárlón, Reykjanes, Þingvellir, Snæfellsnes etc.

2016 – Italy

Veneto (Belluno, Venice, Padova, Feltre, Alleghi)

2015 West US (NM, AZ, UT)

White Sands NM, Organ Pipe NM, Saguaro NP, Canyon du Chelly NM, Petrified Forest NP, Arches NP

2015 – West US (NE, CO, UT, SD)

Capitol Reef NP, Badlands NP

2014 Switzerland, Germany

Gottmadingen, Thayngen

2013 – West US (SD, WY, UT)

Dinosaur National Park, Badlands NP

2013 – Midwest (MO)

Missouri State Parks

2012 – Italy

Lazio (Rome) Umbria (Gubbio, Assisi, Bevangna) Emilia Romangna (Ravenna)

2012 West US (SD)

Badlands NP

2011 – Hawaii

Kauai (Nā Pali, Kōkeʻe, Hanalei, Kalalau, etc.)

2010 South US (TX, NM)

Big Bend NP, Guadalupe Mts. NP, Carlsbad Caverns

2009 – Italy

Lazio (Rome, Tivoli, Ostia Antica) Puglia (Peschici, Tremiti)

2009 – Florida

Everglades NP, Miami Beach

2008 – West US (ND, MT, ID, OR, CA, NV, WY, SD)

Theodore Roosevelt NP, Glacier NP, Crater Lake NP, Redwoods NP, Yosemite MP, Sequoia NP, Craters of the Moon NP, Yellowstone NP, Badlands NP

2006 – Italy

Tuscany (Porto Santo Stefano, Orbetello, Pitigliano, Gilio, Sienna)

2006 – Pacific NW (WA, OR)

Olympia NP, Lewis and Clark NP

2006 – Dominican Republic

Puerto Plata (Without Michael)

2005 – England, Italy

England (London) Trentino (Collalbo), Austria (Innsburg) (Without Michael)

2005 – Mexico

Yucatan, Manzanillo (Without Michael)

2004 – Italy

Umbria (Perugia, Assisi, Gubbio) Calabria (Catanzaro, Catanzaro Lido, Sant’Elia, Tropea, Stilo, Le Castella, Bivongi, Bova, Ragudi Vecchio, Squillace)

2004 – Midwest (KY, TN, AK)

Mammoth Cave, Shiloh Battlefield

2003 – West US (CO, UT, AZ, NM)

Great Sand Dunes NM, Mesa Verde NP, Chaco Culture NP, Hovenweep NP, Bryce NP, Zion NP, Arches NP, Grand Canyon NP, Monument Valley

2002 – Italy


2002 – West US (NV)

Las Vegas, Valley of Fire SP, Death Valley NP

2000 – West US (CO, UT, AZ, WY)

Rocky Mt. NP, Arches NP, Canyonlands NP, Bryce NP, Zion NP, Grand Canyon NP, Yellowstone NP, Badlands NP

1999 – Italy

Tuscany (Orbetello, Porto Santo Stefano, Porto S. Ercole, Gilio, Giannutri)

1998 – Italy

Tuscany (Florence), Veneto (Belluno) Campania (Procida) – Without Michael

1996 – Italy

Tuscany (Florence, Montepulciano, Pisa, Arezzo) Campania (Pompei, Casterta) Veneto (Belluno) Calabria (Catanzaro, Scilla)

1996 – South Dak, Montana

Badlands, Black Hills, Devils Tower

1995 – Alaska, Canada

Jasper NP, Banff NP, British Columbia, Cassiar Highway, Yukon, Skagway, Glacier National Park, Alcan Highway

1994 – Italy, Austria, Czech Republic

Tuscany (Florence, Pisa, Siena, Lucca, Pistoia) Liguria (Cinque Terre) Veneto (Verona) Friuli, Austria (Vienna) Czech Republic (Prague).