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Cathy’s love of traveling over 30 years has led her to visit 44 of the 50 states in the U.S. and 36 countries. There are some countries she loved so much she has been to them time and again. And she often takes nieces, nephews and friends who she wanted to share her travel adventures with and help them see the world!
In the United States, Cathy’s favorite big cities include Honolulu, Washington DC, and San Diego. The countries she has frequented include England, Ireland, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Canada, and Mexico.
Of her international travels, she hesitates to choose any favorite because each country has its own unique adventure. She celebrated a milestone birthday with seven weeks in Italy with eighteen different family members, so Italy is obviously a favorite. As for international cities, favorites include Dublin, Ireland; Edinburgh, Scotland; Rome and Siena, Italy; Munich, Germany; Paris, France; Toledo, Spain and Interlaken, Switzerland.
Finally, I visited Alaska after the pandemic cancelled the trip three times! I have now visited all 50 states in the U.S. It was great to visit the 50th US state as my 50th state.
Starting in the late 1980’s, I took my family of five all over the country. Places we visited included Gettysburg, the Oregon trail, dinosaur digs in Utah, and Washington DC. Internationally, I have enjoyed the culture, people and history of 46 countries and 5 of the 7 continents. I first traveled internationally with my sons who were elite archers. In 2011, I started traveling internationally with Cathy as well as my husband Bob and my son Barrett. Now that my sons are grown and on their own, I am busy checking off countries that I have longed to see.
In the US, my favorite city is Boston, with Washington DC a close 2nd. I love Boston! With American history ever present such as the Freedom trail, Boston Museum of Arts, Paul Revere’s house and the great food are among my favorite things to do there. Out of the 46 countries visited, it would be hard to pick a favorite because every country offers beauty, excitement and adventure. But topping the list are Italy, Iceland, France, Norway, Scotland. Croatia, Slovenia and Portugal!