Why do you go away?

So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving. ― Terry Pratchett

Listening to my favorite Christmas Pandora channel, watching the snow fall outside my window reaffirms how much I love where I live. Utah will always be my “home” and I love it here. But in making this list I’ve realized that I can honestly say that I love everywhere I have every been in this world. Each an every country, culture, people, that I’ve gotten to know has their own unique story and I am happy to have had so many opportunities to travel and make the memories and relationships in my life that have made me who I am today.

Country and State List (+ = if visited more than once)

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  • United States of America
  • Canada
  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • N. Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • Wash. DC
  • W. Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

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  • Mexico +5
  • Guatemala +6
  • Belize
  • Honduras
  • El Salvador
  • Nicaragua +4
  • Costa Rica +6
  • Panama +4
  • Chile +2
  • Argentina

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  • Puerto Rico
  • Aruba
  • Grand Cayman +2

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  • Spain
  • France +3
  • Italy +2
  • Vatican City +2

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  • Tanzania
  • Kenya
  • Tunisia

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  • Jordan
  • Israel +2
  • Palestine

 

Phillip is a 27 year old father of two. He has visited 25 countries on five continents and lived in four of those countries for over five years. He speaks fluent Italian and Spanish and has a deep passion for family, travel and cultures. He co-founded Yuda Bands in 2009 and has helped provide over 1,200 years of scholarships to youth in developing nations.