I am getting ready to head out on an adventure this weekend and early next week up in the Pacific Northwest. I am actually going up for the MozCon SEO conference but heading up the weekend before to do a little traveling
3 states, 2 countries and 19 COUNTIES
Longtime readers will know that I am on a quest to visit all 3,143 COUNTIES in the United States. With a little bit of extra time before the conference, I’m going on 2 county trips
Darker grey is a trip to fill in my holes in western Washington and then a bit in northern Oregon. Lighter grey is a second trip north of Seattle up through northwest Washington and into British Columbia. Not pictured is a quick flight from Seattle to Ketchikan, Alaska (KTN) which will be my 49th state visited (only Hawaii left!)
Point Roberts: a quirky map oddity
Point Roberts, Washington is an exclave of the United States that can only be reached from the rest of the mainland US by traveling THROUGH Canada
(READ MORE: Navigating enclaves, exclaves and the world’s most complex international borders)
So I figured while I was in the neighborhood, I’d stop by and visit. Plus visiting British Columbia will count as a region for Most Traveled People, bringing my count up to 77 (including Alaska). While I’m excited to visit the exclave of Point Roberts, that’s not quite as crazy as the enclaves and exclaves of Baarle-Hertog on the Belgium / Netherlands border, something on my travel bucket list.
I also “have to” take the ferry from Anacortes over to San Juan Island, because that group of islands is their own county (San Juan, WA)
You may have heard of the new Instagram Stories feature that allows Instagram users to create “stories” that knit related videos and pictures together – I’m going to attempt to do one of those as I travel over the next few days.