...and we're off!

taking a year of pretirement to travel the world

on may 23, 2013, we quit our jobs and began our year of "pretirement." these are some of our adventures around the world.

we thought it'd be fun to catalog all the places we've been to during our pretirements in alphabetical order - from where we've stayed overnight, to where we've spent a few hours exploring. 222 was the grand total for 2013 / 2014. we then added to the list for repretirement 2018 / 2019, but these are marked with a * in order to help keep track. the grand total over our 20 (!) months of travel is 381 places, including a few duplicates that we couldn’t get enough of and had to visit twice.

A Coruna, Spain

*Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany*

*Abel Tasman National Park, South Island, New Zealand*

Acadia National Park, ME, USA

Aguas Calientes, Peru

*Airvault, Poitou-Charente, France*

Aljezur, Portugal

*Amboise, Centre-Val-de-Loire, France*

Amsterdam, Netherlands

*Amsterdam, Netherlands*

Ancona, Italy

Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Ao Nang, Thailand

Aoraki / Mount Cook National Park, South Island, New Zealand

*Aoraki / Mount Cook National Park, South Island, New Zealand*

Arches National Park, UT, USA

*Arrowtown, South Island, New Zealand*

Arthur's Pass National Park, North Island, New Zealand

Asheville, NC, USA

*Aso District, Japan*

Atlanta, GA, USA

Auckland, North Island, New Zealand

Austin, TX, USA

*Avoine, Centre-Val-de-Loire, France*

Ban Sai Thai, Thailand

Bang Rak, Koh Samui, Thailand

Barcelona, Spain

*Basel, Switzerland*

Bay of Fires Conservation Area, TAS, Australia

*Beach Rd., Kakapotahi, South Island, New Zealand

*Beaugeay, Poitou-Charente, France*

*Beaugency, Centre-Val-de-Loire, France*

Beaumont, TX, USA

*Beaune, Burgundy, France*

*Besancon, Franche-Comte, France*

*Bilbao, Spain*

*Big Bay, MI, USA*

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, CO, USA

*Beinheim, Alsace, France*

*Blenheim, South Island, New Zealand*

Blue Mountains National Park, NSW, Australia

*Blois, Centre-Val-de-Loire, France*

Bogota, Colombia

*Bokatis Store, Lesotho*

*Bonifacio, Corsica, France*

*Bordeaux, Aquitaine, France*

Bran, Romania

Brasov, Romania

*Brehemont, Centre-Val-de-Loire, France*

Bruges, Belgium

Brussels, Belgium

Budapest, Hungary

Buenos Aires, Argentina

*Busan, South Korea*

Butte, MT, USA

Cal-Cheak Recreation Site, BC, Canada

*Calafell, Spain*

*Camps Bay, Western Cape, South Africa*

*Cancun, Mexico*

Cape Breton Highlands National Park, NS, Canada

*Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, Western Cape, South Africa*

*Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa*

*Capo Pertusato, Corsica, France*

Cartagena, Colombia

Casablanca, Morocco

*Cave Point County Park, WI, USA*

*Chaix, Pays de la Loire, France*

*Chalon-sur-Saone, Burgundy, France*

Chania, Crete, Greece

Charleston, SC, USA

*Chateau Angludet, Aquitaine, France*

*Chatelaillon-Plage, Poitou-Charente, France*

*Chiang Mai, Thailand*

Chicago, IL, USA

*Chicago, IL, USA*

*Chichen Itza, Mexico*

Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand

*Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand*

Clarksville, TN, USA

*Clesse, Poitou-Charente, France*

Coast Road (North of Greymouth), South Island, New Zealand

*Coast Road (South of Punakaiki), South Island, New Zealand*

Copacabana, Bolivia

Cordon del Plata Parque Provincial, Argentina

Coromandel Peninsula, North Island, New Zealand

*Cortez, CO, USA*

*Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy*

*Cosne-Cours-sur-Loire, Burgundy, France*

Crater Lake National Park, OR, USA

Cusco, Peru

Dalyan, Turkey

*Dannemarie, Alsace, France*

Denver, CO, USA

*Denver, CO, USA*

*Dole, Franche-Comte, France*

Dublin, Ireland

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dunedin, South Island, New Zealand

Eduardo Avaroa Reserva National, Bolivia

*Eguisheim, Alsace, France*

Elafonisi, Crete, Greece

*Ensisheim, Alsace, France*

*Ermelo, Mpumalanga, South Africa*

*Fautea, Corsica, France*

Fes, Morocco

Fiordland National Park, South Island, New Zealand

Florence, SC, USA

*Fontaines, Burgundy, France*

*Franschhoek, Western Cape, South Africa*

Freycinet National Park, TAS, Australia

*Fukuoka, Japan*

Galena, IL, USA

Gallup, NM, USA

*Gambsheim, Alsace, France*

*Gannay-sur-Loire, Auvergne, Francee*

Gibraltar, UK

Gorem National Park, Turkey

Gorem, Turkey

*Grand Canyon National Park, AZ, USA*

Grand Junction, CO, USA

Grand Teton National Park, WY, USA

Greymouth, North Island, New Zealand

*Green Bay, WI, USA*

Green River, WY, USA

*Haad Chao Phao, Koh Phangan, Thailand*

Haad Rin, Koh Phangan, Thailand

*Haleakala National Park, Maui, HI, USA*

Halifax, NS, Canada

Halong Bay, Vietnam

*Hana, Maui, HI, USA*

Hanoi, Vietnam

Harihari Highway, South Island, New Zealand

H*****, ****

*Hazyview, Mpumalanga, South Africa*

Heraklion, Crete, Greece

*Hermanus, Western Cape, South Africa*

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Hobart, TAS, Australia

*Hoedspruit, Limpopo, South Africa*

Hokitika, South Island, New Zealand

Hong Kong, China

Houston, TX, USA

Hvar, Croatia

Iglesia Galicia, Colombia

Inca Trail, Peru

Isla del Sol, Bolivia

*Isla Mujeres, Mexico*

*Issenheim, Alsace, France*

Istanbul, Turkey

Jackson, WY, USA

*Jeffreys Bay, Eastern Cape, South Africa*

Johanna Beach, VIC, Australia

*Kaikoura, South Island, New Zealand*

Kaitoke Regional Park (Rivendell), North Island, New Zealand

*Karatsu, Japan*

Katy, TX, USA

*Kembs, Alsace, France*

Kennet River, VIC, Australia

*Kihei, Maui, HI, USA*

Kingston, TN, USA

*Kipahulu Campground, Maui, HI, USA*

*Kleinke County Park, MI, USA*

*Kleinkems, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany*

Kotor, Montenegro

Krabi, Thailand

*Kruger National Park, Mpumalanga, South Africa*

Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, NSW, Australia

*Kula, Maui, HI, USA*

*Kumamoto, Japan*

Kurama, Japan

Kyoto, Japan

*La Flotte, Ile de Re, France*

La Linea de Concepcion, Spain

La Paz, Bolivia

Lagos, Portugal

Lake City, FL, USA

*Lake Hawea, South Island, New Zealand*

*Lake Pukaki, South Island, New Zealand*

Lake Wakatipu, South Island, New Zealand

Lake Wanaka, South Island, New Zealand

Las Vegas, NV, USA

*Le Isle sur le Doubs, Franche-Comte, France*

*Le Palmyre, Poitou-Charente, France*

*Linkwater, South Island, New Zealand*

Lisbon, Portugal

London, UK

*London, UK*

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Low Head, TAS, Australia

Lubbock, TX, USA

Machias, ME, USA

Machu Picchu, Peru

Mae Haad, Koh Phangan, Thailand

*Mae Haad, Koh Phangan, Thailand*

*Maletsunyane Falls, Lesotho*

Manila, Philippines

*Mannheim, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany*

*Marquette, MI, USA*

Marrakech, Morocco

Medellin, Colombia

Medford, OR, USA

Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Mendoza, Argentina

*Mexico City, Mexico*

Milford Sound, South Island, New Zealand

Milwaukee, WI, USA

*Milwaukee, WI, USA*

Minneapolis, MN, USA

*Minneapolis, MN, USA*

*Misurina, Italy*

Moab, UT, USA

*Moke Lake, South Island, New Zealand*

Monopari, Crete, Greece

*Montbeliard, Franche-Comte, France*

*Montceau-les-Mines, Burgundy, France*

Montreal, QC, Canada

Montsaraz, Portugal

*Motueka, South Island, New Zealand*

*Mount Aso, Japan*

*Nagasaki, Japan*

Naples, FL, USA

Nashville, TN, USA

*Nature's Valley, Western Cape, South Africa*

Nazare, Portugal

*Nevers, Burgundy, France*

New Glasgow, NS, Canada

New Orleans, LA, USA

New York, NY, USA

*New York, NY, USA*

Niagara Falls, ON, Canada

Notre-Dame-du-Lac, QC, Canada

Nove Zamky, Slovakia

Nugget Point, South Island, New Zealand

Nuremberg, Germany

*Omarama, South Island, New Zealand*

Omis, Croatia

*Ontonogon, MI, USA*

*Ontonogon Township Park, MI, USA*

*Orchamps, Franche-Comte, France*

*Orleans, Centre-Val-de-Loire, France*

Otago Peninsula, South Island, New Zealand

*Ottmarsheim, Alsace, France*

Oviedo, Spain

Padang Bai, Bali, Indonesia

Padron, Spain

Page, AZ, USA

Pagsanjan, Philippines

*Pai, Thailand*

Palmerston North, North Island, New Zealand

*Pamplona, Spain*

*Papalua Beach Park, Maui, HI, USA*

Paparoa National Park, South Island, New Zealand

*Paris, France*

*Parco Naturale Tre Cime, Italy*

*Pauillac, Aquitaine, France*

Pereira, Colombia

Phoenix, AZ, USA

*Phoenix, AZ, USA*

*Plage Cupabia, Corsica, France*

*Plage de Palombaggia, Corsica, France*

*Plage de Tenutella, Corsica, France*

*Playa del Carmen, Mexico*

P**** S**** M****, ****

Pleasant Bay, NS, Canada

Poda Island, Thailand

*Porcupine Mountains Wilderness, MI, USA*

Port Campbell, VIC, Australia

Porteau Cove Provincial Park, BC, Canada

Portland, OR, USA

*Porto Pollo, Corsica, France*

*Postazione Edelweiss, Italy*

*Pragser Wildsee, Italy*

Prague, Czech Republic

Pueblo Viejo, Magdalena, Colombia

Puno, Peru

Quebec City, QC, Canada

Queenstown, South Island, New Zealand

Redwood National Park, CA, USA

Rethimnon, Crete, Greece

Ridgway, CO, USA

*Rifugio Averau, Italy*

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

*Riquewihr, Alsace, France*

Roanoke, VA, USA

Rockland, ME, USA

Rocky Mountain National Park, CO, USA

Rome, Italy

Roosevelt National Forest, CO, USA

*Royan, Poitou-Charente, France*

*Roys Peak, South Island, New Zealand*

Sabula, IA, USA

*Saint-Hilaire-de-Voust, Pays de la Loire, France*

*Saint-Vivien-de-Medoc, Aquitaine, France*

Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

Salinas, Spain

Samaria National Park, Crete, Greece

San Diego, CA, USA

San Francisco, CA, USA

San Juan, Bolivia

*San Sebastian, Spain*

Santa Marta, Colombia

Santiago, Chile

Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

Sao Paulo, Brazil

*Sasebo, Japan*

Savanna, IL, USA

Seattle, WA, USA

*Sedgefield, Western Cape, South Africa*

Seoul, South Korea

*Seurre, Burgundy, France*

Shanghai, China

Siem Reap, Cambodia

*Simon's Town, Western Cape, South Africa*

Singapore, Singapore

Sibiu, Romania

Sighisoara, Romania

Smoky Mountain National Park, TN, USA

South Kuta, Bali, Indonesia

South West Rocks, NSW, Australia

*Speyer, Rhineland-Palitinate, Germany*

Split, Croatia

*Spring Creek, South Island, New Zealand*

Springdale, UT, USA

Springfield, South Island, New Zealand

St. John, NB, Canada

*Strasbourg, Alsace, France*

*Sturgeon Bay, WI, USA*

*Sully-sur-Loire, Centre-Val-de-Loire, France*

Sydney, NSW, Australia

Tagaytay, Philippines

*Taipei, Taiwan*

*Takamori, Japan*

Tangier, Morocco

Tarifa, Spain

Tasajera, Magdalena, Colombia

Taupiro Road, North Island, New Zealand

Taupo, North Island, New Zealand

Te Anau, South Island, New Zealand

*Te Mahia, South Island, New Zealand*

Telluride, CO, USA

*Telluride, CO, USA*

Thames, North Island, New Zealand

The Rocks Provincial Park, NB, Canada

*Thong Sala, Koh Phangan, Thailand*

Tokyo, Japan

*Tokyo, Japan*

Tongariro National Park, North Island, New Zealand

Toronto, ON, Canada

Torremolinos, Spain

*Tour Campanella, Corsica, France*

*Tours, Centre-Val-de-Loire, France*

Trebinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Trois-Rivieres, QC, Canada

Twelve Apostles, VIC, Australia

Twizel, South Island, New Zealand

Uyuni, Bolivia

Valparaiso, Chile

Vancouver, BC, Canada

Vienna, Austria

*Verdun-sur-le-Doubs, Burgundy, France*

*Verviers, Belgium*

Vigo, Spain

Vinalhaven, ME, USA

*Vix, Pays de la Loire, France*

*Volesvres, Burgundy, France*

*Wailea, Maui, HI, USA*

*Wanaka, South Island, New Zealand*

Waterford, ON, Canada

Wellington, North Island, New Zealand

*Wellington, North Island, New Zealand*

Westland National Park, South Island, New Zealand

*Whataroa, South Island, New Zealand*

Whistler, BC, Canada

Wolfville, NS, Canada

*Wonderland Healing Center, Koh Phangan, Thailand*

*Worth am Rhein, Rhineland-Palitinate, Germany*

Yellowstone National Park, WY, USA

Zagreb, Croatia

*Zastron, Free State, South Africa*

*Zen Beach, Koh Phangan, Thailand*

Zion National Park, UT, USA