...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 is the grand total for 2013 / 2014. we are continuing to update the list for the repretirement 2018 / 2019, but these are marked with a * in order to help keep track. let's see how long we can make it. 

A Coruna, Spain

*Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany*

Acadia National Park, ME, USA

Aguas Calientes, Peru

*Airvault, Poitou-Charente, France*

Aljezur, Portugal

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

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Ancona, Italy

Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Ao Nang, Thailand

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

Arches National Park, UT, USA

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

*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*

Blue Mountains National Park, NSW, Australia

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

Bogota, Colombia

*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

Butte, MT, USA

Cal-Cheak Recreation Site, BC, Canada

*Calafell, Spain*

Cape Breton Highlands National Park, NS, Canada

*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*

Chicago, IL, USA

*Chicago, IL, USA*

Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand

Clarksville, TN, USA

*Clesse, Poitou-Charente, France*

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

Copacabana, Bolivia

Cordon del Plata Parque Provincial, Argentina

Coromandel Peninsula, North Island, New Zealand

*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

*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*

*Fautea, Corsica, France*

Fes, Morocco

Fiordland National Park, South Island, New Zealand

Florence, SC, USA

*Fontaines, Burgundy, France*

Freycinet National Park, TAS, Australia

Galena, IL, USA

Gallup, NM, USA

*Gambsheim, Alsace, France*

*Gannay-sur-Loire, Auvergne, Francee*

Gibraltar, UK

Gorem National Park, Turkey

Gorem, Turkey

Grand Junction, CO, USA

Grand Teton National Park, WY, USA

Greymouth, North Island, New Zealand

*Green Bay, WI, USA*

Green River, WY, USA

Haad Rin, Koh Phangan, Thailand

Halifax, NS, Canada

Halong Bay, Vietnam

Hanoi, Vietnam

Harihari Highway, South Island, New Zealand

H*****, ****

Heraklion, Crete, Greece

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Hobart, TAS, Australia

Hokitika, South Island, New Zealand

Hong Kong, China

Houston, TX, USA

Hvar, Croatia

Iglesia Galicia, Colombia

Inca Trail, Peru

Isla del Sol, Bolivia

*Issenheim, Alsace, France*

Istanbul, Turkey

Jackson, WY, USA

Johanna Beach, VIC, Australia

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

Katy, TX, USA

*Kembs, Alsace, France*

Kennet River, VIC, Australia

Kingston, TN, USA

*Kleinke County Park, MI, USA*

*Kleinkems, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany*

Kotor, Montenegro

Krabi, Thailand

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

*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 Wakatipu, South Island, New Zealand

Laka Wanaka, South Island, New Zealand

Las Vegas, NV, USA

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

*Le Palmyre, Poitou-Charente, France*

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

Manila, Philippines

*Mannheim, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany*

*Marquette, MI, USA*

Marrakech, Morocco

Medellin, Colombia

Medford, OR, USA

Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Mendoza, Argentina

Milford Sound, South Island, New Zealand

Milwaukee, WI, USA

*Milwaukee, WI, USA*

Minneapolis, MN, USA

*Minneapolis, MN, USA*

*Misurina, Italy*

Moab, UT, USA

Monopari, Crete, Greece

*Montbeliard, Franche-Comte, France*

*Montceau-les-Mines, Burgundy, France*

Montreal, QC, Canada

Montsaraz, Portugal

*Nagasaki, Japan*

Naples, FL, USA

Nashville, TN, USA

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

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

Palmerston North, North Island, New Zealand

*Pamplona, Spain*

Paparoa National Park, South Island, New Zealand

*Paris, France*

*Parco Naturale Tre Cime, Italy*

*Pauillac, Aquitaine, France*

Pereira, Colombia

Phoenix, AZ, USA

*Plage Cupabia, Corsica, France*

*Plage de Palombaggia, Corsica, France*

*Plage de Tenutella, Corsica, France*

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*

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

Savanna, IL, USA

Seattle, WA, USA

Seoul, South Korea

*Seurre, Burgundy, France*

Shanghai, China

Siem Reap, Cambodia

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

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

*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

Telluride, CO, USA

Thames, North Island, New Zealand

The Rocks Provincial Park, NB, Canada

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*

Waterford, ON, Canada

Wellington, North Island, New Zealand

Westland National Park, South Island, New Zealand

Whistler, BC, Canada

Wolfville, NS, Canada

*Worth am Rhein, Rhineland-Palitinate, Germany*

Yellowstone National Park, WY, USA

Zagreb, Croatia

Zion National Park, UT, USA