We started traveling in the early 1970s, first staying within the borders of California and then expanding to surrounding states. Our travels have taken us to just about every state west of the Mississippi but not too many east of that river. In 1987 we drove to St. Louis and then turned around and followed the Oregon Trail back to home. In 1989 we joined the Oregon-California Trail Association and we have attended numerous OCTA events in the West over the years. We have also been to Canada, Alaska, Hawaii and Guam and in 1981 we visited Japan. Around the dawn of the 21st century we became interested in European travel and so far we have been to Ireland (twice), Italy, Portugal and Spain. My wife and I usually travel by ourselves and we prefer to make our own travel arrangements. We also enjoy cruises and have taken cruises to Alaska, Hawaii and New England / Canada.
Update: In 2011 we traveled to New Zealand and Australia and in 2012 we headed back to Europe, this time visiting five countries: France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and Switzerland. In 2013 we will be crossing the Pacific again, stopping for awhile in Hawaii and continuing on to Guam. In 2014 we hope to go back to Europe and discover London and Paris.
Another update: Well, our Guam trip was postponed but we did visit London in the Fall of 2013 and in 2014 we will be traveling to Paris in the Spring and Hawaii and Guam in the Summer.
2015 update: We went to Hawaii in January, Guam in April and Barcelona in October. Scotland is the next item on our bucket list.
2019 update: We visited Scotland in 2016 and the Camino de Santiago in northern Spain in 2017 as well as Porto, Portugal. In 2018 we went back to Guam and this year we will be taking our two daughters and their families to Ireland as we celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary.