from the editor
There are (depending on who you believe) 196 countries in the world today. How many have you been to? I constantly have this ‘discussion’ with my cousin, who lives in London. She regularly brags that she has been to more countries than I have. Trouble is when I went to Yugoslavia it was 1 country…today it’s 6 and that’s what my cousin hangs her hat on!
I travel to the U.S., on average, twice a year…and I love the place. The diversity of the 50 states – it’s like 50 unique countries rolled in to one. Let’s hope it stays that way! And I have been lucky enough to go to places as diverse as Portland (Oregon), New Orleans, Memphis, Chicago, Orlando and San Francisco to name just a few.
Over the past few years we have also seen in excess of a 10% year-on-year increase in the number of Americans visiting our fair shores…and long may that continue.
So, despite what is happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, in Washington D.C. (ironically a city I will be visiting for the very first time later this year), Let’s Travel will continue to promote the U.S. of A. in all it’s (Old) Glory.
But let’s not forget the other 195 countries that we could promote in Let’s Travel. In this issue Roderick Eime shows off the beautiful Kimberley region in northern Western Australia, Shane Boocock continues his RV trip through Utah, Liz Light has a fun, foodie tour of Vietnam and first-time contributor, Rawdon Christie, excels in showcasing Hawai’i. Me? I get to mingle with the rich and famous in Monaco. Live long and prosper!!!
“In a time of domestic crisis, men of goodwill and generosity should be able to unite regardless of party or politics” John F. Kennedy 1917 – 1963 (35th President of the United States of America)
Grand Casino in Monte Carlo, Monaco Credit: Robyn McKenzie