These maps are the beginning of part of the Catamaran Guru's travels on Royal Salute. It is a work in progress and we will keep updating the maps as when time allows. (As you probably know, sailors have so much to do and so little time!) We will post pictures and trip reports as we extract it from our archives. Read some of our travel diaries here.
Click on the blue line on the map to see some comments and place names
Doctoral student Randy Olson, was challenged by Discovery News to plot the optimum road trip route across the U.S. This epic 13,699-mile journey stops at 50 landmarks which includes one stop in 48 U.S. states, as well as Washington D.C. and two stops in California for an even 50 stops. Each stop would be at a national natural landmark, national historic site, national park or national monument. Below is a list of the 50 destinations on the road rip route.
On our road trip in 2014 with our Fifth wheel, we hit 18 of these stops (in bold letters) to complete our trip across the U.S starting in April through August 20th. We left our catamaran in Annapolis this year for the winter. Insurance is a lot more affordable when your boat is outside of the hurricane belt. Since we could not go cruising on Zuri, we decided to hit the road and make a journey across America to explore.
We are often asked how many countries we've visited during our travels. We wing it most times, so I decided to make a list to get a proper tally and it turns out that we have so far visited 118 countries, territories and protectorates. We have visited 5 of the 7 continents and almost all of the 50 US States, more than 60 World Heritage Sites and 37 of the Howard Hillman 100 World Wonders as well as several of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. Some of the countries listed here, we have sailed to and others we have travelled to overland from different ports in the world.
*This list of countries / islands is taken from the Traveler's Century Club list around the world. Although some are not actually countries in their own right, they have been included because they are removed from the parent country geographically, politically or ethnologically. We used the TCC list because the list of UN member states excludes places like Taiwan, Hong Kong, French Polynesia, Cook Islands, Antarctica, Aruba and American Samoa.