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View Poll Results: How often do you leave your home state?
0-1 time a year 15 15.63%
2-3 times a year 17 17.71%
4-5 times a year 12 12.50%
6-12 times a year 9 9.38%
More than 12 times a year 43 44.79%
Voters: 96. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-04-2012, 08:57 AM
 
Location: "Daytonnati"
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I go at least once a month to visit family in Kentucky, short drive to Lousiville. But sometimes a road trip to Lexington or Maysville.

Once a year I do a expedition to New England and the Mid Atlantic (upstate NY and PA), with a day or two in NYC. That is my big "travel to a part of the US that feels like a different country to me" trip.

I also travel to Chicago and Milwaulkee once a year, which still the 'Midwest', but a different Midwest than the Dayton/Cincy/Cols area.
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:37 AM
 
Location: San Francisco
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I used to travel constantly, but now -- not so much. I recently went almost 2 years without leaving California -- and when I did, it was just to cut through a small corner of Nevada. This year I spent a few days in Colorado and am planning a road trip to Oregon later this month.

On the other hand, I've visited every county in California.
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Old 12-04-2012, 01:05 PM
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Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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Thought this would be interesting because depending on where you live, you may never leave your own state...or you may be so close to a border you leave daily.

For me personally being in Mid-Michigan, it's never more than 2-3 times a year and only for vacation. Detroit has all our big city activities such as sports, concerts, or a big airport. So there is no real reason to leave unless its just for fun.
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The road I take to work is split, the westbound side is in VA and the eastbound side is in TN
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Other than that I used to travel out of state on vacation a couple of times a year.
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Old 12-04-2012, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I haven't been out of my state in seven years, when I visited the Blue Ridge Mountains.
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Northridge, Los Angeles, CA
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Not nearly enough.
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:52 PM
 
Location: South Jersey
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Every (work) day since I work in Delaware. Before then, usually at least once a month, and usually to Pennsylvania and/or Delaware.
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Old 12-04-2012, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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0-1 times a year.

I'm deep in the heart of Texas. Takes forever to get out of this state!
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Old 12-04-2012, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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Every day. I work in New York and live in New Jersey. Also, within about 4 hours you can drive to 12 states + the District of Columbia, so traveling out of state is pretty easy/frequent.
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:24 PM
 
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Only travel out of state for fun, not business, which really cuts it down.

I'd say on average 15+ times a year:
2 times to Europe
3 times across the country to one city or another
10 times to Wisconsin/Michigan or back home to Iowa.
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Old 12-04-2012, 10:54 PM
 
Location: Mid Atlantic USA
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I go at least once a month to visit family in Kentucky, short drive to Lousiville. But sometimes a road trip to Lexington or Maysville.

Once a year I do a expedition to New England and the Mid Atlantic (upstate NY and PA), with a day or two in NYC. That is my big "travel to a part of the US that feels like a different country to me" trip.

I also travel to Chicago and Milwaulkee once a year, which still the 'Midwest', but a different Midwest than the Dayton/Cincy/Cols area.
Are you joking, or really serious that New England or Mid Atlantic feels like a foreign country? If so, I highly recommend even a trip to Canada or Mexico to really feel foreign, though for Canada less so.
Europe would be a good option as well.

Though other states have seemed a little diff than mine, "different country" is way far from any phrase I would use.

What exactly was so foreign about where I live compared to Dayton? I've been to Dayton and it felt very, very much like PA.
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