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Old 06-06-2009, 07:48 AM
 
Location: Manila
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I've been particularly curious about this because we all know Americans are stereotyped as insular and not interested in the world outside their country.

However it being a big country I know there has to be major variations in their view towards the outside world, including travelling abrouad. So this is the basis of my question in asking which US state has the most number of its residents travelling abroad. And what I mean by abroad is OUTSIDE the US, AND nearby countries like Canada and Mexico, the Carribbean and Central America down to Panama - most of which Americans usually don't need passports to enter...

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Old 06-06-2009, 08:05 AM
 
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North Carolina. It has two of the largest bases for the Army & Marines, (plus a few smaller ones), I'm betting they've overseas a few times.

Virginia (Atlantic Fleet) & California (Pacific Fleet) are contenders as well.


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I've been particularly curious about this because we all know Americans are stereotyped as insular and not interested in the world outside their country.

However it being a big country I know there has to be major variations in their view towards the outside world, including travelling abrouad. So this is the basis of my question in asking which US state has the most number of its residents travelling abroad. And what I mean by abroad is OUTSIDE the US, AND nearby countries like Canada and Mexico, the Carribbean and Central America down to Panama - most of which Americans usually don't need passports to enter...

Let the debate begin!
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Old 06-29-2016, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Back in the day, a lot of Texans, (not just Hispanic Texans) would drive down to Mexico for vacation. Lately, with the situation down there, it's not so common. I imagine California is similar, especially down in San Diego.

Lot of Michiganders go to Canada. Windsor is right across from Detroit.
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Old 06-29-2016, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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This is so dependent in the size if the population in each state.
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Old 06-30-2016, 05:37 AM
 
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I would guess NY would be one of top ones.
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Old 06-30-2016, 07:10 AM
 
Location: Kekaha, Hawaii
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Where I live in Wisconsin, it's tradition to drive to Canada on your 18th birthday with your buds to drink some beer. Lots of people do it
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Old 06-30-2016, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Austin
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73 million Americans traveled internationally last year. The number one destination was Mexico (28 million) and far exceeded Canada (12 million) and Europe (12 million).

My guess is that the states bordering Mexico travel out of the US more than any other.

Monthly Departures to International Destinations
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Old 06-30-2016, 09:42 PM
 
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Minnesota, over a 1/2 million snowbirds travel to Arizona each winter.
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Old 06-30-2016, 09:48 PM
 
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I believe a lot of Vermont travels to work in Canada like Montreal. NJ goes into NYC alot, and that can feel like foreign country someplaces. I am sure SoCal goes to Tijuana a lot.
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Old 07-02-2016, 07:38 AM
 
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Maybe Washington, Maine and Vermont?
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