Anirban's Travel Pictures From All Over The World

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DOMESTIC TRAVEL
Number Of States Visited:  45

    I love to travel!  Since I was a youngster, my family traveled frequently both domestically and internationally.  As an adult, I am fortunate to work for an European company which gives me over a month of vacation each year plus US Holidays so I have plenty of time to holiday all over the country and the world!  Here is a small collection of my travel pictures.  I currently hold VIP status with many airline and hotel loyalty programs including Diamond Status with Hilton HHonors because of my extensive travel for both business and pleasure.

    Let's start exploring my destinations by looking at my domestic travel pictures.  I have them broken down by geographical areas, and although I do not a picture from every place I have been in this vast country of ours on this website, I did put the states that I have been to within that geographic area.  We can start up in New England with my "wicked good" pictures.

NEW ENGLAND (CT/MA/NH/RI)

Man Of The Mountain          Newport, Rhode Island          Bunker Hill Monument Small          MV          Plymouth Rock          MT
New Hampshire    |    Newport, RI    |    Boston, MA    |    Martha's Vineyard, MA    |    Plymouth Rock, MA    |    Hartford, CT

Now, let us take a "Nor'Easter" and move into the North Eastern part of our great nation.
NORTHEAST (DC/DE/MD/NJ/NY/PA/WV)

Liberty Bell          NYC          Atlantic City          W          N
Philadelphia, PA    |    New York City, NY    |    Atlantic City, NJ    |    Washington, DC   |   Niagara Falls

Chicago Deep Dish Pizza anyone?  Let's move into the Great Lakes region.
GREAT LAKES REGION (IL/IN/MI/OH/WI)
CT       M       D       S
Chicago, IL    |    Milwaukee, WI    |    South Bend, IN (Notre Dame)   |   Sea World of Ohio (Aurora)

M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E....Mickey Mouse.  Y'all know the song.  How about we go visit the home of Disney World and get some work on our tans down in the Sunshine State?
THE SUNSHINE STATE OF FLORIDA (FL)
   Hooter Thumbnail Image          Busch Garden Thumb Nail Image          SF        K
Orlando    |    Tampa    |    Ft.Lauderdale & Miami    |    Florida Keys

Everything is bigger in Texas even my travel memories!  Texas is my favorite state in the union!  Let's Go Cowboys!  OK, time to go visit my former home state as well.
THE GREAT STATE OF TEXAS (TX)
SF          H          A          SA
Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex   |   Houston   |   Austin   |   San Antonio

Howdy Y'All!  Ready for some Southern Hospitality!  I love the south!  The food is amazing, and the people are so friendly!
DIXIE (AL/AR/GA/KY/MS/NC/SC/TN/VA)

B          N          C          LSU          OA          LF          NOLA

    Kentucky Bourbon Trail & Louisville, KY    |    Nashville, TN    |    Charlotte, NC    |    Baton Rouge, LA    |    Vacherie, LA    |    Southern Louisiana Bayou Country    |    New Orleans, LA

Ready to party!  How about we head down to Vegas?  I love Vegas, and I have been there so many times that I lost count of the exact number.  I posted some pictures of the rooms & suites from a few of the hotels on the strips.
SOUTHERN NEVADA INCLUDING LAS VEGAS
Fremont Street Experience Thumb Nail Image          Mirage          CC          Venetian          Red Rock Canyon          P       TT          L
Fremont Street Experience (Downtown LV)    |    Mirage Volcano    |    Paris & City Center    |    Venetian Grand Canal Shops    |    Red Rock Canyon   | Vegas Rooms & Suites On The Strip   |   Tonopah, NV   |   Laughlin, NV

The Land Of Enchantment is what New Mexico is called.  Arizona and Utah are home to some of the best national parks in the country as well.  Let's get on Route 66 and explore the natural beauty of the Southwest.
SOUTHWEST (AZ/NM/UT)
Arizona          Bryce         A          ST          Sedona         
Meteor Crater, AZ    |    Bryce Canyon, UT    |    Arches National Park, UT    |    Salt Lake City & Park City, UT    |    Sedona, AZ

Tempe          PF            Z          LH          NM
Phoenix, AZ    |    Petrified National Forest, AZ    |    Zion National Park, UT    |    Lake Havasu City, AZ    |    ABQ & Santa Fe NM

California is a very LARGE state, and there are lots of things to see.  I think I have pretty much seen most of it all here.  Grab an energy drink or two, it is a long drive down the I-5 from the Oregon border to San Diego.
THE GOLDEN STATE OF CALIFORNIA (CA)

  Universal Studios Thumb Nail Image          Napa          Redwoods Thumb Nail Image          Salt Point Thumb Nail Image          CV          A        
Los Angeles & Vicinity    |    Napa Valley & Sonoma Wine Country    |    Redwood Trees    |    Salt Point (Sonoma Coast)    |    Central Valley   |    Avalon, Catalina Island

    San Diego Zoo Thumb Nail Image          PS          JT          SF          CC          S
San Diego    |    Palm Springs    |    Joshua Tree National Monument    |    San Francisco & Bay Area   |    Central CA Coast & Hearst Castle   |   Santa Barbara & Santa Ynez Wine Country

A drive up the Oregon coast is very scenic and beautiful.  We can stop in Coos Bay to explore a nice small town or even ride some ATVs in the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. Once we get to Portland, a big city awaits us where we can grab a box of Voodoo Donuts.
NORTHWEST (WA/ID/MT/OR)
Space Needle Thumb Nail Image          Portland          Oregon Coast          Crater Lake          S1
Seattle-Tacoma, WA; Portland, OR & Vicinity; Oregon Coast; Crater Lake, Oregon; Sun Valley, ID   

B          Boise          G          S1          M
Bend, OR    |    Boise, ID    |    Glacier National Park, MT    |    San Juan Islands, WA   |    Mt. Rainer, WA

The Rocky Mountains are a sight to behold, and the mile high air up in Denver is not as bad as people say.  Wyoming is home to "Old Faithful" in Yellowstone National Park and other natural beauty.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN AREA (CO/MT/WY)

Yellowstone          Grand Teton       C       F        Denver          Breckenridge
Yellowstone National Park, WY    |    Jackson Lake, WY    |    Cheyenne, WY    |    Ft. Laramie, WY    |    Denver, CO    |    Breckenridge, CO

Let's put some of that midwest work ethnic into action as we hike all over the beautiful trails and explore some of the monuments from that old computer game, "Oregon Trail."
MIDWESTERN STATES (MO/NE/OK/SD)
T       M       CR       MR       BL

St. Louis, MO    |    Muskogee, OK    |    Chimney Rock, NE    |    Mt. Rushmore, SD    |    Badlands National Park, SD 

Both South Lake Tahoe and the northern side of the lake are amazing, but the "biggest little city" in the world, Reno, has lots of fun things to do.
NORTHERN NEVADA INCLUDING RENO & TAHOE AREA

Virginia City          T          Reno          S
Virginia City, NV    |   South Lake Tahoe Area    |    Reno, NV    |    Squaw Valley, CA

Head north to Alaska, and be prepared for sunlight until midnight in some areas.  Don't be fooled and get some shut eye as one needs their energy to explore this beautiful state.
ALASKA (AK)

AK          Denali          Mt. McKinley
Prince William Sound    |    Denali National Park    |    Mt. McKinley

Aloha from the beautiful state of Hawaii.  I have explored two of the islands there, and I am still willing to go back to see the rest.
HAWAII (HI)
Hawaii Thumb Nail Image
Big Island Of Hawaii

AA
Domestic or International, the Premium Cabin is the way to travel!

INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL
Number of Countries Visited:  27 + 4 Territories (Aruba/Hong Kong/Macau/Turks & Caicos Islands)
(Bahamas, Belize, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, Croatia, Denmark, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Iceland, India, Jamaica, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Ireland, Barbados, Panama, Singapore, Peru, South Korea, Sweden, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom incl. England, Scotland, and Northern Ireland)

S
Junior Jetter Anirban Roy en route to Copenhagen, Denmark from New York JFK International Airport on Scandanavian Airlines (SAS).  One can see the old DC-10 SAS aircraft in the distance.  I am wearing a set of airline wings also on my shirt.

Canada       V       VT       C       BT

Thousand Islands/Quebec City, Quebec    |    Vancouver & Whistler British Columbia    |    Victoria, British Columbia    |    Calgary, Alberta    |    Banff National Park-Lake Louise, Alberta

SNB       A       Fundy       PEI       HT
Saint John, New Brunswick   |   St. Andrews, New Brunswick   |   Bay of Fundy   |   Prince Edward Island   |   Halifax, Nova Scotia

Delta
Delta has the best first class service of any of our domestic carriers in my opinion.  I took them to Canada on my trip to our neighboring land to the north in 2019.

Aruba     Kolkata Thumb Nail Image       Thailand       CIThumb       Tulum
Aruba    |    Kolkata, India    |    Bangkok, Thailand    |     Chichen Itza, Mexico   |   Tulum, Mexico

Cozumel Thumb       Cancun Thumb       Cabo Sign       PVM       L
Cozumel, Mexico    |    Cancun, Mexico    |    Cabo San Lucas, Mexico    |    Puerto Vallarta, Mexico   |   London, England

DC
Having Hilton HHonors Diamond Status is great, but it goes farther overseas where Hilton properties go out of their way to welcome Diamond guests with gifts or specialty snacks and baked goods.

Windsor       Stonehenge       Paris       Edinbourgh       N
Windsor Castle, England    |    Stonehenge, England    |    Paris, France    |    Edinbourgh, Scotland   |   Nassau, The Bahamas

S1       Z       D1       C1       P
Singapore    |    Zagreb, Croatia    |    Dubrovnik, Croatia    |    Croatian Islands of Hvar & Brac & Makarska Riveria   |   Pocitelj, BIH

FC
One of my worst experiences in the first class cabin was on US Airways.  Luckily, USAir merged with American and went away.  One would expect a full meal service on a four hour flight in the premium cabin. but we just got "premium" snacks.  LOL.

 M       M1       D1       TM       J
Mostar, BIH    |    Munich, Germany    |    Dubai (UAE)    |    Taj Mahal (Agra, India)   |   Jaipur, India

D1       CR       HK       M       T
Delhi, India    |    Costa Rica    |    Hong Kong    |    Macau   |   Tokyo, Japan

Japan
I took the Shinkansen "Bullet" Train all over the island of Honshu in Japan.  The maximum speed of this train is about 200 mph.  It is a fun experience!

 K1        Hiroshima        S       S       A
Kyoto, Japan    |    Hiroshima, Japan    |    Seoul, South Korea    |    Guanajuato & San Miguel de Allende, Mexico   | Ambergris Caye, Belize

C       L       B1       D       C
Caye Caulker, Belize    |    Lamanai, Belize    |    Belfast, Northern Ireland    |    Dublin, Ireland   | Cork, Ireland

W
I have enjoyed all my international stays at the Waldorf Astoria properties including the location in Panama and France.  The Waldorf Astoria is Hilton's top luxury brand.  This is my room key from the property in Panama City, Panama.

S       C       A       1       Santo Domingo
Stockholm, Sweden    |    Panama City, Panama    |    Panama Canal    |    Jamaica   |   Santo Domingo, DR

 Punta Cana       1       CT       MT       L
Punta Cana, DR   |   Providenciales, Turks & Caicos   |   Cusco & Sacred Valley, Peru   |   Machu Picchu, Peru   |   Lima, Peru

A
Having A-List on Southwest Airlines is awesome since I get checked in ahead of others so I can board early and get my favorite window seat.  Since they fly international also, I have taken advantage of my A-List benefits overseas also.

Barbados
Barbados, West Indies



    One of my favorite activities is travelling all around the country and the world.  Since I was a little boy, my family took vacations around the world.  I have been to the England, Denmark, Holland, Japan, Thailand, Singapore, Canada, and India before I became a teenager.  Since then, I have also been to Mexico, Aruba, France, Scotland, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Iceland, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Sweden, Peru, Germany, Panama, Jamaica, Turks & Caicos Islands, Hong Kong, Macau, Belize, Dominican Republic, and the Bahamas too.  I have been to most of the states as well including Hawaii, Florida, and New York. During my college years, we had many fraternity "road trips" as well as other opportunities to travel.  I currently work for an European pharmaceutical company so I get over six weeks of vacation every year!  As a result, I take full advantage and travel as much as I can. 

    I hold VIP status with several frequent traveler programs as well from all my business travel too!  As a result, when I travel, I like to travel in style.  Whether it's flying first class or enjoying an airline club like the Delta Sky Club or United Club, I am all about traveling in comfort and enjoying my travels.  I also like to indulge in fine dining when I travel also.  I have held some of the highest statuses on airline loyalty programs including Platinum Pro on American Airlines, Sapphire on OneWorld, Silver Status On Star Alliance, and A List on Southwest Airlines.  Moreover, as an elite member of several hotel chains, I get upgraded to large suites and receive executive lounge access as well!  I have been a Hilton HHonors Diamond member since 2012.  I also have my Known Traveler ID from my Global Entry membership so I get TSA Pre-Check.  Furthermore, I have a membership in Priority Pass Select which gives me access to numerous VIP airport lounges across the world.

    What about business travel?  I travel a lot for business as well.  In fact, check out the card below that was attached to a basket of delicious custom cookies that a hotel in Truckee, CA sent me for Christmas one year since I stayed at their property every other week for years.  They would do their best to upgrade me to their nicest suites also with a jacuzzi tub in the bedroom and fireplace.  I got my Hilton Honors Diamond status from all the overnight travel I had with my current company since 2010.  Since 2016, my business travel has slowed down, but I have still been able to maintain my Diamond status with all the personal travel I do.  I enjoy traveling for business as well.  We have had large meetings at a few of the Las Vegas hotels including the Venetian and Palazzo as well as Caesar's Palace.  The company has rented out the hottest dance clubs in Las Vegas for private parties for us.  We have had meetings near Disney properties as well with events inside Disneyland.  There was even a private concert by the group O|A|R at a meeting I went to.  One of my favorite properties that we have had meetings at is the Resort at Squaw Creek in beautiful Squaw Valley, CA.  The annual kick off meetings there allowed us a chance to play broomball on the ice rink as well as do some skiing too!

HH
The Hampton Inn in Truckee appreciated all the stays I had with them so they sent me a nice cookie basket one year for Christmas!

"Vacation" Courtesy of the Go Gos from their 1982 Album titled Vacation

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