Looking at MRI travel goals (What is your travel goal?), it seems several Insiders have the goal (at least informally) of visiting all 50 states. It got me wondering about Marriott stays across the U.S. That brought me to this question:
In how many states have you stayed at a Marriott property?
Having only joined MR a few years ago, my current tally is 19. With travels already planned for 2014, I will reach 25. Not bad, but I'm sure many long-time Insiders have a much higher count.
I also know many Insiders travel overseas quite a bit, so feel free to also include a count of foreign stays at Marriott. I can only list Canada and the United Kingdom among my non-U.S. Marriott stays.
If you aren't sure, give it your best guess.
As a fellow relative-newcomer to MR, my tally's a modest 11 states plus DC. For the first 20 or so years of our marriage, travel lodging tended to be a tent or, if truly packing it, a tarp. And I have to say, I've enjoyed the transition from canvas to brick. We still hike, bike, and paddle, but it's nice to come back to a comfy room or suite at the end of the day.
Impressive, nuhusker. It will take me a couple more years to reach Marriott stays in 30+ states, but I'm on my way.
I wonder if any of our regulars have topped Marriott stays 40 states?
If I count non-Marriott stays, I still only get to 39 states (plus DC), though I'll add another at the end this month (drove through, but never overnighted in NC. That is about to change).