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Have you ever visited a foreign country?

Response Percent Votes
Yes, 1-5 times
 
46% 414
Yes, more than 5 times
 
41% 374
No
 
12% 108
Total 896

Comments

Gandalf 3 years, 10 months ago

Yep, Brazil, Spain, England, Scotland, Australia, Philippines, Greece, Italy, France, Malta, Japan, China, Viet Nam and Mexico.

beatrice 3 years, 10 months ago

You aren't counting the Shire or Mordor?

jjt 3 years, 10 months ago

Yes, I went to America and thought "I could live there one day". Ten years later I live in a place called Lawrence. I've been to other places, often older, often prettier, often colder but never as consistently welcoming or polite.

Mike Ford 3 years, 10 months ago

I drove to Ontario and Quebec twice from KC. I went through 30 tribal reserves in the two provinces.

Jean Robart 3 years, 10 months ago

I've been to Canada many times, as my mother was born there. I also have been to Jamaica.

Shelley Bock 3 years, 10 months ago

Yes, lived in Costa Rica for several years, visited all countries in Central America, Panama and Mexico, northern Andean countries in South America, Canada, UK, Germany, Spain and France.

Bill Lee 3 years, 10 months ago

I was an army brat and lived in Germany twice for a total of five years as a kid. We saw most of Western Europe on vacatons.

riverdrifter 3 years, 10 months ago

Mexico, Canada, Scotland, Italy.

Do New Orleans and Key West count? I heard a conch comment one time that he was "going up to Florida for the weekend."

devobrun 3 years, 10 months ago

Grew up in Oklahoma, AKA Baja Arkansas. I've been back many times.

somebodynew 3 years, 10 months ago

Haven't seen anyone claim Turkey yet. One of my places, oh and Alabama - that is a totally different country (although give BB time and we might get there).

somedude20 3 years, 10 months ago

I have been to the Turkey. 24 MEU hit it back in 96' stay away from the Compound though

bolshavik_vw 3 years, 10 months ago

Yes I have been to Chihuahua Mexico at the age of 4.

Richard Crank 3 years, 10 months ago

As an "army brat" I lived in Poitiers, France for 3 years, in the early 1960's, when the U.S. still had military bases there. I have many fond memories, a very few not so fond but as an adult I've figured out why. Nonetheless, I believe Poitiers is an unfortunately lesser-known location to Americans. The history is as incredible as the architecture. Go there if you can, but please make an effort to learn some French first.

evilpenguin 3 years, 10 months ago

Scotland, England, Wales, France, Spain, Denmark, Greece and Switzerland. Though my passport has more stamps from the US than anywhere else and a big thing that says I can live and work here legally. Which is nice.

deec 3 years, 10 months ago

Canada, Mexico, England and Ireland.

LogicMan 3 years, 10 months ago

Does crash-landing on this rock count?

Boston_Corbett 3 years, 10 months ago

Lake Waubunsee, twice. Scared the hell out of me.

Thought Autie was laying in the weeds, so I took some of the weeds on some justifia-something kinda-thing,

I saw Multi use of what was going on there..

Tammie Bryant 3 years, 10 months ago

yes, I have been to Topeka and her sister city Wichita. Don't like either, don't care to go back.

berkman 3 years, 10 months ago

New Zealand and Antarctica. Ok Antarctica is not a country but I've been to 3 of the research stations including the South Pole.

Sheryl Wiggins 3 years, 10 months ago

Greece, Ireland, France, Germany, Belgium, Canada, Mexico and I guess that's it.

loosecaboose 3 years, 10 months ago

Several times while boating with the Navy.

somedude20 3 years, 10 months ago

Egypt, Israel, Greece, Spain, Sicily, Italy, France, England, Albania and a number of other places

"Travel to exotic places. Meet intresting peole, then kill em"

Larry McGlinn 3 years, 10 months ago

Four years of sea duty in USN - French Morocco, Yugoslavia, Italy, Portugal, France, Scotland, Denmark, Holland, Panama (been thru the Canal five times), Japan, and Korea in 1952, 1953 and 1954. Traveled extensively in France, Italy and Japan. This made me realize what a GREAT country I live in!!!!!

MISTERTibbs 3 years, 10 months ago

Were you ever in country in Panama or just the canal?

Technically, the canal was US territory when you were serving.

blindrabbit 3 years, 10 months ago

USN and Anchors aweigh, 1961-1966! But more recently, the foreign land of what was once upon a time "Kansas". This place slipped away with the likes of Klein, Kobach, Abrams, Brownback, Roberts, Ryun, Jenkins, Tiahrt and the demise of what was once the progressive GOP. The Brownbackistan moniker is well deserved. Lots of Navy guys posted here!

napoleon969 3 years, 10 months ago

Lived in Naples, Italy courtesy of Uncle Sam back in the early '70s. Traveled to Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and San Marino. Also been to Mexico. Landed at the Paris airport on the way home once.

CreatureComforts 3 years, 9 months ago

Mmmmm, Naples. Where even the garbage says "wow, this place is disgusting"

Scott Morgan 3 years, 10 months ago

Visited New Jersey a few times.

Did the normal Canada Mexico things, but kick myself for not taking advantage of a late 1990s deal out of Cancun. Love America, the whole hemi.

For 50 bucks cash, and a drivers license, Cubana Airlines was flying people into Cuba no questions asked. Something like the trip left at 9 A.M. back at 4:00. I was standing next to the gate a group had departed. Mostly college age kids, but all were loaded down with cheap items, especially booze and cigars. They all said it was a great trip.

Wish I had a do-over.

gphawk89 3 years, 10 months ago

England, Scotland, Wales, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Germany, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Mexico, and Alaska. Never been to Canada. Will be headed to Finland next year.

gphawk89 3 years, 9 months ago

Yup. Just checking to see if anyone was actually reading the comments.

Shardwurm 3 years, 10 months ago

Pretty skewed results I'd say.

The vast majority of the population in Lawrence hasn't been more than 1,000 miles away from it.

Most people reading this are faculty from Scam$us Univer$ity who have been paid by students and taxpayers to travel.

Scott Morgan 3 years, 10 months ago

whoa, wouldn't know my way out of KU if dropped in the middle. Many like me worked or took vacations. Personally am lucky my job took me places, but there is a lot to see within 1000 miles of Lawrence. I'm going to visit a ghost town on the Neosho River this weekend for instance.

usnsnp 3 years, 10 months ago

NAVY 1956-1987. Japan, Korea, Tiawan,Hong Kong,Phillipines,Vietnam,Thiland,Indonesia,Australia,New Zeland,South Africa.Egypt,Turkey.Greece,Italy,Spain,France,Germany. Inited Kingdom, Denmark,Norway,Iceland,Bermuda,Cuba,Haite,Columbia,Panama,Costa Rico. Panama,Jamaca,Canada,SaudiArabia,Portugal.They said join the navy and see the world.

blindrabbit 3 years, 10 months ago

Stood Shore Patrol new year's eve in Olangapo in 1963; never so scared in my life. The city was flowing with San Magoo and the Texas Bar was crazy. That little nightstick, SP badge and armband was not much protection. Glad to get back to Cubi Point that night with my life. Anchors aweigh!

geekin_topekan 3 years, 10 months ago

Why do we pitch a moan whenever illegals send money home and yet we still spend 31 Billion in travel abroad and 91 Billion in CHinese goods?

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