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Emerson’s World of Travel

Hi, I’m Emerson! This is my travel page.

Click here to read my blog page the our current trip to Ecuador and the Galapagos



Me @ Museum of the Rockies, Montana — Age 6 (June 2016)


My Mommy and Daddy (aka, “Paul & Libby”) love to travel! Better still: they like to take me along!

So, I started traveling early. I mean really early!

In 2010, I sailed on a Caribbean cruise when I was 9 months old.

In St. Kitts w/ Mommy (November 2010)

My first vacay! In St. Kitts w/ Mommy (November 2010)


In 2011, I went to Antarctica to see penguins before I could walk! That summer, I went to Europe for the first time and followed that up with another fun ‘n sun cruise.

The Fam in the Beagle Channel near Puerto Williams, Chile (February, 2011). Daddy's crazy wearing shorts!

The Fam in the Beagle Channel near Puerto Williams, Chile (February, 2011). Daddy’s crazy wearing shorts!


Emerson @ Skansen

Emerson @ Skansen (Stockholm, July 2011)


In 2012, I returned to Europe and the Caribbean.


Chillin' in Krakow, Poland (June, 2012)

Chillin’ in Krakow, Poland (June, 2012)


In 2013, I went around the world with them, visiting Asia and Australia for the first time. I also took a cruise of the Eastern Caribbean out of San Juan over Thanksgiving and then did a Western Caribbean cruise to Mexico and Central America for New Year’s that left right from our home of Tampa Bay.


Round the World (Phuket, June 2013)


Round the World (Sydney, July 2013)


In 2014, I completed the “Big 7″ with a Western Mediterranean cruise in March that also took us to Tunisia in Africa. That summer, we spent a couple of weeks traveling around the United Kingdom and Ireland. For Thanksgiving, we spent a week aboard Allure of the Seas. Finally, over New Year’s we spent a little over a week driving around the Southeastern USA.


Monaco suits us! (March 2014)


Final continent: Africa! (Tunisia, March 2014)


Selfie in the Smoky Mtns (December 2014)

In 2015, I traveled to Turkey and Greece on an 11-night cruise, tacking on a brief visit to London as well. For Thanksgiving, we spent a week aboard Holland America’s Westerdam sailing through the Eastern Caribbean. Finally, between Christmas and New Year’s we returned to Gatlinburg, Tennessee and visited the Carolinas.

Ephesus, Turkey (June, 2015)

Ephesus, Turkey (July, 2015)



Acropolis, Athens (June, 2015)

In 2016, I went to Hawaii over Spring Break. We then went on an epic road trip through the Mountain West and Great Plains of the United States. Finally, we sailed a Thanksgiving cruise to the Western Caribbean on Celebrity Cruises (highlight: swimming with dolphins). I also visited Mommy and Daddy’s new vacation home near Cashiers, North Carolina twice (once in October and once in December).

Haleakala NP (March, 2016)

Haleakala NP (March, 2016)


Not so sure about the hot springs... (Yellowstone NP, June 2016)

Not so sure about the hot springs… (Yellowstone NP, June 2016)


Dolphin Swim! (Grand Cayman, November 2016)

Dolphin Swim! (Grand Cayman, November 2016)

In 2017, I traveled to Northern Europe for a cruise, spending additional time in Copenhagen (highlight: Tivoli Gardens), Stockholm, and London. I also visited our vacation home over the July 4th weekend.


Mommy & me @ Tivoli (June 2017)


Selfie w/ Daddy @ sea (June 2017)

Selfie w/ Daddy @ sea (June 2017)



Emerson @ Skansen, age 7 (Stockholm, June 2017)



Big Ben, Houses of Parliament! (June 2017)


Key Facts and Figures

In was born in February, 2010.

Key stats…
# of Continents: 7
# of Countries: 73
# of States: 26

Other interesting figures…
# of Flight Segments: 67
# of Cruises: 13
# of Cruise Days/Nights: 102

Places I’ve Been — Around the World

I’ve traveled to 7 continents:

Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, South America

I’ve visited 47 countries recognized by the United Nations:

Antigua (and Deps), Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Indonesia (Java), Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey (in Europe), United Kingdom (England), United States, Uruguay

I’ve also been to 26 additional “countries” (per Traveler’s Century Club guidelines):

Anguilla (UK), Cayman Islands (UK), Crete (Greece), Falkland Islands (UK), Galapagos (Ecuador), Guernsey — Sark (UK), Hawaii (USA), Jersey (UK), Lesser Sunda Islands — Bali (Indonesia), Martinique (France), Northern Ireland (UK), Puerto Rico (USA), Rhodes (Greece), Saint-Martin (France), Sardinia (Italy), Scotland (UK), Sicily (Italy), Sint Maarten (Netherlands), South Shetland Islands (Antarctica; claimed by UK, Argentina, and Chile), Sumatra (Indonesia), Turkey (in Asia), Turks and Caicos (UK), Vatican City (non-UN member), Virgin Islands, British (UK), Virgin Islands, United States (USA), Wales (UK)

Places I’ve Been — United States of America

I’ve been to 26 states:

Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Wyoming

One Response to “Emerson”

  1. Myndi says:

    Oh my goodness, Paul. She has gotten so big and she is so dang cute. She’s 3! And kudos to you and Libby for taking her everywhere. What a culturally rich life she’s living. Lucky little girl!

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