Eric Jones is the co-founder and head of operations of The Vacationer. He uses his background in mathematics as a professor at Rowan College South Jersey to conduct statistical studies and surveys on traveling and vacations. Having traveled to all 50 states and over 30 countries, Eric is well-equipped to recommend travel destinations and new adventures to those seeking lifetime experiences.
Eric’s Travel Life
States Visited: 50
Countries Visited: 31
Favorite Domestic Trip: Road trip from Blackwood, New Jersey to San Diego, California.
Favorite International Trip: Iceland and Ireland
Greatest Travel Story: Stuck on the highway in the Rocky Mountains during a snowstorm for hours, he urinated on the snow and ice in front of and on his tires to unfreeze them to move.
Favorite National Park: Grand Canyon National Park
Favorite State Park: Custer State Park, South Dakota
Last Completed Domestic Trip: Stuart, Florida
Last Completed International Trip: Costa Rica
Eric’s Current Travel Goals
Since Eric’s cross country road trip in January 2017, he has had an insatiable goal to visit all 50 US states. Having accomplished that goal, he hopes to continue to explore the many small towns, cities and national parks scattered across our country as he’s on the open road. Within the United States, Eric’s goal next is to visit the many national parks of Utah and do as much hiking as possible. Eric enjoys the long scenic drives and conversation between destinations. Internationally, his goal is to get to Brazil in 2021 after his 2020 trip was canceled due to COVID-19.
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