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 48 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: 48
States Remaining to Visit: Idaho and Montana
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: Fairbanks, Alaska and Anchorage, Alaska
Last Completed International Trip: Eurotrip: Switzerland, France, Germany, Italy, Monaco, Gibraltar, Portugal
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. With only Idaho and Montana remaining on his list, he hopes to complete the full 50 by the end of 2020. His next ideal trip involves flying from Philadelphia to Salt Lake City. From there he would drive from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone National Park where he can view different aspects of the park in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho. 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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