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      Eric Jones Mediterranean Cruise

      Eric Jones

      Co-founder and Head of Operations / [email protected]

      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 Jones in Iceland 2018

      Eric at Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon in Iceland.

      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.

      Eric in Badlands National Park

      Eric in Badlands National Park, South Dakota, USA.