Mathematically Random Trips

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For the last several years I have choosen my vacations randomly. Specifically, I have used mathematical formulas to determine evenly distributed latitudes and longitudes on the surface of a sphere. (Yes, I know the earth is an oblate spheroid, but a sphere is a good enough approximation for this use.)

 

Trip Map

 

This site (specifically the 2002 Q1 trip to Aylesbury, England, UK) was featured on Savvy Traveler the weekend of June 14th 2002.  I liked how the story came out.  As my sister said "They actually managed to make you sound sane!"

 

Pictures and stories about each of the trips are below. The sites for the later vacations tend to be more fleshed out than the earlier ones. The map (courtesy of NASA) shows the location of each of the random vacations as yellow dots.  I used to live at each of the three blue diamonds.  Now I live at the red diamond.

1998 Q4 1999 Q2 1999 Q3 2002 Q1 2002 Q2 2002 Q3 2002 Q4 2003 Q1 2003 Q3 2004 Q3

Next: Chacchoben, Quintana Roo, Mexico Previous: 2003 Q3 - Mackay, Idaho, USA
2003 Q1 - Richwood, Ohio, USA 2002 Q4 - Crowduck Lake, Manitoba, Canada
2002 Q3 - Lac Manouane, Quebec, Canada 2002 Q2 Grantsville, Nevada, USA
2002 Q1 Aylesbury, England, UK 1999 Q3 Joggins, Nova Scotia, Canada
1999 Q2 Mariposa, California, USA 1998 Q4 Lac Megantic, Quebec, Canada
Non-Random Predecessor GPS Trip
1998 Q1 Miami Beach, Florida, USA