A few years ago, Bo's sister, Dudley, got us a map of the world as our Christmas gift. It is one of our favorite presents ever! It says "The World Travels of Bo and Lisa" - with different colored pins and a legend showing the places you've been, favorite past vacation, next destination, and dream vacation. We don't use all of them - just the red pins for places we've been, and our rule is that both of us had to have been there (not necessarily together) before we can put in the pin. Our goal is to put at least one new pin in the map every year.
Last week, Bo was in Boston for work. I went with my family a while ago, but he had never been. So when he returned, we got to put in our first pin of the year for Massachusetts, now that we've both been there. I'm pretty sure my family trip was a LOT more fun than his work trip ;) We do plan to go back together at some point down the road.
To be honest, this was by far the least exciting pin we've ever put in, since it was for work instead of a fun vacation. Since we've had the map, we have planned at least one vacation every year so that we can have an exciting pin to put in the map - any work pins are just bonus. We've been to a lot of places so far, but there is still a lot of empty space on the map. Our "places to go" list seems to only get longer - never shorter. But we'll have two more pins by the end of this year, and maybe more (depending where Bo gets sent for work)!