The top destination for Biden during his first year in office? Pennsylvania

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Like the many Americans who have stuck close to home during the pandemic, President Joe Biden limited his time traveling around the United States this year, breaking with his recent predecessors who all hit the road more frequently during their first years in office.

All told, according to an NPR analysis of the president’s official travel, Biden spent 42 days holding events beyond the borders of Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia, and the most common destination was the place where he was born — Pennsylvania. Biden visited the state seven times since he took the oath of office. No other recent president, dating back to Jimmy Carter, has traveled there as often in his first year, according to data compiled by U.S. Naval Academy political science professor Brendan Doherty.

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