If you are one of the members of the American public unlucky enough to have not met any of the 2016 candidates for president, I feel as though I can safely make a prediction: You don't live in Iowa or New Hampshire.

There isn't much insight involved in that prediction, of course. Since Iowa and New Hampshire lead off the primary calendar, there are months and months during which candidates can stop by and annoy voters. After Iowa and New Hampshire, there are also typically fewer candidates in the mix, meaning fewer opportunities for people trying to have a quiet lunch in a photogenic small-town diner to have some random guy come up and want to shake hands.

We were curious about the extent to which candidates actually covered the country over the course of a campaign, so we used the National Journal's excellent candidate travel tracker to see how many places candidates had visited since June 1 of last year. (Remember June 1, 2015? Jeb Bush led Scott Walker in the polls, one-two. Donald Trump wasn't yet a candidate.) The data includes both campaign rallies and fundraising trips, which is why there are early visits to the Bay Area, Los Angeles and New York.

As the campaign progresses past the Feb. 1 caucus in Iowa and Feb. 9 primary in New Hampshire, attention turns elsewhere, eventually filling in Super Tuesday states and, more recently, the Mid-Atlantic and upper Plains states.

The other lesson from this is, obviously: How exhausting. This is nine of the 20-plus candidates, only one of whom will end up being president. But for the past year, this has been each candidate's life, jetting back and forth across the country, all smiles and ears. As annoying as it is to have your lunch interrupted by a former governor of Virginia, imagine how annoying it must be to spend months on end interrupting people's lunches.