Someone just sent me an article about a guy that has visited every country (yes, all 201). And get this… *without* using a plane. He’s also the Guinness World Record holder for the number of countries visited in a single year (they must mean individual countries with no repeats or I’d have a shot at this one!)
His blog articles about his adventures to every country are a great read: The Odyssey Expedition
This has got me wondering how many I’ve visited. I do travel quite a bit, for work and pleasure. What’s my number? So I sat down to count. Here’s my list, by region:
- New Zealand
- Hong Kong
- St. Martin/Sint Maarten
- British Virgin Islands
- US Virgin Islands
- Dominican Republic
Central & North America
- Costa Rica
- Conch Republic
Middle East & Asia
- South Korea
- Czech Republic
If you’re looking at this list and shaking your head a bit don’t worry, so am I. I’ve copied this from the website mentioned above. Some of these countries are definitely disputable (like the Conch Republic. Also called Key West, FL.) and others are grouped strangely (Cuba as part of Central America?) but this is the “official” list, so I’ll play by their rules.
By my count, I’ve been to 52 countries. Wow. No wonder I feel tired! Africa, I’m afraid I need to apologize. I’ve never visited you. In order to tick off my ‘bucket list’ to visit every country, we’re going to have to meet and spend some quality time together.
In the comments section, please write how many you’ve been to. And don’t be shy if your answer is only ONE, we all have to start somewhere and I think it’s motivating as well. Get out there and explore!!