the world tour

I’m on a personal quest to visit every country in the world — and doing it all while I work full-time on a corporate job.

You can see everywhere I’ve been, plus some nice photos below.

 

Continents

Countries

Cities

120+ Countries!? How Do You Do It!?

Nice you ask! It’s all about thinking about time and money in a bit of an innovative way. If you want to travel as much as I do, you can do it — I wrote whole a book with the step-by-step strategies and tactics I’ve used. Check it out!

What Counts as ‘Countries’ For You?

I count the 195 UN states – the 193 member states plus the two UN observer states: the Vatican and Palestine.

I don’t count other non-UN self-governing places like Taiwan, Kosovo and North Cyprus, the latter to which I’ve already traveled to, for example.

What Counts a Country Visit?

I need to have visited a town, city or major landmark, partly on foot. Thus, I don’t count drive-thrus (by car, motorbike, train, etc), airport visits, border crossings, etc. Exceptions may apply for very small countries where I still stepped on dry land.

So, Where Have I Been Exactly?

There’s the nice map just up, but I’m keeping the list of places — name and all — updated below, divided by continent.

Europe

 Austria: Baden, Eisenstadt, Graz, Innsbruck, Kaprun, Klagenfurt, Krems, Mariazell, Melk, Nassbald, Payerbach, Salzburg, Sankt Polten, Spittal am Mittersee, Vienna, Villach, Volders, Zell am See

 Albania: Shkoder

Andorra: Andorra la Vella, La Massana, Soldeu

 Belarus: Minsk

 Belgium: Antwerp, Brussels

 Bosnia & Herzegovina: Mostar, Sarajevo

 Bulgaria: Boyana, Rila, Sofia

 Croatia: Dubrovnik, Split, Trogir, Zagreb

 Cyprus: Kolossi, Kyrenia, Larnaca, Limassol, Nicosia, Omodos, Paphos, Salamis, Troodos

 Czech Republic: Brno, Karljstejn, Prague

 Denmark:  Alborg, Arhus, Borkop, Brondby, Copenhagen, Fredericia, Helsingør, Hobro, Hillerød, Hirtshals, Odense, Roskilde, Søro

 Estonia: Kuressare, Pärnu, Rakvere, Taevaskoja, Tallinn, Tartu

 Finland: Helsinki, Napapiiri, Ranua, Rovaniemi

 France: Aix en Provence, Avignon, Ax les Thermes, Bergerac, Beynac, Biron, Bordeaux, Cannes, Fuveau, Marseille, Monflanquin, Monpazier, Nice, Paris, , Penne d’ Agenais, Strasbourg, Tarascon sur Ariege, Versailles, Villereal

 Germany: Berlin, Dresden, Frankfurt am Main, Freiburg, Munich, Passau

 Gibraltar: Gibraltar

 Greece: Agios Georgios (Corfu), Athens, Corfu Town, Naoussa (Paros), Parikia (Paros), Pireus, Santorini, Thessaloniki

 Hungary: Budapest, Gyor, Sopron, Szolnok

 Iceland: Blue Lagoon, Geysir, Reykjavik, Thingvellir

 Italy: Baiano, Bellagio, Bergamo, Bologna, Capri, Caserta, Empoli, Firenze, Fuimelatte, Lecco, Lenno, Mestre, Milano, Napoli, Nola, Pisa, Pompeii, Positano, Ravenna, Rimini, Roma, Sant’Agnello, Siena, Sorrento, Varenna, Venezia, Ventimiglia, Verona

 Ireland: Dublin

 Latvia: Riga

 Liechtenstein Vaduz

 Lithuania: Kernave, Moletai, Trakai, Vilnius

 Luxembourg: Luxembourg

 Malta: Mdina, Sliema/St.Julian’s, Valletta, Victoria (Gozo)

 Moldova: Chisinau

 Monaco: Montecarlo

 Montenegro: Kotor, Podgorica, Ulcinj

 Netherlands: Amsterdam, Hoofddorp, Rotterdam

 North Macedonia: Skopje

 Norway: Oslo

 Poland: Auschwitz, Krakow, Warsaw, Wieliczka

 Portugal: Cascais, Lisbon, Porto

 Romania: Brasov, Bucharest, Cluj Napoca, Iasi, Sibiu, Targu Mures, Vintu de Jos

 Russia: Barabinsk, Ilansky, Irkutsk, Kazan, Khuzhir, Kultuk, Mariinsk, Moscow, Naushki, Nizheudinsk, Novosibirsk, Slydyanka, St. Petersburg, Ulan Ude, Yekaterinburg, Zima

  San Marino: San Marino

 Serbia: Belgrade

 Slovakia: Bratislava

 Slovenia: Ljubljana, Postojna

 Spain: Badajoz, Barcelona, Benahavis, Cadiz, Casares, Estepona, Jerez de la Frontera, Madrid, Malaga, Manilva, Marbella, Mijas, Palma de Mallorca, Peguera (Mallorca), Sevilla, Soller (Mallorca), Tarifa, Toledo

 Sweden: Helsingborg, Lund, Malmö, Stockholm

 Switzerland: Basel, Bern, Fiesch, Geneva, Luzern, Sargans, St. Gallen, Ziegelbrucke, Zurich

 Turkey: Alanya, Antalya, Ephesos, Istanbul, Kudasasi, Pamukkale, Site

 UK: Aberdeen, Bladon, Callender, Edinburgh, Fort William, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Oxford

 Vatican City

 Ukraine: Kiev, L’viv

Asia

 Armenia: Echmidiazin, Garni, Geghard, Khor Virap, Yerevan

 Azerbaijan: Baku, Yanar Dagh

 Bahrain: Manama

 Cambodia: Angkor, Beng Mealea, Poipet, Siem Reap

 China: Badaling, Beijing, Chengdu, Hong Kong, Shanghai

 Georgia: Ananuri, Kazbegi, Tbilisi

 India: Agra, Amber, Fatehpur Sikri, Jaipur, New Delhi

 Indonesia: Denpasar, Ubud

 Israel & Palestinian Territories: Acre, Bethlehem, Capernaum, Ein Bokek, Haifa, Hebron, Jaffa, Jerusalem, Masada, Nazareth, Tabgha, Tel Aviv

 Japan: Hakone, Himeji, Hiroshima, Kanazawa, Kitakyushu, Kyoto, Miyajima, Nara, Osaka, Shimonoseki, Takayama, Tokyo

 Jordan: Aqaba, Petra, Wadi Musa

 Kazahkstan: Almaty, Medeu

 Kuwait: Kuwait City

 Kyrgyzstan: Bishkek, Bokonbaeva, Cholpon Ata, Grigorievska, Karakol, Kiziltu, Tokmok

Lebanon: Beirut, Byblos, Jezzine, Sidon, Tyre

 Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur

 Maldives: South Male Atoll

Mongolia: Bayanzag, Dalanzagad, Kharkhorin, Khongoriin Els, Sukhbataar, Ulaanbaatar, Yolin Am

 Myanmar: Bagan, Inwa, Mandalay, Yangon

 Nepal: Bhaktapur, Dhampus, Kathmandu, Nagarkot, Patan, Pokhara

 Qatar: Doha

 Oman: Khasab

 Singapore: Singapore

 South Korea: Majeong, Seoul

 Sri Lanka: Anuradhapura, Colombo, Kandy, Matale, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya

 Tajikistan: Khojand

 Thailand: Ao Nang, Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Krabi, Patang (Phuket)

 Turkmenistan: Mary, Merv, Turkmenabat

 United Arab Emirates: Abu Dhabi, Dubai

 Uzbekistan: Bukhara, Chimgan, Khiva, Samarkand, Tashkent, Urgench

 Vietnam: Halong Bay, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Ko Chi

Americas

 Antigua & Barbuda: Darkwood Beach, St. John’s

 Argentina: Aldea Brasilera, Alta Gracia, Bariloche, Buenos Aires, Cafayate, Carilo, Cordoba, El Calafate, El Chalten, Humauaca, Jujuy, La Plata, La Quiaca, Las Leñas, Malargue, Mar del Plata, Mendoza, Parana, Pinamar, Puerto Iguazu, Puerto Madryn, Punta Tombo, Purmamarca, Rosario, Salta, San Martin de los Andes, Salto, Santa Fe, Santiago del Estero, Tandil, Tilcara, Villa Carlos Paz, Villa General Belgrano, Zarate

 Barbados: Bridgetown, Oitins

 Bahamas: Half Moon Cay, Nassau

 Belize: Belize City, Caye Caulker

 Bermuda (UK): Hamilton, St. George

 Bolivia: Copacabana, Coroico, La Paz, Potosi, Tupiza, Uyuni, Villazon

 Brazil: Angra dos Reis, Arraial d’ Ajuda, Belo Horizonte, Buzios, Foz de Iguassu, Ilha Grande, Morro do Sao Paulo, Ouro Preto, Porto Seguro, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, Trancoso

 Canada: Montreal

 Cayman Islands (UK): George Town

 Chile: Arica, Iquique, Santiago, Valle Nevado

 Costa Rica: Manuel Antonio, Quepos

 Cuba: Havana

 Dominican Republic: Caucedo, Santo Domingo

 El Salvador: Boqueron, San Salvador

 Grenada: St Georges

 Guatemala: Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala

 Haiti: Labadee

 Honduras: Roatan

 Jamaica: Dunn River Falls, Falmouth

 Mexico: Cancun, Chichen Itza, Cozumel, Playa de Carmen, Tulum

 Netherlands Caribbean: Aruba, Bonaire, St Maarten

 Nicaragua: Granada, Isletas del Lago Nicaragua, Masaya

 Panama: Panama City, San Blas Islands

 Paraguay: Ciudad del Este

 Peru: Aguas Calientes, Arequipa, Chinchero, Cusco, Machu Picchu, Ollantaytambo, Pisac, Tacna

 Puerto Rico (USA): San Juan

 Saint Lucia: Castries, Soucis

 Uruguay: Colonia, Montevideo, Punta del Este

 United States: Albany, Baltimore, Bayonne, Boston, Cape Canaveral, Carmel, Charlotte, Chicago, Grand Canyon, El Centro, Everglades, Ft Lauderdale, Honolulu + Oahu Island, Key West, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Milwaukee, Minot, New York City, Orlando, Palm Beach, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland (OR), San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, Seattle, Vail, Washington DC, Whitefish, Yosemite

Africa
 Botswana: Chobe, Kasane

 Cape Verde: Sal

 Egypt: Cairo, Giza, Luxor

 Ethiopia: Addis Ababa, Aksum, Bahir Dar, Gondar, Lalibela, Ura Kidane

 Kenya: Nairobi

 Lesotho: Maseru, Thaba Bosiu

 Mauritius: Grande Gaube, Union Vale

 Morocco:Ait Ben Haddou, Dades, Fes, Ifrane, Marrakech, Merzouga, Midelt, Ouarzazate, Rissani, Todra

 Namibia: Katima

 Reunion (France): Cilaos, Col des Beoufs, Piton de la Fournaise, St Denis, St Gilles, St Pierre

 Rwanda: Kigali

 South Africa: Cape Town, Johannesburg, Knysna, Port Elizabeth, Sun City

 Swaziland: Mbabane

 Tanzania: Arusha, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro, Serengeti, Songwie, Stone Town, Tarangire

 Tunisia: Carthage, Dougga, Sousse, Teboursouk, Tunis

 Uganda: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Kisoro

 Zambia: Livingstone

 Zimbabwe: Bulawayo, Victoria Falls

Oceania

 Australia: Bellarat, Grampians National Park, Great Otway National Park, Kennet River, Lorne, Melbourne, Sydney

 Fiji: Nadi

 Samoa *: Apia (foot-on ground, short stop)

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