WHERE I’VE BEEN

The total # of countries officially recognized by the United Nations is 197. This includes the fully recognized 193 members of the United Nations, plus 2 countries (Vatican City and Palestine), which have the status of permanent observers in the UN. Kosovo (recognized by 108 UN members) and Taiwan (recognized by 22 countries) are also considered in my listing.

At this date, I have traveled to 30 countries (not including layovers). I have completed my first goal of reaching 30 countries before age 30 (even before 29!) Now, time to check off as many as I can!

A

  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan

B

  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Brunei
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi

C

  • Cabo Verde
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Congo, Republic of the
  • Congo, Democratic Republic of the
  • Costa Rica
  • Cote d’Ivoire
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic

D

  • Denmark
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic

E

  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia

F

  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France

G

  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Greece
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana

H

  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hungary

I

  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy

J

  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jordan

K

  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Kosovo
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan

L

  • Laos
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg

M

  • Macedonia
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Micronesia
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar (Burma)

N

  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • North Korea
  • Norway

O

  • Oman

P

  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Palestine
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal

Q

  • Qatar

R

  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Rwanda

S

  • St. Kitts and Nevis
  • St. Lucia
  • St. Vincent and The Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • South Sudan
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Swaziland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syria

T

  • Taiwan
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Tuvalu

U

  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • UK (United Kingdom)
  • USA (United States of America)
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan

V

  • Vanuatu
  • Vatican City (Holy See)
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam

Y

  • Yemen

Z

  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

2 comments

  1. I love your website and Blog. I am sooo inspired by your free spirit and love of travel. If you don’t mind me asking, How did you start your website/blog? ..

    1. Hi Toni,
      Thanks for visiting the blog and for your kind words! I actually started my blog with a free WordPress account. When I decided to take my blogging seriously I decided to move to a paid WordPress layout/theme and move to a self-hosted server (BlueHost). It offers a lot of additional options like ecommerce and SEO optimization. I’d suggest figuring out the goals of your blog. What is it that you plan to accomplish? Do you want to make money from your blog? If it’s just something you want to toy around with, I’d suggest starting with a free theme/account and playing around with it. Seeing how much time you can commit to it. You can always move to a paid platform, but you’ll need to do a bit of research with moving and transferring your content. I did it all myself, so it’s not hard. Thee’s tons of info out there. My hardest thing was finalizing the design. I still tweak it every now and again, and still finding ways to make it more eye-catching and engaging. What types of things do you want to blog about?

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