So far, we’ve been to 123 countries.
We like to use the Travelers’ Century Club official list of 327 countries and territories when seeing where we’ve been and where we might want to visit next. The TCC list includes some places that aren’t actually countries in themselves, but are “either geographically, politically or ethnologically removed from their parent country”, so it includes more places than the 195 countries who are members (or observers) recognized by the United Nations.
The point is we get to include places like Hawaii and Alaska as part of our total. It’s kind of cheating a little but what the heck? It’s our list and we’re sticking to it.
Here’s where we’ve been:
Pacific Ocean: Australia, Bismark Archipelago (Madang, Karkar), Guam, Hawaiian Islands (Oahu, Maui, Molokai, Hawaii), Marshall Islands (Majuro), New Zealand, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Ryukyu Islands (Okinawa), American Samoa, Samoa, Vanuatu
North America: Alaska, Canada, Mexico, USA (34 of the lower 48)
Central/South America: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Falkland Islands, Guatamala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Uruguay, Venezuela
Caribbean: Antigua & Dependents, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Grenada & Dependents, Leeward Islands French (St. Martin), Leeward Islands Netherlands (Sint Maarten), Martinique, Puerto Rico, Saint-Barthélemy, St. Lucia, US Virgin Islands (St. Thomas, St. Croix)
Europe/Mediterranean/Atlantic: Azores Islands, Austria, Balearic Islands (Mallorca), Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Corsica, Crete, Croatia, Cyclades Islands (Mykonos, Naxos, Paros, Thira/Santorini), Cyprus (Republic), Czech Republic, Denmark, Dodecanese Islands (Patmos, Rhodes), England, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Madeira, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, Sicily, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Srpska, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey (Europe), Ukraine, Vatican City
Africa/Middle East: Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Spanish Morocco (Cueta), Israel, Oman, Palestine
Asia: Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea (South), Korea (North), Laos, Lesser Sunda Islands (Bali, Lombok), Macau, Malaysia, Maldive Islands (Male, Vadoo), Nepal, Philippines, Sabah, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey (Asia), Vietnam
Antarctica: Argentine Antarctica (Antarctic Peninsula), British Antarctic Territory (South Shetland Islands), Chilean Antarctic Territory (Antarctic Peninsula)