In case you were wondering where all I’ve been….
Countries and Territories:
Antarctica, the continent itself
South Shetland (Barrientos Island of the Aitcho group specifically)
Sarawak (Malaysian Borneo)
Indonesia (Bali, Lombok, Gili Islands)
Nagorno-Karabakh (disputed territory of Azerbaijan)
Northern Cyprus (disputed territory of Cyprus and Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus TRNC)
Australia- New South Wales
Puerto Rico (US)
St. Kitts & Nevis
Kosovo (still disputed, place eye roll here)
Transnistria (disputed as part of Moldova)
Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
Canada (Yukon Territory and British Columbia)
Galapagos Islands (Ecuador)
According to the Travelers’ Century Club, I have been to 84 out of the 325 recognized countries and territories. If you are looking at the UN list of who’s considered a country I have been to 74 out of 193.
This is a place I’m seriously lagging. One day, one day…
Alaska (home/born there), California, Florida, Hawaii (Oahu & Maui), Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, New York, Texas, New Mexico
13/50, I got a way to go.
Other places I’ve visited worth mentioning that aren’t on the TCC list, that I think should be:
San Blas Islands and Guna/Kuna Yala Province of Panama
The Guna Yala Province of Panama is a narrow strip of land on the east coast of Panama and includes the 365 San Blas Islands along the coast. It is an autonomous territory.
Gorno Badakshan Autonomous Oblast, Tajikistan
The GBAO region of Tajikistan makes up the eastern half of the country and is distinctly different from the rest.
The ‘stan within a ‘stan. An autonomous republic within Uzbekistan.
Campbell Island, New Zealand
One of New Zealand’s Sub-Antarctic Islands. Known for its unusual megaherbs and abundant birdlife. I find it odd that the TCC includes Australia’s Macquarie Island on the list, but none of NZ’s Sub-Antarctic Islands…
Iran, China, Tajikistan, Pakistan in May and June of 2018! Possibly Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Algeria later in the year.
My dream destinations
Some are places I could get to now, but unfortunately many of these are extremely difficult and/or dangerous to get to… but I’m still fascinated with them.
Papua New Guinea