How am I doing so far? The map of countries visited to date.

  • 171 out of 196 Countries visited84%

My country count is now up to 171 from the current UN list of sovereign nations, plus Taiwan, Kosovo and the Vatican City, also generally considered to be countries, so out of 196 in all. Or 172/197 if you count Palestine.  (Complicated isn’t it?)

But on this map I have also included other destinations that aren’t on that list like, for example, the Cook Islands. And a number of overseas territories, such as the Virgin Islands or French Polynesia are also listed separately, but associated with their mother countries. This count is now: 211 out of 246 possible self-governing territories and countriesReaching 200 feels like a huge achievement!

I’ve been to: all 50 states in the USA and every country in Europe, the Americas and the Caribbean.

(Airport transits not counted. It has to be a proper visit.)

Finally, according to this website (lots more travel statistics here) I’m  currently the fifth most travelled person in the UK and the 95th in the world. The rankings change quite quickly!

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