I'm currently in California, our last trip (beyond the US, UK or Ireland) was to France, Andorra and Spain over Christmas and the New Year. The only question is where to next? I've visited 96 UN countries and I hope to see them all again plus some more. For a list of some of the UNESCO World Heritage sites I've visited click here.

Abu Dhabi, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Argentina, Armenia,  Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belize, Belgium, Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia, Botswana,  Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Doha,  Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Estonia, FinlandFrance, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Guatemala,  Greece,  Honduras, Iceland, India,  Indonesia,  Iran,  Ireland, Israel, ItalyJordan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malawi, Malaysia,  Maldives, Mali, Malta,  Mexico,  Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand,  Nicaragua,  Nigeria, Peru, Portugal, Poland, Russia,  Saint Lucia, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Singapore,  Slovenia, South Africa,  Spain,  Sri LankaSudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tahiti, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uzbekistan, Vatican City, Vietnam, West Bank, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

If I followed the Century Club rules which  astonishingly includes plane stops and territories they deem  "of significant interest, as distinct destinations, to serious travelers", I could add 16 more including; the Canary Islands, DR Congo, Hong Kong, Bali, Hawaii, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Qatar, Tasmania, Chile, Puerto Rico, Japan, Hong Kong, Zanzibar and Burkina Faso. Following these rules my "country count" would be 112. Here's a post written a few years ago explaining why I don't count things this way, lets just say as an anthropologist their notional identification of the distinct importance of various islands or regions doesn't  seem to follow any particular cultural logic.

However, perhaps now it's well over 100 I'll succumb to their lure, I'm  not above changing my tune! 

RECENT TRIPS: Here's where we've been over the last few years.

2005  U.K., Singapore and Thailand, St Lucia, NY
2006  Indonesia (Java & Bali), Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, U.K., Sweden, Ireland.
2007  Morocco, UK, France, Washington D.C., NY
2008  Mexico, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, India, Maldives, Bangkok, China,   Assam, NY., Athens.
2009  Ireland, Rome, Croatia, Bosnia, Slovenia, Tahiti, Easter Island, NY, UK, Estonia.
2010  UK., Paris and Provence, NY, Australia.
2011  N.Y., New Zealand, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, UK and Ireland.
2012  Spain,  Italy, U.K., N.Y., Ireland.
2013  Portugal, Ireland,UK, Spain, France, N.Y and Boston.
2014  Ireland, Abu Dhabi, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Burma, Indonesia, Malaysia, NY, UK & Egypt.
2015  France, Spain, Ireland, UK, Germany, Finland, NY & Colombia.
2016  Colombia, Canada, Ireland, Cuba, Mexico City, UK & NY.
2017  Doha, Sudan, Ethiopia, Seychelles, Turkey, NY, Ireland, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia
2018  UK, New York, Arizona & New Mexico, Ireland, Algeria
2019  Tunisia, Benin, Togo, Ghana, Sao Tome, Ireland, NY, UK.
2020  UK then Cancelled due to Covid - Hello California!
2021 Mexico, Ireland, UK, France, Spain
2022 Andorra, Spain, Israel, West Bank, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Iceland


Many thanks to Douwe Osinga for providing a simple interface to create the customize map above. Visit his website if you would like one too;