Go for it now. The future is promised to no one.
This is just a way for me to keep track of the places I’ve seen. I used the Traveler’s Century Club’s Official List of 321 Countries to help me catalogue the ones I’ve visited so far. If you take a look at the list, you’ll probably notice that some countries have been included even though they are not technically countries in their own right – they’ve been included because they are removed from parent, either geographically, politically, or ethnologically. It makes sense when you think about it… visiting the Canary Islands is a completely different experience from visiting mainland Spain, and you can’t really say you’ve been to America if all you’ve seen is Hawaii. It’s just a different way to look at the world, I suppose. And it means there are that many more places to visit! ;)
As I continue to blog about these places, they’ll start to show up as links and in the drop-down “destinations” menu above. :)
Oh, and for the record, I’ve not counted places where I just stopped at the airport.
North America (3)
-United States (mainland)
Europe and the Meditteranean (33)
-Balearic Islands (Mallorca)
–Cyprus, Turkish Fed. State
-Ionian Islands (Corfu)
–Turkey in Europe (Istanbul)
Atlantic Ocean (2)
Pacific Ocean (1)
53 countries visited.
268 to go.
What strikes me is not how much I’ve seen… but how much I haven’t seen (especially outside of the northern hemisphere!). ^^