Travel

According to the CIA World Fact Book (April 2017), there are 195 "independent countries" but a total of 267 "world entities" thanks to territories like Guam, Puerto Rico, etc.  Ironically the world itself is considered one of the "world entities" as are each of the five oceans. Therefore, we've been to 45% of the world's countries and 42% of world entities.

Click the camera icons below to see photos from recent major trips.

     INDEPENDENT COUNTRIES Both
of us
Pam
only
Lester
only
Most
recently:
1  Antigua x     2011
2  Argentina x     1999
3  Australia  x     2009
4  Austria x     1985
5  Bahamas x     1995
6  Belgium x     2008
7  Belize x     2010
8  Bolivia x     1999
9  Botswana     x 1978
10  Brazil x     1999
11  Bulgaria  x     2007
12  Cambodia  x     2006
13  Canada  x     2014
14  Cayman Islands x     2010
15  Chile x     1999
16  China x     1994
17  Costa Rica  x     2017
18  Czech Republic x     1996
19  Denmark x     1997
20  Dominica x     2001
21  Egypt x     1994
22  Estonia x     2009
23  Ethiopia     x 2015
24  Fiji  x     2009
25  Finland x     1997
26  France x     2005
27  Germany x     2016
28  Greece x     1994
29  Grenada x     2011
30  Guatemala x     2015
31  Honduras x     2010
32  Hungary  x     2007
33  Iceland x     1996
34  India x     1994
35  Ireland x     2011
36  Israel x     1994
37  Italy x     2009
38  Japan x     2008
39  Jordan x     1994
40  Kenya x     1993
41  Korea, Republic of (South) x     2008
42  Laos  x     2006
43  Latvia x     2009
44  Liechtenstein   x   1985
45  Lithuania x     2009
46  Luxembourg   x   2002
47  Madagascar x     2012
48  Malaysia x     2008
49  Mauritius x     2012
50  Mexico x     2014
51  Monaco x     2005
52  Morocco   x   2000
53  Namibia     x 1974
54  Nepal x     1994
55  Netherlands x     2002
56  New Zealand  x     2009
57  Nicaragua   x   2007
58  Norway x     1997
59  Palau x     1996
60  Paraguay x     1999
61  Peru x     1999
62  Poland x     1996
63  Portugal x     2001
64  Romania  x     2007
65  Russia x     1994
66  Saint Kitts and Nevis x     2001
67  Saudi Arabia  x     2014
68  Serbia  x     2014
69  Seychelles x     2012
70  Singapore x     2008
71  Slovenia     x 2003
72  South Africa x     2012 
73  Spain x     2004
74  Sri Lanka  x     2004
75  Sweden x     2008
76  Switzerland   x   1985
77  St. Lucia x     2011
78  Thailand  x     2004
79  Tonga x     1994
80  Turkey  x     2007
81  United Arab Emirates (Dubai) x     2012
82  United Kingdom x     2008
83  United States of America x     2011
84  Uruguay x     1999
85  Vatican City (Holy See) x     2009
86  Viet Nam  x     2006
87  Zambia x     1993
88  Zimbabwe x     1993
           
    TERRITORIES        
89  Easter Island-Rapa Nui (Chile)  x     2009
90  Galapagos Islands (Ecuador)  x     2009
91  Guam (U.S.A.) x     1996
92  Guernsey (U.K.) x     2011
93  Hong Kong (China) x     1994
94  Ireland, Northern (Ulster) x     2011
95  Isle of Man x     2011
96  Jersey x     2011
97  Las Palmas (Canary Isl's, Spain) x     2000
98  Madeira (Portugal) x     2000
99  Puerto Rico (U.S.A.) x     2011
100    Scotland (U.K.) x     2011
101  St. Maartens (Netherlands) x     2001
102  Taiwan (China) x     2008
103  Tenerife (Canary Islands, Spain) x     2000
104  Tortola (British Virgin Islands) x     2001
105  U.S. Virgin Islands (St. Croix &
 St. Thomas)
x     2011
106    Wales (U.K.) x     2011

Still on our "to see" list:

Afghanistan
Albania
Algeria
American Samoa
Andorra
Angola
Anguilla
Antarctica
Armenia
Aruba
Azerbaijan
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Barbados
Belarus
Benin
Bermuda
Bhutan
Bosnia & Herzegovina
Brunei
Burkina Faso
Burma
Burundi
Cameroon
Cape Verde
Central African Rep
Chad
Christmas Island
Cocos Islands
Colombia
Comoros
Congo
Cook Islands
Cote d'Ivoire
Croatia
Cuba
Cyprus
Djibouti
Dominican Republic
East Timor
El Salvador
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Falkland Islands
Faroe Islands
French Guiana
French Polynesia
Gabon
Gambia, The
Georgia
Ghana
Gibraltar
Greenland
Guadeloupe
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Guyana
Haiti
Indonesia
Iran
Iraq
Jamaica
Kazakhstan
Kiribati
Kyrgyzstan
Kuwait
Lebanon
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Macau
Macedonia
Malawi
Maldives
Mali
Malta
Marshall Islands
Martinique
Mauritania
Mayotte
Micronesia
Moldova
Mongolia
Montserrat
Mozambique
Nauru
Netherlands Antilles
New Caledonia
Niger
Nigeria
Niue
Norfolk Island
North Korea
Northern Mariana Isl.
Oman
Pakistan
Papua New Guinea
Philippines
Pitcairn Islands
Qatar
Reunion
Rwanda
Samoa
San Marino
Sao Tome & Principe
Senegal
Slovakia
Solomon Islands
Somalia
St Helena
St Pierre & Miquelon
St Vincent & Grenadines
Sudan
Suriname
Swaziland
Syria
Tajikistan
Tanzania
Togo
Tokelau
Trinidad &Tobago
Tunisia
Turkmenistan
Turks & Caicos Islands
Tuvalu
Uganda
Ukraine
Uruguay
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Venezuela
Wallis & Futuna
Western Sahara
Yemen