Travel

According to the CIA World Fact Book (April 2017), there are 196 "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 57% 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  Bermuda x     1995
9  Bolivia x     1999
10  Botswana     x 1978
11  Brazil x     1999
12  Bulgaria  x     2007
13  Cambodia  x     2006
14  Canada  x     2014
15  Cayman Islands x     2010
16  Chile x     1999
17  China x     1994
18  Costa Rica  x     2017
19  Czech Republic x     1996
20  Denmark x     1997
21  Dominica x     2001
22  Egypt x     1994
23  Estonia x     2009
24  Ethiopia     x 2015
25  Fiji  x     2009
26  Finland x     2017
27  France x     2005
28  Germany x     2016
29  Greece x     1994
30  Grenada x     2011
31  Guatemala x     2015
32  Honduras x     2010
33  Hungary  x     2007
34  Iceland x     1996
35  India x     1994
36  Ireland x     2011
37  Israel x     1994
38  Italy x     2009
39  Japan x     2008
40  Jordan x     1994
41  Kenya x     1993
42  Korea, Republic of (South) x     2008
43  Kosovo x     2017
44  Laos  x     2006
45  Latvia x     2009
46  Liechtenstein   x   1985
47  Lithuania x     2009
48  Luxembourg   x   2002
49  Macedonia x     2017
50  Madagascar x 2012
51  Malaysia x     2008
52  Mauritius x     2012
53  Mexico x     2017
54  Micronesia x     1994
55  Monaco x     2005
56  Morocco   x   2000
57  Namibia     x 1974
58  Nepal x     1994
59  Netherlands x     2002
60  New Zealand  x     2009
61  Nicaragua   x   2007
62  Norway x     1997
63  Palau x     1996
64  Paraguay x     1999
65  Peru x     1999
66  Poland x     1996
67  Portugal x     2001
68  Romania  x     2007
69  Russia x     1994
70  Saint Kitts and Nevis x     2001
71  Saudi Arabia  x     2014
72  Serbia  x     2014
73  Seychelles x     2012
74  Singapore x     2008
75  Slovenia     x 2003
76  South Africa x     2012 
77  Spain x     2004
78  Sri Lanka  x     2004
82  Swaziland     x 1970
79  Sweden x     2017
80  Switzerland   x   1985
81  St. Lucia x     2011
83  Thailand  x     2004
84  Tonga x     1994
85  Turkey  x     2007
86  United Arab Emirates (Dubai) x     2012
87  United Kingdom x     2008
88  United States of America x     2011
89  Uruguay x     1999
90  Vatican City (Holy See) x     2009
91  Viet Nam  x     2006
92  Zambia x     1993
93  Zimbabwe x     1993
           
    TERRITORIES        
94  Easter Island-Rapa Nui (Chile)  x     2009
95  Galapagos Islands (Ecuador)  x     2009
96  Guam (U.S.A.) x     1996
97  Guernsey (U.K.) x     2011
98  Hong Kong (China) x     1994
99  Ireland, Northern (Ulster) x     2011
100  Isle of Man x     2011
101  Jersey x     2011
102  Las Palmas (Canary Isl's, Spain) x     2000
103  Madeira (Portugal) x     2000
104  Puerto Rico (U.S.A.) x     2011
105    Scotland (U.K.) x     2011
106  St. Maartens (Netherlands) x     2001
107  Taiwan (China) x     2008
108  Tenerife (Canary Islands, Spain) x     2000
109  Tortola (British Virgin Islands) x     2001
110  U.S. Virgin Islands (St. Croix &
 St. Thomas)
x     2011
111    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
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
Malawi
Maldives
Mali
Malta
Marshall Islands
Martinique
Mauritania
Mayotte
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
Syria
Tajikistan
Tanzania
Togo
Tokelau
Trinidad &Tobago
Tunisia
Turkmenistan
Turks & Caicos Islands
Tuvalu
Uganda
Ukraine
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Venezuela
Wallis & Futuna
Western Sahara
Yemen