Countries I’ve Visited

    I’ll admit it. I’m a travel addict.

    As of this writing (January 2023), I’m slowly moving move some previous travel stories from other sites and re-telling others, but that effort leaves some countries and territories without travel stories here yet. Bear with me.

    I am a provisional member of the Traveler’s Century Club. I aspire to full membership, but that requires more countries and territories visited than I can currently claim. Using their list of countries and territories which is admittedly quite generous, here’s where I’ve been so far, in order of appearance:

    I’ve driven a car in each of the 55 countries and territories listed below marked with the 🚗 emoji.

      76: Puerto Rico 🇺🇸 🚗 2021 – 2022
      Numero Uno Beach House, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 2021
      75: Japan 🇯🇵 🚗 2019
      Yamanakako, Yamanashi, Japan
      Sunrise, Mount Fuji · Yamanakako, Yamanashi, Japan
      74: Tunisia 🇹🇳 2019
      La Marsa, Tunisia
      La Marsa, Tunisia
      My first visit to Africa.
      73: Malta 🇲🇹 🚗 2019
      Senglea, Malta
      Senglea, Malta
      72: British Sovereign Base Areas, Cyprus 🇬🇧 🚗 2019
      Kourion Beach, Episkopi, Western Sovereign Base Area (Cyprus), United Kingdom
      Kourion Beach, Episkopi, Western Sovereign Base Area (Cyprus), United Kingdom
      71: Republic of Cyprus 🇨🇾 🚗 2019
      Pyla, Cyprus
      Pyla, Cyprus
      70: Jersey, United Kingdom 🇬🇧 🚗 2018
      Mont Orgueil Castle, Saint Martin, Jersey, United Kingdom
      Mont Orgueil Castle, Saint Martin, Jersey, United Kingdom
      69: Wales, United Kingdom 🇬🇧 🚗 2018
      north of Welshpool, Wales, United Kingdom
      north of Welshpool, Wales, United Kingdom
      68: Isle of Man 🇮🇲 🚗 2018
      south of Ramsey, Isle of Man, United Kingdom
      south of Ramsey, Isle of Man, United Kingdom
      67: Taiwan 🇹🇼 🚗 2018
      Xiangde Temple, Taroko National Park, Taiwan
      Xiangde Temple, Taroko National Park, Taiwan
      66: Panama 🇵🇦 2018
      Panama Canal, Colón, Panama
      Panama Canal, Colón, Panama
      65: Colombia 🇨🇴 2018
      Cartagena, Columbia
      Cartagena, Columbia
      64: Curaçao 🇨🇼 2017
      Willemstad, Curaçao
      Willemstad, Curaçao
      63: Aruba 🇦🇼 2017
      Tamarijn, Aruba
      Tamarijn, Aruba
      62: Croatia 🇭🇷 🚗 2017
      Buje, Croatia
      Buje, Croatia
      61: Romania 🇷🇴 🚗 2017
      Râmnicu Vâlcea, Romania
      Râmnicu Vâlcea, Romania
      60: Vatican City 🇻🇦 2017
      59: San Marino 🇸🇲 🚗 2017
      Borgo Maggiore, San Marino
      Borgo Maggiore, San Marino
      58: Lithuania 🇱🇹 🚗 2017
      Vilnius, Lithuania
      Vilnius, Lithuania
      57: Latvia 🇱🇻 🚗 2017
      Vecumnieki, Latvia
      Vecumnieki, Latvia
      56: Estonia 🇪🇪 🚗 2017
      Tallinn, Estonia
      Tallinn, Estonia
      55: Finland 🇫🇮 🚗 2017
      Helsinki, Finland
      Helsinki, Finland
      54: Norway 🇳🇴 🚗 2017
      Tregde, Norway
      Tregde, Norway
      53: Northern Ireland, United Kingdom 🇬🇧 🚗 2017, 2018
      south of Magheraveely, Northern Ireland, 2018
      Unperfected · south of Magheraveely, Northern Ireland, 2018
      52: Ireland 🇮🇪 🚗 2017, 2018
      Inch Beach, County Kerry, Ireland, 2017
      Last Ray of Hope · Inch Beach, County Kerry, Ireland, 2017
      51: Scotland, United Kingdom 🇬🇧 🚗 2017
      Kinross, Scotland
      The Gatekeeper’s Cottage · Kinross, Scotland
      50: Jamaica 🇯🇲 🚗 2017
      Runaway Bay, Jamaica
      Runaway Bay, Jamaica
      49: Martinique, France 🇲🇶 2016
      Caribbean Ocean, south of Martinique, France
      Into the Storm · Caribbean Ocean, south of Martinique, France
      48: Saint Lucia 🇱🇨 🚗 2016
      Micoud Highway, La Ressource, Saint Lucia
      Micoud Highway, La Ressource, Saint Lucia
      47: Bahamas 🇧🇸 🚗 2016, 2017
      Half Moon Cay, Little San Salvador Island, Bahamas, 2017
      Half Moon Cay, Little San Salvador Island, Bahamas, 2017
      46: India 🇮🇳 2016
      Vypin, Kerala, India
      Vypin, Kerala, India
      45: Sri Lanka 🇱🇰 2016
      Yala National Park, Sri Lanka
      Yala National Park, Sri Lanka
      44: Dubai 🇦🇪 2016, 2019
      Dubai Airport, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2016
      Starbucks Coffee · Dubai Airport, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2016
      43: Portugal 🇵🇹 🚗 2015
      Ourém, Portugal
      Dance of the Masks · Ourém, Portugal
      42: Spain 🇪🇸 🚗 2015
      41: Andorra 🇦🇩 🚗 2015
      El Pas de la Casa, Andorra
      El Pas de la Casa, Andorra
      40: Monaco 🇲🇨 🚗 2015
      Monaco-Ville, Monaco
      Monaco-Ville, Monaco
      39: Liechtenstein 🇱🇮 🚗 2014
      Vaduz, Liechtenstein
      Vaduz, Liechtenstein
      38: Luxembourg 🇱🇺 🚗 2014
      Beidweiler, Luxembourg
      Beidweiler, Luxembourg
      37: England, United Kingdom 🇬🇧 🚗 2013, 2015, 2017, 2018
      London, England, 2013
      Palace of Westminster · London, England, 2013
      36: Switzerland 🇨🇭 🚗 2013, 2014, 2017
      Lugano, Switzerland, 2013
      Lugano, Switzerland, 2013
      35: Italy 🇮🇹 🚗 2013, 2015, 2017
      Venice, Italy, 2013
      Venice, Italy, 2013
      34: Slovenia 🇸🇮 🚗 2013, 2017
      Dovje, Slovenia, 2013
      Dovje, Slovenia, 2013
      33: Austria 🇦🇹 🚗 2013, 2014, 2017
      Radau, Austria, 2017
      Radau, Austria, 2017
      32: Hungary 🇭🇺 🚗 2013
      31: Slovak Republic 🇸🇰 🚗 2013
      30: Czech Republic 🇨🇿 🚗 2013
      Prague, Czech Republic
      Prague, Czech Republic
      29: Poland 🇵🇱 🚗 2013
      Pamięcin, Poland
      What Lies Beneath · Pamięcin, Poland
      28: Sweden 🇸🇪 🚗 2013
      Stockholm, Sweden
      Stockholm, Sweden
      27: Ecuador 🇪🇨 2012
      Cuenca, Ecuador
      Christmas Parade · Cuenca, Ecuador
      26: Chile 🇨🇱 2012
      Lago Todos los Santos, near Puerto Varas, Chile
      Swirling About · Lago Todos los Santos, near Puerto Varas, Chile
      25: Argentina 🇦🇷 2012
      Broken Promises · La Boca, Buenos Aires, Argentina
      24: Uruguay 🇺🇾 🚗 2012
      Let’s Drive Like We’re Young Again · Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
      23: Brazil 🇧🇷 2012
      Iguaçu Falls · Foz do Iguaçu National Park, Paraná, Brazil
      22: Dominican Republic 🇩🇴 2012
      Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
      Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
      21: Fiji 🇫🇯 2007
      Malolo Lailai Island, Fiji
      Warm Thoughts · Malolo Lailai Island, Fiji
      20: New Zealand 🇳🇿 🚗 2007
      Rotorua, New Zealand
      Lake Rotorua Sunset · Rotorua, New Zealand
      19: Costa Rica 🇨🇷 2007, 2018
      La Fortuna, Costa Rica, 2007
      Baby Caiman · La Fortuna, Costa Rica, 2007
      18: Greece 🇬🇷 🚗 2005
      Mykonos, Greece
      Mykonos Village · Mykonos, Greece
      17: Dodecanese Islands, Greece 🇬🇷 2005
      Patmos, Greece
      Patmos, Greece
      16: Turkey in Asia 🇹🇷 2005
      Bodrum, Turkey
      Bodrum, Turkey
      15: Turkey in Europe 🇹🇷 2005
      Bosporus, Istanbul, Turkey
      Istanbul Skyline at Night · Bosporus, Istanbul, Turkey
      14: Iceland 🇮🇸 🚗 2003
      Akranes, Iceland
      Church on Gloomy Afternoon · Akranes, Iceland
      13: Belgium 🇧🇪 🚗 2001
      12: France 🇫🇷 🚗 2001, 2013, 2015, 2017
      Paris, France, 2001
      Paris, France, 2001
      11: Prince Edward Island, Canada 🇨🇦 🚗 2000
      Covehead Harbour Lighthouse, Covehead Harbour, Prince Edward Island, Canada
      Covehead Harbour Lighthouse, Covehead Harbour, Prince Edward Island, Canada
      10: Netherlands 🇳🇱 🚗 1999, 2000, 2008, 2013, 2014, 2017
      Flower Path · Keukenhof Gardens, Lisse, The Netherlands, 2008
      9: Denmark 🇩🇰 🚗 1999, 2013
      Copenhagen, Denmark, 2013
      Copenhagen, Denmark, 2013
      8: Germany 🇩🇪 🚗 1999, 2000, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018
      Hamburg, Germany, 2014
      Periscope Up · Hamburg, Germany, 2014
      I lived in Hamburg during the summer of 2013.
      7: Alaska 🇺🇸 🚗 1998, 2006
      Chiswell Islands, near Seward, Alaska, 2006
      Steller Sea Lions · Chiswell Islands, near Seward, Alaska, 2006
      6: Nicaragua 🇳🇮 1998
      Talolinga, Nicaragua
      Doña Angela Cooking · Talolinga, Nicaragua
      5: Australia 🇦🇺 🚗 1996
      Nambung National Park, Western Australia
      Pinnacles · Nambung National Park, Western Australia
      4: Hawaii 🇺🇸 🚗 1996, 2003, 2009, 2014
      Akaka Falls · Akaka Falls State Park, Hilo, Hawaii, 2003
      3: Mexico 🇲🇽 🚗 1986, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2015
      Pacific Ocean, near Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, 2015
      Tall Tales · Pacific Ocean, near Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, 2015
      2: Canada 🇨🇦 🚗 numerous visits 1970s – present
      Tagish Lake, Carcross, Yukon, Canada, 1998
      Tagish Lake, Carcross, Yukon, Canada, 1998
      I visited all 10 provinces as of 2000.
      1: United States mainland 🇺🇸 🚗 by birth and residence
      Snow Cap Root Beer Stand · Seligman, Arizona, 2011
      I visited all 48 mainland states as of 1994.

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