Where I’ve Been

WHERE I’VE BEEN

I’ve been to all 50 states in the US, plus some territories (Puerto Rico, St. Thomas USVI).

I’ve also been to a lot of countries.

“What is a country?” There are a lot of different answers. The United Nations lists 193 independent nations. Interestingly, that doesn’t include The Holy See (Vatican), Palestine (Israel & US keep blocking its admission), or Taiwan (got booted out for China in 1971). So, what is a country?

Not everyone agrees on the answer, but here’s a list of where I’ve been.

Click on the name to go to the post about that country. Sometimes, the post is my favorite memory of the country. Sometimes, it’s my first visit. The number in parentheses is the year of my first visit.

United Nations members:

  1. USA (born here!)
  2. Canada (1989)
  3. Mexico (1992)
  4. Bahamas (1996)
  5. Grenada (1996)
  6. Venezuela (1996)
  7. France (1998)
  8. UK (1998)
  9. Jamaica (2004)
  10. Netherlands (2006)
  11. Germany (2006)
  12. Belgium (2006)
  13. Austria (2006)
  14. Czechia (Czech Republic) (2006)
  15. Switzerland (2006)
  16. Spain (2007)
  17. Luxembourg (2007)
  18. Italy (2007)
  19. Hungary (2007)
  20. Serbia (2007)
  21. Bulgaria (2007)
  22. Turkey (2007)
  23. Denmark (2007)
  24. Sweden (2007)
  25. Norway (2007)
  26. Liechtenstein (2012)
  27. Slovakia (2012)
  28. Romania (2012)
  29. Greece (2012)
  30. Macedonia (2012)
  31. Albania (2012)
  32. Montenegro (2012)
  33. Bosnia & Herzegovina (2012)
  34. Croatia (2012)
  35. Slovenia (2012)
  36. San Marino (2012)
  37. Monaco (2012)
  38. Ireland (2012)
  39. Estonia (2012)
  40. Finland (2012)
  41. Poland (2012)
  42. Portugal (2012)
  43. Morocco (2012)
  44. Malta (2013)
  45. Latvia (2013)
  46. Lithuania (2013)
  47. Moldova (2013)
  48. Ukraine (2013)
  49. Russia (2013)
  50. Belarus (2013)
  51. Iceland (2013)
  52. Andorra (2013)
  53. Cyprus (2013)
  54. Jordan (2013)
  55. Georgia (2014)
  56. Armenia (2014)
  57. United Arab Emirates (2014)
  58. Egypt (2014)
  59. Brazil (2015)
  60. Australia (2015)
  61. New Zealand (2015)
  62. Costa Rica (2016)
  63. Nicaragua (2016)
  64. Honduras (2016)
  65. El Salvador (2016)
  66. Guatemala (2016)
  67. Belize (2016)
  68. Cuba (2016)
  69. Panama (2016)
  70. Mongolia (2016)
  71. China (2016)
  72. Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) (2016)
  73. Indonesia (2016)
  74. Cambodia (2016)
  75. Thailand (2016)
  76. Laos (2016)
  77. Myanmar (2016)
  78. Singapore (2016)
  79. India (2016)
  80. Sri Lanka (2016)
  81. Dominican Republic (2017)
  82. Peru (2017)
  83. St. Kitts & Nevis (2017)
  84. Antigua & Barbuda (2017)
  85. St. Lucia (2017)
  86. Barbados (2017)
  87. Chile (2018)
  88. Trinidad & Tobago (2018)
  89. Suriname (2018)
  90. Guyana (2018)
  91. Angola (2018)
  92. São Tomé & Principe (2018)
  93. Ghana (2018)
  94. Ethiopia (2018)
  95. South Africa (2018)
  96. Lesotho (2018)
  97. Swaziland (2018)
  98. Mauritius (2018)
  99. Seychelles (2018)
  100. Uganda (2018)
  101. Rwanda (2018)
  102. Tanzania (2018)
  103. Malawi (2018)
  104. Mozambique (2018)

Disputed Territories / Non-UN Members:

  1. Puerto Rico (1996)
  2. St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands (1996)
  3. Martinique (1996)
  4. Aruba (1996)
  5. Vatican City (2007)
  6. Kosovo (2012)
  7. Pridnestrovia (2013)
  8. Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (2013)
  9. Tibet (2016)
  10. Hong Kong (2016)
  11. Macau (2016)
  12. Curaçao (2016)