Don Parrish – 193 countries … and is the most traveled person on MTP!



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Don has traveled to 851 places of the 875 places listed on the Most Traveled People list.  He is number one on the list, making him the most traveled person using this benchmark.    

Don has been traveling and discovering the world since the 1960s when he worked in a factory in Germany on an exchange program.  He has an incredible passion for history and connecting events and people throughout time.  He has traveled to the Soviet Union in the 1960s as well as traveling to each 83 political subdivisions.  He has been traveling to China for over four decades witnessing the changes in the rising dragon.  He shares with us some of his favorite places to visit including Socotra Island, Iguazu Falls, the Panama Canal, Ayers Rock, and the Grand Canyon.  The MTP contains incredibly remote islands in the Pacific and the Atlantic which are only reachable via chartered boats.  He has made over 60 of these challenging and risky trips, including places like the Pitcairn Island, with less than 50 residents, Marion Island, and Bouvet Island.  Please listen in on this fascinating conversation with Don.

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More about Don Parrish:

 

  • Born in: Washington, DC
  • Passports from: USA
  • Favorite travel book: Richard Halliburton’s “Book of Marvels” — which I got for Christmas in 1955. It changed my life.
  • Favorite travel site: Google — this is the universal way to get started
  • Must carry: My pillow. It makes long flights in coach that much easier, and avoids neck problems when sleeping in hotels.
  • Favorite food: I enjoy most foods and cuisines, e.g., Greek food, Peking Duck, Shabu Shabu, mediterranean food, Salmon.
  • Favorite drink: Water, regular coke, glass of red wine.
  • Favorite Airline: It doesn’t matter because I am often traveling on no-name airlines to remote places in economy.
  • Favorite Hotel: Dwarika’s hotel in Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • Website: Don Parrish
  • Map: Most Traveled People

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About Counting Countries

Counting Countries is the only podcast to bring you the stories from the dedicated few who’ve spent their lives on the singular quest of traveling to every country in the world. Less people have traveled to every country in the world than have been to outer space.

Theme music for this podcast is Demeter’s Dance, written, performed, and provided by Mundi.

About GlobalGaz

Ric Gazarian is the host of Counting Countries. He is the author of three books: Hit The Road: India, 7000 KM To Go, and Photos From Chernobyl.  He is the producer of two travel documentaries: Hit The Road: India and Hit The Road: Cambodia.  

Ric is also on his own quest to visit every country in the world. You can see where he has traveled so far and keep up with his journey at GlobalGaz.com

How Many Countries Are There?

Well… that depends on who you ask!

Check out our partner and sponsor: Chasing 193, Volume II: The Quest To Visit Every Country In The World.

Explore the unique stories from 20 more world-class travelers from various backgrounds and nations and from all walks of life who have tirelessly pursued visiting every country in the world and have filled their lives with a virtually endless amount of adventure.

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