Hi, I am Ric Gazarian aka GlobalGaz. I am on a quest to travel to all 193 UN countries and I plan to share with my readers; must-see places, unique experiences, and off-the-beaten path locations.
There are so many great travel content creators sharing advice on traveling to amazing places all around the world. But my goal is to help travelers visit locations that are less visited with less actionable information. I will share with you my travels to countries like Afghanistan, Algeria, Mauritania, or Pakistan. Or places, that people love to debate if they are even a country like the Principality of Sealand, Transnistria, or Abkhazia.
Check to see what countries I have been to so far.
A Year In Review 2022
Looking back, I can confidently say this was an incredibly memorable year with some adventurous travels and the organization and production of the Extraordinary Travel Festival. (There are affiliates in this post.) I started off [...]
20 Best Photos Of 2022
20 Best Photos Of 2022. I am back again with my annual wrap-up of my best travels from the year. It was another incredible year of travel, especially the first half of the year. The [...]
The Last Tourist
I have been fortunate to have partnered with G Adventures over the last several years. Bruce Poon Tip, the founder of G Adventures is also one of the Executive Producers of this film, The Last [...]
Cameroon – 151st Country
Cameroon – 151st Country. To see where I have been so far, check out my map as I count down the final 93 countries on the road to all 193 UN countries. Cameroon is my [...]
Nigeria – 150th Country
Nigeria – 150th Country. To see where I have been so far, check out my map as I count down the final 93 countries on the road to all 193 UN countries. Nigeria is my [...]
Liberia – 149th Country
Liberia – 149th Country. To see where I have been so far, check out my map as I count down the final 93 countries on the road to all 193 UN countries. Liberia is my [...]
Riza Rasco … Embedding While Traveling
Riza Rasco has traveled to 192 countries. Riza Rasco Counting Countries Riza Rasco is a well-known person in the extreme travel community. And I have crossed paths with her twice, once for breakfast in [...]
Katelyn Jarvis … Giving Back In West Point
Katelyn Jarvis has traveled to 150 countries. Katelyn Jarvis Counting Countries Katelyn is one of many who has been on my radar screen for some time as we passed each other like two ships during [...]
Ildiko Szabo … Daydreaming Of Koalas
Ildikó Szabó has traveled to every country in the world. Ildiko Szabo Counting Countries I knew of Ildy for several years and had noted her social media presence, but it wasn’t until October of this [...]
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Ric Gazarian is on a quest to travel to every country in the world.He has visited over 130 countries, with more every year.
He shares his experience on off-the-beaten path locations, unique experiences and must-see places.
Ric is a professional photographer, writer, author, podcaster, film producer and blogger.
He is also a travel leader and influencer. He founded and organizes a 3.000 person travel networking group in Bangkok. He is also the Chapter Leader of Travel Massive in Bangkok. Ric was the former Secretary in the Professional Travel Blogger Association.