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Michael Runkel … has completed 193 UN countries

By |2018-07-23T18:53:18-05:00July 26th, 2018|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , |

Michael has visited every country in the world and is ranked #10 on Nomad Mania On today’s episode, I welcome back Michael Runkel back to Counting Countries.  Michael first appeared on Episode 17, back in the fall of 2016. At that time he had completed 176 countries. I am in a difficult position.  There are only [...]

Noratus Cemetery Must-See

By |2018-07-24T23:13:18-05:00July 24th, 2018|Categories: Asia, Must-See|Tags: , , |

This has been on my radar screen for a long time.  I have been to Armenia every year since 2003, but somehow this historical gem was always overlooked by me until this year in 2018.  Noratus cemetery is a medieval cemetery filled with stone-carved crosses.  Noratus located on Lake Sevan is filled with over 1000 stone [...]

Reasons Why The Bahamas Should Be In Your Bucket List

By |2019-05-23T14:56:37-05:00July 22nd, 2018|Categories: Caribbean, Must-See|

Reasons why the Bahamas should be in your bucket list The Bahamas is one of those destinations that definitely brings you closer to the wind. It has perfect vision to carry you out with the placement of the high-class cruise liners along with the greater assortment of fascinating natural attractions. Then, as you decided to travel [...]

Scenic Flight Over The Namib Desert

By |2018-07-13T21:04:49-05:00July 13th, 2018|Categories: Africa, Unique Experiences|

The engine puttered and the propellers came to life.  The engine growl reminded me a bit of the lawn mower I used to push during my college summers.  But this afternoon was going to be a bit more exciting then pushing a mower in the suburbs.  I was strapped in behind the pilot in the second [...]

Lexie Alford … has traveled to 140 UN countries

By |2018-07-12T09:20:05-05:00July 12th, 2018|Categories: Podcast|

Lexie is on track to become the youngest person to travel to every country in the world, earning a Guinness World Record Today, I welcome Lexie Alford, the youngest person who has appeared on Counting Countries.  She just turned 20 years old.  She has already visited 140 countries.  She is on track to be the youngest [...]

Victoria Falls – Must-See

By |2018-09-30T11:15:35-05:00July 7th, 2018|Categories: Africa, Must-See, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Victoria Falls Must See.  Victoria Falls is one of those places that engenders such lofty expectations, yet is able to exceed them once you are finally able to witness its gargantuan magnificence.  Victoria Falls sits at the corner of where Zimbabwe and Zambia meet.  David Livingstone, the Scottish explorer, was the first “to discover” the falls [...]

Cheetah Conservation Fund In Namibia

By |2018-07-14T14:11:27-05:00July 3rd, 2018|Categories: Africa, Unique Experiences|Tags: , , |

Cheetah Conservation Fund In Namibia. A cheetah is the world’s fastest land animal, able to run at 70 mph (or 110 kph). I bet you knew this fact. Even more amazing, a cheetah will reach that speed in just three seconds. When the cheetah is running at full speed, each stride will reach 21 feet (6-7 [...]

Reasons Why Iceland Should Be On Your Bucket List

By |2019-04-10T06:43:09-05:00July 3rd, 2018|Categories: Europe, Must-See|

No doubt, everyone is talking about Iceland nowadays. If you follow the trails of top travel bloggers and influencers from around the world, majority of them had already been to Iceland. Who can blame them? Iceland is truly magical and breathtaking that it seems to belong on a completely different dimension. This place has always been [...]