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Boris Kester … has completed all 193 UN countries

By |2020-09-18T09:45:15-05:00August 23rd, 2018|Categories: Podcast|

Boris completed the quest of visiting all 193 countries last year On today’s episode, I welcome Boris Kester to Counting Countries.  Boris caught my attention last year when he posted some information on Every Passport Stamp in regard to his independent trip to Afghanistan.  It is one thing to visit Afghanistan with a trusted tour operator, [...]

Michael Runkel … has completed 193 UN countries

By |2019-05-28T05:17:59-05:00July 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 [...]

Lexie Alford … has traveled to 140 UN countries

By |2019-05-28T05:16:11-05:00July 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 [...]

Jorge Sanchez … ranked first on Nomad Mania

By |2019-05-28T05:11:08-05:00June 14th, 2018|Categories: Podcast|

Jorge has traveled to all 193 and so much more Jorge, a Spaniard, had an aborted trip to Africa as a 13 year old, as he traveled solo to the continent without a passport.  He travels were delayed until he was 18, when he then left home for two years as he traveled Europe. The journeys [...]

Peleg Cohen … has completed 133 UN countries as he gives back to the local community as he travels

By |2019-05-28T05:19:24-05:00May 31st, 2018|Categories: Podcast|

Peleg has been on the road for over 13 years with no end in sight Peleg is a from a small town, just miles from the Lebanese border.  In 2006, his military unit was called up for the war with Lebanon. He spent a month in combat. After this experience, he revisited the direction of his [...]

Samer Kawar … has completed 145 UN countries, while marrying his passion for travel and architecture

By |2019-05-28T05:22:11-05:00May 17th, 2018|Categories: Podcast|

Samer has managed to work full time as an architect as he chases 193 Samer shared with me that he's driven to travel by FOMO and YOLO.  The fear of missing out and you only live once, pushes him to plan constantly so he can maximize travel to the fullest. He is continually researching, creating lists, [...]

Frank Grosse-Oetringhaus … has created a list of 5,000 places in the world to visit

By |2019-05-28T05:36:09-05:00March 22nd, 2018|Categories: Podcast|

Frank has nearly visited the 5,000 places on his list which makes him the best traveled person in terms of quality. [Download .mp3] Frank passionately believes in what he calls quality tourism, which he defines as the opposite of checking boxes. So instead of focusing on crossing borders, he focuses on visiting places of note which [...]

Jeff Shea … has completed 193, summited the 7 peaks and much more!

By |2019-05-28T05:36:16-05:00March 8th, 2018|Categories: Podcast|

[Download .mp3] There are tourists, travelers and then there are explorers.   Jeff has an incredible travel resume, and at times when speaking with him I recalled explorers like Lewis and Clark or Shackleton during our conversation. After sailing across the Pacific in a small sailboat, he spent time in Papua New Guinea. He then began [...]

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