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The Kidnapping Of Dr Song (Nopparat Rattanawaraha)

By |2022-10-23T10:51:42-05:00October 23rd, 2022|Categories: Podcast, Uncategorized|

Dr Song Nopparat Rattanawaraha Counting Countries Breaking News I speak with a 193 Insider who was working intimately to free Dr. Song from his kidnappers.  Dr. Song is Chasing 193 and I was kidnapped by bandits as crossed by land from Burkina Faso to Mali.  Dr. Song was held in captivity for 3 weeks until a [...]

Extraordinary Travel Festival Update #6

By |2022-10-04T14:29:32-05:00October 4th, 2022|Categories: Podcast|

On this episode, I will be providing an update for the Extraordinary Travel Festival.  I am happy to share with you the schedule for the event and all of the great speakers. Check out the speakers for the festival. Check out our Extraordinary Adventures with Soviet Tours, ITC Sudan, Large Minority, and WSE Travel. And you [...]

The Last Tourist

By |2022-08-28T17:58:56-05:00August 28th, 2022|Categories: Advice|

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 Tourist, which I review below.  G Adventures organizes small group tours across the globe with a strong commitment to making travel [...]

Paul Barbato … Embrace The Trainwreck

By |2022-08-16T16:38:14-05:00August 16th, 2022|Categories: Podcast, Uncategorized|

Paul Barbato has traveled to over 70 countries Paul AKA Barbs and I met through Gus Rosted.  Gus is one of the attendees at the Extraordinary Travel Festival.  Gus recommended Barbs as speaker at the festival. I knew Barbs and his YouTube channel, Geography Now! and thought he would be a great addition in Armenia.  Barbs [...]

Sultan Of Slowjamastan 

By |2022-07-12T22:29:32-05:00July 12th, 2022|Categories: Podcast|

The World’s Newest Micronation This is a special episode of Counting Countries.  Like many in the community I have a keen interest of de facto states and micronations.  I love the idiosyncrasies of crossing the border into an Abkhazia or Transnistria.  As I have shared with listeners before I was fortunate to visit the Principality of [...]

Lucy Hsu … It’s A Compromise

By |2022-06-14T04:28:02-05:00June 14th, 2022|Categories: Podcast|

  Lucy Hsu Counting Countries has traveled to 187 countries  Lucy and I met briefly at an impromptu meetup in Jeddah.  I knew she was an accomplished traveler who was nearing completion of every country in the world, but did not realize the scope of her travel CV.  This conversation was a great opportunity to learn [...]

Extraordinary Travel Festival Update #5

By |2022-05-19T15:48:55-05:00May 19th, 2022|Categories: Podcast|

 A Conversation With ITC Sudan To learn more about the Extraordinary Travel Festival in October 2022 in Yerevan, Armenia, please take a look at our website.  www.Extraordinarytravelfestival.com To buy a ticket, use code ETF to save $50.  https://extraordinarytravelfestival.com/tickets/ And please take a look at our friends and sponsor in Sudan, ITC Sudan.  https://extraordinarytravelfestival.com/tickets/

Cameroon – 151st Country

By |2022-05-02T07:12:03-05:00May 2nd, 2022|Categories: Counting Countries 193 Countdown|

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 151st country. Check out the best 193 travel books to read!  Cameroon is a country located in Central Africa packed with [...]

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