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Lexie Alford … Collecting 10,000 Documents

By |2019-08-07T18:02:39-05:00August 7th, 2019|Categories: Podcast|

Lexie is the youngest person to travel to every country in the world This is my second conversation with Lexie.  As I have mentioned before, I constantly debate whether to invite guests back for a second conversation, especially since I only publish podcasts on a monthly basis at this time.  But I considered Lexie’s accomplishment worth [...]

Live From Dubai! … A Conversation With Four Extreme Travelers

By |2019-07-25T09:43:24-05:00July 25th, 2019|Categories: Podcast|

Live From Dubai! … A Conversation With Four Extreme Travelers Ryan Gazder, Zulekha Huseni, Zsuzsanna Berencsi, And Adam Hickman Join Counting Countries A bit similar to our last episode, Live From Sealand, this episode, Live From Dubai, features four extreme travelers: Ryan Gazder, Zulekha Huseni, Zsuzsanna Berencsi, and Adam Hickman.  I had an extended layover in [...]

Live From Sealand! … Extreme Travelers Gather & A Conversation With Prince Michael

By |2019-07-11T09:07:34-05:00July 11th, 2019|Categories: Podcast|

Live From Sealand! … Extreme Travelers Gather & A Conversation With Prince Michael 25 Extreme Travelers Gather At The Extreme Travel International Congress On today’s episode, I speak with eight extreme travelers at Sealand.  Well, let me explain that, the interviews did not take place at Sealand, but at the nearby port of Harwich in England.  [...]

Visiting The Mikoyan Brothers Museum

By |2019-06-26T11:18:07-05:00June 26th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Visiting Mikoyan Brothers Museum. MiG. That just sounds cool. The Soviet MiG jet fighter. As a kid, I imagined F-14s and MiGs dancing in the air in combat as I played war. That name MiG is not just a random jumble of letters but is named after the two designers of the MiG, Artom Mikoyan and [...]

The Yazidis Of Armenia

By |2019-06-23T13:12:30-05:00June 20th, 2019|Categories: Asia, Off The Beaten Path|

Yazidis in Armenia.  The Yazidis have been in the news for all of the wrong reasons over the past several years. The Yazidis practice their own unique religion and caught the ire of ISIS. Yazidis are spread throughout the world numbering 1.5 million, but the highest concentration can be found in northern Iraq. ISIS was intent [...]

Eight Days In Mauritania, An Agenda, Part II

By |2019-06-17T07:38:21-05:00June 17th, 2019|Categories: Africa, Off The Beaten Path|

Sample Itinerary Mauritania.  This is the second part of my trip to Mauritania.  To see the first part, check out sample agenda Mauritania. Ben Amera Ben Amera is the third largest monolith in the world. The first two that claim that record can be found in Australia. Ben Amera rises over 630 meters (over 2,000 feet). [...]

The Assyrians Of Armenia

By |2019-06-23T13:15:24-05:00June 14th, 2019|Categories: Asia, Off The Beaten Path|

Assyrians in Armenia.  I have visited Armenia every year since 2003. I have seen a lot of changes, and many for the better. Money has poured in. Infrastructure has improved greatly, whether it is roads, hotels, restaurants, and tour providers. With the improved infrastructure and positive media, I have seen tremendous growth in tourism. The vast [...]

Palle Bo … Re-Invented Himself At 50

By |2019-06-13T02:36:38-05:00June 13th, 2019|Categories: Podcast|

Palle Bo … Re-Invented Himself At 50 Palle has traveled to 80 countries On today’s episode, I welcome Palle Bo to Counting Countries.  Palle and I have met twice over the last couple of years, once in Manila and once in Chicago, but today is the day where we made it official with an interview. Before [...]

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