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Riza Rasco … Embedding While Traveling

By |2023-03-15T11:13:40-05:00March 15th, 2023|Categories: Podcast, Uncategorized|

 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 the North End of Boston and for the multi-day Extraordinary Travel Festival in Armenia. She is a prolific and immersive traveler [...]

Katelyn Jarvis … Giving Back In West Point

By |2023-01-31T07:14:48-06:00January 31st, 2023|Categories: Podcast|

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 the night on FB.   I finally got to meet Katelyn in person at the Extraordinary Travel Festival in Yerevan and [...]

Ildiko Szabo … Daydreaming Of Koalas

By |2023-01-04T09:40:55-06:00January 4th, 2023|Categories: Podcast|

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 year when I met her in person at the Extraordinary Travel Festival in Yerevan.  I shared several conversations with her and [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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