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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/

Jorge Serpa … Worst Day On The Road

By |2022-04-25T11:48:57-05:00April 25th, 2022|Categories: Podcast|

Jorge Serpa has traveled to 98 countries.  Jorge Serpa Counting Countries Jorge caught my attention when I came across his blog.  He is a true global citizen with an early move with his his family to Mozambique from Portugal followed by Venezuela and then attaining his higher education in the US.  Between his career and his [...]

Cassie De Pecol Lawsuit

By |2022-04-20T08:52:58-05:00April 20th, 2022|Categories: Podcast|

Conversation With Lauren Wolfe Of Travelers United I am your host Ric Gazarian.  This is another special episode from counting countries.  Expect to hear a traditional deep dive episode next week. But this episode is timely.  It coincides with the publication of a Washington post article on April 15 in regard to Cassie De Pecol.  She [...]

Drew Binsky … We Are All The Same

By |2022-02-10T16:35:06-06:00February 10th, 2022|Categories: Podcast|

 Drew Binsky has traveled to every country in the world Drew made his first appearance on Counting Countries in 2017 when we both were Wanderers for G Adventures, the global travel company.  We also crossed paths in Bangkok when Thor Pedersen passed through Thailand.  Drew and I continued a correspondence over the years with some [...]

Extraordinary Travel Festival Update #4

By |2022-02-02T15:35:14-06:00February 2nd, 2022|Categories: Podcast|

 A Conversation With Harry Mitsidis On this episode I am speaking with Harry Mitsidis, the founder of NomadMania. We spoke with Harry Mitsidis on the last episode when he shared that the 2nd Annual NomadMania Travel Awards. Harry will also be hosting a trip to Armenia before the festival.  So this is a great opportunity [...]

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