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Jenna Klotz … making friends in Mogadishu

By |2018-11-01T17:19:40-05:00November 1st, 2018|Categories: Podcast|

Jenna is only 6 countries away from completing her quest   On today’s episode, I welcome Jenna Klotz to Counting Countries.  I learned about Jenna from two previous guests; Randy williams traveled with her in Armenia and Artsakh, and Lexie Alford randomly met her in the Pacific. Jenna is also living in Chicago and our interview [...]

Zeynep Gülin De Vincentiis … Plans On Burning Her Passport To Protest Birthplace Racism

By |2018-10-26T06:31:10-05:00October 18th, 2018|Categories: Podcast|

Zeynep Gülin De Vincentiis …Plans On Burning Her Passport To Protest Birthplace Racism At the request of Gulin, this podcast is no longer available. This is Gulin's comment on Facebook when the podcast was published. Zeynep Gülin De Vincentiis is someone who is GOING TO EVERY COUNTRY ONLY TO BURN HER PASSPORTS IN THE END, she [...]

Robert A. (Bob) Bonifas … is ranked #2 on MTP

By |2018-09-26T19:23:05-05:00October 4th, 2018|Categories: Podcast|

Bob is a Type A person, whether it is work or travel On today’s episode, I spoke with Bob Bonifas.  I have seen Bob’s name on the top of the Most Traveled People’s list.  MTP divides the world into 874 places and Bob is currently ranked #2 on the list.  I had the opportunity to visit [...]

Mar Pages … has completed her 100th country

By |2018-09-13T13:59:33-05:00September 20th, 2018|Categories: Podcast|

Mar left her successful corporate life to focus more on travel and blogging On today’s episode, I welcome Mar Pages to Counting Countries.  I first learned about Mar when researching a trip to Djibouti several years ago and came across her blog.  I emailed her a question or two and she responded back with some advice.  [...]

Stephen Hughes … is a threat to national security

By |2018-08-30T17:09:56-05:00September 6th, 2018|Categories: Podcast|

Stephen has traveled to 168 countries On today’s episode, I welcome Stephen Hughes to Counting Countries.  Steve and I met on the road during a visit to Iran, where we are both not allowed independent travel.  I enjoyed our time together since Steve is not shy about sharing his opinions, and I knew he would be [...]

Boris Kester … has completed all 193 UN countries

By |2018-08-27T10:03:46-05:00August 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, [...]

Maurice Brand … has completed 148 UN countries

By |2018-08-08T15:49:01-05:00August 9th, 2018|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , , |

Maurice is planning on completing his quest next year On today’s episode, I welcome Maurice Brand to Counting Countries.  Maurice of course is a fellow country chaser as well as one of my neighbors in Bangkok.  We met for a Lebanese lunch on Soi Arab in Sukhumvit and then retired to my apartment for our conversation. [...]

Michael Runkel … has completed 193 UN countries

By |2018-07-23T18:53:18-05:00July 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 [...]