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Episodes of the Counting Countries Podcast.

Lexie Alford … has traveled to 140 UN countries

By |2018-07-12T09:20:05-05:00July 12th, 2018|Categories: Podcast|

Lexie is on track to become the youngest person to travel to every country in the world, earning a Guinness World Record Today, I welcome Lexie Alford, the youngest person who has appeared on Counting Countries.  She just turned 20 years old.  She has already visited 140 countries.  She is on track to be the youngest [...]

Taylor Demonbreun … has traveled to 125 UN countries

By |2019-05-22T05:41:22-05:00June 28th, 2018|Categories: Podcast|

Taylor is on track to break three Guinness World Records in October of 2018 Taylor is 23 years old and is from Alabama.  She is on track to become the youngest person in the world to travel to every country in the world as well as the fastest.  The current record holder for the youngest is [...]

Jorge Sanchez … ranked first on Nomad Mania

By |2018-06-14T16:48:59-05:00June 14th, 2018|Categories: Podcast|

Jorge has traveled to all 193 and so much more Jorge, a Spaniard, had an aborted trip to Africa as a 13 year old, as he traveled solo to the continent without a passport.  He travels were delayed until he was 18, when he then left home for two years as he traveled Europe. The journeys [...]

Peleg Cohen … has completed 133 UN countries as he gives back to the local community as he travels

By |2018-05-31T00:10:47-05:00May 31st, 2018|Categories: Podcast|

Peleg has been on the road for over 13 years with no end in sight Peleg is a from a small town, just miles from the Lebanese border.  In 2006, his military unit was called up for the war with Lebanon. He spent a month in combat. After this experience, he revisited the direction of his [...]

Samer Kawar … has completed 145 UN countries, while marrying his passion for travel and architecture

By |2018-05-18T10:59:15-05:00May 17th, 2018|Categories: Podcast|

Samer has managed to work full time as an architect as he chases 193 Samer shared with me that he's driven to travel by FOMO and YOLO.  The fear of missing out and you only live once, pushes him to plan constantly so he can maximize travel to the fullest. He is continually researching, creating lists, [...]

Frank Grosse-Oetringhaus … has created a list of 5,000 places in the world to visit

By |2018-03-09T06:39:21-05:00March 22nd, 2018|Categories: Podcast|

Frank has nearly visited the 5,000 places on his list which makes him the best traveled person in terms of quality. [Download .mp3] Frank passionately believes in what he calls quality tourism, which he defines as the opposite of checking boxes. So instead of focusing on crossing borders, he focuses on visiting places of note which [...]

Jeff Shea … has completed 193, summited the 7 peaks and much more!

By |2018-03-08T00:39:24-05:00March 8th, 2018|Categories: Podcast|

[Download .mp3] There are tourists, travelers and then there are explorers.   Jeff has an incredible travel resume, and at times when speaking with him I recalled explorers like Lewis and Clark or Shackleton during our conversation. After sailing across the Pacific in a small sailboat, he spent time in Papua New Guinea. He then began [...]

George Kashouh has summited six of the seven summits

By |2018-03-07T20:44:43-05:00February 15th, 2018|Categories: Podcast|

Some people are chasing 193, others want to summit the seven highest summits on each continent, and some want to accomplish both. [Download .mp3] George has set two ambitious goals.  First, he wants to summit the tallest mountain on each continent.  Second, he intends to travel to every country in the world.  He has made great [...]