Where We Been
Officially Recognized Countries
The official number of countries in
the world ranges from 193 to 196,
depending on who you ask.
Travelers' Century Club offers its
own intriguing list of 329 countries
and territories. Per their website:
"Although some [listings] are not
actually countries in their own right,
they have been included because
they are removed from the parent
country, either geographically,
politically, or ethnologically" (e.g.,
Hawaii and Alaska). We include
these unofficial country and
territory listings in gray text below.
Blue Text = Officially Recognized Country
Gray Text = Unofficial Country or Territory
Note: In cases where multiple links were
possible, we linked to our most extensive trip to
a particular country or territory. Countries with
no links were visited before our website began.
|It's a big world out there -- we still have a long ways to go!
|(Click on map
for larger image)
|Note: Map and country counts are as of March 2021. After
that point we could no longer make updates to the website.