Today I started to add up all the countries I've been to this year and that progressed to all of the countries I've been to in my entire life. Of course I had to add all of the states in the US and the provinces in Canada. Whew!
But wait, even though my list looks long, just how many additional countries in the world could I visit if I were so inclined (not so inclined about IRAQ). So a little research turned up this list of 242 countries including sovereign states and territories.
Here is a LINK to WIKIPEDIA for the Entire List By Population
I've never really made a list of where I want to go, I just end up there somehow.... so in the interest of getting it down on paper.... here are my "Been There and Want To Go There" Lists:
Going or Bust
So the I want to go to list grows daily and by the first of 2016 at least 2 more will move from the right side to the left. Will I make it to 242? No...but it's not the counting of the countries, it is the experiences there and the people to meet and the food...oh my...the food... that makes the travel worthwhile.