Counting Countries

68 EpisodesProduced by Ric Gazarian

With a membership of only around 100, it’s one of the most exclusive clubs on Earth. In fact, more people have been to outer space than have earned their way into this, the ultimate travel club. According to the United Nations there are 193 sovereign nations in the world. Welcome to the only podcast… read more

68 Episodes | 2016 - 2019

Petro Marais … and the slow boat to Laos

January 10th, 2019

1:33:43
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Debjeet Sen … and the seduction of travel

December 13th, 2018

1:28:18
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Rus Margolin … from communist to capitalist

November 29th, 2018

1:20:11

On today’s episode, I welcome Rus Margolin to Counting Countries.  I …

Danay Bustamante … introduces us to the three wise men of Burkina Faso

November 15th, 2018

1:32:37

On today’s episode, I welcome Danay Bustamante to Counting Countries.  I learned about Jenna from previous guest, Henrik Jeppesen, who introduced us via email.  It took Danay and I several months to connect due to …

Jenna Klotz … making friends in Mogadishu

November 1st, 2018

1:31:58
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Robert A. (Bob) Bonifas … is ranked #2 on MTP

October 4th, 2018

1:39:53

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Mar Pages … has completed her 100th country

September 20th, 2018

1:32:13

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Stephen Hughes … is a threat to national security

September 6th, 2018

1:11:37

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Boris Kester … has completed the 193

August 23rd, 2018

2:06:19

Maurice Brand … has completed 148 UN countries

August 9th, 2018

53:42

Michael Runkel … has completed 193 UN countries

July 26th, 2018

1:09:49

Lexie Alford

July 12th, 2018

1:32:01

Taylor Demonbreun … has completed 125 UN countries

June 28th, 2018

1:28:39

Jorge Sanchez: Ranked first on Nomad Mania

June 14th, 2018

2:05:54

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

May 31st, 2018

1:19:58

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

May 17th, 2018

1:21:21

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

March 22nd, 2018

1:49:31

Jeff Shea summited the Seven Summits, traveled to all 193 countries, and much more!

March 8th, 2018

2:05:43

George Kashouh has summited the highest mountain on six of the seven continents!

February 15th, 2018

1:34:10

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 progress so far, summiting six of …

Babis Bizas - 193 countries ... and travels 300 days a year for several decades

February 1st, 2018

1:12:18

Babis completed his quest for 193 in 2004, but has not slowed down at all.  

In the late 1970s, Babis backpacked the Hippy Trail which included Pakistan and Afghanistan.  He eventually found his way to Sri Lanka and …

Artemy Lebedev - 193 countries ... and exploring over 1500 cities

January 18th, 2018

1:36:58

Download Episode! Being a lazy workaholic propelled Artemy to become one of the world’s most traveled people Artemy had exploration in his DNA.  As a …

Jonny Blair - 113 countries ... a Northern Irishman in Poland

January 4th, 2018

1:19:05

Jonny loves travel and he has a special interest in micronations. Jonny has met Jonathan I, Emperor of Austenasia and was the first backpacker to visit the nation.  He also visited the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, …

Tony Giles - 110 countries ... and blind and mostly deaf

December 21st, 2017

1:17:59

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Tony has a sense of adventure not rivaled by many.

Tony heard tales of travel from his Dad, a merchant marine.  He also had two opportunities to study in the USA as a student.  Yet, the gift of a …

Special Report - Turmoil In The Travel Community - The William Baekeland Controversy

December 7th, 2017

2:35:49

A number of allegations have been made against William Baekeland by other members of the travel community. These allegations have not been proven in a court of law. Please listen in on this special episode. Photos …

James Asquith - 193 countries ... and Guinness World Record Holder

November 23rd, 2017

1:16:11

Pongtharin Tanthasindhu - 113 countries ... and travelling on a Thai passport

November 9th, 2017

1:15:53

Pong has travel in his blood.  He started traveling to nearby Asian countries and Europe with his parents as a kid.  Pong spent a year as a thirteen …

Arvinder Bahal - 178 countries ... and on his way to outer space!

October 26th, 2017

1:02:24

Nina Sedano - 193 countries ... and one of the few women to accomplish this goal

October 12th, 2017

1:12:46

Ellany Lea - 104 countries ... and living as a digital nomad

September 28th, 2017

1:05:35

Jakob Øster - 178 countries ... and travels with his family to Somalia and Afghanistan!

September 14th, 2017

1:35:16

Maurizio Giuliano - 193 countries ... and in 2004 was the youngest person to travel to every country in the world!

August 31st, 2017

1:33:48

Fabio Cao - 180 countries ... and counting!

August 17th, 2017

1:32:42

Drew Binsky - 110 countries ...  Guinness World Record Holder!

August 3rd, 2017

58:28

Randy Williams - 86 countries ... and counting!

July 20th, 2017

1:39:23

Eric Nguyen - 193 countries ... at the age of 24!

July 6th, 2017

1:11:31

Dustin Pfundheller - 193 countries ...  at the age of 30 with the help of Tinder!

June 22nd, 2017

1:36:36

Dustin balanced his career as a dentist while completing all 193 UN countries and then some. Dustin grew up in small town America yet ended up living in Singapore working as a dentist.  Despite a childhood of limited …

Thomas Brackmann - 155 countries ... and planning on finishing in 2 years!

June 8th, 2017

1:19:39

Thanos Koukoutsakis  - 146 countries ... with a doctorate in physics!

May 11th, 2017

1:17:40
Thanos is on a quest to visit every country in the world and has already visited 146 UN countries.  

Thanos initial focus in life was education and business, not travel.  In fact, one of his first overseas trips was a …

Audrey Walsworth - 193 countries ...  and 324/325 on the TCC List!

April 27th, 2017

1:28:44

Gary Arndt - 119 countries ... and over 300 UNESCO World Heritage Sites!

April 13th, 2017

1:17:30

Lee Abbamonte - 193 countries ... and the North and South Pole!

March 30th, 2017

1:35:42

João Paulo Peixoto - 193 countries ... and wedding ceremonies in 8 different countries!

March 16th, 2017

1:00:24

Sepp Kaiser - 190 countries ... on a single 10 year trip!

March 2nd, 2017

1:28:27

Dave Levart - 140 countries ... and has visited over 850 wineries in Napa Valley!

February 16th, 2017

1:03:34

David Langan - 176 countries ... and counting!

February 2nd, 2017

1:34:48

Lawrence Williams - 152 countries ...  and spreading his Uncle’s ashes in every country!

January 20th, 2017

1:37:10

Don Parrish - 193 countries ... and is the most traveled person on MTP!

January 3rd, 2017

2:51:55

Rick Shaver - 81 countries ... and counting!

December 13th, 2016

52:51

Lillie Echevarria - 105 countries ... and counting!

November 29th, 2016

53:33

Stefan Krasowski - 186 countries... and counting!

November 15th, 2016

1:00:50

Stefan has been able to strike a great balance between life and travel.  Stefan has a full time job and is married, yet still has managed to travel …

Sal Lavallo - 151 countries ...  and only 26!

November 1st, 2016

1:06:58

Savannah Grace - 107 countries ...  and left to travel the world as a 14 year old!

October 18th, 2016

1:09:31

Michael Runkel - 176 countries ... and counting!

September 27th, 2016

51:29

Anna Zavialova - 92 countries ... and counting!

September 20th, 2016

41:08

Anthony William - 38 countries ... accomplished in a wheelchair!

September 13th, 2016

1:05:21

William Baekeland - 154 countries ... and is traveling to another list of 12,000 places!

September 6th, 2016

1:03:05

Mario Hardy - 82 countries ... and counting!

August 30th, 2016

48:55

Thor Pedersen - 132 countries and no airplane flights!

August 23rd, 2016

1:32:24

Johnny Ward - 190 countries ... and only 3 more to go!

August 16th, 2016

1:13:26

Markus Lundgren - 193 countries … and then some!

August 9th, 2016

1:02:28

April Peregrino - 84 countries … and closing in on 100!

August 2nd, 2016

57:19

April is approaching her century mark and is on a quest to travel to every country in the world! April is the first Filipino female to travel to all seven continents in one calendar year.  She is also on a mission to …

Henrik Jeppesen - 193 countries … at age 27!

July 26th, 2016

1:52:37

Anthony Asael - 193 countries … and taught children in every country!

July 18th, 2016

1:16:44

Erick Prince - 88 countries … and on his way to 198!

July 11th, 2016

1:01:59

Gunnar Garfors - 193 countries ... And World Record Holder!

June 27th, 2016

1:06:43

Samu Viljanen - 193 countries!

June 17th, 2016

46:37

Mike Spencer Bown - 193 countries

June 13th, 2016

1:12:54

Mike Spencer Bown - 193 countries

Mike is a true traveler and explorer, who over a twenty plus year time period has traveled to every country in the world.

Mike shared with me some incredible travel tales, including a …

Harry Mitsidis - 193 countries… and repeating!

June 6th, 2016

1:06:41
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