Month: January 2015

The Ultimate Travel Checklist

There are many different apps and sites and lists out there that help you track all of the places you’ve been.  But I’ve found that some are too basic (the US is a big country!  And Hawaii is very different than New York!) and some are too detailed (like if you pin every city you’ve been to in Italy, you can’t even see the boot anymore!)  Somewhere along the line, someone told me about the perfect list.

It is from Traveler’s Century Club (insert unsolicited promotion here!)

Their list includes every country, as well as geographically/culturally/politically different regions of those countries.  For example, the United States is listed, but Hawaii and Alaska are included separately.  All in all, there are between 350 and 400 countries/territories.  The best part is, after you’ve been to 100 of them, you can join their club, if you so choose.

You can view the most up to date list here (I prefer to view it by region, but they also have an alphabetical list).  I’ve included a handy checklist format here on my blog.  And you can compare your travels to mine right here!

For those of you who insist on having an app – I like the “Countries Been” app for Android and the “been” app for Apple.

ABC Travel

The post that started it all….

Life Happens

I love travelling, obviously, or I wouldn’t be in the industry that I am in.  I love travelling by sea, waking up in a new place every day.  But sometimes, you wake up in a place where you’d like to stay for a few more days.  And there are so many places that aren’t even accessible by sea.  The more places I visit, the more places I realize I want to visit.     [I think this must be some corollary to Socrates’ “The more I know, the more I realize I don’t know” theory.]

When I was younger, I wanted to be a travel agent for a while (of course, I also wanted to be a lawyer and a pop star).  As I got older, and with the advent of the internet and bargain travel sites like Expedia and Travelocity, I thought travel agents were becoming obsolete.  But I…

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A Legally Required Disclaimer Notice

I travel.  A lot.  Mostly because my job allows me to do so.  They also require me to state that this blog, and all of it’s contents, in no way, shape, or form reflect their ideas or beliefs.  They are solely the ideas, beliefs and experiences of my own.  Which I think makes them better!

There, now that the legal stuff is out of the way… I can start giving you advice and ideas for your own travel!