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.