Map of Places I’ve Travelled To

For every place I visit there are at least two more that end up on my ever-expanding list of places I want to go. I’ve by no means been everywhere, but as Susan Sontang once said, it’s on my list. On this page you’ll find a list of all the countries and territories I’ve visited, together with links to any articles on Indiana Jo that relates to that place (links coming soon).

Why countries AND territories

My list below is based on the countries and territories listed on the Travelers Century Club website. You’ll find it’s a little longer than the generally accepted list of 195 countries in the world. That’s for good reason.

First of all, I agree with that website – some territories are quite distinct from their ‘mainland’ counterparts – Hawaii and the British Virgin Islands are good examples. To quote their website, “This list has widespread recognition as the standard of countries and territories that are of significant interest, as distinct destinations, to serious travelers.

Also, while I’m not a ‘country collector’, I would one day like to join the Traveler Century Club to get access to their member guides and group benefits. So, that’s why I’m counting against that list. When I hit 100, I’m submitting my membership application.

How many places have I visited?

The short answer is 75 countries and territories across 6 out of the 7 continents (I have yet to make it to Antarctica).

What not’s included

Any country or territory where I haven’t left the airport. I’ve also got some excellent articles on the website from other bloggers I’ve worked with. But, if they visited instead of me, I haven’t included it on this list.

If you have any travel recommendations, I’d love to hear them.

Map of places I’ve visited

List of places I’ve visited

  1. Abu Dhabi
  2. Argentina
  3. Australia
  4. Belgium
  5. Belize
  6. Bolivia
  7. Borneo (Sabah)
  8. Brazil
  9. British Virgin Islands
  10. Cambodia
  11. Canada
  12. Canary Islands
  13. Chile
  14. China
  15. Colombia
  16. Costa Rica
  17. Croatia
  18. Cuba
  19. Cyprus
  20. Czech Republic
  21. Dubai
  22. Ecuador
  23. Egypt
  24. England
  25. Finland
  26. France
  27. Gambia
  28. Germany
  29. Greece
  30. Guatemala
  31. Hawaii
  32. Hong Kong
  33. India
  34. Indonesia
  35. Ireland
  36. Israel
  37. Isle of Wight
  38. Italy
  39. Jamaica
  40. Japan
  41. Jersey
  42. Jordan
  43. Laos
  44. Malaysia
  45. Maldives
  46. Mexico
  47. Myanmar
  48. Netherlands
  49. Nicaragua
  50. Palestine
  51. Panama
  52. Peru
  53. Philippines
  54. Poland
  55. Portugal
  56. Puerto Rico
  57. Romania
  58. Sardinia
  59. Scotland
  60. Senegal
  61. Serbia
  62. Singapore
  63. Spain
  64. South Africa
  65. St Lucia
  66. Switzerland
  67. Thailand
  68. Tunisia
  69. Turkey
  70. United Arab Emirates
  71. United States of America
  72. Vatican City
  73. Vietnam
  74. Wales
  75. Zimbabwe

Travel montage video

Want to see some of the places I went along the way? Here’s a short video of my first 3 years of travel. For more inspiration, I have a post featuring inspirational travel videos.

23 thoughts on “Map of Places I’ve Travelled To”

  1. Hi Jo
    Really appreciate your advice about Pearl Harbour and Hawaii.
    Sitting in Honolulu at the moment and there is so much information around about tours and such.
    Your advice is easy to understand and practical.
    If your not already doing this for a living, you should do.

    Thank You

    David

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    • Awww, thanks David. It’s comments like this that keep me going πŸ™‚ Say hello to Hawaii from me. PS: I am now doing this as my full-time job!

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  2. Hi Jo,
    what about travelling to Northern Germany, Denmark or Sweden? I live in northern Germany near the danish border.
    We have the Baltic Sea and the North Sea with the famous “Wattenmeer” with a lot a small islands. It’s three hours by car from my place to Kopenhagen in Denmark and MalmΓΆ in Sweden. Both cities are very beautiful, they are connected by a very impressive bridge.
    Hamburg is 60 miles away from my place and a very beautiful city, too!
    Best regards,
    Boris

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  3. I saw you have visited my country, Indonesia. It’s interesting to read travel bloggers’ opinion about my country: the highs and lows, the food, nature, and culture. Another reason to visit Indonesia again? Hope to be able to read it in the future. Good luck.

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    • Thanks and I’m giving serious thought to be visiting Indonesia at the beginning of next year. If I do, I’ll certainly write about it.

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    • Nancy, I’d not heard that before but it’s a beautiful sentiment. Weirdly the Galapagos have never really appealed so, for now at least, I will be helping to keep them pristine.

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  4. Dont forget Turkey,Most famous city in world istanbul city,Cappadocia.Ephesus,Black Sea,Antalya,bodrum,Marmaris,troy,selcuk,etc many of city and a lot town in turkey you should go travel to turkey someday you will love it so nice people and has great cultures,if you go there let me know,l will advise best place in turkey..l used work hotels and travel agent in istanbul/

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    • Ah, Nicola – you’re making me want to hop on a flight to Turkey! I have visited but really only to the beach resorts. I need to explore more of the country and definitely get to the places you mention. Thanks for your details/ I’ve removed your email from the comments in case the evil internet spam bots find it and start bothering you but I’ve made a note and will drop you a line when I next get to Turkey!

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      • I am originally from Turkey and I do recommend a long visit there but I suggest delaying your visit until dangerous political situation in Turkey changes. South and Southeast are out for the time being. Istanbul may be OK right now and the regular touristic sites like Bodrum may also be OK. Cappadocia should be safe and quiet. Still, I am recommending my friends to stay away!

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        • Savas, thanks for the tip. A long trip through Turkey is still on my to-do list. I’ve only ever travelled through Istanbul airport, though I have visited some of the beach areas. I hope that you keep safe and I that the political situation can be solved quickly and calmly.

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  5. Galapagos Islands was the best place I’ve ever been in all of the americas, better than amazon, inca trail , salt flats in Bolivia, Rio de Janeiro. Also, el mundo perdido based on the film ‘up’ or Roraima , southern Venezuela bordering Brazil , flat top mountains, amazing scenery and when your on top you can see Guyana, brazil and venezuela in all directions – if your brave enough to go there. Finally, you should visit Desierto de Tatacoa near Neiva or San Augustin in Colombia , where not many gringas venture, mucho suerte.

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    • Jason, I don’t know why I have a mental block about the Galapagos. Not a single person has said a bad thing about the islands but still I don’t have the urge to go. The other places you mention in South America, I really enjoyed (so maybe I should take the hint about Galapagos!) Venezuela, I’m a bit nervous about visiting – how was it on the safety front? Every time I watch ‘Up’ I find myself looking at flights πŸ™‚ And Desierto de Tatacoa – wowsers – why didn’t I know that place before I visited Colombia. I wasn’t planning on going back there but maybe I just have to. Gracias!!

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  6. Interesting, we’ve been to about the same number of countries. I’ve been to 51 so far but looking at your list, you have 21 countries I haven’t been to. Which means to say I also have a lot you haven’t been to. The top of my list would be Tanzania. You can get both beautiful animal watching, hiking up the tallest mountain in Africa and amazing beach time by Zanibar all within a relatively short distance from each other. I thought South Africa was beautiful. If only they could get rid of the crime in the cities. Cape Town, the northern wine country and the southern tip and beaches is a good choice. I saw the notes on Guyana. It’s tough to get in there as they only have charter flights. I only ended up there because my flight from Brasil to Atlanta ended up there in an emergency when the plane engine caught on fire at night over the Amazon. But that’s another scary, crazy story all its own. Have fun in Columbia

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    • Nykke, there are so many places I want to go to and Guyana is definitely on the list…in fact, I’ll hopefully be travelling to Colombia in the next few months. So maybe…any tips for me for what to see if I make it there?

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      • That’s awesome! the main attractions are Kaieteur Waterfalls, Shell Beach (people come to see the turtles), if you got to the Interior you can see authentic huts that the Amerindians still live in today and they could probably teach you how to Cassava bread (really yummy when toasted with butter). We have resorts too, the most famous one is Splashmin’s which a water park. The other resorts are more “naturey” and peaceful and scenic like the Baganara Island resort. You can check out Castalani (I think I spelled it wrong) House, it’s where the first president of Guyana lived, it’s a mini museum of all his treasures from around the world. The Botanical Gardens right next door to it is great too, there’s the memorial for President Burnham there and the Seven Pounds Monument, as well as the kissing bridge. You can maybe see a mantee in the water and feed them garden. However, I do not suggest going to the zoo, it’s gone down hill and there isn’t much to look at in there these days. You can go walking on the seawalls, which used to be big on Sundays but I think they got rid of “Sunday Lime” on the seawalls.

        I think that’s it as far as my knowledge goes on “touristsy” things to do there.

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        • Nykke, that all sounds amazing – thanks for sharing. I’m definitely excited to visit Guyana as soon as I can!

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  7. Hey Jo,

    I met u at the hostel in Playa del Carmen, I’m the Brazilian girl (bird poop) hahah I’m just writing to say that I love your blog, I already added it to my favorites, so inspiring! I wish you all the best in your journey πŸ™‚

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    • Hey Debora, I remember you – you also fixed my broken plug charger πŸ™‚ Glad you like my blog and will be following along! If it makes you feel better, the same bird got me a few days later – hit me in my armpit. Urggghhhh!!!!

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    • Laura, Romania is definitely on my list of places I want to visit. I nearly got there last year but not quite…so many places, so little time!!! But do send me some tips for when I do manage to get there πŸ™‚

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