Countries Visited

With 200+ countries and territories out there, I’ve barely made a dent even after 16+ years of wandering. But I have no doubt I’ll get there in the end 🙂

AfghanistanAlbania – Antigua & Barbuda – Argentina – AustraliaAustria – Bahamas – Bahrain – Bangladesh – Barbados – Belgium – Belize – Bosnia & HerzegovinaBulgaria – Brunei – Cambodia – Canada – Chile – China – Costa Rica – CroatiaCuba – Czech Republic – Dominica – Egypt – El Salvador – England – EstoniaFijiFinlandFrance – Germany – Greece – Grenada – Guatemala – Honduras – Hungary – Iceland – IndiaIndonesia – Italy – IraqIsrael – Jamaica – Jordan – Kiribati – Kyrgyzstan – Laos – LatviaLebanon – Lithuania – Luxembourg – Macedonia – Malaysia – Maldives – Malta – MexicoMoldovaMontenegro – Myanmar – Nepal – Netherlands – New Zealand – NicaraguaNorth Korea – Norway – Oman – Pakistan – Panama – Philippines – Portugal – Romania – Saint Kitts & Nevis – Saint Lucia – Samoa – Serbia – SingaporeSlovakiaSloveniaSouth Africa – Sri Lanka – Sweden – SwitzerlandSyria – Taiwan – ThailandTurkeyUkraine – United Arab Emirates – United States – Uruguay – Vatican City – Vietnam – Yemen

TOTAL COUNT: 90

Comments 245

  1. Elena

    How come the Russian Federation is not on the list?it is like the biggest place in the world. I love Russia. But you should also pay a visit to my little country too. It is one of the most interesting places in the whole world. Cyprus. Waiting for a review of Cyprus 🙂

  2. Syd

    Hi Earl,

    I’m new to the blog (totally rad, by the way!) and was wondering, with all of the countries you have visited, if you ever plan (or have planned in the past) to visit Armenia?

      1. Juliette

        I wish I traveled when I was younger..Your journey I envy!

        I am 49years young now and have just started traveling on my own.

        What star sign are you by the way?

  3. A.H.A

    HI Earl,

    With all the traveling you do, what sort of experiences have you had with rough seas? What sort of measures do ships have in place when they are in countries where they may experience natural disasters? Tsunamis, hurricanes etc on the water. Also, is swimming a requirement for someone who is interested in working on a ship?

    1. Wandering Earl

      These days, with the technology used on board ships, you don’t feel the rough seas too much at all. It’s incredible how smooth it can be even when there are big waves out there. As for natural disasters, everyone on the ship is trained in some capacity for emergency situations…and of course, they pay close attention to any weather issues or potential problems in any port where they might be headed and if there is a hurricane, they obviously go in a different direction. Swimming is not a requirement.

  4. Dave

    Hi Earl!

    have you already been here in the Czech Republic? I haven’t find any post about it !

    as soon you pass by here, come to discover a good pivo ! 🙂

    1. Wandering Earl

      Hey Dave – I’ve been several times, all over the country, but those trips were all before I started my blog which is why I haven’t written about it!

  5. Hannah

    Hey Earl!
    I recently went to Chile and I adored it! I saw that you went to Chile and I was wondering how you liked it, and where you went (so I have some ideas for when I go back!)
    Hannah

  6. Jake

    Hey Earl

    I know you have written before about not having a desire to travel to China. I was just curious if Hong Kong falls under that umbrella for you, or if it is a place that you would eventually like to visit. It is an incredible city with a great mix of urban craziness and quiet relaxing wilderness. Also, given that many travelers have connecting flights through Hong Kong International, I would recommend that at the very least you give it a day or two on a layover at some point. HK really has a vibe of its own, and is quite different from the rest of mainland China.

    1. Wandering Earl

      Hey Jake – I’ve actually been to Hong Kong twice and I enjoyed it both times. I did have some good experiences and met some interesting people during my visits…and definitely ate some great food!

  7. Liz

    Sounds crazy I know but my sister and I are consumed by the idea of visiting Russia! Any pointers ?So far it’s looking extremely pricey!

  8. Mina

    Hi! Can you do a blog post about your visit to the United Arab Emirates? I love reading stories about traveling to the Middle East! Have you thought about traveling to Iran? Tehran loves Americans! Although I know it’s a bit tricky to travel there. Love you site!

  9. David Breen

    Hi Earl,
    You should travel to Ireland whenever you get the chance. Especially the wesy of the country. Lovely scenery and people!
    Safe travels,
    David.

  10. Adelaide

    Hi Earl!
    I cannot believe that you haven’t been to Spain yet! Considering the fact that you have been in our neighbouring countries as France and Portugal!
    You are more than welcome to come to Mallorca whenever you like!

    Travel to India next week and definitely looking forward to it!

    Congrats for your website

    Adelaide

  11. Judiel Tapel

    Hi Earl,

    Your exploring the world will not complete If you did not went here in Philippines. Is it true that the people here in the Philippines are friendly and nice. And there are so many good places here. It’s more fun in the Philippines…

    1. Gunner

      Hi wandering earl this is not very important but im just wondering what zodiac symbol you are. Me and you have very similar veiws on life so im curious.

  12. Gosia

    Earl, wishing You to extend the list of the countries and Your experience with the ones already on the list! Hope one day You may also see my country – Poland! 🙂 Its transformation in recent years (as well as other Eastern European countries) is fast, it has its unique history, and if You’re nature lover You could like the Bieszczady mountains and the lake complex of Mazury.

    All the best for You!
    Gosia

  13. Maya

    Hi Earl!

    First of all let me tell you how inspiring is your blog! I’m too young to explore the world
    but it is my dream to leave a life of a nomad like you. Reading your blog showed me just how possible my dream is!

    From your list I see you’ve visited Jordan and Syria but not Israel, I wonder why is that?You really should stop by here if you get the chance, our little country has a lot to offer:)

    1. Wandering Earl

      Hey Maya – Thanks for the message and I’ll get there one day! There isn’t any reason I haven’t been there yet, just hasn’t worked out so far.

  14. Mike Linahan

    Hello,I am a fellow traveler and like you have seen the world on a shoestring budget.i started my journey with the UNITED STATES PEACE CORPS.I worked in Ghana West Africa,in the UE/R-UPPER EAST REGION.I worked in NAVRONGO the seat of the KASSENA-NANKANA DISTRICT, teaching Art and ESL on the side when asked.It was my first real overseas experience as an individual.I like you encourage people to GET OUT AND SEE THE WORLD FIRST HAND.Its one thing to look and see what is out there in the world by watching TV or reading a magazine,but to actually get out there and see,touch and feel these things you have seen in a magazine or on TV is life changing.I hope you get to Ghana in your upcoming travels and if you do ,please contact me as I have many friends still in country and would be glad to help you,and show you around.Other than MALI it has the most WORLD HERITAGE SITES in West Africa.Its the people that made my time as a PCV special.It should be the GATEWAY to WEST AFRICA for you.Take Care and keep up the blog and good work.Mike Linahan RPCV

  15. Sherzod

    Hi Earl,
    I saw in your list of visited countries Kyrgyzstan in Central Asia. I am from Uzbekistan and would like to invite to visit our Community Based Ecotourism project based in Nuratau Mountains. (www.nuratau.com)
    I am sure you will like the jewels of the Silk Road Samarkand and Bukhara.
    Thanks,
    Sherzod

    1. Wandering Earl

      Hey Sherzod – Thanks for that invitation and I will certainly let you know if I make it to Uzbekistan. I would love to travel there of course, just not sure when it will be!

  16. NGUEMETA JORIM N.

    I like that approach cause learning a language is good but basics in any language is essential like saying goodmorning and how are you draws the persons attention to want to know you and your popourse,striving to communicate in english this days is what every one wants,Earl loves your courage keep up.

  17. Indira

    Earl:

    I am a massage therapist in the US. I have always wanted to do what you are doing, and have been on the end of the fear of not being able to support myself. I am glad to see you placed massage on the list.

    However, toting a chair around even though they are light defeats the purpose of traveling light. I am still contemplating it, because it is my money maker. Do you have any tips for first time backpackers especially women? Where do you sleep? What and where do you eat? Are there some days you don’t do either? Do you walk or do you take transit?

  18. Kathy

    I am upto to 36, 37 in sept after a visit to Norway, on my own… and another 15 or so working on a cruise ship (they are in a separate section as I don’t overnight in them). Got another contract coming up…

  19. Naseem

    Hi Earl

    I’m from Yemen but I haven’t been there in years so I don’t know what it’s like being there but I hope you enjoyed it. 😀

  20. Abdulla Abdullayev

    Ciao Earl,
    I am from Azerbaijan. I see, you didn’t even visit any of Caucasus countries. Do you have any plans visiting Caucasus?
    Best regards
    Abdulla

  21. Anne Kathrine

    Hi Earl!

    I see you have visited all The Nordic countries except my country Denmark. Are you ever going to visit Denmark? 🙂

    1. Wandering Earl

      Hey Anne – I’m sure I will visit Denmark at some point! I’m not too sure why it hasn’t happened yet but it will happen 🙂

  22. Darius

    Hey Earl, I was just wondering, how do you deal with linguistic barriers when travelling? Any advice (I hope to one day travel nomadically myself!)

    1. Wandering Earl

      Hey Darius – The best advice I can give is to not worry about it at all. In my 14 years of travel I’ve never been in a situation where I absolutely couldn’t communicate with someone. English is so widely spoken these days and between that and you learning the basic greetings when you cross into a new country and simple body language, you’ll get by just fine!

  23. YOUSEF

    hiiii EARL

    Did you visit KUWAIT ???

    and about Socotra island ,, can i go in AUGUST ??

    THANKSSS

    YOUSEF – KUWAIT

    1. Wandering Earl

      Hey Yousef – Yes, I have visited Kuwait, several years ago and you can go to Socotra in August, although it will be very hot!

  24. Hamed

    Hey Earl!
    I really enjoy reading your blog. I noticed you haven’t visited Iran yet! Get your adventure on, come and take a visit here. I live in Tehran and I’ll be more than happy to show you around anytime you visit. 🙂

  25. Eman

    You haven’t been to Egypt yet :D! i think you’re missing a lot. although it’s been issued against travelling to it for sometime now, but it’s worth it!!

  26. Jonathan

    Hi Earl

    I can’t believe you haven’t been to the Philippines. So many travel warnings have been issued against it but the place is amazing when I went there. The people are friendly and warm just as the people from its neighboring countries such as Thailand, Vietnam, and so forth. I wish you all the best in your traventure. 🙂

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