Countries Visited

With 200+ countries and territories out there, I’ve barely made a dent even after 14+ 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 – Burma – Cambodia – Canada – Chile – China – Costa Rica – Croatia – Czech Republic – Dominica – Egypt – El Salvador – EstoniaFijiFinlandFrance – Germany – Greece – Grenada – Guatemala – Honduras – Hungary – Iceland – IndiaIndonesia – Italy – Iraq – Jamaica – Jordan – Kiribati – Kyrgyzstan – Laos – LatviaLebanon – Luxembourg – Macedonia – Malaysia – Malta – MexicoMoldovaMontenegro – Nepal – Netherlands – New Zealand – NicaraguaNorth Korea – Norway – Pakistan – Panama – Portugal – Romania – Saint Kitts & Nevis – Saint Lucia – Samoa – Serbia – SingaporeSlovakiaSloveniaSouth Africa – Sri Lanka – Sweden – SwitzerlandSyriaThailandTurkeyUkraine – United Arab Emirates – United Kingdom – United States – Uruguay – Vatican City – Vietnam – Yemen


221 Responses to Countries Visited

  1. David Breen says:

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

  2. Adelaide says:

    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


  3. Judiel Tapel says:

    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…

  4. Gosia says:

    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!

  5. Akwasi Bonnah says:

    you’re still yet to come to Ghana…
    Send me a mail when you wanna'; i’d personally be your host and tour guide

  6. Ping says:

    You may pay a short trip to Brunei while you go Bangkok or Singapore or Malaysia :)

  7. Maya says:

    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:)

    • Wandering Earl says:

      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.

  8. Mike Linahan says:

    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

  9. Sherzod says:

    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. (
    I am sure you will like the jewels of the Silk Road Samarkand and Bukhara.

    • Wandering Earl says:

      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!

  10. NGUEMETA JORIM N. says:

    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.

  11. Indira says:


    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?

  12. Dami says:

    Have you got plans to explore Africa? Travellers always ask me about it

  13. Kathy says:

    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…

  14. Naseem says:

    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. :D

  15. Abdulla Abdullayev says:

    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

  16. Anne Kathrine says:

    Hi Earl!

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

    • Wandering Earl says:

      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 :)

  17. Darius says:

    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!)

    • Wandering Earl says:

      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!

  18. YOUSEF says:

    hiiii EARL

    Did you visit KUWAIT ???

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



    • Wandering Earl says:

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

  19. Hamed says:

    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. :)

  20. Eman says:

    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!!

  21. Jonathan says:

    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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