New poll question: how many countries have you visited?

It has been several weeks since I’ve changed the poll at the top right of the blog, so it’s time for a new one. The old poll question was regarding whether it’s appropriate to use the flight attendant call button for service. An overwhelming majority of you voted that it was appropriate, and you can find the full results below.

Anyway, you can find a new poll question at the top right corner of the blog regarding how many countries you have visited. I’m curious to see the results!

Feel free to expand on your answer or share the exact number below if you’d like. Thanks for participating!

Comments

  1. BR says

    Maybe some of the Caribbean islands are not official countries as well as the city-states, but still, I never realized how many places I’ve been.

    1. Antigua
    2. Argentina
    3. Aruba
    4. Australia
    5. Austria
    6. Bahamas
    7. Barbados
    8. Belgium
    9. Bermuda
    10. Brazil
    11. Canada
    12. Cayman Islands
    13. Chile
    14. China
    15. Colombia
    16. Costa Rica
    17. Czech Republic
    18. Denmark
    19. Dominica
    20. Egypt
    21. Estonia
    22. Finland
    23. France
    24. Germany
    25. Greece
    26. Guatemala
    27. Honduras
    28. Hungary
    29. Iceland
    30. India
    31. Indonesia
    32. Ireland
    33. Israel
    34. Italy
    35. Jamaica
    36. Japan
    37. Kazakhstan
    38. Kenya
    39. Lebanon
    40. Macedonia
    41. Malaysia
    42. Maldives
    43. Malta
    44. Martinique
    45. Mexico
    46. Monaco
    47. Morocco
    48. Myanmar
    49. New Zealand
    50. Norway
    51. Panama
    52. Peru
    53. Philippines
    54. Poland
    55. Qatar
    56. Romania
    57. Russia
    58. Singapore
    59. Slovakia
    60. South Africa
    61. South Korea
    62. Spain
    63. St. Kitts
    64. St. Lucia
    65. St. Vincent
    66. Sweden
    67. Switzerland
    68. Taiwan
    69. Thailand
    70. Turkey
    71. UAE
    72. UK
    73. Vatican City
    74. Venezuela
    75. Virgin Islands

  2. Eamonn says

    1.The U.S.
    2. Canada
    3. Mexico
    4. Costa Rica
    5. Jamacia
    6. Ireland
    7. United Kingdom
    8. The Netherlands
    9. Germany
    10. Beligum
    11. France
    12. Turkey
    13. Cambodia
    14. Thailand
    15. Hong Kong S.A.R.
    16. China

    All by the age of 14!

  3. Kyle says

    1. United States
    2. Mexico
    3. Belize
    4. Guatemala
    5. Netherlands
    6. Kenya
    7. Tanzania
    8. Haiti
    9. Australia
    10. Fiji
    11. Canada

  4. Philipp says

    1 Argentina
    2 Austria
    3 Belgium
    4 Belize
    5 Bermuda
    6 Bolivia
    7 Brazil
    8 Canada
    9 Chile
    10 Czech Republic
    11 Egypt
    12 England
    13 Finland
    14 France
    15 Germany
    16 Iceland
    17 Italy
    18 Japan
    19 Mexico
    20 Morocco
    21 Netherlands
    22 Peru
    23 Portugal
    24 Russia
    25 Scotland
    26 Spain
    27 St Barths
    28 Sweden
    29 Switzerland
    30 USA
    31 Vatican City

    Should I also put Rapa Nui (Easter Island) separately ;)?

    However, I do not like saying that I “visited” these countries, because while in some of them I have extensively traveled (Chile, Iceland, Portugal, France, Italy, etc), in others I have been to just one city/place (Helsinki, Stockholm, Moscow and St Petersb, etc).

    I aldo do not like doing “marathurism” anymore (like people who go to Italy for a week and visit Rome, Florence, Milan, Venice, Naples, Siena, Perugia). Last long travel we stayed 16 days only in the South Tuscany/Umbria region and it was amazing. That said, next year I am planing a long trip do Thailand/Cambodia that could be somewhat categorized as a marathurims :)

  5. Scott says

    85 UN-recognized countries for me.

    And 12 more in the pipeline (all booked with frequent flyer miles earned via credit card bonuses, etc.)

    I once had a plan to visit 100 countries before I turned 50, and it’s looking like I’ll reach that goal seven years earlier than anticipated.

    Thanks, Lucky (and Gary and Flyertalk and….)

  6. Alex L says

    1. US
    2. Canada
    3. UK
    4. Germany
    5. France
    6. Belgium
    7. Netherlands
    8. Italy
    9. Spain
    10. Switzerland
    11. Czech Republic
    12. Vatican City
    13. China
    14. Japan
    15. Taiwan
    16. Thailand
    17. Singapore
    18. Malaysia
    19. UAE
    20. Bangladesh

  7. Antonio says

    1. Andorra
    2. Austria
    3. Belgium
    4. Cambodia
    5. Canada
    6. Denmark
    7. France
    8. Germany
    9. Guatemala
    10. Hong Kong
    11. Indonesia
    12. Italy
    13. Japan
    14. Mexico
    15. Monaco
    16. Netherlands
    17. Singapore
    18. South Korea
    19. Spain
    20. Sweden
    21. Switzerland
    22. Thailand
    23. USA
    24. Vietnam

  8. Phil says

    I’m at 31 if you count Taiwan separate from China (Taiwanese people would count it, Chines people wouldn’t).

  9. Jim says

    1) Bahamas
    2) China
    3) Czech Republic
    4) France
    5) Germany
    6) Hong Kogn SAR/Macau SAR
    7) Japan
    8) Malaysia
    9) Mexico
    10) Philippines
    11) Singapore
    12) Spain
    13) Switzerland
    14) Thailand
    15) The UAE
    16) The UK
    17) The US

  10. brad says

    1. USA
    2. Canada
    3. Mexico
    4. Costa Rica
    5. The Bahamas
    6. Jamaica
    7. Ireland
    8. England
    9. France
    10. Spain
    11. Italy
    12. Vatican City
    13. Monaco
    14. Austria
    15. Czech Republic
    16. Switzerland
    17. Germany
    18. The Netherlands
    19. Denmark
    20. Egypt
    21. Ethiopia
    22. Australia
    23. New Zealand
    24. Philippines
    25. South Korea
    26. China
    27. Hong Kong
    28. Macau
    29. Thailand
    30. Cambodia
    31. Laos
    32. Malaysia
    33. Singapore
    34. Japan

  11. Mike B says

    1. Canada
    2. Mexico
    3. Panama
    4. Guatemala
    5. Colombia
    6. Ecuador
    7. Peru
    8. Egypt
    9. Australia
    10. New Zealand
    11. United Kingdom
    12. Ireland
    13. Iceland
    14. Norway
    15. Sweden
    16. Denmark
    17. Estonia
    18. Finland
    19. Germany
    20. Luxembourg
    21. Netherlands
    22. Belgium
    23. Poland
    24. Czech Republic
    25. Hungary
    26. Austria
    27. Croatia
    28. Slovenia
    29. Greece
    30. Italy
    31. Vatican City
    32. San Marino
    33. Switzerland
    34. Liechtenstein
    35. Spain
    36. Portugal
    37. Japan
    38. South Korea
    39. China
    40. Brunei
    41. Malaysia
    42. Singapore
    43. Philippines
    44. Indonesia
    45. Thailand
    46. Vietnam
    47. Cambodia
    48. Laos
    49. Myanmar
    50. Lebanon
    51. United Arab Emirates

  12. BO says

    1. Thailand (I’m Thai)
    2. USA
    3. Canada
    4. Mexico
    5. China/Taiwan
    6. South Korea
    7. Japan
    8. Vietnam
    9. Cambodia
    10.Burma
    11.Malaysia
    12.Turkey
    13.Greece
    14.Egypt
    15.Germany
    16.Spain
    17.Portugal
    18.Italy
    19.Vatican City
    20.France
    21.United Kingdom
    22.Ireland

  13. says

    I know some of these (at least depending on who you ask) are just “territories,” but hey – judge me later :)
    1) Austria
    2) Belgium
    3) Cambodia
    4) Canada
    Dominican Republic (late addition! Haha)
    5) Egypt
    6) France
    7) Germany
    8) Honk Kong
    9) Indonesia
    10) Ireland
    11) Israel
    12) Italy
    13) Jamaica
    14) Japan
    15) Jordan
    16) Mexico
    17) Netherlands
    18) Poland
    19) Portugal
    20) Singapore
    21) Spain
    22) Switzerland
    23) Taiwan
    24) Thailand
    25) United Kingdom
    26) United States
    27) Vatican
    28) Venezuela

    Plus, Australia in February!

  14. says

    1. Australia
    2. Austria
    3. Botswana
    4. Bulgaria
    5. Canada
    6. Chile
    7. China
    8. Croatia
    9. Cuba
    10. Czech Republic
    11. Denmark
    12. Egypt
    13. Estonia
    14. Finland
    15. France
    16. Germany
    17. Greece
    18. Hong Kong SAR
    19. Hungary
    20. Indonesia
    21. Italy
    22. Japan
    23. Jordan
    24. Kenya
    25. Laos
    26. Leichtenstein
    27. Malawi
    28. Malaysia
    29. Mauritius
    30. Monaco
    31. Morocco
    32. Namibia
    33. Netherlands
    34. New Zealand
    35. Norway
    36. Oman
    37. Serbia
    38. Singapore
    39. Slovenia
    40. South Africa
    41. South Korea
    42. Spain
    43. Sri Lanka
    44. Sweden
    45. Switzerland
    46. Taiwan
    47. Tanzania
    48. Thailand
    49. Turkey
    50. United Arab Emirates
    51. United Kingdom
    52. USA
    53. Vatican
    54. Vietnam
    55. Zambia

    Yeah, I know Hong Kong isn’t a country.

  15. Martin says

    1.Ireland
    2.UK
    3.France
    4.Belgium
    5.Holland
    6.Gemany
    7.Poland
    8.Switzerland
    9.Austria
    10.Slovenia
    11.Hungary
    12.Italy
    13.Bulgaria
    14.Turkey
    15.Cyprus
    16.Bahamas
    17.Cayman Islands
    18.Jamaica
    19.US
    20.Mexico
    21.Canada
    22.Hong Kong-SAR
    23.China
    24.Japan

  16. Scott says

    I couldn’t resist seeing them all typed out! Written in the order visited:

    1. Canada
    2. USA
    3. Switzerland
    4. France
    5. Mexico
    6. United Kingdom
    7. Germany
    8. Netherlands
    9. Belgium
    10. Iceland
    11. Denmark
    12. Sweden
    13. Finland
    14. Norway
    15. Czech Republic
    16. Slovakia
    17. Austria
    18. Hungary
    19. Italy
    20. Greece
    21. Latvia
    22. Estonia
    23. Russia
    24. Lithuania
    25. Spain
    26. Portgual
    27. Morocco
    28. Luxembourg
    29. South Africa
    30. Namibia
    31. Botswana
    32. Zambia
    33. Zimbabwe
    34. Vatican City
    35. Bahamas
    36. Croatia
    37. Montenegro
    38. Bosnia and Herzegovina
    39. Albania
    40. Panama
    41. Ecuador
    42. Thailand
    43. Cambodia
    44. Laos
    45. Vietnam
    46. Malaysia
    47. Brunei
    48. Singapore
    49. Liechtenstein
    50. El Salvador
    51. Guatemala
    52. Slovenia
    53. San Marino
    54. Argentina
    55. Uruguay
    56. Brazil
    57. Paraguay
    58. Fiji
    59. Vanuatu
    60. Australia
    61. Venezuela
    62. Jamaica
    63. Kosovo (Serbia?)
    64. Macedonia
    65. Costa Rica
    66. Poland
    67. Belarus
    68. Ukraine
    69. Moldova
    70. Turkey
    71. Peru
    72. Bolivia
    73. Nicaragua
    74. Barbados
    75. Azerbaijan
    76. Georgia
    77. Chile
    78. Tanzania
    79. Kenya
    80. Uganda
    81. Rwanda
    82. China (Hong Kong)
    83. Indonesia
    84. Japan
    85. Dominican Republic

    (upcoming in next eight months)

    86. Romania
    87. Bulgaria
    88. Qatar
    89. United Arab Emirates
    90. Oman
    91. Kazakhstan
    92. Kyrgyzstan
    93. Tajikistan
    94. Uzbekistan
    95. Turkmenistan
    96. Mauritius
    97. Haiti

  17. Sean M. says

    Listed here in order of number of entries.

    (* = a country that I have lived in for more than a year at some point)

    No. Country Visits
    1) UK* 256
    2) Ghana* 213
    3) India* 66
    4) Germany 65
    5) UAE 52
    6) Netherlands 36
    7) USA* 33
    8) Canada* 28
    9) South Africa 23
    10) Nigeria 21
    11) Italy 21
    12) France 20
    13) Singapore 19
    14) Hong Kong SAR 14
    15) Qatar 13
    16) Thailand 12
    17) Switzerland 11
    18) Kenya 9
    19) Korea (South) 8
    20) PR China 7
    21) Belgium 6
    22) Turkey 5
    23) Ethiopia 4
    24) Egypt 4
    25) Spain 4
    26) Malawi 3
    27) Togo 3
    28) Czech Republic 3
    29) Poland 3
    30) Greece 3
    31) Macau SAR 3
    32) Japan 3
    33) Algeria 2
    34) Finland 2
    35) Iceland 2
    36) Namibia 2
    37) Liberia 2
    38) Sierra Leone 2
    39) Morocco 2
    40) Austria 2
    41) Australia 2
    42) Malaysia 2
    43) Ireland 1
    44) Guinea 1
    45) Philippines 1
    46) Lithuania 1
    47) Latvia 1
    48) Sweden 1
    49) Norway 1
    50) Slovakia 1
    51) Vatican City 1
    52) Slovenia 1
    53) Barbados 1
    54) Malta 1
    55) Angola 1
    56) Senegal 1
    57) Cote D’Ivoire 1
    58) Oman 1
    59) Liechtenstein 1
    60) Laos 1
    61) New Zealand 1
    62) Indonesia 1
    63) Mexico 1

    TOTAL : 63 countries, 1012 visits

  18. Claire says

    Only 37 (don’t I feel lame!). But was actually commenting to ask if you would revise the poll categories so the numbers don’t overlap (i.e. someone with exactly 30, 45, or 60 trips would fall into two categories right now).

  19. Nycflyer75 says

    Australia
    New Zealand
    Fiji
    Vanuatu
    New Caladonia
    Singapore
    Malaysia
    Thailand
    China
    Taiwan
    Hong Kong
    Japan
    USA
    Canada
    Mexico
    Jamaica
    Cayman Islands
    Haiti
    Bermuda
    Bahamas
    Great Britain
    France
    Spain
    Germany
    Italy
    Hungry
    Iceland
    Finland
    Estonia
    Switzerland
    Austria
    Monaco
    Belgium
    Netherlands
    Luxembourg
    Tunisia
    Egypt
    Israel
    Cyprus
    Lebanon
    Greece
    Turkey
    Kenya
    Tanzania
    Seychelles
    South Africa

  20. says

    Australia
    Austria
    Bahamas
    Canada
    Czech Republic
    Fiji
    France
    French Polynesia
    Germany
    Guam
    Hong Kong
    India
    Italy
    Japan
    Marshall Islands
    Mexico
    Micronesia
    Monaco
    Netherlands Antilles
    New Zealand
    The Philippines
    Portugal
    Singapore
    Spain
    Thailand
    Turks & Caicos
    United Arab Emirates
    United Kingdom
    United States
    Vatican City
    Virgin Islands

  21. ELTON says

    Not many as people did….. but I am surprised a lot of people had been my country Taiwan…

    1.TAIWAN (My home)
    2.CHINA
    3.JAPAN
    4.SOUTH KOREA
    5.VIETNAM
    6.THAILAND
    7.MALAYSIA
    8.SINGAPORE
    9.CHINA
    10.SOUTH AFRICA
    11.UNITEDS STATES
    12.ITALY
    13.FRANCE
    14.UK
    15.GERMANY
    16.NETHERLANDS
    17.BELGIUM
    18.ESTONIA
    19.FINLAND
    20.DENMARK
    21.NORWAY
    22.ICELAND (my 2nd home in the future)

  22. Bruce says

    1. Argentina
    2. Australia
    3. Austria
    4. Canada
    5. China
    6. France
    7. Germany
    8. Hong Kong
    9. Hungary
    10. Indonesia
    11. Italy
    12. Jamaica
    13. Japan
    14. Mexico
    15. Netherlands
    16. Singapore
    17. South Korea
    18. Spain
    19. Thailand
    20. UK
    21. USA (home)
    22. Vatican City

  23. Mary E. says

    * Indicates that I’ve lived there. Seen a lot of the world on FF tickets and through my job.

    1. Austria
    2. Belgium
    3. Canada
    4. Costa Rica *
    5. Croatia
    6. Cuba
    7. Czech Republic
    8. Denmark
    9. France *
    10. Germany
    11. Hong Kong: Before and after 1999
    12. Hungary
    13. India
    14. Indonesia
    15. Italy
    16. Japan *
    17. Luxembourg
    18. Macau
    19. Malaysia
    20. Mexico *
    21. Netherlands
    22. Oman
    23. Panama
    24. Philippines
    25. Republic of Ireland *
    26. Singapore
    27. Slovakia
    28. Slovenia
    29. South Korea *
    30. Spain
    31. Switzerland
    32. Taiwan *
    33. Thailand
    34. U.K.: Northern Ireland
    35. United Arab Emirates
    36. Vatican City
    37. USA: *Arizona, Arkansas, *California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, *Iowa, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, *Texas, *Utah, Washington, and Washington D.C.
    38. U.S. Territories: Saipan, Guam

  24. lucky says

    @ Samuel — Only if you have a stamp to prove it. :D

    @ brad — I’ve been to ~43 countries.

    @ Claire — Whoops, good point. I fixed that.

  25. snic says

    A total of 22, including three airport-only transits (Iceland, Japan and Greece). Or 23 if you count East and West Germany separately. (I guess that dates me a bit!)

    By the way, to compile my list I went to the State Department’s list of countries (http://www.state.gov/misc/list/index.htm) and checked off the ones I’ve been too. Oddly, the Cayman Islands isn’t listed.

  26. Philipp says

    @James – Anguila, Bermuda, Cayman Islands,St Barth, Turks and Caicos, US Virgin Islands, etc; are not country either. But I – and apparently most of the people here – like to separate them.

    What is your take on that Ben?

  27. Toni Southam says

    Let’s see:
    Mexico
    France
    The Netherlands
    Germany
    Poland
    Czech Republic
    Italy
    Greece
    Austria
    Vatican City
    And of course, the US

    My husband on the other hand:
    Mexico
    Russia
    Nicaragua
    Germany
    Poland
    France
    Greece
    Czech Republic
    Austria
    The Netherlands
    Italy
    Vatican City
    Afghanistan
    Kuwait
    Kyrgyzstan
    Iraq
    US
    I’ll have to ask him the rest!

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