Usually I’d just Tweet a question like this, but I feel like I need more than 140 characters to ask this question.
While I could probably rattle off most of the countries I’ve been to, I’ve never formally tracked those countries. I suppose I could keep an alphabetical spreadsheet, or something, but the last time I had fun with a spreadsheet was… never.
I’m wondering if anyone has a favorite site they use for tracking the countries they’ve visited. Ideally it would be a website with a map that lets you easily see which countries you’ve been to and which you haven’t. For example, countries that you’ve visited would be one color, and countries you haven’t visited would be another color (I recognize countries like San Marino and Monaco wouldn’t have much significance on the map, but…).
I’ve found several websites like that, though here’s the added wrinkle: I’m hoping for a site that lets you easily update the countries you’ve been to without having to start all over. In other words, a site where you can log-in and save your profile, or perhaps one where you can save the HTML code, and then can easily go back in and update it.
I’ve looked into probably a dozen mapping sites, and some are quite decent. The issue is that I couldn’t find an easy way to “save” the places I’ve been to, so I don’t have to start it all over.
Given how well traveled you guys are, I suspect someone will have the perfect solution. I’ll be sure to go through all the comments and test out any sites mentioned, and then can write a follow-up post with what I found, since I suspect I’m not the only one who would like a pretty, color-coded, easily updatable map of the places I’ve been.