My friends would say that I’m well traveled, but in my opinion there is so much left of the world to explore! Here’s a list of where I’ve been and what’s left. Let me know if you want to come help me check one off!
UN Member States
Country Continent Afghanistan Asia Albania Europe Algeria Africa Andorra Europe Angola Africa ✓ Antigua and Barbuda North America Argentina South America Armenia Asia ✓ Australia Oceania ✓ Austria Europe Azerbaijan Asia Bahrain Asia Bangladesh Asia Barbados North America Belarus Europe ✓ Belgium Europe Belize North America Benin Africa Bhutan Asia Bolivia South America Bosnia and Herzegovina Europe Botswana Africa Brazil South America Brunei Asia ✓ Bulgaria Europe Burkina Faso Africa Burundi Africa ✓ Cambodia Asia Cameroon Africa ✓ Canada North America Cape Verde Africa Central African Republic Africa Chad Africa Chile South America China Asia Colombia South America Comoros Africa ✓ Costa Rica North America Croatia Europe Cuba North America Cyprus Asia Czech Republic Europe Denmark Europe Djibouti Africa Dominica North America Dominican Republic North America East Timor Asia Ecuador South America Egypt Africa El Salvador North America Equatorial Guinea Africa Eritrea Africa Estonia Europe Ethiopia Africa Fiji Oceania Finland Europe ✓ France Europe Gabon Africa Georgia Asia ✓ Germany Europe Ghana Africa Greece Europe Grenada North America Guatemala North America Guinea Africa Guinea-Bissau Africa Guyana South America Haiti North America ✓ Holy See (Observing Member) Europe Honduras North America Hungary Europe ✓ Iceland Europe India Asia Indonesia Asia Iran Asia Iraq Asia Ireland Europe Israel Asia ✓ Italy Europe Ivory Coast Africa Jamaica North America Japan Asia Jordan Asia Kazakhstan Asia Kenya Africa Kiribati Oceania Kuwait Asia Kyrgyzstan Asia Laos Asia Latvia Europe Lebanon Asia Lesotho Africa Liberia Africa Libya Africa Liechtenstein Europe Lithuania Europe Luxembourg Europe Macedonia Europe Madagascar Africa Malawi Africa Malaysia Asia Maldives Asia Mali Africa Malta Europe Marshall Islands Oceania Mauritania Africa Mauritius Africa ✓ Mexico North America Micronesia Oceania Moldova Europe ✓ Monaco Europe Mongolia Asia Montenegro Europe Morocco Africa Mozambique Africa Myanmar Asia Namibia Africa Nauru Oceania Nepal Asia Netherlands Europe New Zealand Oceania Nicaragua North America Niger Africa Nigeria Africa North Korea Asia Norway Europe Oman Asia Pakistan Asia Palau Oceania Panama North America Papua New Guinea Oceania Paraguay South America ✓ Peru South America Philippines Asia Poland Europe ✓ Portugal Europe Qatar Asia Romania Europe Russia Europe Rwanda Africa ✓ Saint Kitts and Nevis North America ✓ Saint Lucia North America Saint Vincent and the Grenadines North America Samoa Oceania San Marino Europe Sao Tome and Principe Africa Saudi Arabia Asia Senegal Africa Serbia Europe Seychelles Africa Sierra Leone Africa ✓ Singapore Asia Slovakia Europe Slovenia Europe Solomon Islands Oceania Somalia Africa South Africa Africa South Korea Asia South Sudan Africa ✓ Spain Europe Sri Lanka Asia State of Palestine (Observing Member) Asia Sudan Africa Suriname South America Swaziland Africa Sweden Europe ✓ Switzerland Europe Syria Asia Tajikistan Asia Tanzania Africa Thailand Asia ✓ The Bahamas North America The Democratic Republic of the Congo Africa The Gambia Africa The Republic of the Congo Africa Togo Africa Tonga Oceania Trinidad and Tobago North America Tunisia Africa Turkey Asia Turkmenistan Asia Tuvalu Oceania Uganda Africa Ukraine Europe United Arab Emirates Asia ✓ United Kingdom Europe ✓ United States North America Uruguay South America Uzbekistan Asia Vanuatu Oceania Venezuela South America Vietnam Asia Yemen Asia Zambia Africa Zimbabwe Africa
In addition to these, I’ve been to Hong Kong and Macau. Not really sure where they fit in!
Exactly 10 years ago, I deleted my blog. It wasn’t by choice, but rather by necessity. You see I was interviewing at several companies and the one I was hoping to work for decided to do their homework on me. They found my blog, read it, and because of that they decided not to give me the job.
What can be so damning you say, that I could post on the internet and would prevent me from getting a job? Well to my surprise, it was my love of travel. I had been posting about my nomadic lifestyle and various goals and they believed that it was counter intuitive to getting a “real” job and settling down.
I was saddened by their decision, but at the time it made sense. We weren’t quite in a time where working remotely was commonplace. It was not possible to travel the world, AND work hard.
Well 10 years have passed, and so much has changed. I found the love of my life, got married, had children, and found a career that not only embraces remote workers, but allows me to travel as part of my job.
I work for a large software company in their field enablement organization. I get to travel the world to help prepare our workforce for their roles and to ensure they are up to date with any knowledge they need. In the past few years I’ve gotten to visit Macau, Australia, Singapore, London, Canada, all for work!
So now that there’s nothing holding me back – here’s to 2019! A year where I will start writing again, with no fear. See you soon!