Travel Statistics

There are around 195 countries in the world today. It's not my goal to see them all. I consider myself a traveler, not a tourist. My trips are journeys rather than vacations. I have traveled to 86 countries so far!

Countries of the World (%)

World share of total countries

Countries by Land Area (%)

World share of total land area

Countries by Population (%)

World share of total population


  • North America
  • Latin America & Caribbean
  • Oceania
  • Europe
  • Africa
  • Asia


I have also


  • Climbed where Moses received the Ten Commandments
  • Cage dived with great white sharks in South Africa
  • Escaped a baseball bat attack in South Africa
  • Visited active volcanoes in Hawaii, Indonesia and Costa Rica
  • Went caving in the largest cave in the world in Vietnam
  • Was carried 6h on a motorbike & taxi to a hospital in Indonesia
  • Ate scorpions, silkworms, tarantulas, cockroaches in Asia
  • Skydived from 13,000 ft in New Zealand
  • Swam with whale sharks in New Zealand
  • Experienced rocket attacks during the 2014 Gaza War
  • Visited Jesus’ birthplace and place of crucifixion
  • Floated in the Dead Sea
  • Survived when my SUV broke down in remote Botswana
  • Got threatened at a graveyard in Ecuador
  • Experienced earthquakes in Japan, New Zealand and Greece
  • Jumped twice from a skyscraper in Berlin on my 40th birthday