There are differing opinions on the count of actual sovereign countries in the world today. Several sources agree on a number of 196 countries. While we have been to many territories around the globe, we only count actual countries visited during our journeys.

Our travels have taken us to over 70 countries together on six continents. We visited most of these countries during our Trekking the Planet adventures; however we also discovered others with our children or on our own prior to our first RTW journey. Some of these travels are chronicled on our sister site, OurDistantJourney.com

Click below to be taken to one of our stories or videos about a place, if one was published.

Continent
North America
Antigua and Barbuda Bahamas BarbadosBelize BelizeCanada Canada
Costa Rica Costa Rica Dominica GrenadaGuatemalaGuatemalaMexicoMexico
Nicaragua Nicaragua Saint Kitts and NevisSaint Lucia Saint LuciaTrinidad and Tobago Trinidad and TobagoUSA USA
South America
Argentina ArgentinaBrazil BrazilChile ChileEcuador EcuadorParaguay Paraguay
Peru PeruUruguay Uruguay
Europe
AndorraAndorraAustriaAustriaBelgium BelgiumBulgariaBulgariaCroatiaCroatia
Czech Republic Czech RepublicDenmarkDenmarkEstoniaEstoniaFinlandFinlandFranceFrance
GermanyGermanyHungaryHungaryIceland IcelandItalyItalyLatviaLatvia
LiechtensteinLiechtensteinLuxembourgLuxembourgNetherlands NetherlandsNorwayNorwayPolandPoland
PortugalPortugalRomaniaRomaniaSerbiaSerbiaSlovakia SlovakiaSloveniaSlovenia
SpainSpainSwedenSwedenSwitzerlandSwitzerlandUKUnited KingdomVatican CityVatican City
Africa
Botswana BotswanaEthiopia EthiopiaKenya KenyaMorocco MoroccoNamibia Namibia
South Africa South AfricaTanzania TanzaniaUganda UgandaZambia Zambia
Asia
BruneiBruneiCambodiaCambodiaChinaChinaIndiaIndiaIndonesiaIndonesia
JapanJapanJordanJordanKyrgyzstanKyrgyzstanLaosLaosMalaysiaMalaysia
NepalNepalSingaporeSingaporeThailandThailandUAEUAEUzbekistanUzbekistan
Oceania
Australia AustraliaFiji FijiNew Zealand New Zealand