Counting Countries Visited as encountered and explained by a world traveler.
So you have visited a lot of countries... There are people that count, there are organizations that have created some rules and guidelines, there is even a few champion long term travelers. There is also a club
BROKE URL Mosttraveledpeople.com
Standards or rules:
This link is not so trustworthy, if it breaks, go to his site and look for Standards.
Club of people who have visited 100 countries.
This list is interesting, however I would vote they also look at continuous travel and conditions.
I have made a Three Month Rule, stating it you stop in one city more than three months you have stopped traveling.
Three Month Rule
WHAT IS COUNTRY?
- List of Countries on the planet - Travelerscenturyclub.org/countries.html
- LIST OF Areas of the planet Mosttraveledman.com/MasterCountrylist.asp
Explanations and graphs of the HDI Human Development Index - A comparison of the countries on the planet.
PDF File of the HDI or Human Development Index
HoboTraveler.com Collected information:
Visiting all the countries on the planet?
Are you a Traveler or a Tourist?
315 - List of Countries
- What qualifies as a country?
572 - List of Countries - Territories - Enclaves - Protectorates - Island - Geographically Separated
100 Countries Visited Club - Traveler's Century Club