Counting Countries Visited as encountered and explained by a world traveler.

Counting Countries Visited

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:
http://mosttraveledpeople.com/Standards.cfm

 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.
Travelerscenturyclub.org

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?
CIA Factbook
- List of Countries on the planet - Travelerscenturyclub.org/countries.html
- LIST OF Areas of the planet Mosttraveledman.com/MasterCountrylist.asp
Nationmaster.com
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