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Charles Veley … And The Commitment To Travel

10/10/2019
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Key Links Most Traveled PeopleUntamed BordersGroup Trip To Madagascar Support Counting Countries, and check out these trips from G Adventures Support Counting Countries at Patreon Counting Countries Apparel ----- And now you can listen to Counting Countries on Spotify! And Alexa! Subscribe on Apple Podcasts today! And write a review! Check out our friend: Large Minority. They organize international rallies around the world including: Sri Lanka, Cambodia, the Philippines and the...

Duration:02:46:00

Per Besson … On The Road To Turkmenistan CORRECTED

9/12/2019
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Key Links Support Counting Countries, and check out these trips from G Adventures https://www.patreon.com/CountingCountries Counting Countries Apparel Group Trip To Bhutan In NovemberGroup Trip To Madagascar ----- I had the great opportunity to sit down with Per Besson. We met in person at the Extreme Travel International Congress, where Per did a lot of great organizing for the event at the Principality of Sealand. The following week we met for some great Georgian food and sat down to...

Duration:01:40:45

Per Besson … On The Road To Turkmenistan

9/12/2019
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Key Links Support Counting Countries, and check out these trips from G Adventures https://www.patreon.com/CountingCountries Counting Countries Apparel Group Trip To Bhutan In NovemberGroup Trip To Madagascar ----- I had the great opportunity to sit down with Per Besson. We met in person at the Extreme Travel International Congress, where Per did a lot of great organizing for the event at the Principality of Sealand. The following week we met for some great Georgian food and sat down to...

Duration:01:37:23

Lexie Alford … Collecting 10,000 Documents

8/8/2019
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Key Links Support Counting Countries, and check out these trips from G Adventures https://www.patreon.com/CountingCountries Counting Countries Apparel Group Trip To Bhutan In NovemberGroup Trip To Madagascar Blog: Lexie Limitless Instagram: Lexie Limitless TedEx: Lexie ----- Lexie Alford … Collecting 10,000 Documents Lexie is the youngest person to travel to every country in the world This is my second conversation with Lexie. As I have mentioned before, I constantly debate whether...

Duration:01:44:25

Live From Dubai! … A Conversation With Four Extreme Travelers

7/25/2019
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Key Links Support Counting Countries, and check out these trips from G Adventures https://www.patreon.com/CountingCountries Counting Countries Apparel Group Trip To Bhutan In NovemberGroup Trip To Madagascar Zsuzsanna BerencsiAdam HickmanRyan GazderZulekha Huseni ----- A bit similar to our last episode, Live From Sealand, this episode, Live From Dubai, features four extreme travelers: Ryan Gazder, Zulekha Huseni, Zsuzsanna Berencsi, and Adam Hickman. I had an extended layover in Dubai en...

Duration:01:26:20

Live From Sealand! … Extreme Travelers Gather & A Conversation With Prince Michael

7/11/2019
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Key Links Support Counting Countries, and check out these trips from G Adventures https://www.patreon.com/CountingCountries Counting Countries Apparel Group Trip To Bhutan In NovemberGroup Trip To Madagascar Visiting SealandPrincipality of SealandExtreme Travelers International Congress ----- On today’s episode, I speak with eight extreme travelers at Sealand. Well, let me explain that, the interviews did not take place at Sealand, but at the nearby port of Harwich in England. And yes,...

Duration:02:45:49

Palle Bo … re-invented himself at 50

6/13/2019
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Key Links https://www.patreon.com/CountingCountries Counting Countries Apparel Group Trip To Bhutan In November ----- On today’s episode, I welcome Palle Bo to Counting Countries. Palle and I have met twice over the last couple of years, once in Manila and once in Chicago, but today is the day where we made it official with an interview. Before I introduce Palle, I am reminding you that Counting Countries is now partnered with Patreon. Patreon is a platform that allows patrons, that’s...

Duration:01:28:39

Adam Hickman … striving to travel to every country before he turns 40

5/9/2019
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Key Links https://www.patreon.com/CountingCountries Counting Countries Apparel Group Trip To Bhutan In November ----- Hey now… Thank you for joining me on Counting Countries. I’m your host, Ric Gazarian, . On today’s episode, I welcome Adam Hickman to Counting Countries. Adam is on a mission to visit every country before he turns 40 and moving to the UAE opened up many travel opportunities. Before I introduce Adam, a quick reminder that Counting Countries is now partnered with Patreon....

Duration:01:33:24

Felix Mechnig-Giordano … flirting with disaster in Syria

4/11/2019
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Key Links https://www.patreon.com/CountingCountries Counting Countries Apparel Group Trip To Bhutan In November ----- On today’s episode, I welcome Felix Mechnig-Giordano to Counting Countries. Before I introduce Felix, I am reminding you that Counting Countries is now partnered with Patreon. Patreon is a platform that allows patrons, that’s you, to support creators, and that is me creating Counting Countries. I have been extremely fortunate to be be able to create this podcast and be...

Duration:02:06:17

Thor Pedersen … left home in October of 2013 to travel the world without taking any flights

3/7/2019
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Key Links https://www.patreon.com/CountingCountries Counting Countries Apparel Group Trip To Bhutan In November ----- On today’s episode, I welcome back Thor Pedersen to Counting Countries. Thor is on a mission to see every country in the world with several caveats; no airplane flights, at least 24 hours in every country, and will not return home until the mission is finished. Before I introduce Thor, I am reminding you that Counting Countries is now partnered with Patreon. Patreon is a...

Duration:01:48:22

Sascha Grabow … avoiding watermelons on the road

2/7/2019
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Key Links https://www.patreon.com/CountingCountries Counting Countries Apparel Group Trip To Bhutan In November ----- On today’s episode, I welcome Sascha Grabow to Counting Countries. I noted Sascha’s name on the top of the Nomad Mania’s best traveled for quite some time. We spent numerous months scheduling this conversation taking into account our travels as well as some time that Sascha spent in prison in the Solomon Islands. Before I introduce Sascha, I am reminding you that Counting...

Duration:02:14:26

Petro Marais … and the slow boat to Laos

1/10/2019
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Key Links https://www.patreon.com/CountingCountries Counting Countries Apparel ----- I am announcing that Counting Countries is now partnered with Patreon. Patreon is a platform that allows patrons, that’s you, to support creators, and that is me. I have been extremely fortunate to be be able to create this podcast and to meet so many interesting and compelling travelers, but I have also spent a tremendous amount of time and some money creating this podcast. This is an opportunity for...

Duration:01:33:42

Debjeet Sen … and the seduction of travel

12/13/2018
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Key Links https://www.patreon.com/CountingCountries Counting Countries Apparel ----- I am announcing that Counting Countries is now partnered with Patreon. Patreon is a platform that allows patrons, that’s you, to support creators, and that is me. I have been extremely fortunate to be be able to create this podcast and to meet so many interesting and compelling travelers, but I have also spent a tremendous amount of time and some money creating this podcast. This is an opportunity for...

Duration:01:28:17

Rus Margolin … from communist to capitalist

11/29/2018
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Website: www.travel2unlimited.com Instagram: Travel 2 Unlimited On today’s episode, I welcome Rus Margolin to Counting Countries. I learned about Rus and his prolific travel from seeing his photos on Facebook in Every Passport Stamp, and fellow EPS Moderator Petro suggested that I interview him for the podcast. Russ grew up in the Soviet Union in Minsk, Belarus. Rus’s parents believed in travel and took him on frequent trips within the Soviet Union, including frequent trips to the...

Duration:01:20:10

Danay Bustamante … introduces us to the three wise men of Burkina Faso

11/15/2018
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On today’s episode, I welcome Danay Bustamante to Counting Countries. I learned about Jenna from previous guest, Henrik Jeppesen, who introduced us via email. It took Danay and I several months to connect due to conflicting schedules. Danay was born in Cuba, was separated for years from her father who moved to Mexico, and she eventually reunited with her father via a trip to the UK. Growing up she developed her twin passions of travel and dance. Her love of salsa has opened many doors...

Duration:01:32:36

Jenna Klotz … making friends in Mogadishu

11/1/2018
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Key Links Counting Countries Apparel --------------------------------------- On today’s episode, I welcome jenna klotz to Counting Countries. I learned about Jenna from two previous guests; Randy williams traveled with her in Armenia and Artsakh, and Lexie Alford randomly met her in the Pacific. Jenna is also living in Chicago and our interview coincided with my summer visit to my home in Chicago. So taking advantage, Jenna and I set up a time to meet. Instead of playing with dolls as...

Duration:01:31:57

Robert A. (Bob) Bonifas … is ranked #2 on MTP

10/4/2018
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Key Links Get your official Counting Countries apparelListen withSpotify We’re on Amazon Alexa --------------------------------------- On today’s episode, I spoke with Bob Bonifas. I have seen Bob’s name on the top of the Most Traveled People’s list. MTP divides the world into 874 places and Bob is currently ranked #2 on the list. I had the opportunity to visit Bob in his office in Aurora, a suburb of Chicago. His spacious office was filled with a ton of travel mementos. Bob did not take...

Duration:01:39:51

Mar Pages … has completed her 100th country

9/20/2018
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Key Links Get your official Counting Countries apparelListen withSpotify We’re on Amazon Alexa --------------------------------------- On today’s episode, I welcome Mar Pages to Counting Countries. I first learned about Mar when researching a trip to Djibouti several years ago and came across her blog. I emailed her a question or two and she responded back with some advice. Two years later, I shared dinner with her when a group of mutual friends met up in Bangkok at my favorite Mexican...

Duration:01:32:12

Stephen Hughes … is a threat to national security

9/6/2018
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Key Links Get your official Counting Countries apparelListen withSpotify We’re on Amazon Alexa --------------------------------------- On today’s episode, I welcome Stephen Hughes to Counting Countries. Steve and I met on the road during a visit to Iran, where we are both not allowed independent travel. I enjoyed our time together since Steve is not shy about sharing his opinions, and I knew he would be a good fit for the podcast. And this episode was a long time in the coming. We met in...

Duration:01:11:36

Boris Kester … has completed the 193

8/23/2018
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Key links & critical information: Get your official Counting Countries apparelListen withSpotify We’re on Amazon Alexa More about Boris Kester: Born in: The Hague, NetherlandsPassports from:NetherlandsFavorite travel book: Homer’s OdysseyFavorite travel film:Touching The VoidFavorite travel app:maps.meMust carry: CameraFavorite food:ItalianFavorite drink:Freshly squeezed fruit juiceFavorite Airline: KLMFavorite Hotel:Mattress in the desertWebsites:Travel Adventures&Boris...

Duration:02:06:18