My Next 52 Countries

I get this question all the time, “Where are you headed to next?” The reality is that I never know where I am going next, rather it’s usually a surprise when it finally becomes a reality. I do, however, have a bucket list for the next 55 countries I would like to visit in order to reach my first 100. So far I have visited most of Central America and 24 countries in Europe, but I am still missing several amazing ones.  At the moment my travel plans are a 10-day relaxing honeymoon in St. Lucia, but this is not a work trip…actually it’s the first vacation I’ll have in quite a long time.

As for 2013, it is still completely open, but I am in talks with many tourism boards and will be meeting with over 25 of them in London at the World Travel Market this November. I may not get the chance to visit all the countries on this list because, unlike other travel bloggers, I have to spend a considerable amount of time in each place in order to get all I need to make travel guides. So it’s taking me a lot longer (5 to 10 per year).. but so what because I’m going to reach 100 eventually! Smaller countries like Bahrain will take me 4 days tops, but large countries like India would be divided into separate trips with each trip focused on a specific region rather than just hitting the major tourist stops.

In no particular order, here’s my Bucket List to reach 100:

1. Chile

2. Serbia Visited in April of 2014

3. Oman

4. Ethiopia

5. Senegal

6. Suriname

7. Myanmar

8. Lebanon

9. Honduras

10. French Guyana

11. Algeria

12. Israel

13. Nepal

14. Paraguay

15. Belize

16. Bhutan

17. India

18. Uganda

19. Brunei

20. Uzbekistan

21. New Zealand

22. Thailand Visited in January 2014

23. Armenia

24. Rwanda Visited in September 2013

25. Malaysia Visited in February 2014

26. Kyrgyzstan

27. Cambodia

28. Bolivia

29. Egypt

30. Sierra Leone

31. Botswana

32. Greece Visited in May 2013

33. Ghana

34. Pakistan

35. Azerbaijan

36. Swaziland Visited in August 2013

37. Bangladesh

38. Brazil

39. Namibia

40. Vietnam

41. Kuwait

42. Moldova Visited in October 2013

43. Mongolia

44. Latvia

45.  Zambia

46. Georgia

47. Qatar

48. Lithuania

49. Bulgaria Visited in July 2013

50. Albania

51. Macedonia

52. Bosnia and Herzegovina

53. Romania

54. Madagascar

55. Maldives

I’m sharing my list with you so that you keep dropping by the website and communicating with and following Davidsbeenhere.com on social media as I embark on these legs of my journey around the world. So much has happened in the last year that I couldn’t have predicted, I know that next year will be even better! My business is growing, I have met so many incredible travel bloggers and I have great things in the works for 2013.

The one place I left off the list (because it’s a continent, not a country) is Antarctica.. waiting on a confirmation to get this trip rolling.

As of May 2014, I have managed to visit Greece, Bulgaria, Swaziland, Rwanda, Moldova, Serbia, Thailand and Malaysia from this list. 

David

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