MY WORLD TRAVELS 2022-11-24T17:55:56-06:00


LAST UPDATED 10/28/2022

Reaching the 2 million paid travel mile mark on United Airlines on flight UA09 (Los Angeles to Melbourne AU) on February 23, 2016. 

WHY I TRAVEL: I have to find out what is out there in order to continue to appreciate what I have here.  All one has to do is travel outside the USA and you will find out how exceptional it is to live in this country!

In addition to decades of exploring the universe I have also endeavored to explore our planet.  Using the list from the Travelers Century Club I have been to 306 countries and territories.

What is considered a “country”?  In this instance a country can be considered any of the following:

  1. one of the United Nations member countries: at last count 193 member states
  2. a self-proclaimed country that may not be a UN member state (e.g. Vatican City)
  3. a pseudo country (e.g. Transnistria)
  4. an island nation that has a unique culture different from any other (e.g. Jeju Island, Hawaii)
  5. a country that has presence in more than one continent (e.g. Turkey in Europe and in Asia)
  6. a group of islands (e.g. Kiribati)
  7. a protectorate or trusteeship territory (e.g. San Marino)
  8. areas of disputed status (e.g. Antarctica)
  9. a former country (e.g. East Germany); in this case one has to have been there prior to its transition as a country with that name.
  10. a retired territory (e.g. Czechoslovakia, Loyalty Islands)

There is no minimum requirement for stay in a country. In some cases it was a brief stop (e.g Tunisia, Nicaragua) on the way to another destination. In many cases (Japan, Singapore, China, France, Germany, UK, Russia, India, Chile, Argentina, Mexico) I have visited the same country 5-6 times over the years.

Where I have been able to append a picture showing that I was actually there, I have done so below. In other cases either I did not have a camera until the 1980’s or it was not possible for other reasons (landing at night briefly or not being permitted to get out of the aircraft for a photo).  I substituted an airline ticket or passport stamp in those situations. In a couple of cases I had no documentation since I passed through via train, ship or bus or the photos/records were lost. I have made notes to that effect. There are no repeated entries shown since in many instances I have returned multiple times to places like Paris, London, Sydney, Tokyo, Beijing, Delhi, Singapore, etc.




Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands 12/18/19

Antartica (Russian base) March 2012

Antarctica (Falkland Islands Dependencies) King George Island, Shetland Is. March 9, 2012

Antarctica (Argentine Palmer Peninsula) March 11, 2012


Antarctica (Chilean Palmer Peninsula) in Neko Harbor, March 10, 2012

Mariehamn, Aaland Islands, October 29, 2011


Sukhum, Abkhazia, September 10, 2013

Albania border near Struga, Macedonia, Sep. 7, 2009

Punta Delgado, Azores, March 2009

Kabul, Afghanistan September 30, 2007

In Buenos Aires, Argentina May 22, 1984

Sydney, Australia November 2003

Abu Dhabi (UAE) May 22, 2005

Anchorage, Alaska June 2005

Algiers, Algeria August 2, 2005

Armenia June 16, 2002 (AIR TICKET ONLY)


Aruba June 26, 2016

Anguilla (passport stamp only) Dec. 6, 1993

Little Bay, Antigua December 2012

Andorra (passport stamp only) 2003.

Austria May, 2017.

Baku, Azerbaijan, September 10, 2011


Ajman (UAE), January 24, 2013



British Antarctic Territory (South Orkney Islands) December 2, 2021


At the entrance to the Road of Death, Bolivia, May 5, 2014

Norman Island, British Virgin Islands, December 22,2011

Bujumbura, Burundi Jan. 9, 2010


Thimphu, Bhutan Sep. 23, 2015

Bulgaria border near Palanka, Macedonia, Sep. 8, 2009

Sarajevo, Bosnia June 5, 2008

Entikong, Indonesian Borneo, February 17, 2006

Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei February 19, 2006

Soller, Mallorca, Ballearic Islands May 11, 2004

Belize City, Belize February 1991

Outside Manaus, Brazil

Bridgetown, Barbados November 1991

Sofia, Bulgaria September 1994

Outside Cotonou, Benin

Manama, Bahrain August 1993

Chobe, Botswana 1985

Hamilton, Bermuda 2002

Waterloo, Belgium

Bonaire Oct. 1992

Nassau, Bahamas (passport stamp only) July 27, 2002.

Dhaka, Bangladesh (passport stamp only) Oct 27, 1996.

Belarus (passport stamp only) March 29, 1994


Chatham Islands, April 10, 2019

Cocos Islands, January 24, 2009

Christmas Island, January 31, 2009

Havana, Cuba March 15, 2008

Split, Croatia, November 2007

Ajaccio, Corsica, November 2007

Lake Guatavita, Colombia 1977

Ankgor Wat, Cambodia March 2003

Punta Arenas, Chile 1990

St. Leonard, New Brunswick, Canada July 7, 1972

Larnaca, Cyprus December 1997

Cyprus, British Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri & Dhekelia, October 24, 2022

Northern Cyprus, 2014

Crete June, 2000

Taiyuan, China September 1987

Prague, Czech Republic 1981

San Jose, Costa Rica December 1983

Hell, Cayman Islands December 1993

Curacao February 1998

La Palma, Canary Islands November 1999

Cook Islands September 1993


Cape Verde Islands, November 2013

Comoros Islands, December 2001, Pacific Princess Cruise–records and photos lost


Djibouti City, Djibouti Nov 28, 2011

Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo, Jan. 12, 2010

Copenhagen, Denmark 1996

Dodecanese Islands (Rhodes) June, 2000

Dominica-records and photos lost.

Dominican Republic (passport stamp only) Oct. 29, 1992



Dubai (UAE), January 25, 2013


Asmara, Eritrea, September 6, 2018


Dili, East Timor (Timor Leste) September, 2014


Easter Island, January 2014


Malabo, Equatorial Guinea September 2012

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Nov. 26, 2011

Quito, Ecuador November 2009

London, England December 1996

Giza, Egypt in Africa,  December 1997

San Salvador, El Salvador

Tallinn, Estonia June 1996



Fernando de Noronha, Pernambuco, Brazil November 11, 2019

Gustavia, St. Barthelmy, French West Indies December 19, 2011

Devils Island, French Guiana August 1989

Near Rovaniemi, Finland


Nadi, Fiji May 2013

Carcasonne, France July, 1989

Falkland Islands 2002

Faroe Islands, May 2003

Fujairah (UAE) August 1993

French Polynesia (Moorea, Tahiti) December 26, 2005


Greek Aegean Islands (Santorini) October 26, 2022


Tbilisi, Georgia September 11, 2011

Banjul, Gambia February 2011

Galapagos Islands,November 2009

Point-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe September 2006

Gibraltar, May 2004

Kulusuk, Greenland May 2003

Ghana November 1985

Grenada & Deps. (Union Island, Grenadines) October 1993

Pt. Gentil, Gabon March 1987

Athens, Greece December 1997

Pacaya Volcano, Guatemala 1998

Guayana, Sept. 18, 1979 Passport stamp only


Frankfurt, Germany, September 10, 2011


Roatan, Honduras December 26, 2006

Labadee, Haiti August 2005

Hong Kong March 1997

Budapest, Hungary January 1994

Den Haag, Holland July 1990 making a presentation (in silhouette) at the COSPAR conference

Maui, Hawaii asteroid occultation 2003

Sanya, Hainan Island, August 2007



Sorong (West Iryan Jaya, West Papua), October 2014

Erbil, Iraq, March 31, 2011

Corfu, Ionian Islands, November 2007

Isle of Man May, 2004

Ivory Coast Mar. 31, 1987

Jaipur, India 1980

Bangil, Java, Indonesia June 1983

Venice, Italy 1999

Tehran, Iran April 1999

Iceland, May 2003


Ireland (passport stamp only) May 10, 1994.

Israel-May 2017

Northern Ireland-records and photos lost.

Ivory Coast-March 31, 1987


Jeju Island, South Korea May 18, 2012

Jersey, Channel Islands 1996

Negril, Jamaica 1991

Amman Jordan

Tsukuba, Japan July 2003



Tarawa, Kiribati  May 2013

Almaty, Kazakhstan May 2012

Biskhek, Kyrgyzstan May 2012

Kosovo border, Sep. 6, 2009

Srinigar, Kashmir October 1, 2007

Southern Kenya, February 1980

Kuwait City, Kuwait August 1993

Kaliningrad June 28, 2002 (AIR TICKET ONLY)


Lampedusa, May 2017


Lord Howe Island, December 14, 2014

Saba, Leeward Islands, December 21, 2011

Tripoli, Libya February 2005

Riga, Latvia February 1994

Vaduz, Lichtenstein May 1995

Baalbek, Lebanon April 1995

Near Luang Prabang, Laos March 2003

Lesotho, December 2001

Lesser Sunda Islands (Bali) June 1983

Monrovia, Libeira 1985-on multi stop flight from Magical Holidays to Togo (see below). Records/photos lost.



Ternate  (Molucca Islands), September 2014

Melilla (Spain) July 9, 2014

Nouadhibou, Mauritania, November 2013

Little Bay, Montserrat December 2012

Lilongwe, Malawi  September 2012

Chisinau, Moldova Nov 3, 2010

Midway Island, June 3, 2010

North Macedonia border, Sep. 6, 2009

Kotor, Montenegro, November 2007

Monte-Carlo, Monaco, November 2007

Port Louis, Mauritius June 2004

Maputo, Mozambique December 2001

Nose Comba, Madagascar 2001

Kurumba Island, Maldives February 1995

Funchal, Madeira 1996

Valleta, Malta

Myanmar September, 2001

Majuro, Marshall Islands

Johore Baru, Malaysaia

Darhan, Mongolia February, 1997

Fort de France, Martinique December 1995

Nuku Hiva, Marquesas Islands, December 2004


Acapulco Bay, Mexico watching annular eclipse December 24, 1973

Federated States of Micronesia (Otta Island, Truk) January 1992

Casablanca, Morocco (passport stamp only) Aug 19, 1979.

Macao (passport stamp only) Oct. 5, 1996.



Niue, October 23, 2016



Nauru, November 2015


Norfolk Island, December 19, 2014

Nakchivan City, Nakchivan September 11, 2011 (ticket only)

Noumea, New Caledonia September 26, 2008

Nevis June 1992

North Island, New Zealand January 1991

Rabaul, New Britain

Oslo, Norway 1999

Mt. Etjo, Namibia 1985

Kathmandu, Nepal

Pyongyang, North Korea October 15, 2005

Nigeria-no photo during multi country stopover 1985 (same as Togo below)

Nueva Esparta (Margarita Island) August 30, 1994. Passport stamp only.


Muscat, Oman August 1993

Iwo Jima, Ogasawara Islands, March 18, 2009


Pitcairn Island, January 2014

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, October 15, 2006.

Bethlehem, Palestine May 2017

Panama City, Panama March 8, 2004

Kwikila, Papua New Guinea November 1984

Warsaw, Poland January 1994

Iguassu Falls, Paraguay Oct. 29, 1993

Lisbon, Portugal

Machu Pichu, Peru 1993

Karachi, Pakistan October 1986

Palau January 1992

Baguio, Philippines January 1982

San Juan, Puerto Rico December 17, 2011


Doha, Qatar August 1993


Robinson Crusoe Island, Juan Fernandez Island group, December 2013

Ryuku Islands (Okinawa), May 16, 2012

Sinaia, Romania September 1994

Kigali, Rwanda Jan. 9, 2010

Reunion Island, June 2004

Rodriguez Island, June 2004

Star City, Russia 2001

Karymskii Volcano, Kamchatka Russia September 1992

Ras Al Khaymah (UAE), August 1993


Sharm-el-Sheikh, Sinai, September 6, 2018


Mogadishu, Somalia, April 2017


Hargeisa, Somaliland, April 2017


Makassar (Sulawesi), September 2014

Apia, Samoa –November 2015

Longyearbyen, Spitzbergen, Svalbard Archipelago February 1, 2014


Gangtok, Sikkim September 2015

Honiara, Solomon Islands May 2013

Bintan Island, Riau Archipelago, Sumatra March 29, 2013

Victoria, Seychelles  September 2012

Pago Pago, American Samoa  Sept. 1993


Dakar, Senegal Feb. 25, 2011

Serbia border, Sep. 8, 2009

Republic of Srpska June 5, 2008

Tebedu, Sarawak, February 17, 2006

Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, February 13, 2006

San Andres Island, November 24, 2005

Mamitupu, San Blas Archipelago April 4, 2005

Palau, Sardinia May 2004

Stockholm, Sweden 1996

Mt. Etna Sicily 2002

Swaziland, December 2001

Singapore August 1998

Colombo, Sri Lanka February 1995

El Geteina, Sudan May 1985


Saudi Arabia August 1993

Capetown, South Africa March 2001

St. Maarten

Leeward Is, French (St. Martin)

Ljubljana, Slovenia May 1995

Seoul, South Korea

San Marino May, 1985

Syria 1993

Toledo, Spain December 1991

Zermatt, Switzerland

St. Pierre, St. Pierre et Miquelon, August 31, 2007

EUROSOM satellite conference, Edinburgh Scotland Oct. 19, 1996



Sharjah (UAE), January 25, 2013

Suriname (passport stamp only), Sept. 4, 1989

Saint Lucia (passport stamp only), Oct. 11, 1993

Slovakia-May 2017

St. Barthelmy – December 2011

Saba – December 2011

Coronation Island, South Orkney Islands – December 2021 Le Boreal eclipse cruise.

Union Island, St. Vincent and the Grenadines – August 17, 1993

Freetown, Sierra Leone – 1985 multi stop flight. Same as Togo (below). Records and photos lost.

Golden Lemon Inn, St. Kitts – June 1992


Funafuti, Tuvalu, November 2015


Ercan, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus August 17, 2014

Buston, Tajikistan May 2012

Ashgabat, Turkmenistan June 6, 2012

Tiraspol, Transnistria November 2, 2010

Nuku’alofa Tonga, September 13, 2010

Lhasa, Tibet July 16, 2009

Trinidad and Tobago (passport stamp only) Dec. 8, 1979.

Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos Islands October 20, 2006

Lulin Observatory, Taiwan, September 2, 2006

Istanbul, Turkey December 1997 (Europe)

Istanbul, Turkey December 1997 (Asia)

Hobart, Tasmania November 2003

Lama Kara, Togo 1985 (multi stop flight on Magical Holidays airlines)

Bangkok, Thailand 1983

Tinian June, 2002

Moshi, Tanzania March 2007

Tunisia-no photo. Records and photos lost.


Tashkent, Uzbekistan June 2012

Transnistria border, Ukraine November 2, 2010

Montevideo, Uruguay (passport stamp only) February 13, 1992

Equatorial monument, Uganda Jan. 14, 2010

Umm Al Quwain (UAE) August 1993

Portland, Maine USA Oct. 2010


Mystery Island, Vanuatu, September 27, 2008

Hue, Vietnam March 2003

Tucacas, Venezuela September 1996

St. Thomas, Virgin Islands (US)

Tortola, Virgin Islands (British) (passport stamp only) July 24, 1992.

Vatican City-no photo. Records and photos lost.



Wallis and Futuna, November 2015


Dahkla, Western Sahara, October 2013

Wrexham, Wales October 27, 2009


Sanaa, Yemen October 1994



Pwani Mchangani, Zanzibar March 2007

Lusaka, Zambia December 2001

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe December 2001