(Last update : February 2020)
|UN Members||TCC List||MTP List||NOMAD MANIA List||SISO List|
|Europe||44 44||68 64||252 177||292 206||Coming soon !|
|Asia||33 33||51 48||194 121||385 250||Coming soon !|
|Middle East||12 12||21 20||27 23||(incl. in Asia)||Coming soon !|
|Africa||50 47||55 48||76 55||219 129||Coming soon !|
|Americas||22 22||27 25||177 99||245 137||Coming soon!|
|Caribbean||12 12||30 29||42 35||42 39||Coming soon !|
|Atlantic Ocean||4 4||14 12||16 11||(incl. in others)||Coming soon !|
|Indian Ocean||3 3||15 9||27 15||(incl. in others)||Coming soon !|
|Pacific Ocean||13 11||39 26||88 38||75 43||Coming soon !|
|Antarctica & Arctic||0 0||7 6||50 23||23 16||Coming soon !|
|Total||193 188||327 287||949 597||1281 820||3978 ????|
(Definition of zones may differ between TCC, MTP, Nomad Mania & SISO ; the specific Actic zone in Nomad Mania 's list is split between Asia, Europe and Americas, with North Pole arbitrarily attached to Europe)
TCC : Travelers Century Club
MTP : Most Traveled People, mtp.travel
Nomad Mania : nomadmania.com
SISO : Shea's ISO, siso.jeffshea.info.
Up to now, I have visited 188 UN Member Countries (UN has 193 Member Countries ; plus 4 Non-member Countries : Palestine, Vatican, Niue & Cook Islands) . I have still 5 more to go. I visited all UN countries of Europe,the Americas and Asia, 1 The missing countries are 5 nations in Africa and the Pacific (Equatorial Guinea, South Sudan, République du Congo, Palau, Federated States of Micronesia).
Nomad Mania lists 266 ‘UN+ countries’ (for exemple French Polynesia, Transnistria, Tristan da Cunha … are added to the UN list). I have visited 244 among them. I have therefore still 22 to go.
According to MTP, the land area on Earth is divided into 949 parts. I have been to 597 regions and have 352 (37%) remaining.
I currently rank # 70 worldwide on MTP (# 2 of travelers from France, # 41 of travelers of my age or under). According to Nomad Mania, the land area on Earth is divided into 1281 parts. I have been to 820 regions and have 461 (37%) remaining. I rank # 48 worldwide on Nomad Mania (# 2 of travelers from France, # 30 of travelers of my age or under). According to TCC, the land area on Earth is divided into 327 parts. I have been to 287 regions and have 40 (12%) remaining.
Up to now, I have visited 671 World Heritage Sites (WHS). The UNESCO lists 1121 WHS ; I still miss 450 WHS. I rank # 9 worldwide for WHS visited on MTP and # 12 on Nomad Mania.
Nomadmania has developed detailed series of things to do and see such as islands, remote corners, museums, castles, botanical gardens, indigenous peoples ... Although it could be somehow a bit controversial, it is a good indicator of how 'deep' a traveler really travels. According to this indicator I rank # 5 for the 'top of the top' serie and #9 for the general series ranking.
301 travels done all over the world of more than one week (not counting of course short trips in France or in neighbouring countries close to France, as well as in Northeastern USA when I was a student in Boston and in Java, Sumatra, Sulawesi, Bali ... when I was working in Jakarta).
79 volcanoes climbed.
488 National Parks, important Reserves & Protected Areas visited.