(Last update of this page : May 2020)
|UN Members||TCC List||MTP List||NOMAD MANIA List||SISO List|
|Europe||44 44||68 64||252 180||292 209||N/A|
|Asia||33 33||51 48||194 122||385 264||N/A|
|Middle East||12 12||21 20||27 23||(incl. in Asia)||N/A|
|Africa||50 48||55 49||76 56||219 135||N/A|
|Americas||22 22||27 25||177 105||245 151||N/A|
|Caribbean||12 12||30 29||42 35||42 40||N/A|
|Atlantic Ocean||4 4||14 12||16 11||(incl. in others)||N/A|
|Indian Ocean||3 3||15 9||27 15||(incl. in others)||N/A|
|Pacific Ocean||13 11||39 26||88 38||75 43||N/A|
|Antarctica & Arctic||0 0||7 6||50 23||23 16||N/A|
|Total||193 189||327 288||949 608||1281 858||3978 2108|
(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
Nomad Mania : nomadmania.com
SISO : Shea's ISO (International Standard Organization), siso.jeffshea.info.
Up to now, I have visited 189 UN Member Countries (UN has 193 Member Countries ; plus 4 Non-member Countries : Palestine, Vatican, Niue & Cook Islands) . I have still 4 more to go. I visited all UN countries of Europe,the Americas and Asia, 1 The missing countries are 4 nations in Africa and the Pacific (Equatorial Guinea, 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 246 among them. I have therefore still 20 to go.
According to MTP, the land area on Earth is divided into 949 parts. I have been to 608 regions and have 341 (36%) remaining. I currently rank # 64 worldwide on MTP (# 2 of travelers from France, # 35 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 858 regions and have 423 (33%) remaining. I rank # 39 worldwide on Nomad Mania (# 2 of travelers from France, # 25 of travelers of my age or under). According to TCC, the land area on Earth is divided into 327 parts. I have been to 288 regions and have 39 (12%) remaining. According to the more detailed geographical breakdown of the SISO list with 3978 regions, I went to 2108 among them. In the CHAD list, Nomadmania developed an even more detailed breakdovn with 4216 regions. With 2343 reached, I rank # 2 worldwide.
Up to now, I have visited 692 World Heritage Sites (WHS). The UNESCO lists 1196 WHS ; I still miss 504 WHS. I rank # 8 worldwide for WHS visited on MTP and # 12 on Nomad Mania.
Nomadmania has developed detailed series of travel objectives such as islands, remote corners, museums, castles, botanical gardens, indigenous peoples, treks ... 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, # 1 for the 'Outdoors' series (national parks, treks, hikes ...), # 8 for the 'Intellectual' series and globally # 8 for the general series ranking.
302 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.
489 National Parks, important Reserves & Protected Areas visited.
178 Indigenous Peoples met;