(Last update : December 2021)
Analysis by major geographic zone
In the hereunder table, the world is divided into major zones (Europe, Asia ...). The first column is related to the countries recognized by the United Nations (a total of 193). For the other 4 columns (TCC, MTP, NomadMania, SISO), each country is split into more and more detailed regions (for instance France is split into 22 regions by Nomadmania) according to rules set each organism (from a total of 329 areas by TCC to a total of 3978 areas by SISO).
|UN Members||TCC List||MTP List||NOMAD MANIA List||SISO List|
|Europe||44 44||68 65||259 187||298 220||1367 804|
|Asia||33 33||52 50||199 125||392 274||1089 614|
|Middle East||12 12||21 21||36 20||(incl. in Asia)||(incl. in Asia)|
|Africa||50 48||55 50||95 58||221 138||848 365|
|Americas||22 22||27 25||177 106||248 155||433 262|
|Caribbean||12 12||30 29||42 35||42 40||111 81|
|Atlantic Ocean||4 4||14 12||17 11||(incl. in others)||(incl. in others)|
|Indian Ocean||3 3||15 9||27 15||(incl. in others)||(incl. in others)|
|Pacific Ocean||13 11||40 27||93 37||77 44||124 65|
|Antarctica & Arctic||0 0||7 6||50 23||23 16||6 3|
|Total||193 189||329 294||995 627||1301 887||3978 2194|
(Definition of zones may differ between TCC, MTP, Nomad Mania & SISO)
TCC : Travelers' Century Club
MTP : Most Traveled People (mtp.travel)
NomadMania : nomadmania.com
SISO : Shea's ISO (International Standard Organization), siso.jeffshea.info.
I am a member of the following travelers’ clubs :
- TCC (Travelers' Century Club) : travelerscenturyclub.org
- MTP (Most Traveled People) : mtp.travel
- NomadMania : nomadmania.com.
Furthermore, for the Travelers' Century Club, I am the Area Coordinator in charge of the Francophone Chapter.
Regions, World Heritage Sites & Series :
United Nations Countries :
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 have been to all UN countries of Europe, the Americas and Asia including Middle East. My missing countries are 4 nations in Africa and the Pacific (Equatorial Guinea, République du Congo, Palau, Federated States of Micronesia).
United Nations Extended (UN+) :
NomadMania 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.
TCC, MTP, NomadMania divisions :
According to TCC, the land area on Earth is divided into 329 parts. I have been to 294 regions and have 35 (11%) remaining.
According to MTP, the land area on Earth is divided into 995 parts. I have been to 627 regions and have 368 (37%) remaining. I currently rank # 66 worldwide on MTP (# 2 of travelers from France, # 30 of travelers of my age or under).
According to NomadMania, the land area on Earth is divided into 1301 parts. I have been to 887 regions and have 414 (32%) remaining. I rank # 34 worldwide on Nomad Mania (# 2 of travelers from France, # 21 of travelers of my age or under).
Most detailed geographic divisions (CHAD & SISO) :
According to the more detailed geographical breakdown of the SISO (International Standard Organization) list with 3978 regions, I went to 2206 regions among them (# 4 worldwide).
The CHAD list (Country Hybrid Administrative Divisions) includes all the administrative divisions of each country and is therefore the most detailed breakdown of the world with 4142 entities. With 2404 entities reached, I rank # 2 worldwide.
UNESCO World Heritage Sites & detailed series :
UNESCO lists 1153 World Heritage Sites (WHS). Up to now, I have visited 733 WHS. I still miss 420 WHS. I rank # 10 worldwide on NomadMania.
NomadMania has developed quite interesting detailed series of travel objectives such as islands, geographically remote places, museums, castles, botanical gardens, indigenous peoples, treks ... Although it could be sometimes somehow a bit controversial, it is a good indicator of how 'deep' a traveler really travels. According to this indicator, I rank globally # 1 for all series ranking : # 1 for the remote places serie, # 1 for the 'Outdoors' series (national parks, treks, hikes ...), # 2 for the 'Intellectual' series (museums, castles, vestiges of the past, modern architecture buildings ...), # 2 for the festivals serie.
Up to now :
318 travels done all over the world (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) :
46 treks (including 18 treks in the Himalayas & Karakoram) :
101 volcanoes climbed, almost all by foot and up to summit :
919 National Parks, Reserves & Protected Areas, as well as 40 deserts visited ;
63 carnivals & 110 other traditional festivals attended :
178 Indigenous Peoples met.