The majority of our readers are in the United States. Some are in Canada, others in Australia, some in New Zealand and the U.K., some in Mexico, and a handful in Germany, Indonesia, France, and Ireland. One time we even had a reader write in that he was reading from Antarctica!
The world is a big, beautiful place. Sure, our own countries are fun to explore by RV. And if you don’t like flying, perhaps the rest of the world seems like a far away distant land. But today we want to know how many countries you’ve visited outside of North America (so don’t include Canada or Mexico, please!).
After you vote, leave a comment and tell us you’re favorite country that you’ve ever visited.
Being afraid of flying and having financial constraints, it looks like we’ll never get to Japan, Scotland or Iceland. Wish ship voyages (as opposed to cruises) were more reasonably priced.
I’m not certain how to reply. Are the Caribbean islands or the Bahamas considered part of the North American continent? I have seen them associated both ways.
It’s in the vicinity I think.
A dozen and half or so for sure. From SE Asia to Northern Asia, including Japan, Hong Kong (as UK), half of Central America, and a touch of South America. What an amazing adventure it has been and continues to be.
Been to Japan, Hong Kong and Philippines during my Navy days. Traveled to Germany and England for work. Visiting the USA since retirement.
South Korea via Uncle Sam. I’m fine here in the USA. For those of you who think I should have gotten around more – I think it’s important that someone stays behind to keep the “home fires burning” so you can come back.
There are 23 countries in north america
And fifty in America.
Over 22 years active duty Navy. Been to many countries. Some I’d go back to. Most I’d fight you not to return to. Favorites? Germany. Austria, Scotland, Great Britain and last but not least parts of Spain. I did enjoy the Parthenon in Athens.
I know that feeling! I can’t wait to go back to Spain again, and would like to take the wife back to Italy, the UK, Japan, parts of Egypt, Israel, and Thailand – but you can’t pay me enough to go back to Iraq or the ‘Stan!
Ten, lived in some and visited others.
After serving over twenty years in the U.S. Navy this is my list. England, Scotland, Philippines, South Korea, Hong Kong, Japan, Thailand, Singapore, Australia, Sri Lanka, Guam (US protectorate) Diego Garcia (British Indian Ocean Territories), Kenya (Africa), Muscat Oman, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Ecuador, Panama, Columbia, Aurba, Cozumel (might be part of Mexico), Cuba, Haiti, Jamaica, Puerto Rico (US protectorate), Martinique, Curacao,
Wow!!! That’s a bunch!!
Being a teacher, I had summers off. For 25 years we traveled overseas every summer and went someplace different. We loved experiencing the different cultures. Then hubby got in an accident and is disabled & can’t fly. Now retired, we pack up the trailer and are seeing the sites of the beautiful USA!
I’ve been to Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, and Scotland. DW is much more the world traveler and has also been to Belgium, Botswana, England, France, Germany, Iceland, Morocco, (the) Netherlands, South Africa, Spain, and Zimbabwe. Although formally the 50th state, I find Hawaii an entirely different world. Of all these our favorites are Ireland and Kauai (among the islands of Hawaii).
Germany was probably my favorite country to visit. The people are so friendly and appreciative still of our Allied troops during WWII. The food is awesome and the scenery is gorgeous.
Philippines, South Korea, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Germany, Italy, Greece, Jamaica, The Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, and Guam if that counts since it is not really another country.
Heading to Ireland next year.
Only to Ireland in 2004 to pick up a puppy. What a fantastic country but I’m biased as my mother’s family all came from The Old Country.
Of all the countries I have been to, my favorite country to visit is still the U.S.A.
I totally agree with you Gary. !
South Vietnam, Japan, and Mexico, yea I know Mexico is in the North American continent, but that’s the extent of my foreign travel. Mexico was when I helped friends move to southern AZ and they insisted on taking me across the border at Nogales.
My wife was a travel consultant several years ago for 17 years. We were able to visit over 20-25 countries during that time mostly in Europe. We were young enough and both in good health to really enjoy our trips. We met lots of US citizens who didn’t because they were either too old or not healthy enough and complained too much.
When we were in our early 20s with little kids a coworker of my husband’s wife died at 45. They had never traveled but had tons of plans for “when the kids were raised”. We vowed then, travel would be one of our top priorities. We have never regretted it and our kids and now grandson love to travel. We travel and don’t just vacation, learn some foreign words and learn about different cultures. We have camped in every state and been to many different countries. We are proud to not be closed minded and to have passed this on to our descendants
None. And proud of it.
Open your mind and you will be surprised what you discover in other countries.
In my 38 year career with a large multinational, I traveled on five continents and worked with many people around the globe. Getting to know them, learning about their different cultures and seeing how they lived, was the best part of my career.
The worst part? Being “Platinum” level on four airlines spending way too much of my life in airports, airplanes, and hotels!
Nowadays I’ll take the good ol’ USA in my motorhome! 🙂
How sad. You are really missing out on a beautiful world and some wonderful people.
I’m not sure what’s worse – that you couldn’t afford to travel or just chose not to, but there is a whole big amazing world out there to be seen. Your ‘and proud of it’ comment is just as small minded as the attitudes of religious bigots I’ve seen in one too many authoritarian country.
With a certain job I held 38 total. I have seen more countries than I have states. So working on the states to complete all 50. Enjoyed travel while younger not so much now.
Filled all the pages of a passport in one year. Travelled to many countries installing computer networks. The smaller the country, the more room they took up in the passport.
I miss that job.