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Old 02-25-2008, 04:27 PM   #1
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I just returned from a lunchtime lecture by a 92 year old fellow who spoke on 'alternate travel' meaning Elder Hostel, regular hosteling, home exchanges and things like Eur Rail Passes. At 92 he still travels mostly with one friend since his wife dies 4 years agom stays in elder & youth hostels. A regular energizer bunny
He wants to join a Los Angeles club, the Century Club, which is for people who have visited 100 countries, he is still a few short, maybe its good to leave some things to keep you busy later in life.
How about our FIRE friends, how many countries have you been to? I'll start; 18 counting the US. Any Century Club members?
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Old 02-25-2008, 06:25 PM   #2
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I'm still working on the mile high club.
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Old 02-25-2008, 08:20 PM   #3
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How about our FIRE friends, how many countries have you been to? I'll start; 18 counting the US. Any Century Club members?
Only 15 so far, 10 of them courtesy of the U.S. Navy.

16 if you include periscope liberty.

The Century Club I want to join has a minimum age requirement...
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How about our FIRE friends, how many countries have you been to? I'll start; 18 counting the US. Any Century Club members?
Not even close to a Century....as I'm only at 28. Although I hope to visit many more in the coming years.

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Here I thought some retiree was doing a shot a beer a minute every minute for 100 minutes.

That was the college century club anyway.
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I'm at 15 countries and about 35 US states, I think. I've probably passed through a few more countries in Europe on the train, but I don't count those.

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I'm at 23 so far. I'd better get a move on .
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30 countries so far...but I can't see ever getting to 100. There are a lot more countries I want to visit, but not that many. I see myself topping off around 50-60, then mostly returning to my favorites...but then again, I'm still in my 30's, so who knows...one new country a year for the rest of my life?
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I can come up with at least 32 countries that I visited (was dragged to?) before 1960 when I turned 12, 33 if you count Hawaii (which was a territory).

After age 12 I think it was mostly repeats, though I may have added some more.

I would imagine that this partly explains why I hate travel so much.
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Bunch of world travelers here! Cant wait till I get the opportunity! Oh Ive been to 2
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I only have 21 countries. Ooh, but I've been to 46 states, and am getting a free trip to number 47 through w*rk next year!
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Only 17, and two of them don't even exist any more. Don't think I'll be joining that club any time soon.
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19 that I can remember. You'd have to seriously work at it to get to 100!
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Seven so far - will add two more in March. I'll never reach 100.
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3 including USA and Canada and no big urge to add to that. Lot to see right here.

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hmmmm let's see...does it count if you flew over them? <kidding>

20 countries
too many states to count (lots of work TDYs)
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I found that club about 5 years ago, and vowed someday that I would be able to join. But for now, I'm at 24 countries.
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not even canada yet. only bahamas (does that count or is it just a suburb of fort lauderdale?), mexico and usvi (do possessions count?).

if i ever sell these houses so that i'm comfortable spending money again, i see myself vagabonding either by land or sea starting in a year or three. as i don't like hotels much, i'd rather stays of three to six months or longer in a place. so if i travel for the next 25 years and stay only 3 months in each country i could visit 100 by the time i'm 80. but just one six month stay in any one country is gonna screw up the entire schedule.

i can't even think of 100 countries i want to visit. i could come up with maybe 30 or 50 off hand. maybe when i'm 80 i'll get a european rail pass and hit a whole bunch of them at one shot, just in case i wind up in buenos aires or chiang mai for a few years.

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hmmmm let's see...does it count if you flew over them? <kidding>
or passing through an airport on a connecting flight?
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