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Matador member Lola Akinmade–herself a carrier of a well-inked passport leafed with multiple visas–sent in a tip about the website Most Traveled People.

Think you’re well-traveled?

Well, compare your passport stamps to those of Charles A. Veley, who has visited 630 of the world’s 673 “countries, territories, autonomous regions, enclaves, geographically separated island groups, and major states and provinces” and has the stories and pictures to prove it.

Nancy Dockry, though, isn’t far behind, clocking in with an impressive 620 place-visits on the MTP roster.

If you want to start keeping track of your travels, check out MTP’s printable list of places and see how you stack up beside Veley and Dockry.

Or if you think you’ve got what it takes to join the ranks of the world’s most traveled people, start your own account.

According to your own count, how many countries have you visited? Post your travel stats in the comments below!

Photo: disco~stu (creative commons)

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Julie Schwietert

Julie Schwietert Collazo is a writer, editor, researcher, and translator currently in New York, formerly of Mexico City and San Juan.

  • ianmack

    Interesting website, and it's nice to keep track of your travels. But on the other hand, seems a bit ambitious to think of travel as simply "counting down the countries" as if there's a prize at the end. Shouldn't matter if you've traveled to 1 or 100 places.

  • collazoprojects

    Ian- I agree with you 100%. As I read through the website, people's passion for travel shown through, but I couldn't help but feel they were really rushing things!

  • Hal

    I tend to agree with Ian. It seems like someone who's been to 600 places probably knows none of them as well as someone who's only visited a handful but took the time to experience them fully. Still, I find myself strongly compelled to tally up a list of my own…

  • Lola

    Of course we all realize how ambitious it is. I compare it to fantasy football and all other tallying games. It definitely is an interesting site. Check out GoNOMAD's interview with the top guy on the list – ” target=”_blank”>http://www.gonomad.com/readuponit/labels/Charles%…

  • geotraveler

    Of course we all realize how ambitious it is. I compare it to fantasy football and all other tallying games. Definitely an interesting site. Check out GoNOMAD's interview with the top guy on the list – ” target=”_blank”>http://www.gonomad.com/readuponit/labels/Charles%…

  • collazoprojects

    By the way… Lola actually sent me a link to this interview with the #1 guy on the list and I overlooked including it in this post. ” target=”_blank”>http://www.gonomad.com/readuponit/2008/06/charles…

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