My World Travels

65 countries so far. Of the 7 continents I have set foot on 5, the other 2 are on my list (Antarctica and South America)! I love exploring this wonderful world of ours!


AFRICA: Botswana (2004), Egypt (1997), Morocco (2017), Namibia (2004), South Africa (2004) and Zambia (2004).

ANTARCTICA: One day I will make it there!

ASIA: Cambodia (2002), China (2007),  Hong Kong (2007 three times & 2010 twice), India (2008), Indonesia (2003), Japan (2007), Macau (2007), Malaysia (2000 & 2002), Singapore (2000, 2002 & 2010), South Korea (2008), Taiwan (2010), Thailand (2000) and Vietnam (2010 twice).

AUSTRALASIA: Australia (my homeland), New Caledonia (1996), New Zealand (many times between 1999-2013) and Vanuatu (1996).

CENTRAL AMERICA: Guatemala (1998) and Mexico (1999 three times!).

EUROPE: Albania (2015), Andorra (2016), Austria (1994, 2010 & 2015 twice), Belgium (2012), Bosnia-Herzegovina (2015), Bulgaria (2010), Croatia (2015),Czech Republic (2005), Denmark (2005), Estonia (2010), Finland (2010), France (1994 & 2012), Germany (1994, 2005 twice, 2010 twice, 2012 & 2015 twice), Hungary (1999 & 2005), Iceland (2015), Ireland (2016 and 2017), Italy (1994 twice), Kosovo (2015), Laos (2010), Latvia (2010), Lithuania (2010), Luxembourg (2012), Macedonia (2015), Monaco (1994), Montenegro (2015), Poland (2005 & 2010), Portugal (2017), Romania (2010), Russia (2007), Serbia (2015), Slovakia (2015), Slovenia (2015), Spain (2016 & 2017), Switzerland (2005, 2010 & 2015), The Netherlands (1994), United Kingdom (1994 twice 2012, Northern Ireland 2016, Gibraltar 2017) and Vatican City (1994 twice – I stepped in and out of the gate!).

MIDDLE EAST: Jordan (1997).

NORTH AMERICA: Canada (2006 twice & 2011 twice, 2012 twice, 2013) and USA (1998, 1999 three times, 2001 twice, 2006 twice, 2009, 2010 & 2011 three times back and forth from Canada, 2012-2017).

SOUTH AMERICA: One day I will make it there too! I have had to cancel a number of trips to South America over the years due to flooding, landslides and rebel terrorist activity (“thanks” Shining Path!!!), but I will get there!!!

I have actually been in more countries than this in transit via airport transfers but unless I have set foot in an actual city (not just the airport) and done some exploring, they don’t get counted (i.e. Lebanon – Beirut and United Arab Emirates – Dubai). I also possibly stepped foot in Zimbabwe during a white water rafting trip in Zambia.


14 Comments Add yours

  1. krushworth says:

    Great to see a fellow traveler working his way avross the world. Thanks again for liking my post on Inverness; hope you come back to my blog often, as there will always be new posts.

    1. Deano says:

      No problem will do. Good to discover a fellow LOTR fan! Every now and then I mention Tolkien in my blogs such as

  2. kai says:

    what is the best country to live in? or best place?

    1. Deano says:

      Tough question! I have only lived in Australia and the USA and also worked in NZ and Hungary, so its a hard one to answer as life is very different in each and every country. Best place….hmmm also subjective, but I think if there was one country that has a bit of everything – nature, wildlife, history, museums, art, entertainment, shopping, food etc. and is very diverse, I would say the USA (shock, horror! but it’s true). But all countries have some special gem hidden away – other favourites apart from Australia include NZ, Germany, Botswana, Switzerland, Romania, Bulgaria, Laos and South Korea.

  3. Richard Pendlebury says:

    Hey there Dean, I have been researching my family history and came across some common relatives – John and Charlotte Pendlebury (who came to Australia from Manchester England in about 1850) Walter Henry Pendlebury (whose grave you visited in France) actually died at Ypres in Belgium. Thomas Gould Pendlebury was killed in France and they also had one Australian and one English born relative killed in France or Belgium as well. Charlotte’s father was also a member of the British Army in around 1810 and I am still following that one up!

    1. Deano says:

      Hi Richard. Good to hear from you and good luck with the research! Visiting the grave sites was a moving moment..

  4. Richard Pendlebury says:

    George Henry (sorry got so many names in my head right now!)

    1. Deano says:

      No worries. I knew what you meant 🙂

  5. Oh wow, you’ve explored a lot !

    1. Deano says:

      Slowed down a little these past 18 months as I was focused on visiting all 50 US states, but plans are in the making for more world adventures 🙂

      1. I put your blog in my reading list, and when I will have a bit more time, I’ll read about your travels 🙂 I’m looking forwards reading about Alaska and Hawaïi 🙂

      2. Deano says:

        Thanks. I am going to do likewise with your Iceland journey

      3. It’s always a struggle to choose between reading other blogs or update yours first, why do we have so little time !? 😀

      4. Deano says:

        Oh I know. I have written so little on what I have really done in the past 12 months!

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