MatadorOur friends over at the Matador Network have a handy little tool on their site that allows you to quickly create a map of the places you’ve been. You can also go back and edit it as you visit more countries.

I made one the other day, which you can check out here. I’ve been to 87 countries so far, which isn’t too shabby—especially for someone who was at one time not only afraid to fly but to leave the house as well. I always tell my friends and family that they should go to at least one new country a year to find a new perspective on life. As corny as it sounds I wholeheartedly believe that if more people traveled, there would be less prejudice in the world.

Johnny Jet

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4 Comments On "Travel Website of the Week: Matador's #TravelStoke World Map"
  1. Dan Nainan
    Dan Nainan|

    This is awesome, thank you! I feel rather inadequate because I’ve been to only 44!

    Johnny, how did you manage to drive/take about all these countries? LOL

  2. thepixinator|

    I am so jealous of your map. Mine is paltry – only 6 countries! But I am grateful for all those trips, and I am constantly trying to figure out ways to take more. And, I am fortunate enough to have visited 30 US states, give or take a couple. So, so many Americans don’t travel much in their whole lives, or even have the desire to. It makes me sad for them. I always wonder how different it must be to be the kind of person who has no curiosity about other places, other cultures.

    1. KL Brucke|

      I so agree with you. These people you are speaking of probably do not have a clue what they are missing. I have observed that many, although not all, are often very close-minded. Just the thought of learning about different cultures excites me. All of our differences is what makes the world so interesting.

  3. Dan Nainan
    Dan Nainan|

    Indeed, quite a rarity – Americans with passports LOL!

    Here’s an illustration of the typical American mindset. I was in an ice cream shop in Plano, Texas. I overheard someone mention Africa, and her friend said, “I would never go to Africa.” Can you imagine the sheer ignorance? If only she could know what she’s going to miss out on.

    I have a friend (from Australia, strangely enough) who swears up and down that he would never visit Dubai or anywhere else in the Arab world. That is really, really sad.

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