Travelers' Century Club

Travelers’ Century Club

The Travelers’ Century Club…

It’s a pretty descriptive title for a club, and one that attracted me as a (hopefully) future frequent traveler. According to the website, “Membership in the Travelers’ Century Club (TCC) is limited to those travelers who have visited one hundred or more territories of the world. It was first organized in Los Angeles in 1954 by a group of the world’s most widely traveled people.”

The 321 territories were handpicked, and according to TCC, “Although some are not actually countries in their own right, they have been included because they are removed from the parent country, either geographically, politically or ethnologically. After consideration as to how long one must have stayed in a country or territory to qualify, it was decided that even the shortest visit would suffice — even if only a port-of-call, or a plane fuel stop. This greatly widens the field and will give the traveler a better chance to qualify for one of the most unusual clubs in the world. Anyone who has visited 100 or more of the places listed below is eligible to join.”

It will definitely be difficult for me as a Filipino passport holder, because I have to apply for a visa in order to visit most of these locations. However for my fellow Pinoys, here is a useful article written by Filipino travel blogger Ivan Henares on “59 visa-free destinations for Philippine passport holders”: http://www.ivanhenares.com/2014/02/philippine-passport-visa-free-countries.html?m=1

Here is the official list of 321 territories, last updated in July 2011. I’ve also attached the pdf list of Countries & Territories | The Travelers’ Century Club to this post, for any future world travelers looking to download the list for themselves.

As of March 2014, I have visited 13 out of 321 territories. I hope I can start crossing off some of the others soon!

PACIFIC OCEAN (0/39)
Australia
Bismark Archipelago (New Ireland, New Britain, Bougainville, Admiralty Islands)
Chatham Islands
Cook Islands (Rarotonga, Aitutaki, Penrhyn)
Easter Island
Fiji Islands
French Polynesia (Tahiti,Tuamotu, Austral, Gambier)
Galapagos Islands
Guam
Hawaiian Islands
Juan Fernandez Islands (Robinson Crusoe Island)
Kiribati (Gilberts,Tarawa, Ocean Island)
Line/Phoenix Islands (Palmyra, Fanning, Christmas, Canton, Enderbury, Howland)
Lord Howe Island
Marquesas Islands
Marshall Islands, Republic of (Majuro, Kwajalein, Eniwetok)
Micronesia, Fed.States of (Pohnpei, Kosrae, Chuuk,Yap,Caroline Islands)
Midway Island
Nauru
New Caledonia & Deps. (Noumea, Loyalty Islands)
New Zealand
Niue
Norfolk Island
Northern Marianas (Saipan, Tinian)
Ogasawara (Bonin, Volcano Island, Iwo Jima)
Palau, Republic of
Papua New Guinea
Pitcairn Island
Ryukyu Islands (Okinawa)
Samoa, American (Pago Pago)
Samoa (Apia)
Solomon Islands (Guadalcanal, New Georgia,Tulagi)
Tasmania
Tokelau Islands (Fakaofu, Atafu, Union)
Tonga (Nukualofa)
Tuvalu (Ellice Island, Funafuti, Vaitapu)
Vanuatu (New Hebrides Islands)
Wake Island
Wallis & Futuna Islands

NORTH AMERICA (2/6)
Alaska
Canada
Mexico
Prince Edward Island
St. Pierre & Miquelon
United States

CENTRAL AMERICA (0/7)
Belize (British Honduras)
Costa Rica
El Salvador
Guatemala
Honduras
Nicaragua
Panama

SOUTH AMERICA (0/13)
Argentina
Bolivia
Brazil
Chile
Colombia
Ecuador
French Guiana
Guyana (British Guiana)
Paraguay
Peru
Suriname (Netherlands Guiana)
Uruguay
Venezuela

CARIBBEAN (0/31)
Anguilla
Antigua & Deps. (Barbuda, Redonda)
Aruba
Bahamas
Barbados
Bonaire
Cayman Islands
Cuba
Curacao
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Grenada & Deps. (Carriacou, Grenadines)
Guadeloupe & Deps.(Marie Galante)
Haiti
Jamaica
Leeward Islands, French (St. Martin)
Leeward Islands, Netherlands (Saba, St. Eustatius)
Martinique
Montserrat
Nueva Esparta (Margarita Island)
Puerto Rico
St. Barts
San Andres & Providencia
St. Kitts & Nevis
St. Lucia
St. Maarten (formerly Netherlands Antilles)
St. Vincent & Deps. (Bequia, Canouan Grenadines)
Trinidad & Tobago
Turks & Caicos Islands
Virgin Islands, U.S. (St. Croix, St. John, St. Thomas)
Virgin Islands, British (Tortola, etc.)

ATLANTIC OCEAN (0/14)
Ascension
Azores Islands
Bermuda
Canary Islands
Cape Verde Islands
Equatorial Guinea (Fernando Pṓ, Bioko Island, Malabo)
Falkland Islands
Fernando do Noronha
Faroe Islands
Greenland (Kalaallit Nunaat)
Iceland
Madeira
St. Helena
Tristan de Cunha

EUROPE AND MEDITERRANEAN (6/67)
Aland Islands (Mariehamn)
Albania
Andorra
Austria
Balearic Islands (Mallorca, Minorca)
Belarus
Belgium
Bosnia & Herzegovina (Sarajevo)
Bulgaria
Corsica
Crete
Croatia
Cyprus, Republic
Cyprus, Turkish Fed. State
Czech Republic
Denmark
Dodecanese Is. (Rhodes)
England January 26, 2014
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Gibraltar
Greece
Guernsey & Deps (Alderney, Herm, Sark, Channel Islands)
Hungary
Ionian Islands (Corfu, etc.)
Ireland (Eire)
Ireland, Northern (Ulster)
Isle of Man
Italy March 23, 2014
Jersey (Channel Islands)
Kaliningrad
Kosovo
Lampedusa
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Macedonia
Malta
Moldova
Monaco
Montenegro
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Portugal July , 2014
Romania
Russia
San Marino
Sardinia
Scotland March 14, 2014
Serbia
Sicily
Slovakia 
Slovenia
Spain May 23, 2014
Spitsbergen (Svalbard, Bear Island)
Srpska
Sweden
Switzerland
Trans Dniester
Turkey in Europe (Istanbul)
Ukraine
Vatican City
Wales March 19, 2014

ANTARCTICA (0/7)
Argentine (Palmer Peninsula)
Australian Antarctic Territory South Pole (Mawson, Davis, Macquarie, Heard)
Chilean (Palmer Peninsula)
Falkland Islands Dependencies (British Antarctica, Graham Land, So. Shetland, So. Sandwich, So. Georgia, So. Orkney)
French Southern & Antarctic Territory (Kerguelen, Crozet, Amsterdam, St. Paul)
Norwegian (Queen Maud Land, Bouvet)
New Zealand (Ross Dependency)

AFRICA (0/54)
Algeria
Angola
Benin (Dahomey)
Botswana (Bechuanaland)
Burkina Faso (Upper Volta)
Burundi (Urundi)
Cabinda
Cameroon
Central African Republic
Chad
Republic of Congo
Democratic Republic of Congo
Djibouti
Egypt
Equatorial Guinea (Rio Muni, Fernando Poo)
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Gabon
Gambia
Ghana (Gold Coast, British Togoland)
Guinea (French)
Guinea-Bissau
Ivory Coast
Kenya
Lesotho (Basutoland)
Liberia
Libya
Malawi (Nyasaland)
Mali
Mauritania
Morocco
Morocco, Spanish (Ceuta, Melilla)
Mozambique
Namibia
Niger
Nigeria
Rwanda
Sao Tome & Principe
Senegal
Sierra Leone
Somalia (Italian Somaliland)
Somaliland (Brit.)
South Africa
Sudan, North
Sudan, South
Swaziland
Tanzania (Tanganyika)
Togo
Tunisia
Uganda
Western Sahara (Spanish Sahara)
Zambia (No. Rhodesia)
Zanzibar
Zimbabwe (So. Rhodesia)

MIDDLE EAST (1/20)
Abu Dhabi
Ajman
Bahrain
Dubai
Fujeirah
Iran
Iraq
Israel
Jordan
Kuwait
Lebanon
Oman
Palestine
Qatar  January 26, 2014
Ras Al Khaimah
Saudi Arabia
Sharjah
Syria
Umm Al Qaiwain
Yemen

INDIAN OCEAN (0/14)
Andaman-Nicobar Islands
British Indian Ocean Territory (Chagos Arch, Diego Garcia)
Christmas Island
Cocos Islands (Keeling)
Comoro Islands (Anjouan, Moheli, Grand Comoro)
Lakshadweep
Madagascar
Maldive Islands
Mauritius & Deps. (Agalega, St. Brandon)
Mayotte (Dzaoudzi)
Reunion & Deps. (Tromelin, Glorioso)
Rodriguez Island
Seychelles
Zil Elwannyen Sesel (Aldabra, Farquhar, Amirante Is.)

ASIA (4/52)
Abkhazia
Afghanistan
Armenia (Yerevan)
Azerbaijan (Baku)
Bangladesh
Bhutan
Brunei
Cambodia
China, People’s Republic
Egypt in Asia (Sinai Peninsula)
Georgia
Hainan Island
Hong Kong
India
Indonesia (Java)
Irian Jaya (Dutch New Guinea)
Japan
Jeju Island (South Korea)
Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo)
Kashmir
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Korea, North
Korea, South
Laos
Lesser Sunda Islands (Bali, Timor, Indonesia)
Macau
Malaysia
Moluka
Mongolia, Republic
Myanmar (Burma)
Nakhichevan
Nepal
Pakistan
Philippines
Sabah (No. Borneo)
Sarawak
Siberia (Russia in Asia)
Sikkim
Singapore
Sri Lanka (Ceylon)
Sulawesi (Celebes, Indonesia)
Sumatra (Indonesia)
Taiwan. R.O.C.
Tajikistan
Thailand
Tibet
Timor Leste
Turkey in Asia (Anatolia, Ankara, Izmir)
Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan
Vietnam

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