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Top 50 Countries To Visit

By on February 16, 2017

Part of what motivates me is listing out every country I want to see, every year. That way over time I can collect all the information and research I need, poke friends for advice, gather inspiration and stay motivated to keep traveling. At the moment I am up to 65 countries, these are the next 50 (in order of importance) I would like to conquer in the next 5 years!

  1. Antarctica
  2. Jordan
  3. Nepal
  4. Iran
  5. Sri Lanka
  6. Japan
  7. Iceland
  8. Venezuela
  9. Egypt
  10. Cuba
  11. Pakistan
  12. Ecuador 
  13. Tunisia
  14. Tibet
  15. Romania
  16. Mozambique
  17. Israel
  18. Russia
  19. South Korea
  20. Madagascar
  21. Namibia
  22. Poland
  23. DRC Congo
  24. Uruguay
  25. Mongolia
  26. Ukraine
  27. Switzerland
  28. Paraguay
  29. Lebanon
  30. Ireland
  31. Malta
  32. Scotland
  33. Botswana
  34. Kenya
  35. Zimbabwe
  36. Bulgaria
  37. Ethiopia
  38. Macedonia
  39. Serbia
  40. Cyprus
  41. Belarus
  42. Finland
  43. Montenegro
  44. French Guinea
  45. Latvia
  46. Suriname
  47. Estonia
  48. Guyana
  49. Lithuania
  50. Angola

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  1. Reply

    Josh Duke

    February 16, 2017

    You are missing one of the coolest places in Europe! Denmark – Copenhagen and Aarhus
    Make sure you visit in June-July otherwise its rather crap weather. (sleety cold rain)
    I went twice last year and am going again twice this year (end of June and December)


    • Reply

      JR Harrison

      February 23, 2017

      I’ve been to Copenhagen! Absolutely beautiful place! This is a list of all the places I haven’t been to yet 🙂


JR Harrison III
Atlanta, GA

Five years ago I decided to stop living my life vicariously through others, ditch the "all American dream" to a routine life and travel the world. Since then I have traveled to over 65 countries & 6 continents, seen 6 of 7 wonders, climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro & Mt. Kinabalu, volunteered in India & Africa, dived with great white sharks, jumped off the highest bungee in the world, and re-discovered myself. I've created Savvy Vagabond to show the beautiful world as I see it, share my tips & tricks for backpacking on a shoestring, and most importantly, to inspire others to Refuse to Live Vicariously

“The very basic core of a man's living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun”