I thought I was pretty well-traveled, but then I began mapping all the places I’ve been. Found a nice tool called visitedplaces.com. Turns out I’m not so well-traveled after all. According to visitedplaces, I’ve visited 24 countries in addition to our own USA. According to WorldoMeter, there are 195 countries as of 2023. That means I’ve been to 12.3% of the globe based on country count. And a lot less based on area.
The Mercator projection makes Canada, Greenland, Russia and Alaska look way too big, of course. But there’s still a helluva lot of dark space on that map.