Have You Visited Enough Countries to Qualify for the 'Travelers' Century Club?'
It's fun to be part of a club, sharing thoughts and experiences with new friends. After all, no man is an island. And the Travelers' Century Club is one we can really get behind since it promotes travel to more than just the usual countries; the Club is especially focused on reaching the most remote islands and once-in-a-lifetime corners of the Earth.
Our planet has about 195 sovereign states, which naturally makes for a lot of passport stamps if you're focused on visiting them all. Fortunately membership to the TCC can be had for less; to join, it only takes a round total of 100 visits.
Head to their website and peruse the list of 324 eligible countries and territories. Even a short stopovera port-of-call, or a plane fuel stopis able to count for an official visit.
Once the magic number of 100 is reached, jet-setters will need to fill out the application form, name each country in their travel past, pay the $100 initiation fee, and an annual $85 fee ($95 if you live overseas). If the TCC accepts the application and fees, then the meetings, organized trips, and various activities of the TCC chapters all over the U.S., Canada and Europe are open for participation.
The TCC offers a provisional membership for those on their way to hitting the necessary visit count, but have only reached at least 75. These travelers can attend meetings, but are not a full-fledged member until they reach the 100. Naturally.
As a refresher, the best way to keep track of all of those miles and routes is with these handy flight tracking websites.
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