Kristin from Camels and Chocolate, whose amazing travels and stories inspire me daily, posted a travel challenge: Traveling to a country from every list of the alphabet by age 30.
Being the travel addict that I am, I'm jumping on the bandwagon. See my list below (the countries in bold are the ones I have yet to visit). This means I have eight years to visit 23 countries. Call me naive, but I think I can do it--most of the countries are easily grouped and don't require seperate trips. And, once I am living in Europe (is it September 2010 yet??) it will be easier (and cheaper!) to fly to, say, Greece for the weekend.
World, here I come!
A- Austria, Armenia, Australia, Argentina
C- Canada, Costa Rica, Czech Republic
E- England, Egypt
G- Germany, Georgia, Greece
I- Italy, Ireland, Israel
K- (really have no desire to see any country that begins with the letter K)
O- (see letter K)
Q- (see letter K)
R- Russia, Romania
S- Spain, Switzerland, South Africa, Scotland
T- Thailand, Turkey, Tunisia
U- United States of America, Uganda
V- Vatican City
X- (on hold pending creating of a new country)
Y-Z- (see letter K)
*After further thought (and...ahem...budget...considerations), I've decided to extend my deadline to 35. Details, details.