I once had a conversation with my Dad about how many countries in Europe he’d been to, and he said all of them. When I started questioning him, it became apparent there were more countries now and he didn’t count those off the mainland! My first travel challenge was set – to go to every country in Europe.
I’ve been lucky to have worked in Spain, Germany, Lithuania and Poland, and so was able to combine visits to countries nearer to those bases. Along with weekend trips and some longer holidays, I completed the challenge in 2010.