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Traveling to Every Country in the World with Ryan Smith

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MtM Podcast – Visiting Every Country in the World

On this episode Shawn is joined by former MtM Contributor Ryan Smith to discuss his recent accomplishment of visiting every single country in the world. We’ll discuss his journey as a writer in the miles and points space plus dive into his country collecting. Find out how his journey began, how he chose his last country and all of the amazing and challenging things along the way.

I hope you enjoy this episode!

Episode Notes

  • 0:00 Freelancing in this space & what it is like being a writer.
  • 08:25 The community of country counters & proving your “track record”
  • 16:59 Setting a goal of visiting every country
  • 24:56 Most challenging countries/experiences
  • 38:27 Favorite countries/experiences through Ryan’s entire journey
  • 47:57 The exposure to travel via social media
  • 53:47 Choosing the “last country” and completing the journey

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Shawn Coomer
Shawn Coomer
Shawn Coomer earns and burns millions of miles/points per year circling the globe with his family. An expert at accumulating travel rewards, he founded Miles to Memories to help others achieve their travel goals for pennies on the dollar. Shawn also runs a million dollar reselling business, knows Vegas better than most and loves to spend his time at the 12 Disney parks across the world.

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  1. Really enjoyed the section on Port-au-Prince. These sorts of topics are very hard to find in this hobby. Takes me back to my days in the DRC. Thanks for sharing that.


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