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Yesterday I heard for the first time about the Traveler's Century Club.

To become a member of this club you have to visit 100 or more countries. Although I'm not really interested in joining such a club, I'm curious if there is a similar club for European countries. So let's say you can become a member if you have visited 80% of all European countries.

I couldn't find something like this.

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it is just too easy to visit all European countries, still I haven't done that. –  Peter Hahndorf Jan 31 '12 at 17:10
    
Yes that's true. I have still to visit some of them. Particularly in Southeast Europe. –  RoflcoptrException Jan 31 '12 at 17:14
    
related: travel.stackexchange.com/q/3198/101 –  Mark Mayo Jan 31 '12 at 19:53
    
It might be easy to visit every country. But it could be more challenging to visit every region/province, or every city over a certain size ... –  hippietrail Sep 23 '13 at 1:43

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I have had a lot of looking at sites like this (Traveller Century Club, Most Traveled People, etc), and while there's a US Centric one (The All Fifty States Club), I've never seen a European one. Perhaps it's time to start one? :)

Of course, the biggest problem you'll have is - what counts as a visit? This blog post has a great description of the argument faced - is it when you set foot? Leave the airport? Eat a meal? Sleep one light? What counts as visiting?

Then you have the problem of what IS a country? Is Gibraltar? What about Kosovo?

There's also an Extra Milers Club - which records visits to all 3142 counties of The US :)

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Good points. I personally count a visit when I set a foot on it, but not on the airport area. An a country is a country if it is or was recognized by the UN. –  RoflcoptrException Feb 7 '12 at 23:08
    
So what about these ones then? en.wikipedia.org/wiki/… :) I certainly count QwaQwa from my travels - it no longer exists, but South Africa used to recognise it and as its only neighbour, that seemed good enough to me. –  Mark Mayo Feb 7 '12 at 23:26
    
Yes starting one would be a cool thing. –  RoflcoptrException Feb 8 '12 at 21:59
    
just have to think what would be a fair number of European countries... maybe 45 –  RoflcoptrException Mar 10 '12 at 11:03
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Well when you're starting your own club, you get to make up all the rules and definitions. So I would like to propose, in our grand tradition here at Travel.SE, that it counts only if you had to go to the toilet. –  hippietrail Sep 23 '13 at 1:44

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