Have you heard of the Travelers’ Century Club? Only people who have been to 100 or more countries and territories members. According to the club’s criteria, I’ve been to 29 such places. There’s a long way to go if I want to get a special pin and join their meetings.
It’s a big ‘IF’, though. Joining the club isn’t on my bucket list. Now, I’m aware that I’ve been privileged enough to be able to leave Singapore’s shores a few times a year, but I must share this: It’s nice to count countries and keep score, but my total, or anyone’s total for that matter, is no big deal. It actually ruins the things that make travel enjoyable, beneficial and meaningful.