I will inspire you to go on your dream vacation

When you ask people about their bucket list, most will tell you that they love to travel and they will start naming off destinations that they would like to go someday. Where do YOU want to go?

I am the Traveling Wizard

About me

My name is Bill Wiatrak, aka The Traveling Wizard, and I create videos of places I visit around the world, dispense travel advice and write travel articles for a handful of magazines as well as this site. 

I made a goal quite a few years ago to travel to every country in the world.

I’ve still got quite a few places on my to-see list but I’ve been fortunate to see all seven continents and visit most of the famous landmarks around the world. There’s several ways to decide how many countries are in the world, but I have been to 183 out of the 230 on my list. The UN recognizes 198. There are different levels of independence and definition of “what is a country?” that affects that number.  I write frequently for Houstonia Magazine.Houstonia


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Oh the places you will go!

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  • 7Continents visited
  • 183Countries visited
  • 1.3MMiles traveled
  • 40Years traveling
  • 276Stories written