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 186 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.WORK WITH ME MEDIA INQUIRIES