Why Traveling Shouldn’t Be A Big Race Of Counting Countries

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Scroll through Instagram, has traveling become a game of Pokemon?

I see it all over Instagram and among various travel blogs, “44+ countries and counting”, “67 countries, 7 continents!”

Pathetically, there are people in this travel industry who have based their entire careers on a sprint around the globe trying to fulfill pointless numbers. When did traveling become one big race or to-do list of visiting the most countries in the least amount of time? Just scrolling through Instagram makes you feel as if travel has become a game of Pokemon. “Gotta hit ‘em all!”

Do you know what you sound like when you count countries? When