There are 192 countries recognized by the UN, plus a couple more that could be included that are not yet recognize. If I could do anything or go anywhere in the world, I would choose to take a trip around the world stopping in every country on the planet. I love to travel and I have seen ads and heard stories of people who travel around the world to lots of different countries, so I figure if money was not an issue that would be the perfect thing for me. I know it is not using the full power of this “wish” we have been granted by not traveling to another planet or going back in time, but I think visiting every country would be amazing. I am fascinated by different cultures and countries so getting to visit each of them would provide so much variation and so many different experiences.
I think it would take years to see everything there is to see within each country. Even if I had the rest of my life to travel, I still think it would be tough to actually see everything there is to see. I would want to spend more time in certain countries as their size or the amount of cultural and historical locations require more time to experience everything. One potential issue with my plan is that currently some countries are not the most welcoming for tourists (I’m thinking Syria, Iran etc.), so maybe this is where the time traveling comes in. I could time travel back in time to a more peaceful moment in a country’s history making a country safer to visit. This would allow me to still visit every country in the world without putting my life at risk and allow for better sightseeing moments without having to deal with political turmoil and unrest in some countries today.
Living amongst the locals would also provide a better opportunity to fully understand the culture and customs of different countries. So perhaps instead of staying in hotels I would live with locals while I travelled. Locals also know where all the best deals and hidden treasures are located in their city. This would help me to visit places that aren’t in the typical guidebooks. But as much fun as traveling would be I think I would miss the stability of life in one place and spending time with my friends and family. Maybe there would be a way for me to travel the whole world in hyper speed without losing many years off of my life. Around the world in 80 days? For now one can only dream!