I heard about the Travelers’ Century Club from fellow blogger, Gadling, and had to check it out.
Basically, it’s an organization whose membership is limited to people who have visited 100 or more countries of the world. It was founded in Los Angeles in 1954, and now has members throughout the world.
“Countries” are defined pursuant to s specific list, and may be a little different than how you might typically think. For example, the United States has three different “country” classifications, continental U.S., Alaska, and Hawaii.
In addition to meetings, the TCC offers a variety of events and travel opportunities (including escorted trips) for the discerning traveler.
The initiation fee is $100 for the member, and $100 to include a spouse. Yearly dues are $40/$30 for U.S. residents, and $50 each (member and spouse) for residents of other countries.
Although you cannot yet qualify as a full member, if you’ve visited 75 or more countries, you are welcome to attend club meetings and participate in club tours.
I’ve counted up the “countries” that I’ve visited, and I’m at a paltry 13. How about you? How many countries have you visited?
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