International Travel Bootcamp Presentation at Chicago Seminars 2015

Here are the slides from my Chicago Seminars International Travel Bootcamp presentation. We had a great audience and fun night kicking off the weekend:

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  • Shannon

    welcome back home. A lot of info and data are being repeated and recycled.. For example Royukan in Japan and B&B in PEI. And US passport holders enjoy at least 172 counties visa free or visa on arrival as if 2015.

  • ken

    Excellent and useful tips. Thanks for posting, Stefan. Wish I could have attended in person.

  • Rapid Travel Chai

    @Shannon – not feasible for me to create something new for every event and for the in-person audience this is mostly the first time they have heard this talk, which I did update and change in many parts, though you are correct that I should have refreshed the visa slide.

  • Dumammy

    Thanks for sharing with those who can’t attend, very nice of you. Always an interesting discussion with “country counters” as to what source we use for number of counties there are in the world. Interested in what your using for your visa free comments? Been lucky enough to get to 155 countries and going to several more in the West/Central Africa next month. Côte D’Voire, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Cameroon and Gabon cost over 2k for visas alone (for two people). I use the U.N. Member countries list, but there are certainly others like the Century Club and other lists as well. Thanks

  • Rapid Travel Chai

    @Dumammy – whenever I see sources count so many as visa free or visa on arrival I wonder why I have had to get so many. I like TCC list for how I have enjoyed so many beyond the UN. The even larger lists I tend to avoid to try to not get addicted. Those are some interesting ones you are heading for, all ones I have not visited though have my eye on the Ethiopian routes through that area, like the one that stops in Niger with a 23-hour stop connection that appears to be visa-free and then on to Burkina Faso.

  • DaveS

    To me, to count as a country it needs to meet two criteria: It needs to claim to be independent and it needs to be recognized by a significant number of other countries as such. That means the UN list, plus a small number of additional places. That doesn’t mean these are the only places worth visiting by any means. The TCC list is great for dreaming and planning, but not to be taken seriously as a count of countries.

  • Paul

    Stefan, this is a fantastic presentation! I hope to see even half the number of cities you have done to date. Woul dit be possible to post a copy of your 101 Tips presentation as well? Wished I was there!

  • Rapid Travel Chai

    @Paul – here is the 101 talk that I presented earlier this year as well as at Chicago.