Hi there and welcome!

On December 31, 2019, I plan to arrive in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil marking the completion of my quest to travel to and experience every country in the world – all 193 United Nations sovereign states. Throughout this journey, I have been fortunate to attain many memorable experiences and exclusive travel knowledge. My purpose for Searching4Sam is to document and share these with the world in hopes of inspiring and better equipping others to reach their travel goals!

Some unique memories from around the globe include paragliding over Queenstown, tracking white rhinos on foot in Swaziland, ringing in New Years on a party boat in Iran, running with the bulls in Pamplona, coaching North Korea’s National Hockey Team, four-wheeling across the Sahara Desert, co-founding an NGO in the Philippines, swimming with sea lions in the Galápagos, hosting a volleyball camp in Afghanistan, motorbiking through street riots in Haiti, flying in a prop plane over Mount Everest… to name a few! I was a 2017 inductee to the Travelers’ Century Club and as of August 2018 have visited all 50 US States.

Countless tradeoffs have allowed me to consistently prioritize travel and I couldn’t be more grateful for the perspective on the world and lifelong relationships I’ve established through my experiences.

If you have questions, comments or would just like to share why you completely disagree with one of my Top 10 lists, don’t hesitate to get in touch. I’d be happy to hear from you. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy the stories and travel tips.

Thanks for stopping by! -Sam