Where I’ve Been

70 countries later, I haven’t satisfied my thirst for travel. Here’s a list of where I’ve been (click links for blog posts on those countries)…


Africa: EgyptKenya, Morocco, Tanzania (Mainland and island of Zanzibar)

Asia/Pacific: Australia, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, IndiaIndonesia, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Myanmar, Maldives, Nepal, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam

Central America and Caribbean:  Costa Rica, Cuba, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica

Europe: Austria, Belgium, BosniaCroatia, Czech Republic, DenmarkEstonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, LuxembourgMalta, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, SwitzerlandTurkey, United Kingdom (England, Scotland), Vatican City

Middle East:  Israel, Jordan, United Arab Emirates

North America:  Canada, Mexico, USA

South America:  Argentina, Chile, Peru, Uruguay

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trevor warman June 8, 2012 at 8:35 am

nice web site……. i think u’ll find England and scotland cant be both listed…. all comes under 1 name….. UK or GB :P….. in away that Taiwan is also China. and so is Hong Kong….



Oneika June 8, 2012 at 8:48 am

Thanks for your comment! I know that Scotland, Taiwan, and Hong Kong aren’t countries per se, but they have their own parliaments and special administrative status, which is why I list them separately… Taiwan and Hong Kong have their own currencies (the Taiwanese Dollar and the Hong Kong Dollar) which are different and separate from the China’s Reminbi. You also get your passport stamp when entering/exiting Taiwan and Hong Kong, and even if you are a Hong Kong resident (like I was), you still need a tourist visa to enter China! Those are a few of the reasons I consider them separate.. As for Scotland, it used to be an independent, sovereign state in the 18th century, and even if it isn’t any more, it still retains a distinct culture different from England’s… Scotland also has its own flag and its own bank which prints its own sterling banknotes! :-)


Leanne April 22, 2013 at 9:19 am

Scotland is 100% its own country, fyi.


Ruth Hickman March 22, 2015 at 2:39 am

Oneika, I love what you are doing! I really enjoy reading your posts and I loved your response to the reasons why you posted some of those cities separately! I loved Hong Kong and the shopping reminded me of bartering in Mexico! I’ve been to almost all the Caribbean islands, Hawaii, Japan, Korea, England! If I had to pick my favorite Caribbean island, I love Ocho Rios, Jamaica because we got married there, the friendliness of the people and the cuisine! I’ve studied abroad in Ghana, West Africa, as you suggested in an earlier article and loved the food there and gained 15 pounds in less than 3 weeks because the food was so delicious. I wish you safe travels and many more richer and newer life experiences! xo


sprite June 11, 2012 at 7:57 pm

Oh you left out Dubai! I was planning to go soon so was looking for your posta on it!


Oneika June 13, 2012 at 7:55 am

You’re right! I forgot to scribble it in! But I’ve written a bunch of posts on my trip there, if you go on the main page and search you’ll find them!


Awhili June 30, 2012 at 9:03 am

You are an inspiration! I am embarking on a new chapter in my life. After 20 year of working in corporate America I am starting over.I am done with the cubicable farm I would love to work and travel. Do you have any suggestions? i would not not mind teaching. Is a college degree required for these opportunities?


Akesha July 31, 2012 at 2:49 pm

I absolutely LOVE your site. Recently I’ve been considering traveling solo and you’ve given me a great push. Do you have any suggestions for a first-timer solo international trip? I’ve considered a tour group but they seem so expensive.


Oneika August 6, 2012 at 10:34 pm

Thanks Akesha! I recommend trying to meet up with other solo travellers while on your trip. A good way to do so is to check out travel forums specific to your destination to see who will be there to connect with. Lonely Planet Thorn Tree forums are amazing for meeting up with other travellers ;)


The Martha from Malta Diary September 7, 2012 at 5:15 pm

Any travel tips on Cuba?? I shall be travelling there next Nov and I was a bit confused on how to spend my 15 days as the island is bigger than I imagined, so I thought of focusing on one half of the island. Is that a good idea or not? :)


Oneika September 14, 2012 at 7:27 am

Honestly I went over 10 years ago and spent nearly all of my time on a resort on Cayo Coco island! I’ll have to go back to see Cuba properly!


Kristina Sylvester November 8, 2012 at 3:42 pm

You have inspired me to do this. I couldn’t picture someone who looks like me doing this. I love this BLOG! Do you have a book on the way?


Oneika November 11, 2012 at 4:25 pm

Awww!! Thanks so much!! No book.. yet!


Thena November 16, 2012 at 5:20 pm

Wow, I’ve only read a few posts of your blog and I’m hooked.
I’ve been to a few countries myself (about 9 so far) and I really want to add a lot of the ones that you have on your list. I find myself walking down the suitcase aisle in almost any store I go to just to see what’s the latest in suitcases. :-)
My main question is, how do you find the extra time/cash to travel like you want to?
I’m not sure I’d make a great language teacher since I only speak english. (Like most Americans) But I am great at research and finances.

Oh, also have you heard of these three friends who call themselves ‘The Lost Girls’? They left their careers in NY to travel the world for one year!


Camila Maria January 2, 2013 at 12:58 am

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You’ve been to some of the places that I’ve always dreamed of going…like Croatia, Argentina and the Philippines…do you have posts up on them? I can’t wait to have my list be this big!

What’s your favorite thing about travelling?


JesseD January 12, 2013 at 8:10 pm

Oneika, I can’t believe I haven’t read ur blog before…shame on me! I’m so jealous of ur amazing lifestyle :P funny how my job entails travelling, but u still travel more than me, smh rme…keep it up girl!


Mimi February 28, 2013 at 12:29 am

Wow! Your awesome! It’s great to see another black female traveler like myself. But my journey has only just began. So far I’ve been to Germany, France, Haiti, Bahamas, Thailand, South korea, and of course the USA where I was born. You are truly and inspiration!


Ruth June 4, 2013 at 3:48 am

I see you traveled to Egypt, and you didn’t like it, please share your experience. I am looking to travel to Egypt summer 2014.


Teryll June 10, 2013 at 4:40 am

YOU INSPIRE ME! I want to go on a solo trip so bad, I think Spain will be the trip for me – Barcelona and San Sebastian. So glad I found your website!!!!!!


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Tai December 24, 2013 at 6:59 pm

Oneika, I love reading about your travel experiences and am so glad that you opened up about your trip to Egypt. I’d love to hear about your trip to Cuba. Do you think you’re share more about that trip any time in the future? All the best.


Jen March 2, 2014 at 6:45 pm

So many countries! Seriously-awe inspiring.


Pita-Gay Nelson March 19, 2014 at 7:21 pm

Thank you for sharing your experiences with the world. I am also elated to see people who look like me traveling the world and taking in all that it has to offer. When I grow up, I want to be just like you. ;) Masalama!


Caroline Otieno May 12, 2014 at 10:20 am

Wow! Those are quite a number of countries! I really am set to travel around like you do Oneika..


Jorge June 11, 2014 at 7:23 pm

Cool list!

You should really visit Panama, so much going on here. I moved here in November :)


Oneika June 20, 2014 at 6:33 am

Panama is definitely on my wish list!


Holly June 23, 2014 at 5:53 pm

I am teaching English in the Czech Republic..and you are so inspiring ! Thank you-everyone thinks that it is my gap year and now I should come home and get a corporate job and settle down but I see that I can make a lifestyle out of teaching and travelling .

Ps You definitely should visit NZ (I’m biased as I’m from there) but its truly one of the most beautiful places on earth !


Oneika June 26, 2014 at 7:49 am

It’s on my list, Holly!!


Destynee August 19, 2014 at 3:36 am

This site is truly Amazing and very inspiring. I have recently finished an 11 month volunteer term of AmeriCorps and now I’m doing work with a nonprofit org, although I love what I am doing I can’t help but research all the places I wish to visit. This is honestly the first time that I have ever commented on someone’s travel blog and I think it just means that I am one step closer to doing some real travel. I look forward to reading more of your post, as I will definitely be using them as a guide.

Thanks Onieka!


Marie @mariestravels.com February 10, 2015 at 8:25 am

I thought I had visited many countries, when I reached to number 30. But 70 is awesome! Love your blog – keep traveling!


Oneika February 11, 2015 at 4:28 am

Woot! Safe travels to you!


Naledi March 12, 2015 at 1:41 am

I read in one of your previous blogs that you intend to go to Botswana, South Africa or Namibia. Have you been to any of the countries yet? I highly recommend visiting all three at once. You would love it! There are really good travel packages from the likes of TravelStart (South Africa) and AT n T (Botswana).


Annie March 27, 2015 at 7:35 pm

Hey! Just accidentally came across your blog – got really impressed! You are an inspiration. Reading your articles and looking at your pictures, made me believe that everything is possible. You made my dream come true, you literally live my dream. Thus, your story brings me hope and confidence that I can reach mine too. More adventures to you and never stop following dreams.
PS I’m Russian myself and noticed that you don’t have Russia in your “been to” list. Believe me, you are missing out :) Come one day and you will never regret. Even though we’re not very popular, modern or developed, we can’t boast about something other countries can, but, nevertheless, we’ve got a lot of our own to see and explore.


Oneika March 28, 2015 at 5:10 am

I’ve been dying to go to Russia, was actually planning on going this summer but it fell through.. Hopefully soon! Thanks for reading!


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