Americas

List of all Countries and Capitals and Currencies of the World

The definition how many countries there are in the world is not an easy one. According to our definition here at 197TravelStamps, there are 197 sovereign countries in the world. There are 193 independent and recognized UN countries and in addition, we consider four independent territories as countries: Kosovo, the Vatican, Taiwan and Palestine. Since […]

List of South American Countries and Capitals

South America is home to 420 million people and offers some of the most scenic landscapes in the world. The incredible snowy mountain ranges of the Andes in the West are just as exciting as the lush green reainforests of the Amazon. There are 12 independent countries in South America. Below, you can find a […]

10 Things to Do in Bend Oregon

The city of Bend and the magnificent natural surroundings are one of the best outdoor destinations in the U.S. If you are an avid outdoor sportsman, you can enjoy the activities on the Deschutes River or the numerous hiking trails nearby. If you are seeking some new cultural experiences, the Old Mill District and Downtown […]

Country #117 – A Day Trip to the Bahamas (from Germany)

It is that time of the year again: Christmas decorations, cold weather and sweets constantly remind us that another year is coming to an end. Thankfully, I have one valuable vacation day left to escape the cold and visit a new country. Given the limited amount of time, I won’t be able to leave the […]

Safest Countries in South America

South America is a fascinating continent to visit. The lush green rainforests of Colombia, the impressive mountain ranges of the Andes and the beautiful landscapes of Patagonia are just some of the diverse highlights of South America. But with so many troubling headlines in the news about violence, it is sometimes hard to know which […]

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