The Century Club is written for anyone and everyone who possesses a passion for travel. It is the story of my personal goal to journey to 100 countries or more and to tell stories about people and places along the way.
Others have accomplished the task before, and some have even gone far beyond the magic number of 100. The goal of this book is to share the magic of travel with those who have a similar fervor for discovery, and to establish a challenge to anyone else who might want to try it for themselves. Some people may have already achieved a personal membership into The Century Club and don't even know it. Perhaps a few may be close and only need a handful more countries to succeed themselves. If so, then perhaps this book will create awareness so that you, too, can pursue the dream.
For those who have surpassed 100 countries and continue to see the world, this book is a tribute to your accomplishment by telling some of my personal stories and adventures that have made the effort so rewarding and all encompassing for me.
The Century Club is about more than mere destinations. It is about understanding other cultures and getting in touch with ourselves at the same time. It is about growth and personal knowledge. And it is about a thirst to see as much of our planet as possible in order to have a greater sense of the role we play as humans during our all too brief visit here on Earth.