I just counted, to the end of 2016 I've visited 37 countries outside my country of birth. To me that sounds like quite a lot. But I don't consider myself much of a traveler. Perhaps I can say it's because on a business trip I'm busy and tired, but I suspect it is because I'm out of my comfort zone in a different country which often has a different language.
Well, I've decided that has to change, and many people who choose early retirement have travel in their plans. After all, travel can't be out of my comfort zone any more that quitting work, surely. I already have some trips planned for the first half of 2017, skiing in France in February, a marathon in Prague in early May, and a trail race in Germany later in May. So, I'll go armed with my GoPro, an extra dose of confidence, and let you know how my trips go.
By the way, Sally and I are buying a small apartment in the French Alps. It won't be ready until mid 2018, but I'll post some updates about that too, including our reasons for buying it...as soon as I figure out what they are!
Travel often isn't the cheapest thing to do though, so it will be interesting to see how it figures in our cost to retire.