I have been to 48 countries so far (depending on what exactly you count as a country).
My personal "bucket list"
One day I want to go to:
What is a country?
For my personal count, I use the Wiktionary definition "A nation state, a political entity asserting ultimate authority over a geographical area". Or put another way: does it issue its own passports? So Bermuda and Anguilla are independent legal states even though they are a dependent territory of the UK, as is St Martin, and Hong Kong and Macau are independent of China. But England and Scotland are not treated as separate from the UK as a whole, nor is Guam or Puerto Rico with respect to the US.