40 More Passport Stamps Worth Bragging About

Which passport stamp are you most proud of? Last year’s responses were so inspiring, we had to ask again! From India to the Falkland Islands, Budget Travel presents 40 more unforgettable places you've visited.

By Kaeli Conforti, Friday, Nov 22, 2013, 6:00 PM

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Red Square in Moscow, Russia

"Russia—so long awaited, visited in dreams, premonitions, and obvious red tape. They keep you waiting forever in wonder and anticipation. I had a shameless grin once the stereotypical Olga gave me the final stamp of entry." —Carrie Budner

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Lake Como, Italy

"Italy because it was my first and Egypt because I've always wanted to go since world history class in 6th grade. Finally made it!" —Nicki Stacy

(Courtesy Dreamstime)

Temple Mount in Israel

"Israel, for not only my first passport stamp, but an adventure that taught me the love of travel. I went by myself at age 19, met amazing people from all over the world, learned about Israel and lots of different cultures, but of course, learned more about myself than anything. Still traveling, and learning, independently, 25 years later." —Emily Meyerson

(Courtesy David Shankbone/Wikimedia Commons)

Istanbul, Turkey

"Turkey! They accidently stamped the wrong entry date, which caused problems, so I had to navigate alone to the police department, where the officer stuck a mini post-It note in my passport to correct it and sign off. This post-it remains in my passport today." —Valerie Franks

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Beautiful mountains near the town of Vang Vieng in Laos.

"Laos." —Tia Turner

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Meeru Island Sunrise in the Maldives

"Maldives. It's simply heaven on earth." —Manuela Anamaria

(Courtesy Greg Knapp/Flickr)

The Tigers Nest in Bhutan

"Bhutan. I had first heard of Gross National Happiness from a high school teacher and was determined to get there myself. It was completely worth it. What an amazing country!" —Katie Hallock

(Courtesy Thomas Wanhoff/Wikimedia Commons)

Christmas markets in Munich

"Lithuania. Just after the re establishment of its independence, I brought my mother back to her homeland 45 years after fleeing during the war. The tears of joy were priceless. Our next goal is Munich, where she lived in a displaced persons camp for more than four years while waiting for approval to emigrate to the U.S." —Lisa Blanco

(Courtesy heatheronhertravels/Flickr)

The White Cliffs of Dover in the UK

"The stamp I got from the French immigration office just before crossing the English Channel from Dover to Calais during my recent trip to London and Paris with Contiki. It was so exciting to know we'd be in France in 90 minutes and having dinner in Paris that night!" —@willwrite4food2

(Courtesy surfseeker/myBudgetTravel)

Sailing the Nile in Egypt

"Egypt six years ago. So grateful that I got to see the beauty of this country and its people before all the unrest. The Egyptian people welcomed us with open arms and I will never forget my two weeks there. They were life changing for me." —Marion Westerling

(Courtesy ColoradoGal/myBudgetTravel)

A beautiful photo of the Taj Mahal in India

"All of them. Having to pick one, it would come down to either China or India with India winning out." —Christopher D. Peterson

(Courtesy dellahuff/myBudgetTravel)

Kuching, Malaysia

"Singapore and Malaysia." —Jorge Arm

(Courtesy HooLengSiong/Flickr)

Galapagos Islands

"Hands down, Galapagos Islands. I was pretty bitter when someone else used the same page on a recent trip!" —@Jill_Lynnette

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"Jamaica. It was my very first trip outside of the U.S. and I loved it!" —Kristy Dickens Epperson

(Courtesy By isthatitsme/myBudgetTravel)

Bruges Belgium at night

"Belgium because it was my first stamp." —Holly Slade Bommer

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"I'm headed to Curacao in a few weeks and that stamp will mark the 35th country I've traveled to. It'll also be the stamp that retires a three-year-old passport that has completely run out of pages." —Pui Chi Wong

(Courtesy RangerRick/Flickr)

Kuthodaw Pagoda in Myanmar

"My Myanmar visa last month. Such an exciting, exotic, and fulfilling trip!" —@MarathonScott

(Courtesy Ja Racharaks)

Penguins in the Faukland Islands

"Falkland Islands." —Sebastian Strozza

(Courtesy mcjoe62/myBudgetTravel)

Lisbon, Portugal

"Portugal with my Dad to visit relatives that I had never met before. Best time ever with my Dad!" —Michelle Sirois

(Courtesy billnorman/myBudgetTravel)

Havana, Cuba

"My Jose Marti stamp from the Havana, Cuba, airport. Probably because as an American citizen I wasn't supposed to be there." —Kathleen Loepker

(Courtesy kellysteveadventures/myBudgetTravel)

Camels and Pyramids in Egypt

"Egypt. I wanted to visit Egypt since I was knee high and realized such dream in November of 2010. It was the trip of a lifetime." —Michelle DiGaetano

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Li River Cruise From Guilin, China

"A Yugoslav visa that expired on the last day of "Yugoslavia's" existence as a country, Mongolian stamp, two Czech work visa stamps, Russia, and most of Eastern Europe in 1999 and from 2002 to 2004, and China. I have one expired passport that has about 70 stamps, the whole thing is valuable to me." —Tania Rymond

(Courtesy nancyb926/myBudgetTravel)


"On my current passport it is Kenya. It was a life-changing trip. On my first passport it was Iraq. I got what I thought was a visa to work there but when I got there, it turns out it was a stamp to allow me to get a visa. Thankfully, I was working for CND ambassador and Iraq customs let me stay." —@MarjiStevens

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"Zimbabwe—I walked across the border from Zambia." —Dave Bloom

(Courtesy jhodgso1/myBudgetTravel)

Machu Picchu in Peru

"Stamp from Machu Picchu." —Lauren Lee Mohutsky

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Kangaroo in Australia

"Australia." —Terri Jackson

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Peterhof in St. Petersburg, Russia

"St. Petersburg, Russia. It was from my honeymoon. Yes, we went to Russia on our honeymoon. As a child growing up in the Cold War, it was unbelievable to be walking around in Mother Russia." —Chris Knight

(Courtesy LadyTraveler/myBudgetTravel)

A beautiful beach in Barbados

"Barbados, my very first stamp of many." —26 Travel

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A herd of zebras on the Serengeti Plain during a safari trip through Tanzania

"Tanzania." —Sigrid Garavito

(Courtesy maddiebala/myBudgetTravel)

Beach scene from Ambergris Caye in Belize

"Belize. I love going there time and time again!" —Jessie Doherty

(Courtesy jpdenlea/myBudgetTravel)

El Morro, in Havana, Cuba, from avenida Malecon

"Tibet, Cuba, North and South Korea, and the Maldives." —Sanje Chödrön Lama



"Iceland." —Jayme Arrington

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"Tahiti." —Devin Pelt

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"Nicaragua in 1992." —Tara Ross

(Courtesy bdgray/Flickr)

Kenya sunrise

"On my current passport it is Kenya! It was a life changing trip." —@MarjiStevens

(Courtesy themurfs/myBudgetTravel)

Phuket, Thailand

"Thailand. I spent a week in Phuket with a gorgeous lady and I am not exaggerating!" —Gary Doherty

(Courtesy jeffgunn/Flickr)

Prague Castle all lit up at night.

"Prague." —Gretchen Genador Hord

(Courtesy wolfman/myBudgetTravel)

The blue waters of Moorea, French Polynesia

"French Polynesia."Derrick Caldwell

(Courtesy By mjhbower/Flickr)

Sunset in Colonia, Uruguay

"Uruguay, as it never occurred to me to want to go there, but it is a beautiful country with some great wine." —Katrina Clarence Rene

(Courtesy sunkaer/myBudgetTravel)

EPCOT in Walt Disney World Orlando, Florida

"Silly as it sounds...the stamps in my EPCOT World Showcase passport. I worked at Walt Disney World in 2003 and it reminds me of my time there." —Christopher Hammel

(Courtesy mmiwig/myBudgetTravel)

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