There’s something inherently sentimental about flipping through an old passport. Each stamp, stain and dog-eared page evokes memories of past trips and bragging rights among fellow well-traveled friends.
Sure, a stamp from France will draw memories of croissants and coffee along La Seine, and a bright green stamp from Mexico might evoke the taste of smoky mezcal and mole, but the real brag-worthy stamps don’t usually come with an all-inclusive vacation. They’re more often than not the countries and attractions that draw thrill-seekers and travelers looking for a remote experience.
Here, we’ve rounded up some of the coolest, most-coveted and difficult-to-collect passport stamps — from Antarctica to Bhutan and beyond.