I got interested in collecting countries when visiting Swaziland about 25 years ago when I met a man who said Swaziland was his 140. country. My first goal was 100 TCC points, after which I planned to stop. But now I have a goal of 100 UN countries. Lets see what happens after that.
I am an active member in Finnish Global Explorers club and also active in their Facebook group Maailmanmatkaajat (closed group, but ask to be added into it with a short explanation of your travel history, if interested).