I thought that my 41-month backpacking sabbatical across 35 to 40 countries (I can't remember how many) was almost unbeatable but then I came across Phil Gordon's Biography and see that he spent 5 years traveling to 50 countries on 6 continents. (And he wasn't even panting when he got home.)
I take my hat off to you Phil Gordon! There aren't many men that can do that and judge a wet T-shirt competition in Australia's outback. Well done on surviving those Sheilas.