Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Travel List Challenge

Since I missed travel Tuesday yesterday.....I thought I'd opt for a second post today.

Have you heard about all these new lists that are popping up? There is the food list to prove if you're a real foodie or not, and there is the travel list to prove how well traveled you are. Although I certainly have done a fair amount of traveling thus far, this list is intense! And definitely makes me want to travel more. Start saving your pennies J. :)

Here's the list of 100 places they've come out with. I've highlighted/checked the ones I've had the opportunity to visit so far.

1. Alamo San Antonio, Texas, USA  
2. Alhambra Granada, Spain
3. Andros Island Bahamas  
4. Angel Falls Venezuela  
5. Angkor Wat Angkor, Cambodia  
6. Atlantic City Boardwalk Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA  
7. Ayers Rock Australia  
8. Big Ben London, England  
9. Bora Bora Polynesia  
10. British Museum London, England  
11. Canals of Amsterdam Amsterdam, Netherlands  
12. Cathedral of Seville Seville, Spain
13. Cave of Crystals Mexico  
14. Christ the Redeemer Rio De Janeiro, Brazil  
15. Cinque Terre National Park Italy  
16. Colloseum Rome, Italy  
17. Crater Lake National Park Oregon, USA
18. Dead Sea Israel/Jordan  
19. Death Valley National Park California, USA  
20. Devil's Tower Wyoming, USA  
21. Dome of the Rock Jerusalem, Israel  
22. Easter Island Statues Polynesia  
23. Edinburgh Castle Edinburgh, Scotland
 24. Eiffel Tower Paris, France  
25. Empire State Building New York City, New York, USA  
26. Forbidden City Beijing, China  
27. French Quarter New Orleans, Louisiana, USA  
28. Galapagos Islands Ecuador  
29. Gateway Arch St. Louis, Missouri, USA  
30. Gettysburg Battlefield Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA  
31. Glacier Bay Basin Alaska, USA  
32. Glacier National Park Montana, USA  
33. Glowworm Cave New Zealand  
34. Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco, California, USA  
35. Grand Canal Venice, Italy  
36. Grand Canyon Arizona, USA  
37. Grand Mosque in Mecca Saudi Arabia  
38. Great Barrier Reef Queensland, Australia  
39. Great Mosque of Córdoba Córdoba, Spain  
40. Great Wall of China China  
41. Hagia Sophia Istanbul, Turkey  
42. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Hawaii, USA  
43. Hollywood Boulevard Hollywood, Califonia, USA  
44. Iguazu Falls Argentina and Brazil  
45. Kiyomizu-dera Kyoto, Japan  
46. Kremlin Moscow, Russia  
47. Lake Titicaca Peru  
48. Las Ramblas Barcelona, Spain  
49. Las Vegas Strip Las Vegas, Nevada
50. Leaning Tower of Pisa Pisa, Italy
51. Louvre Museum Paris, France  
52. Macchu Picchu Peru  
53. Matterhorn Switzerland  
54. Mayan Pyramids of Chichen Itza Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico  
55. Metropolitan Museum of Art New York City, New York, USA  
56. Mount Everest Nepal  
57. Mount Fuji Japan  
58. Mount Kilimanjaro Tanzania  
59. Mount Rushmore Keystone, South Dakota, USA  
60. Napa Valley California, USA  
61. Ngorongoro Crater Tanzania  
62. Niagara Falls New York, USA  
63. Notre Dame Cathedral Paris, France  
64. Pacific Rim National Park British Columbia, Canada  
65. Pebble Beaches of Nice Nice, France  
66. Petra Jordan  
67. Petronas Twin Towers Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
68. Portland Head Lighthouse Portland, Maine, USA  
69. Puerta Del Sol Madrid, Spain  
70. Pyramids of Giza Egypt  
71. Redwood National Park California, USA  
72. Rock of Gibraltar Gibraltar  
73. Rocky Mountain National Park Colorado  
74. Ruins of Athens Athens, Greece  
75. Ruins of Pompeii Pompei, Italy  
76. Sagrada Famila Barcelona, Spain  
77. Sears  Willis Tower Chicago, Illlinois, USA  
78. Sedlec Ossuary Czech Republic  
79. Sistine Chapel Vatican City, Italy  
80. Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C., USA
81. Space Needle Seattle, Washington, USA  
82. St. Peter's Basilica Vatican City, Italy
83. Statue of Liberty New York City, New York, USA  
84. Stonehenge Wiltshire County, England  
85. Sydney Opera House Sydney, Australia  
86. Taj Mahal Agra, India  
87. Temple of the Golden Pavilion Kyoto, Japan  
88. Teotihuacan Mexico  
89. Tian Tan Buddha Hong Kong, China  
90. Times Square New York City, New York, USA  
91. Varanasi Uttar Pradesh, India  
92. Victoria Falls Zimbabwe
93. Wailing Wall Jerusalem, Israel  
94. Walt Disney World Resort Orlando, Florida  
95. Washington Monument Washington, D.C., USA
96. White Cliffs of Dover Dover, England  
97. White House Washington, D.C., USA  
98. Winchester Cathedral Hampshire, England  
99. Yosemite National Park California, USA  
100. Zion National Park Utah, USA

It's kind of embarrassing that I've been to both Washington DC and New York City multiple times but have never checked out the museums or great-grandparents names are even engraved at the Statue of Librty! AndI'm a little disappointed that Yellowstone isn't on this list. That place is ah-mazing.

Neither of my trips to Italy have taken me to Rome or Venice so that is a MUST on the next trip! Off to day dream about the next trip we'll need to plan..... How many of these places have you visited??

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