Thursday, April 12, 2012

the travel list challenge

Morning, sweethearts. Thank you to those who read my last post, especially if you shared it with others and/or so eloquently commented. It was an incredibly powerful piece. In a stark contrast, today I'm taking part in a list challenge with 100 "must-see" places around the world. So glad Julie let me know about it!  I highlighted those I've been to and linked to its blog post if possible. How exciting to see how many amazing places I have yet to visit. I obviously need to take three round-the-world trips and another cross-country road trip to change that... 
1. Alamo; San Antonio, TX, 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. Colosseum; 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, 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, California, USA
44. Iguazu Falls, Argentina & 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, 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; Cape Elizabeth, 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, USA
74. Ruins of Athens; Athens, Greece
75. Ruins of Pompeii; Pompei, Italy
76. Sagrada Famila; Barcelona, Spain
77. Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower); Chicago, Illinois, 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, 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, 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

If you're a blogger and would like to take the challenge as well, just copy, paste, highlight, and let me know so I can check out your list :). Anywhere you've been that I haven't? Or any place we've both been that you just happened to love?

P.S. I hope you plan to celebrate National Grilled Cheese Day. Perhaps with this?


  1. oohhh you KNOW i am totally loving this list! i may have to doctor it up and see where i rank. mucho love my dear!

  2. I'm surprised you don't have anything in Thailand! The many temples are so gorgeous, and the beaches are spectacular! And I'm not biased at all since I'm from Bangkok and all, ahem ;)

  3. @holly: Please let me know if you do! I bet you'll beat me :) love to you too, darling.

    @Natt: I need to go to Thailand! I'm sure they are and I cannot wait to see them with my own eyes. Bias or not, it's definitely on my list... don't worry :).

  4. definately come and see angkor wat. And in just one city of Rome there's a few sights that could make a top 100 list

  5. @chris Oh, I want to! And I will. As for Rome, I know, I know. The only reason I haven't been there yet is because I didn't want to rush all of it into one crowded weekend. Hopefully I can stop by sometime soon.

  6. Have you heard of the Local Challenge? It creates a 50 list challenge of places in your local area. There is also a New York Challenge, a London Challenge and others. It's pretty awesome!

  7. @Nathan: Haven't until now! Thanks for letting me know.


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