Oct 12, 2007

Destination Dream Land

As I was writing to one of my closest friends, I somehow got onto the topic of places in the world that I've not yet been to, but would love a chance to experience.*

In no particular order:

- Great Wall of China
- Great Barrier Reef in Australia
- Parthenon in Athens**
- Buenos Aires in Argentina
- Winter Palace in St. Petersburg
- Taj Mahal in India
- Hot springs in Iceland
- Grand Canyon in the US
- Victoria Falls in Zambia/Zimbabwe

I'm sure I missed a bunch, so I'd love to hear yours!

*Assuming a bottomless pit of funds, of course.
**I have actually been here, but I was young and would like a chance to see it again with more mature (read: appreciative) eyes.

10 comments:

Cyn said...

I've been to the Grand Canyon, over a dozen years ago, but we're planning a trip there next summer to take the children.

My mom said I was born to travel - she had me on the road by the time I was 6 weeks old. My motto is "have toothbrush, will travel."

BirdieRoark said...

On my list is Bombay, India (the roots for my spouse), Spain during the running of the bulls, Ireland (my roots), New Orleans during Mardi Gras, Brazil during Carnival, and Thailand

Oh, and to Yosemite. I'm a Californian native and I've never been there!

Kellan Rhodes said...

Well ... you can add most of those to my list (a few I've seen; Grand Canyon and Athens) too. I've been many places, but I've never been to California. I think I'd like to visit California someday - before it falls off into the ocean.

slouching mom said...

I'd love to see the Great Barrier Reef and the Parthenon. The Grand Canyon, too.

Lisa@Take90West said...

Let's Go!

I am with you on many of those places, esp. the Great Wall and the Great Barrier Reef.
I've seen Vic Falls...it's a MUST SEE.
I'm going to jot down my own list in my journal, thanks for the inspiration.

Anonymous said...

Can I join you?

Mountain Dweller said...

If your budget doesn't stretch to visiting those places, I can wholly recommend the Alps!

The Lady Who Doesn't Lunch: said...

I'm feel the same about the items on your list and in addition have always wanted to see Machu Picchu, the terra cotta warriors and horses in Shaanxi Province in China, and would like to revisit Versailles (I missed a lot the first time as a teenager).

Family Adventure said...

See, I KNEW I'd missed a bunch! Cyn, I'll join that club.
Birdieroark - I can highly recommend Thailand, and yes to the others you mention!!
Kellan - I do worry about the earthquakes, too. Silly, I know, but I can't help it. Everyone says that CA is fantastic.
Mountain Dweller - it is on my list this year. We're skiing the alps. Woo-hoo!
Lady - thanks, I'm adding those, too :)

Heidi

ALM said...

Those are all on my list, too! I'd like to go to a Pacific Island... Fiji, Tahiti.... somewhere like that - before they're totally ruined by comercialism. (Or maybe even Papau New Guinea!)