Saturday, January 19, 2013

Wonders of the World

Between the Wonders of the Ancient World, The New 7 Wonders of the World, the Natural Wonders of the World, the 7 Nature Wonders of the World and the 7 Underwater Wonders of the World, you're taking on quite a challenge to put any kind of Wonder-Travel on your bucket list.

Below is an unofficial Top 100 Wonders of the World (from Howard Hillman - http://www.hillmanwonders.com) which I felt was a pretty good list.

At the bottom of this post, I've added a list of lesser-known gems that may not necessarily be "Wonders of the World", but should make a "top" list of some kind.

01  Pyramids of Egypt
View my Egypt photos | Read my Egypt blog post

02  Great Wall of China
View my China photos | Read my China blog post

03  Taj Mahal
04  Serengeti Migration
05  Galapagos Islands
06  Grand Canyon

07  Machu Picchu
View my Peru Photos | Read my Peru blog post

08  Antarctica Cruise
09  Iguazu Falls
10  Bali
11  Amazon Rainforest
12  Ngorongoro Crater
13  Great Barrier Reef

14  Angkor Wat
View my Cambodia Photos | Read my Cambodia blog post

15  Victoria Falls

16  Forbidden City
View my China photos | Read my China blog post

17  Bagan
18  Karnak
19  Teotihuacan
20  Banaue Rice Terraces
21  Bora Bora
22  Acropolis
23  Potala Palace
24  Jerusalem Old City

25  TerraCotta Warriors
View my China photos | Read my China blog post

26  Chichen Itza
27  Petra

28  Nile River
View my Egypt photos | Read my Egypt blog post

29  Easter Island
30  Cappadocia

31  Colosseum of Rome
View my Italy photos | Read my Italy blog post

32  Fjords of Norway
View my Norway photos | Read my Norway blog post

33  St Peter's Basilica
View my Italy photos | Read my Italy blog post

34  Egyptian Museum
View my Egypt photos | Read my Egypt blog post

35  Borobudur
36  Valley of the Kings
37  Hong Kong

38  Sistine Chapel
View my Italy photos | Read my Italy blog post

39  Burj Khalifa
40  Alhambra

41  Louvre Museum
View my France photos | Read my France blog post

42  Canals of Venice
View my Italy photos | Read my Italy blog post

43  Versailles
44  Carlsbad Caverns
45  Mecca

46  Kathmandu Valleyfont
View my Nepal photos | Read my Nepal blog post

47  Metropolitan Museum

48  Mt. Everest
View my Nepal photos | Read my Nepal blog post

49  Temple Emerald Buddha
50  Hagia Sophia
51  Pompeii
52  Kashmir Valley

53  Prague Old Town
View my Czech Republic photos | Read my Czech Republic blog post

54  Golden Temple
55  Amalfi Coast
56  Meenakshi
57  Chartres Cathedral
58  Mezquita Cordoba
59  Damascus Old City

60  Dubrovnik
View my Croatia photos | Read my Croatia blog post

61  Uffizi Gallery
62  Rio Panoramic View
63  Golden Pavilion
64  Delphi
65  St. Basils Cathedral
66  Abu Simbel

67  St. Mark's Basilica
View my Italy photos | Read my Italy blog post

68  Florence Cityscape
69  Kremlin
70  Varanasi & the Ganges
71  Li River Cruise
72  Shwedagon Stupa
73  Sahara Desert
74  Leaning Tower Pisa
75  Baalbek
76  Mont St Michel
77  Topkapi Palace
78  Carnival in Rio
79  Stonehenge
80  Angel Falls
81  Yellowstone NP
82  Santorini
83  Matterhorn
84  New York Skyline
85  Marrakesh

86  Eiffel Tower
View my France photos | Read my France blog post

87  Ladakh
88  Niagara Falls
89  British Museum
90  Burj al Arab
91  Yangtze River Cruise
92  Yosemite NP
93  Ayers Rock
94  Hermitage Museum
95  Chambord Chateau
96  Lijiang & Shangri La
97  Neuschwanstein Castle
95  Banff NP
99  San Francisco
100 Portofino

Other "Top" Destinations Worth Putting on Your Bucket List

01  Sagres, Portugal
02  Portimao, Portugal
03  Stavagner, Norway
04  Shanghai, China
05  Bruges, Belgium
06  Ometepe Island, Nicaragua
07  Heidelberg, Germany
08  Ephesus, Turkey
09  Budva, Montenegro
10  Kotor, Montenegro


Sunday, October 28, 2012

Montenegro

View travel photos of Montenegro, including Sveti Stefan and Kotor in my flickr travel photo set: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kellygrainger/sets/72157624086181749/

Macedonia

View travel photos of Macedonia, including the Church of Sveti Jovan Bogoslov Kaneo, Lake Ohrid, and Skopje from my flickr travel photo set: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kellygrainger/sets/72157624210554212/