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Things to Do Before You Die

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

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What's on your list of 'Things to Do Before You Die'?

How big should such a list be? Ten, one hundred, or maybe a thousand?

BBC Holiday's List of 50 Places to Visit Before You Die:
  1. The Grand Canyon (Arizona, USA).
  2. Great Barrier Reef (Queensland, Australia).
  3. Florida (USA).
  4. South Island (New Zealand).
  5. Cape Town (South Africa).
  6. Golden Temple (Amritsar, India).
  7. Las Vegas (Nevada, USA).
  8. Sydney (NSW, Australia).
  9. New York (New York, USA).
  10. Taj Mahal (India).
  11. The Rockies (Canada).
  12. Uluru (Ayers Rock, Australia).
  13. Chichen Itza (Mexico).
  14. Machu Picchu (Peru).
  15. Niagara Falls (Canada/USA).
  16. Petra (Jordan).
  17. The Pyramids (Egypt).
  18. Venice (Italy).
  19. Maldives.
  20. The Great Wall (China).
  21. Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe).
  22. Hong Kong.
  23. Yosemite National Park (California, USA).
  24. Hawaii (USA).
  25. Auckland (New Zealand).
  26. Iguassu Falls (Argentina/Brazil).
  27. Paris (France).
  28. Alaska (USA).
  29. Angkor Wat (Cambodia).
  30. Himalayas (Nepal.
  31. Rio de Janeiro (Brazil).
  32. Masai Mara (Kenya).
  33. Galapagos Islands (Ecuador).
  34. Luxor (Egypt).
  35. Rome (Italy).
  36. San Francisco (California<, USA).
  37. Barcelona (Spain).
  38. Dubai (United Arab Emirates).
  39. Singapore.
  40. La Digue (Seychelles).
  41. Sri Lanka.
  42. Bangkok (Thailand).
  43. Barbados.
  44. Iceland.
  45. Terracotta Army (Xi'an, China).
  46. Zermatt (Switzerland).
  47. Angel Falls (Venezuela).
  48. Abu Simbel (Egypt).
  49. Bali (Indonesia).
  50. French Polynesia.

To celebrate the 15th anniversary of their Traveler Magazine, National Geographic have listed 50 Places of a Lifetime divided into the following categories: Urban Spaces, Wild Places, Paradise Found, Country Unbound and World Wonders. Make that 51 places, with The Final Frontier: Space.

The Travel Channel list 99 Things to Do Before You Die.

A bit closer to home (for UK readers).....

100 Things To Do In Scotland Before You Die:
From rocking out at the Barrowland to discovering the Holy Grail in Midlothian, Edd McCracken presents 100 things you ought to have done in Scotland before you cross over to the other side.

Or try the Top 100 Wonders at Hillman Wonders of the World. While you're there, you'll find plenty of other top travel-related lists, complete with photos and descriptions.

And it isn't surprising that the bestselling travel book on Amazon.com is 1,000 Places to See Before You Die.



At 30/11/05 19:13, Blogger Chas Ravndal said...

that is a lot of travelling to do


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