Bucket List Location

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    Jul 08, 2010 3:01 AM GMT
    Ok, so I have the travel bug, it's no shocker. But lately I've been thinking about my "Bucket List" locations - places I MUST see before I die.


    For me they include: Machu Picchu, Australia and New Zealand, Everest Base Camp, South Africa, and the Pyramids in Egypt.


    What are some of yours?
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    Jul 08, 2010 4:15 AM GMT
    Well I've already been to the Pyramids, so...
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    Easter Island (Chile)
    Crimea (Ukraine)
    Odessa (Ukraine)
    Tierra del Fuego (Argentina)

  • Jul 08, 2010 5:09 AM GMT
    Fiji
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    Jul 08, 2010 5:25 AM GMT
    All of the above

    Also:

    Angkor Wat in Cambodia
    The Nazca Lines in Peru
    Terracotta Army near Xi'an Province in China
  • Bunjamon

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    Jul 08, 2010 6:28 AM GMT
    I've been to Angkor! It's worth the trip.

    Lake Baikal
    Zanzibar
    Sulawesi
    I started thinking about this more and I could name a place in nearly every country that I want to visit. The list is miiiighty long.
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    Jul 08, 2010 6:36 AM GMT
    My bucket list locations are anywhere outside Ventura county, lol!
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    Jul 08, 2010 6:48 AM GMT
    Holy crap! You dont even need to leave the USA

    You've got a lot of time but if...

    REDWOODS. Tall Trees Grove, many more

    OLYMPIC NAT. PARK big old growth Doug firs and Western Red Cedars, Sitka spruce, etc. Hoh River Rain Forest is a good example. Lake Quinault is better. Hemmolock there too. South Shore of Lk Q) trail. No kidding . Learn summthin'

    Yellowstone: hunt the wolf groupies.

    Glacier: NP man way cool and just what ya expect for high ele. Montana

    National Bison Range: Good birding

    Mt Rainer/Mt St Helens - very much worth the trip and then some. Love them both

    Spring training (baseball). 4 corners plus visit. Canyon lands/Islad in the Sky, Bryce/Zion NP
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    Jul 08, 2010 7:04 AM GMT
    Kev I've actually been to all of those in the USA icon_smile.gif But they WERE great locations (and home is right outside Yellowstone)

    I forgot to add Angkor Wat. That's def. on my list.
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    Jul 08, 2010 8:29 AM GMT
    Here are some that I have been to that have definitely been worthwhile:

    1. Machu Picchu (even better if you can do the Inca Trail), Peru
    2. Nazca Lines (do the flight), Peru
    3. Tikal, Guatemala
    4. Antigua de Guatemala, Guatemala
    5. Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
    6. Chichen-Itza, Mexico
    7. Oia, Santorini (you have to see it at sunset), Greece
    8. Great Wall of China, outside Beijing, China
    9. Abu Simbel, Egypt
    10. Karnak Temple, Aswan, Egypt
    11. The Pyramids of Giza, outside Cairo, Egypt
    12. Borobudur, outside Jogjakarta, Java, Indonesia
    13. Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia
    14. The Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia
    15. Yamdrok-tso Lake, Tibet
    16. The Temples of Kyoto, Kansai, Japan
    17. The Fall Colors of New England, USA
    18. The Western Wall, Jerusalem, Israel

    Here are some others that I want to, but have yet to see:
    1. Easter Islands, Chile
    2. The Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
    3. Iguazu Falls, Brazil/Argentina
    4. The Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
    5. Chernobyl, Ukraine
    6. Bora Bora, French Caledonia
    7. Grand Canyon, USA
    8. Bhutan
    9. Taj Mahal, Agra, India
    10. Udaipur, India
    11. Vanarasi, India
    12. The Golden Temple, Amritsa, India
    13. Berlin, Germany
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    Jul 19, 2010 7:36 AM GMT
    New Zeland/ Austrialia/ Canada/Germany/ Amsterdam/The Artic Poles/Alaska
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    Jul 19, 2010 7:38 AM GMT
    I CLAIM EVERYONE'S BUCKET LIST icon_twisted.gif
  • SFGeoNinja

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    Jul 19, 2010 9:36 AM GMT
    From my experience, here's a short list of places I've seen with my own eyes that are a MUST before you die:

    1) San Juan Islands - WA, USA

    Chain of over 200 glacially-carved islands with caves, forests, tide pools, schools of Orca whales and seabirds, and a unique Mediterranean climate between Washington and Canada.

    2) Santa Cruz - CA, USA

    In my opinion the most beautiful stretch of CA coastline you'll ever see.

    3) New York City - in terms of pure urban energy and amazing architecture, I think New York has no equal anywhere else.

    4) Cahuita, Costa Rica - for amazing, laid-back tropical beaches and good cerveza, it doesn't get any better than this.

    5) San Francisco, CA - especially Golden Gate Park, Twin Peaks, Castro, and the North Beach area, spending a few days/weeks here may change your life forever. One of the most vibrant cities I've ever been in.

    6) Barcelona, Spain - Similar culturally and geographically to San Francisco, but in a European context. The nightlife here can't be beat! The nearby Costa Brava to the north is also worth a road trip.

    7) Cadiz, Spain - one of the best Carnaval celebrations in the world, year-round sunshine, great seafood, and the best beaches in Europe.

    icon_cool.gif Fes, Morocco - a fascinating medieval market that stretches for miles, and some of the richest and most delightful food I've ever had.

    9) Tel Aviv, Israel - one of the most underrated beach destinations in the world, round the clock nightlife, and of course a city full of hip beautiful Israeli men! The face of modern Israel.

    10) Amsterdam - canals, bikes, legal drugs, and spectacular city planning - the Dutch did this one right!

    Places I have yet to see, but are on my bucket list:

    1) Rio de Janeiro and Salvador, Brazil
    2) Buenos Aires
    3) Bogota, Colombia
    4) Mexico City
    5) Miami
    6) Italy - especially Rome, Naples, and Florence
    7) London, UK
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    9) India - would love to see Mumbai and Goa
    10) Australia
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    Jul 19, 2010 10:06 AM GMT
    Kilimanjaro

    Antarctica

    Falkland islands

    North Pole

    Hawaii

    Colorado

    Alaska

    Greenland

    Norway

    Siberia

    Now I notice all my choices are high or cold... I guess thats what comes from living where its by the sea and warm LOL
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    Jul 19, 2010 10:09 AM GMT
    NanjingCowboy saidKev I've actually been to all of those in the USA icon_smile.gif But they WERE great locations (and home is right outside Yellowstone)

    I forgot to add Angkor Wat. That's def. on my list.


    Ive seen Wat, Machu Pichu, Kathmandu, Oraibi and a few places... Lol, here are some pictures with me singing about it icon_smile.gif

    BTW Nanjing cowboy, you look hella cute in that outfit... GAUCHO-RANCHERO style, ay ay ay!! icon_razz.gif



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    Jul 19, 2010 8:36 PM GMT
    Sweden / Italy / Australia / Amsterdam / Denmark / France
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    Jul 19, 2010 9:03 PM GMT
    My list would really be exceedingly long. But here's a shortened version of my top few places...


    Singapore
    Kuala Lumpur
    Phuket
    Bali
    South Africa & Namibia
    Rio De Janeiro
    Tokyo & Japan
    Hong Kong
    India
    Mykonos
    Mexico City
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    Jul 19, 2010 9:15 PM GMT
    I've been to parts of Africa and a lot of Asia and Europe, so my list skews toward the south:

    New Zealand
    Fiji
    Australia
    Bali
    Vietnam
    Costa Rica
    Galapagos Islands
    Machu Picchu
    Rio de Janeiro
    Iguassu Falls
    Montevideo
    Buenos Aires
    Tierra del Fuego
    Antarctica
    South Africa
    Ghana
    Mali
    Jordan
    Syria

    and a road trip from Chicago to Seattle via the Badlands and Montana.