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Easter Island is a Chilean island in the southeastern Pacific Ocean. It’s most famous for its 887 extant monumental statues, called moai.
Why visit Easter Island? 7 reasons, via this guest post:
Easter Island is part of Chile, but located nearly 2000 miles (3000 km) away from the mainland. It doesn’t get much more remote than this!
The photos don’t even do it justice. There are several hiking paths around the crater and a visitors center. Views of Hanga Roa town are also spectacular!
Admire the unfinished moai and puzzle over just how these (sometimes huge) sculptures ended up scattered all over the island!
Volcano Boarding is #2 on CNN’s “Thrill seekers bucket list: 50 things to do before you die.” They say Cerro Negro Volcano in Nicaragua is the only place in the world that has it. Naturally I booked my flight right away. It was so much fun!
Here’s the experience, in 26 photos:
It’s a bit of a misnomer – Volcano Boarding is less like snowboarding, and more like sledding. You’re not standing up; instead you’re
Cerro Negro is a live volcano, which erupted as recently as 1999. They’ll have a speed gun to track you – the record is more than 80 kilometers per hour down the volcano.
Which countries are on your travel bucket list? Now that I’m getting so close to my Visit 50 goal (the Visit50 Travel Challenge – I’ve visited 47 countries already!), people have been asking, where’s next? Where haven’t you visited yet? Here’s a list of the top 10 trips that are still on my travel bucket list.
Warning, viewing this post may give you wanderlust!
My ideal trip: I want to visit the Serengeti during the Great Zebra & Wildebeest Migration.
Every year, 300,000 zebras, and 1.5 million wildebeest migrate from Tanzania’s Serengeti to Kenya’s Masai Mara. Watching them cross the Grumeti River (Tanzania) and the Mara River (Kenya) is supposed to be a spectacular site!
I’d also love to do a safari in Namibia or Botswana. All of them sound awesome!
The Galapagos Islands have wildlife that’s unique to their little islands. It’s so close and sounds so amazing. I have to get there!
The John Lennon Wall in Prague is a memorial to singer John Lennon; it’s been a home to messages of peace, free speech, and non-violent rebellion (as well as some Beatles lyrics) since the 1980’s. The surprising part – Lennon never even visited Prague!
While it was once just a regular wall, it was one of the few places in Prague where people could practice free speech under communism. Authorities often painted the wall white, but it would be filled up with free speech graffiti by the next day. People posting political slogans under communism came to be known as “Lennonists.”
The world is awesome, and this one-minute video helps capture that sentiment. If you have a passion for exploring the globe, you’ll love it as much as I did. Keep exploring and appreciating this awesome world! Boomdeyada!
Thank you Discovery Channel – the world IS awesome!
The more you travel, the more you agree – the world is just awesome! I just went on my 10-country Eurotrip; every country provided new reasons to agree. As I visit new countries, I find more and more moments that reinforce this. Do you agree?
Some aspects of travel may be legitimately frustrating, like the Philippines’ inability to keep to a prompt schedule, but this video captures all that’s awesome in the world. On my adventures, this has included baby monkeys, amazing ruins, beautiful islands, and more. Going snorkeling with Whale Sharks might renew your appreciation for the world.
Now here’s the original version, followed by Part 2. I Love The Whole World, Boom de yada!
Eurotrip! I traveled for 2 months through 10 countries in eastern and central Europe; it was quite the adventure! I’ll write about my adventures in each country, but in the meantime, here’s a quick photo tour of my trip.