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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 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!
What are the most popular tourist attractions in the world? This infographic shows all kinds of interesting numbers.
Infographic by Forbes Traveler. (Click on image to enlarge)
Keep in mind that lists and graphics like this aren’t showing the best places to go, but rather the ones that are most visited. The amount of visits is often influenced by how many people are nearby to visit (and can afford to). For example, local New Yorkers do not get excited by Times Square. If you visit me in NYC, my tour will focus on areas that didn’t make this list.
Bull shark closeup, in Fiji. I’m terrified just looking at it! Photo by Alexander Safonov
Underwater photographer Alexander Safonov took some amazing photos – close-up shots of sharks, dolphins, gigantic manta rays, sperm whales, and more. Buy these photos here
Check out the full slideshow of Alexander Safonov’s impressive underwater photography.
Photographer Alexander Safonov is originally from Voronezh, Russia. He’s lived in eastern Asia since 1998, spending a decade in Japan first and currently residing in Hong Kong, according to a profile in the Telegraph. Buy a copy of his photographs here.
The ocean is mind-numbingly deep – the ocean is 14,000 feet deep. Here’s a great info-graphic 131 second video, with some highlights below.
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He spent several million dollars on the sub, called Deepsea Challenger, which needed to withstand pressures of at least eight tons per square inch.
The feat equaled the 1960 record set by Don Walsh and the late Jacques Piccard, and the movie director became the first to solo to the earth’s deepest point.
Video of the experience can be found at Nat Geo.
The Marianas Trench is located just northeast of Indonesia.
Imagine being surrounded by Grey Reef Sharks while SCUBA diving – it’s all captured in this awesome 5-minute diving video of Grey Reef Sharks in Nassau, Bahamas, at the Ray of Hope shipwreck. I love the ominous music too. Check out the video of SCUBA diving with these “Apex Predators” below: