Top 10 trips that are still on my travel bucket list
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!
African Safari in Tanzania/Kenya/South Africa
Wildlife is among of my favorite things to travel to see (and photograph) – that includes lions, leopards, rhinoceros, cheetahs, elephants, and more. Sign me up!
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!
2. Galapagos Islands / Ecuador
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! Read more...(737 words, 16 images, estimated 2:57 mins reading time)
I love the whole world, and all its sights and sounds.
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?
What are the most popular tourist attractions in the world? This infographic shows all kinds of interesting numbers.
Times Square is easily the most popular tourist destination in the world, according to this travel infographic.
More people visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, than visit the Vatican or the Coliseum in Rome
Disneyland Tokyo is more popular than the Great Wall of China, and Disney World in Florida is far more popular than both.
Infographic by Forbes Traveler. (Click on image to enlarge)
Niagara Falls is the most visited natural tourist destination in the world, by far, according to this chart. But – there’s no way it’s more highly visited than Central Park in NYC.
Theme parks are incredibly popular – Disney, Universal Studios, SeaWorld, etc.
Most Popular does NOT = Best!
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. Read more...(243 words, 2 images, estimated 58 secs reading time)
Amazing underwater shark photographs, plus photos of mantas, whales, and dolphins
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.
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:
Happy 2013! Ahhh, the new year. Each and every year, millions of people decide they need to get in better shape. Sometimes this is travel related, to look great for your next trip. Do you want to get ready for the tons of travel photos and bathing suit weather for your winter getaway? How do you do it? Start by setting a goal, and then focus on both the fitness and nutrition. Most people ignore the nutrition part, and then get discouraged with the lack of results. I made some small changes with big results, and you can too.
Check out this post on the 7.5 steps to get in shape for your next trip. Most lists focus on the fitness, so I’m going to focus on the nutrition, which could be even more important. These are little adjustments in your diet that make a huge difference – they did for me. I’ll show you how!