Do You Know Where You’re Going To. . .

There’s this thing floating around Facebook where you mark all the places you have been on the list of 100 they give you.  There’s a tagline that reads, “We think most people will have been to fewer than 9 of these 100 places to visit before you die.”  That’s nice.

So, I’ve been to 18 which, at least, allows me to “nyah-nyah” the Facebook people.  I’m going to look at the rest of the list as a reference for  future family vacations – we all know 2 special needs kids and a four year old would do GREAT climbing Ayers Rock!  I am eager to know how many places my dad can mark off (or, more easily, which couple he hasn’t been too).  Actually, my dad, brother, and friend Tammy – I am truly curious about these three.

Why don’t you all check out the list and let me know your tally.

1. Alamo San Antonio, Texas, USA
2. Alhambra Granada, Spain
3. Andros Island Bahamas
4. Angel Falls Venezuela
5. Angkor Wat Angkor, Cambodia
6. Atlantic City Boardwalk Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
7. Ayers Rock Australia
8. Big Ben London, England
9. Bora Bora Polynesia
10. British Museum London, England
11. Canals of Amsterdam Amsterdam, Netherlands
12. Cathedral of Seville Seville, Spain
13. Cave of Crystals Mexico
14. Christ the Redeemer Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
15. Cinque Terre National Park Italy
16. Colloseum Rome, Italy
17. Crater Lake National Park Oregon, USA
18. Dead Sea Israel/Jordan
19. Death Valley National Park California, USA
20. Devil’s Tower Wyoming, USA
21. Dome of the Rock Jerusalem, Israel
22. Easter Island Statues Polynesia
23. Edinburgh Castle Edinburgh, Scotland
24. Eiffel Tower Paris, France
25. Empire State Building New York City, New York, USA
26. Forbidden City Beijing, China
27. French Quarter New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
28. Galapagos Islands Ecuador
29. Gateway Arch St. Louis, Missouri, USA
30. Gettysburg Battlefield Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA
31. Glacier Bay Basin Alaska, USA
32. Glacier National Park Montana, USA
33. Glowworm Cave New Zealand
34. Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco, California, USA
35. Grand Canal Venice, Italy
36. Grand Canyon Arizona, USA
37. Grand Mosque in Mecca Saudi Arabia
38. Great Barrier Reef Queensland, Australia
39. Great Mosque of Córdoba Córdoba, Spain
40. Great Wall of China China
41. Hagia Sophia Istanbul, Turkey
42. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Hawaii, USA
43. Hollywood Boulevard Hollywood, Califonia, USA
44. Iguazu Falls Argentina and Brazil
45. Kiyomizu-dera Kyoto, Japan
46. Kremlin Moscow, Russia
47. Lake Titicaca Peru
48. Las Ramblas Barcelona, Spain
49. Las Vegas Strip Las Vegas, Nevada
50. Leaning Tower of Pisa Pisa, Italy
51. Louvre Museum Paris, France
52. Macchu Picchu Peru
53. Matterhorn Switzerland
54. Mayan Pyramids of Chichen Itza Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
55. Metropolitan Museum of Art New York City, New York, USA
56. Mount Everest Nepal
57. Mount Fuji Japan
58. Mount Kilimanjaro Tanzania
59. Mount Rushmore Keystone, South Dakota, USA
60. Napa Valley California, USA
61. Ngorongoro Crater Tanzania
62. Niagara Falls New York, USA
63. Notre Dame Cathedral Paris, France
64. Pacific Rim National Park British Columbia, Canada
65. Pebble Beaches of Nice Nice, France
66. Petra Jordan
67. Petronas Twin Towers Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
68. Portland Head Lighthouse Portland, Maine, USA
69. Puerta Del Sol Madrid, Spain
70. Pyramids of Giza Egypt
71. Redwood National Park California, USA
72. Rock of Gibraltar Gibraltar
73. Rocky Mountain National Park Colorado
74. Ruins of Athens Athens, Greece
75. Ruins of Pompeii Pompei, Italy
76. Sagrada Famila Barcelona, Spain
77. Sears Tower Chicago, Illlinois, USA
78. Sedlec Ossuary Czech Republic
79. Sistine Chapel Vatican City, Italy
80. Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C., USA
81. Space Needle Seattle, Washington, USA
82. St. Peter’s Basilica Vatican City, Italy
83. Statue of Liberty New York City, New York, USA
84. Stonehenge Wiltshire County, England
85. Sydney Opera House Sydney, Australia
86. Taj Mahal Agra, India
87. Temple of the Golden Pavilion Kyoto, Japan
88. Teotihuacan Mexico
89. Tian Tan Buddha Hong Kong, China
90. Times Square New York City, New York, USA
91. Varanasi Uttar Pradesh, India
92. Victoria Falls Zimbabwe
93. Wailing Wall Jerusalem, Israel
94. Walt Disney World Resort Orlando, Florida
95. Washington Monument Washington, D.C., USA
96. White Cliffs of Dover Dover, England
97. White House Washington, D.C., USA
98. Winchester Cathedral Hampshire, England
99. Yosemite National Park California, USA
100. Zion National Park Utah, USA

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12 Responses to Do You Know Where You’re Going To. . .

  1. Uncle Andy says:

    29. How come Vulcan or Reeds Gold Mine aren’t listed?

  2. julia says:

    I beleive I have officially been to 36 of the 100. Hmmm, no baseball stadiums, I would have rocked if they were listed!

  3. Madelyn says:

    I got 11 but some of those wee “just passing through on the way to somewhere else and all were in the USA Lower and Alaska.

  4. Monica says:

    I’ve been to 10, and all in the USA, so I can die happy. 🙂 Funny thing, if we do our trip we’re planning for summer I’ll hit 5 more. 1/2 of what it’s taken my whole life to see, in just one shot. Mo

  5. Adelaide Williams says:

    Oh, my, what a sheltered unexciting life I’ve lived. Only 7 places out of 100 so far. Guess Laudon and I need to start looking outside the box. Adelaide

  6. Melanie says:

    I’m not sure. I know I’ve been to 18, but I think I’ve been to 20. Some were as a child and I don’t remember them, but I know we went b/c I’ve seen pics. And I’ve seen some (maybe all?) of those places in Japan, but I can’t remember all of them specifically b/c it all sort of runs together in my mind.

  7. amy s. says:

    9. a sad nine. but i’m with melanie, some of those places in japan sound familiar…is it just because i heard of them or because i’ve actually been. i counted them so that my number wouldn’t be pathetic. 🙂

  8. Debbie says:

    16–not too bad, but I am definitely not a world traveler. Maybe one day I will add to my number, but I seriously doubt I will ever complete the list!

  9. Wendy Savage says:

    I think my count was 30. It would be 31 if you count flying over the Las Vegas strip on Southwest. It helps that I was born & raised in California and studied overseas. I haven’t been to Asia or south of the Equator, so I’ll have to put that on my “to go to” list. I do feel blessed to have seen so many incredible sights, and many more that aren’t on the 100 list.

  10. Debbie says:

    I recounted (it was late last night) and this time I got 19 :). Maybe I should keep recounting and pretty soon I will have seen them all.

  11. Glenda says:

    I was able to mark off 19, but the one that was most impressive to me wasn’t even listed, Normandy Cemetary in France. Quite impressive! This was fun, Glenda

  12. 33, I think ;). I’ve lived close to several of them…funny.

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