22 May 2013

100 to see/do before I die Update

100 to see/do before I die.

Updated again (Feb 2016)

Many years ago I compiled my list of 100 places to see and things to do.  I thought it would be nice to update the list a bit and see if I am working towards accomplishing my goals.  On the other hand it could be interesting to see how my list of wants has changed.  We have traveled a quite a bit the last six years.  We have seen many new countries, cities and many changes have happened in our lives.  
I know that Singapore and Vienna are near the top of my list, Iceland is on the top of Art's. Less than 30 on our list.  We'll have to think of more :-)

1 Coral Reefs of Australia.  I think we get partial credit for going to Australia but we went inland instead of to the reefs...
2 White sand beaches of New Zealand.  Spectacular place.  Best time was hiking on a volcano island off of Auckland.
3 Grand Canyon
4 Niagara Falls.
5 Drive on Autobahn in Germany.
6 Visit Eagle’s Nest.

7 Travel by high-speed train in Europe.  Mind-boggling!
8 Glacier Bay, Alaska.
9 Denali National Park
10 Summer Solstice in Fairbanks.

11 Chichen Itza.
12 Hoover Dam.
13 Zion National Park.
14 Victoria Falls in Africa.
15 Amazon Jungle tour.  
16 Belize.
17 Madiera.

18 Canary Islands.  Heard this was overrated.  I would update to Greece or Prague.
19 Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii.  The big island of Hawaii was amazing!  Two weeks was perfect.
20 Cable car in San Francisco
21 Fish Market in Seattle.
22 Old Faithful in Yellowstone.
23 Houseboat on Lake Powell.
24 Opryland in Nashville.
25 Zion National Park.
26 Rocky Mountain National Park.
27 Hike part of Appalachian Trail.
28 Tenochtitlan.
29 Cruise Panama Canal.
30 Louvre in Paris.  Visited France and Paris in 2015.  Did see the Louvre from the outside...crowds
31 Great Wall in China.  Looking to do this in the next couple of years :-D
32 Bike trip in Ireland.  We did a driving tour of Ireland which was incredible!
33 Statue of Liberty.  My niece lives in Brooklyn so it is a short walk to view her. 
34 Top of Empire State Building.  Visited the 9/11 Memorial instead...

35 Riverboat on Mississippi.
36 Buckingham Palace.  Tower of London, National Gallery, Hyde Park, Big Ben, Thames cruise...
37 Double Decker bus ride in London.  Did a quick tour of London before heading to Ireland.38 Amsterdam.
39 Carnaval/Mardi Gras in Rio De Janero.  Carnaval in Mazatlan!
40 Ayre’s Rock in Australia.  Went to the Blue Mountains and hiked around falls instead.

41 Mt. St. Helens42 World Cruise.
43 Singapore
44 Machu Picchu
45 Pearl Harbor
46 Biodome in AZ
47 Alamo
48 White water raft Colorado River.
49 Golden Gate Bridge.
50 See a concert at Carnegie Hall.
51 Smithsonian Museum
52 Octoberfest in Germany.  Germany many times, and much beer, but no Octoberfest...
53 Sauna in Sweden.  We did visit Stockholm and Gotland in 2015.  Went to a RenFest which was great fun, but did not get into a sauna even though there was one at the hotel?!?
54 Stonehenge
55 Roswell, NM.
56 Bermuda
.  Did a cruise to here which docked for six days and acted as a hotel.  Awesome!
57 Visit Antarctica
58 Dogsled in Alaska.
59 Four Corners (CO, UT, AZ, NM)
60 Taj Mahal.
61 Pyramids in Egypt
62 Greece
63 Stargate set in Vancouver.  Sadly it is no more.  Victoria Island is still a good one for the list
64 Istanbul.  Didn't go here but did visit Budapest.  Should be on list as well...
65 Baseball game at Fenway Park.
66 Virgin Islands
67 White House
68 Watch Space Shuttle launch.  Didn't get to watch a shuttle launch but a great day at Cape Canaveral and NASA in Florida.
69 Sunset in Mexico.
70 Saguaro National Park.
71 Tombstone.
72 Abydos.
73 Fjords in Norway.  Went to Norway and saw many beautiful mountains in 2015.
74 Kremlin
75 Fiji.  Note- it is a four letter word.  Cyclone Daphne rained on our whole time there...
76 FAO Schwartz in NYC.  Been outside.  Crazy tourist area.  Abi got us out quick!
77 Montreal.
78 Eat Belgian chocolate in Brussels.  SO ENJOYED THIS ONE!  On my top five best places list!
79 Quebec City.  Stay at the Frontenac
80 Fishing in Gloucester81 Block Island  Pre-season delight!82 Nantucket.  Is Martha's Vineyard close enough??83 Gondola ride in Venice.  Venice, Tuscany, Rome!
84 British Museum
85 Georgia Acquarium in Atlanta.
86 Disneyworld
87 Sailboat tour to anywhere.
88 Spa in Monte Carlo
89 Moab, Utah.
90 Bar Harbor Maine
91 Cape Breton, Nova Scotia
92 PEI.  Loved this place.  Would go back in a heartbeat.  Done in 2013.
93 Coloseum in Rome.  Did the dungeon tour.
94 Metropolitan Museum of Art
95 Vienna.  Went here in 2014.  Much bigger city than I expected but we did get to see an opera.
96 Highland festival in Scotland
97 Bay of Fundi
98 Newport, RI
99 Redwood Forest
100 Bavaria
(Italic- done/been at least once.)
Not bold- done between 2013-2015

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