Travel List Challenge and a Souvenir Secret!

As I have a few weeks without a trip on the books, I’m left reminiscing about travel I’ve done over the years. I’ve always loved the adventure and exploration of new places, but that infatuation become my true love when I was studying and living in Geneva, Switzerland during college.  Between wandering through the streets of my beloved Genève, I was able to travel ALL over Europe. Lucky, lucky girl.

One of my favorite ways to remember my travels is with my special souvenir secret! It only costs a few cents, makes a fantastic “piece of art” and stores your memories forever and forever. And, I’m going to share it with you! Ready?

Wall Art!

In every city I visited in my whirlwind six months of living abroad, I picked out my favorite postcard. Usually for less than $1 USD and super easy to pack! The picture on the postcard is nice, buuuut the best part is your ability to create a mini journal entry on the back. Mine include my travel buddies, dates of the trip, what we saw, did, ate and met along the way and a bunch of inside jokes I’ll always attribute to that one trip to that one city.


Incriminating Details!

These postcards mean the world to me.

Oktoberfest in Munich!

“George! Back in your cave!!”

When I came across the Travel List Challenge, I was intrigued to see how many places I’ve experienced.  I’ve bolded those that I’ve been to and linked those that I’ve blogged about. Those in italics are on my must do list!

Combining my love of travel and of lists – here we go! The Travel List Challenge:

1. Alamo 
San Antonio, Texas, USA

2. Alhambra
Granada, Spain

3. Andros Island

4. Angel Falls

5. Angkor Wat
Angkor, Cambodia

6. Atlantic City Boardwalk
Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA

7. Ayers Rock

8. Big Ben
London, England

9. Bora Bora

10. British Museum
London, England

11. Canals of Amsterdam
Amsterdam, Netherlands

12. Cathedral of Seville
Seville, Spain

13. Cave of Crystals

14. Christ the Redeemer
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

15. Cinque Terre National Park

16. Colosseum
Rome, Italy

17. Crater Lake National Park
Oregon, USA

18. Dead Sea

19. Death Valley National Park
California, USA

20. Devil’s Tower
Wyoming, USA

21. Dome of the Rock
Jerusalem, Israel

22. Easter Island Statues

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

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

41. Hagia Sophia
Istanbul, Turkey

42. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Hawaii, USA

43. Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, California, USA

44. Iguazu Falls
Argentina and Brazil

45. Kiyomizu-dera
Kyoto, Japan

46. Kremlin
Moscow, Russia

47. Lake Titicaca

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

53. Matterhorn

54. Mayan Pyramids of Chichen Itza
Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

55. Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York City, New York, USA

56. Mount Everest

57. Mount Fuji

58. Mount Kilimanjaro

59. Mount Rushmore
Keystone, South Dakota, USA

60. Napa Valley
California, USA

61. Ngorongoro Crater

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

67. Petronas Twin Towers
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

68. Portland Head Lighthouse
Cape Elizabeth, Maine, USA

69. Puerta Del Sol
Madrid, Spain

70. Pyramids of Giza

71. Redwood National Park
California, USA

72. Rock of Gibraltar

73. Rocky Mountain National Park
Colorado, USA

74. Ruins of Athens
Athens, Greece

75. Ruins of Pompeii
Pompei, Italy

76. Sagrada Famila
Barcelona, Spain

77. Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower)
Chicago, Illinois, 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

89. Tian Tan Buddha
Hong Kong, China

90. Times Square
New York City, New York, USA

91. Varanasi
Uttar Pradesh, India

92. Victoria Falls

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

Well, I’ve made it to 30! While I don’t necessarily want to go to ALL of the other 70, I would loooove to make it to many of them!  Where have you been?  Where are you dying to go???


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