My Favorite Travel Experiences So Far

North America

  1. Walking down to the edge of Crater Lake
  2. Walking on the Golden Gate Bridge
  3. Touring Alcatraz
  4. Walking under the redwoods of California
  5. Seeing the White Sand Dunes in New Mexico
  6. Sleeping on a houseboat at Lake Powell
  7. Seeing Rocky Mountain National Park
  8. Taking an Alaskan cruise and meeting sled dogs
  9. Riding the rides at Disneyland
  10. Exploring Carlsbad Caverns
  11. Seeing Aspen in the fall when the leaves have changed
  12. Seeing Mesa Verde
  13. Standing at the edge of the Great Salt Lake
  14. Touring Temple Square in Salt Lake City
  15. Seeing the Golden Spike in Utah
  16. Exploring the natural rock formations of Southern Utah
  17. Walking through the battlefields of Custer’s Last Stand
  18. Seeing Mount Rushmore
  19. Walking to the edge of the Grand Canyon
  20. Boating on Lake Louise
  21. Fishing in Minnesota
  22. Going up in the Arch in St. Louis
  23. Wandering through the Art Institute of Chicago
  24. Eating pizza in Chicago
  25. Seeing a baseball game at Wrigley Field
  26. Walking down Michigan Avenue
  27. Seeing Second City in Chicago
  28. Taking an architecture boat tour in Chicago
  29. Eating biscuits in Greenville, South Carolina
  30. Dancing in the Orange Bowl
  31. Visiting the Holocaust Museum in Washington DC
  32. Seeing the monuments at the National Mall
  33. Touring the U.S. Capitol
  34. Eating cupcakes in Georgetown
  35. Taking a limo to the White House
  36. Seeing Times Square at night
  37. Walking over the Brooklyn Bridge
  38. Seeing the tree lit up in Rockefeller Square
  39. Eating in the North End in Boston
  40. Walking the Freedom Trail in Boston
  41. Seeing lighthouses in Maine
  42. Riding the rides at Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen
  43. Eating lego fries at Legoland Billund
  44. Walking through the rainbow fog room at AROS in Aarhus
  45. Climbing the Church of Our Savior for the best views in Copenhagen
  46. Eating kanelsnegls on Wednesdays at Sankt Peders bakery in Copenhagen
  47. Exploring Christiania
  48. Walking through Hans Christian Andersen’s house in Odense
  49. Seeing the Jelling Stones
  50. Stargazing on Fanø
  51. Taking the Hamlet tour at Kronborg Castle
  52. Crossing the Øresund Bridge to Malmö
  53. Exploring the streets of Gamla Stan
  54. Visiting the Viking ruins and city center of Uppsala
  55. Singing at the ABBA museum in Stockholm
  56. Marveling at the grandeur of the ship at the Vasa Museum
  57. Exploring ice sculptures in Kiruna
  58. Sleeping in the IceHotel
  59. Drinking at the Ice Bar in an ice glass
  60. Standing in the amber room of Catherine’s Palace
  61. Walking through the Church of Spilled Blood in St. Petersburg
  62. Watching a show in the Mariinsky Theater
  63. Taking a canal tour of St. Petersburg
  64. Meeting Russian students and learning about life in St. Petersburg
  65. Seeing a communist apartment in St. Petersburg
  66. Exploring Peles Castle
  67. Walking through the secret staircase at Bran Castle
  68. Exploring the Rasnov Citadel
  69. Climbing three mountains in the Carpathians in Romania
  70. Meeting the German family
  71. Taking a tour of Neuschwanstein Castle
  72. Climbing the Munster Cathedral in Ulm
  73. Drinking a beer at the Hofbrauhaus in Munich
  74. Climbing the Berliner Dom
  75. Touching the Berlin Wall
  76. Walking through the monuments at the Tiergarten
  77. Going to a museum exhibit on the Red Army Faction
  78. Drinking hot chocolate with Australians at the German Christmas markets
  79. Finding grandma’s church in Prague
  80. Painting on the Lennon wall in Prague
  81. Going to a sauna in Helsinki
  82. Trying to find ingredients for mac and cheese in Helsinki
  83. Seeing the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam
  84. Taking a canal tour in Amsterdam
  85. Seeing the Anne Frank House
  86. Touring a sex museum in the red light district of Amsterdam
  87. Visiting Auschwitz
  88. Exploring the main square in Krakow
  89. Seeing the Eiffel Tower sparkling at night
  90. Climbing Notre Dame
  91. Climbing L’Arc de Triomphe
  92. Taking a boat ride down the Seine
  93. Seeing a show at the Moulin Rouge
  94. Walking through the Latin Quarter in Paris
  95. Learning about impressionism at Musée d’Orsay
  96. Seeing Monet’s paintings at Musée l’Orangerie
  97. Exploring the Louvre
  98. Going into the Catacombs of Paris
  99. Reveling in the stained glass of Sainte Chapelle
  100. Buying something from one of the fancy Parisian department stores
  101. Exploring Versailles and the Hall of Mirrors
  102. Walking through the gardens of Giverny
  103. Taking a canal tour of Strasbourg
  104. Biking through the vineyards of Bordeaux
  105. Strolling through the streets of St. Emilion
  106. Sunbathing in the French Riviera
  107. Walking through the fairy tale town of Colmar
  108. Trying on fancy dresses at Harrods
  109. Getting cocktails in the Shard
  110. Going on the Harry Potter Studio Tour
  111. Boating in Hyde Park
  112. Seeing shows in the West End
  113. Walking around Stonehenge
  114. Seeing the Magna Carta in Salisbury Cathedral
  115. Walking on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh
  116. Going to the café where J.K. Rowling wrote Harry Potter
  117. Taking a tour of Loch Ness
  118. Trying new cocktails in Inverness
  119. Going to the Dracula Bar in Aberdeen
  120. Seeing Sagrada Familia
  121. Touring the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao
  122. Walking on the beach in San Sebastian
  123. Exploring the streets of Toledo
  124. Wandering through the Alhambra
  125. Touring Gibraltar
  126. Seeing the white washed town of Mijas
  127. Sunbathing on Costa del Sol in Spain
  128. Watching flamenco in Sevilla
  129. Drinking sangria in Barcelona
  130. Eating churros in Madrid
  131. Exploring the ruins of Pompeii
  132. Eating pizza at a family-owned restaurant in Pompeii
  133. Trying the tasting menu in Sorrento and sleeping next to the ocean
  134. Staring up at the Sistine Chapel and the map room in the Vatican
  135. Exploring the Colosseum and the Roman Forum
  136. Tossing a coin in the Trevi Fountain
  137. Climbing the Duomo in Florence
  138. Wine tasting at a Tuscan vineyard
  139. Learning how to make pasta in a Tuscan villa
  140. Taking kitschy pictures at the Leaning Tower of Pisa
  141. Climbing hundreds of stairs at Cinque Terre
  142. Drinking limoncello in Cinque Terre
  143. Riding a gondola in Venice
  144. Strolling through the colored houses of Burano
  145. Participating in the Shibuya crossing
  146. Singing karaoke in Tokyo
  147. Eating crêpes, window shopping, and holding owls in Harajuku
  148. Exploring the designer stores in Ginza
  149. Taking a gondola ride at Tokyo Disneysea
  150. Trying vegetarian sushi at a conveyer belt restaurant in Tokyo
  151. Walking through the Peace Park at Hiroshima
  152. Feeding bunnies on Okunoshima (even with the typhoon rains)
  153. Watching the sunset on Miyajima
  154. Exploring Himeji Castle
  155. Seeing the statues at Sanjusangen-do in Kyoto
  156. Walking on the nightingale floors at Nijo Castle in Kyoto
  157. Exploring the moss garden of Kyoto
  158. Going through the gates at the Fushimi Inari Taisha in Kyoto
  159. Walking through a bamboo forest in Kyoto
  160. Relaxing at Spa World in Osaka
  161. Riding the bullet train in Japan

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