Top 10 Must Visit Destinations

Here is the Top 10 list of places we want to visit in the future!

10. Alaska

God Bless America!

Amazing Scenery!


Amazing Wildlife!

We hope to drive our motorhome to Alaska. (maybe this summer!)

9. Norway

So Serene!

Fjords and Seaside Villages

Northern Lights over Norway!

Aurora Borealis – The Northern Lights are great from Norway!

We’ll need a boat or a plane to get us here!

8. Easter Island


Mysterious giant statues and extremely remote! Two thumbs up!

7. Antartica

After the 40' seas on the way!

One of only two continents left to set foot on!

Penguins and sea ice await. But brave heavy seas you must!

6. Bora Bora

From Bed to Sea in three easy steps!

We’ve had this one on the list for 20 years!

Stay right over the water! Wow!

5. The Great Wall of China

Now THAT is a wall!

Some things you just have to see in person. This is one for us.

We’ve been to Hong Kong, which is an incredible stop in China.

4. Africa


Amazing and Incredible Wildlife!

Amazing Animals!

I can’t wait to see a baby elephant! Africa is the other continent we have yet to see!

3. The Amazon

So Colorful!

We want to see wild macaws!


And go deep into the wildest jungle!

2. Iguazu Falls

I love waterfalls!

This is a close race for number one!

Gotta see this one!

Adjoining three countries, this is one of the most spectacular sites in the world!

And the Grand Finale!

#1 Place we want to visit is:

Machu Picchu

Ancient City in the Clouds!

Hopefully we can get there while still able to walk up the Inca Trail!

Truth be told, ten is way to short of a list. That’s why we have this:

The BIG list!

This is something you can pick up and flip through anytime. Especially if you’re like we are and are hooked on travel! I was going to put a link to it on Amazon, but they don’t have it…go figure!

Thanks to Julia for hosting Hooked on Fridays, go check it out to see what other bloggers out there are hooked on!

So, two questions:

1. Have any of you ever been to any of these places?

2. Where is the number one place YOU would want to go? (or 10..)


  1. While you have certainly been to more places than I have, I HAVE been to Africa. I saw Elephants – - – was chased by a big “scary” one while riding in the back of a teeny tiny Peugeot.

    I thought for a minute your picture was of Victoria Falls – - – I did get to enjoy that one live and in person on my Africa trip.

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  2. i haven’t been to any of those places! i’m not much of a traveler. but from what i’ve read, i would love to visit Easter Island. so interesting!

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  3. Oh, yes. You have to go to Alaska! It is fabulous! I used to live there, and I still miss it almost every day. The drive from the lower 48 is totally worth it. Gorgeous scenery. Just make sure to go through BC on the drive, not Saskatchewan (no offense to anyone reading who may be from Saskatchewan….). If you are able, stop in Kewlowna, BC for a few days on your way up to Alaska. It is very much worth the stop.

    As for places I want to go: China, a tropical island somewhere, and New Zealand. I don’t think it’ll happen any time soon, but one day on the new earth I’m gonna be one globe trotting saint!

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  4. Sigh. Have been to none of these places … but they are all on my list, too!

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  5. Wow…what amazing pictures. I have never been to any of the locations on your list but they are all beautiful! My niece’s husband went to Alaska last summer for 2 weeks of fishing and hunting and the pictures and stories he brought back were amazing….certainly a must see. When you go I want to see lots of pictures!

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  6. My father travels to Norway quite a bit and he always talks about how gorgeous it is over there.

    Sadly, I have not been to any of these places. I’ve been to London a couple of times and it’s one of my favorite cities to visit. And I’d love to go to Ireland someday.

    Fun post, Kim! Thanks! :-)

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  7. I haven’t been to any of those places! If you haven’t seen this blog before, check it out: Lolly and her husband went to Peru in 2007 and she’s got some great blog posts about their trip!

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  8. Gosh I would LOVE to travel like that!! we aren’t the traveling type, neither were my parents——I LOVED your post and seeing all those GREAT places!


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  9. i have been to bora bora a few times- it is lovely. i love all the islands of tahiti. i have not been to the other places, but i think i will be going to alaska and africa some day-not sure about the others, though.

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  10. After reading your post, I want to go on an exotic vacation. I’d probably choose a European city though. I spent a weekend in Paris years ago, but I sure wouldn’t mind seeing it again! ~Arleen

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  11. Wow. Great spots. And I thought I was well traveled but I have only been in one of the places on your list -The Great Wall of China. It’s surreal in a way…., overall I didn’t like China so much though.

  12. Oh, you and I want to go and visit so many of the same places! Easter Island, the Amazon, and especially Peru … sigh, they all look so wonderful!

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  13. I was with you all the way until you mentioned the Amazon…..and not the .com one………I would like to go someday to Scotland and Ireland…closer to home….Alaska would be a good photo op….

  14. I have to say, I haven’t been to Machu Pichu but Iguacu Falls is the most AWESOME thing you will ever see in your life! It is just overwhelming to stand on the platform that is built right so that you can walk to the very edge of the falls and look over…….be still my heart :)

    Make sure you take a speed boat up the river to the mouth of the falls where they drop you off and you CLIMB up the cliff to the top. Not for the faint of heart.

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  15. Those pictures make me want to buy the book, but I’m not a big traveler LOL I really want to go to Ireland though and on the QE2 please ;)


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  16. I’ve been to the Amazon in ’04! It was a crazy adventure!! One of my best friends currently lives in Africa as a missionary in TZ so I’m hoping to get there!! The Great Wall is also on my list as a must see!! Thanks for sharing!

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  17. I vote for #6 (Bora Bora), but then again you probably knew I would say that! Sounds like we are all dreaming of getting away this time of year! :)

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  18. Love these fabulous photos! Great choices for sure.

    My #1 place to visit was Paris. I made it there several years ago, secretly worried I’d be disappointed, that it could never live up to my expectations. But no, it was MORE than I could have dreamed. That’s the best type of travel. Now I just want to go back!

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  19. I’ve never been to any of those places, my parents went to Alaska years ago. I dream of commandeering a little RV type vehicle and just living on the road for a while, seeing the sights. I dont think my hubby is as thrilled at the notion but bless his heart, he goes along with just about anything I want to do! I would go just about anywhere though~I love seeing and being in new places!
    Those places all look so beautiful!

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  20. Hey, you forgot to add Charlotte, NC on the list.


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  21. That is an admirable list – love it! I have not visited any of your top ten – but would love to see them all. My DH and I L-O-V-E to travel and do so as often as time & $ allows… however we have yet to leave the continental U.S. We are always dreaming of Scotland & Ireland….

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  22. Wow…what an amazing collection of images. I have not been to any of these places…the seaside village in Norway looks amazing to me! I would love to see Prince Edward Island and Marthas Vineyard…those two places are right at the top of my list.

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  23. I have never been to any of those places but they all look and sound amazing. My dad is Japanese so my #1 place to visit is Japan. If I never make it anywhere else, I will make it to Japan!!!! (But I’m only 25 so I still have lots of time!)

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  24. Wow – you’re pretty adventurous aren’t you! That’s awesome. I’m more of a B&B or Marriott girl myself :). This makes me want to do some research and come up with my own list, though.

    Hey, your hubby left a message about my kitchen that cracked me up. Apparently you’ll have a new glass dish soap bottle now and he’s a little bummed about that. Ha! Men….

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  25. That is a great list!! I love to travel, but I’ve still not been to any of those on your list yet – one day eh? :)

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  26. Quite ambitious of a travel plan, but one I would love to do! Hope you obtain your dreams….

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  27. Couple of these are on my list as well :) Is it sad that under my “travel wish list” that my #12 is Go To Superbowl? That’s kind of a destination…

    I bet you and your family will visit these places and share WONDERFUL adventures with the rest of us! Just promise to take lots of pictures.

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  28. Take me with you!!! IT would be so hard to choose!

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  29. you sure dream big!

    mr. right and i want to go to the grand tetons out west. :)

    #1 on my list was seeing a game at Yankee stadium (did that this past spring, he proposed two days before)

    and #2 was see brett favre play for the green bay packers at lambeu field. i did that in 2006 with my dad. guess i need to update my list!

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  30. Wow! What an amazing list. Alaska was top on my list to visit, but after your list, I don’t know….

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  31. We’ve been to Iquacu Falls twice! (We lived in the Brazilian state of Parana for a while.) Make sure you go in the wet season to really get the effect. I’ve also been to Alaska (by small plane so we could visit lots of places) and Africa (Tanzanian safari).

    I don’t know how you narrowed it down to 10! I have mental lists in several categories (by car, w/kids, w/o kids…) But I’ve been dreaming often of a trip to Molokai (in Hawaii) to see the tallest sea cliffs in the world and look for humpback whales.

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  32. I haven’t been to any, but I totally want to do a major road trip and hit all 50 states one day.

    And I want to go to Uganda in the worst way! Our church missionaries are very involved with projects there, including in an orphanage and I sooo want to go!


  33. What divine and inspirational photos! It’s a lovely change to see a list of favourite destinations that’s a bit out of the ordinary – you’ve got me thinking!


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  34. I have not been to any of those places, but they would all be on my list too, especially after seeing the amazing pictures you posted of them! Sigh, I guess when I feel sad that my little ones are growing up too fast I can look at the bright side that maybe as they get older it will be easier for us to travel!

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  35. Some very interesting places you’d like to see! I choose Bora Bora… GORGEOUS!

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  36. This was fun!I’m a bit of a home-body but your pictures even sparked a little travel envy in me :)

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  37. If you ever cometo Alaska, come see me. I’ve lived here all my life.

    Blessings ~ Eileen

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  38. You have a great Top Ten List. All look like wonderful places to visit.

  39. Those all look like fabulous places to visit!

    My more immediate list is a tad tamer-

    NYC, again- this time with the girls

    Washington DC




    Kind of cliche, but still…

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  40. I want to go to all of those!!

    I gravitate toward the warm, sunny places though. ;-) Not a fan of cold.

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  41. Now I really want to go on a vacation–somewhere warm, right now. Those places all look so fabulous. Too bad we’re poor from still diapering two kids. It’s called fear of the potty-training.

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  42. Waow! What a great list! My number 1 destination would be French Polynesia (Tahiti), not really for the destination itself but because my brother lives there and I miss him so much! He lives in front of the island of Bora Bora, lucky him has a nice view of it from his terrace!
    Number 2 is Nepal, Number 3 is Washington DC, and so on and on… ;)

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  43. Made your Southwestern Soup from a couple Tasty Tuesdays ago– it’s AMAZING! We’re supposed to be saving it to eat all week but I don’t know how long it will last… :)

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  44. Thank you for the vacation! I am not a traveler by any means but I sure enjoy seeing others pictures! I would love to visit Australia, Ireland and France!

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  45. I love top 10 lists! Although I’ve actually traveled to Europe and even South America, the only place on your list that I’ve visited is Norway! But let me tell you, it’s a great place to go. We took the train from Oslo to Bergen and it was so picturesque. I was oohing and ahhing all the way. We even went further north past Trondheim and visited the little town of Sumstad where my father’s parents grew up.

    I follow a blog called This couple lives near the north pole and writes about life there. They have great photos too.

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  46. Number one place is probably hard to choose, but I would have to say Australia outback to see a Kangaroo in the wild. I have wanted to do this since I was 10 years old.

    We now have family in Australia and are hoping to make this come true next year.

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  47. From the looks of these photos, I want to go to! What a great list.

  48. I have only been to Alaska (from the places on your list) but I would love to go to Bora Bora and swim with the turtles (I did a post on that once!)

    Amazing places in the world!

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