Leaning Tower of Pisa – Italy

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is in Italy’s Tuscany region in the city of Pisa. The tower is part of a complex known as the Square of Miracles that includes the Cathedral of Pisa, the Baptistery, a cemetery and the Bell Tower (leaning tower of Pisa). The construction of the Tower of Pisa began in…

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Arashiyama Bamboo Forest – Japan

The Arashiyama Bamboo forest is located on the outskirts of Kyoto, Japan. The forest is filled with thousands of bamboo trees that can grow up to 120 ft. high and some of the stalks can be up to 8 inches in diameter. The bamboo forest is one of the most unique places that I have…

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Panama Canal – Panama

The Panama Canal is considered one of the great achievements of the early 20th century. The canal was originally started in 1880 by the French but the site was abandoned 9 years later. The United States resumed construction in 1904 and completed passageway between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans in 1914. The canal connects the…

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The Great Race – Trinidad and Tobago

The Great Race is one of the world’s longest continuously running offshore speedboat races. The race began in 1969 and this year’s race on August 17th will be the 51st consecutive year of the race. The race begins in the Gulf of Paria near Port of Spain, Trinidad. It makes its way across the North…

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Ha Long Bay – Vietnam

Ha Long Bay is a beautiful natural wonder in northeastern Vietnam and is my #1 “must see” place when visiting Vietnam. The bay is best known for its many small lush green islands rising up from the calm turquoise water. The bay covers an area of 1500 sqkm (579 sq. miles) and over 1,600 limestone…

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Delphi Archaeological Site – Greece

The archaeological site of Delphi is located near the city of Delphi, Greece and is the second most important complex of ancient Greece after the Acropolis of Athens. This site is where many political decisions were taken for the consultation of the Oracle. No colony was founded in the Mediterranean without the consent of the…

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King’s Park and Botanic Garden – Australia

King’s Park and Botanic Garden is located in Perth, Australia and is one of the world’s largest inner city parks. The park covers 400 hectares (988 acres) and is home to over 3,000 species of Western Australia’s unique flora. In addition to being a showcase for Western Australia’s flora it is a popular place for…

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Golden Pavilion – Japan

The Golden Pavilion is the tourist name for a Zen temple named Kinkaku-ji located in Kyoto, Japan. The temple consists of several buildings, two ponds and gardens but the highlight of the temple is the building which gives it the name “Golden Pavilion”. The Golden Pavilion is famous for its top two floors which are…

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Jinek Bay Marine Reserve (Part 1) – New Caledonia

The Jinek Bay Marine Reserve is located on Lifou Island in New Caledonia and is one of the Pacific Islands’ most pristine marine ecologies. The reserve is a relatively small area but it holds one of the world’s most diverse ranges of coral and more than 2000 fish species. The local community knows how special…

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Chatuchak Weekend Market – Bangkok, Thailand

Chatuchak Weekend Market is the largest market in Asia. The market covers an area of 35 acres and has more than 8,000 market stalls. On a typical weekend more than 200,000 people will come to wander through the market looking for good buys. Most of the market is covered but there is a walking street…

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