Perhaps you can go anywhere, but you cannot go everywhere.
Source: Zhangjiajie National Park, China. Johnny, One Step 4Ward
Some of us might have the opportunity to travel all around the world. And a few might even make it to every corner of the Earth.
Source: Deb and Dave of the Planet D, in Zambia at Victoria Falls
But even so, there is not enough time in the human lifespan to really experience everywhere.
If time is at a premium, where do you go? If you could only go 1 place per year, or per decade, where would you go? How would you decide?
Source: Igazu Falls. Photo Source: Flickr CC User SF Brit
These bloggers below are very wealthy when it comes to travel experience. They've been all around the world, and while it was hard for some of them to pick their favorite spots, here is a list they made just for you:
"I fell in love with Peru long before I visited; and my love of the place only continued to deepen while I spent three months living in the Sacred Valley, near Pisac. So I’m going back for more…." continue reading here.
"This leads me to the idea that travel is much more about the people you are with than the places you are visiting." from My Favorite Place in the World
Nora Dunn, of The Professional Hobo
Traveling for: 8 years
Countries visited: 50+
Countries visited: 37
"I taught English in Chiang Mai, Thailand for a year after graduating university and leaving Ireland, I was broke but it was an adventure. I worked double hours in my last month to scramble together a couple of extra hundred dollars, with that money I booked a one way flight to Bangladesh - the nearest country off the beaten path. Arriving there was perhaps my best ever experience. I had no idea what language they spoke, what the currency was, the name of the Capital, what I was gonna do, where I was gonna sleep. It was real travel, the start of the lifestyle I now live, and it was perfect. I ended up sleeping in a collapsed hotel in 'Old Dhaka', it was manic, the next day was a Friday, the Islamic Sabbath, which at the time I knew nothing about. Being in the traditional part of the city and waking up late after my journey from Thailand there was literally NOTHING open, no food, no water and it was forty degrees celsius+. Welcome to your new life Johnny boy."
Johnny Ward, of One Step Forward
Traveling for: 9 years
Countries visited: 170 (no that is not a typo, he is going everywhere!)
Skiing in Japan
"Skiing in Japan was amazing. If you have the time I’d recommend trying out a few resorts like I did – I heard Hakuba was good too – but if you want all in, guaranteed awesome ski / snowboard time Niseko is the number one choice."
Read more about Japan skiing adventures here
Traveling for: 5 years
Countries visited: ~50
You'll just have to read this beautiful post, but it goes something like this:
no matter who they are
no matter what they do
is not only tolerated
is not only accepted
but is celebrated."
Camille, of This American Girl
Traveling for: 3.5 years
Countries visited: 27
"It’s no secret whatsoever that New Zealand is my favorite place on earth. If I could move there tomorrow, I probably would. I love everything about the South Pacific nation, from its landscapes to its laid-back vibe, to how beautiful and remote parts of it still are."
Read Amanda's Bucket List of amazing things to do in New Zealand here
(you'll want to see how much fun zorbing is on her post!)
Countries visited: 35+
Wisconsin River - USA
"... the river affords the best river camping in the state, the Midwest, the country, and arguably the world. From Sauk City to the confluence with the Mississippi the bottom of the river is almost completely made up of sand; the river is a 92 mile beach. Wisconsin’s leading voice in conservation opined eloquently about the wonders of this area yet few heard then, and they are not listening still as the area remains relatively untouched."
Read more about what makes this river so incredible here.
Ted, of Traveling Ted
Countries visited: 24
Greenland - Kayaking
Countries visited: 100+
WHERE IS YOUR NEXT ADVENTURE? Please share your favorites with us!