More Bucket List Suggestions for Senior Travelers

Mar 30th, 2011 | By James E Becker | Category: Senior Travel

A growing number of Americans of all ages are renewing their resolve to live life to its fullest. I have met a few travelers who have visited over 100 countries (there are a total of 192) and I am always totally impressed with their wandering around the globe. Each possesses a wanderlust that most of us can not match. Their reasons for exploring our magnificent globe vary a great deal as well.

In 2008 the staff at the Smithsonian in DC came up with a list of “28 places you must visit before you die” and asked world travelers for suggestions and their input. I talked about that list yesterday.  Here is another. See if you agree and perhaps you may even, like me, find that there are a few that I never even knew existed. Which sites have you visited? Which ones are on your “Bucket List?”

Sacred Places
Temples, churches and palaces that inspire

  • Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey
  • The Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet
  • Notre Dame in Paris, France
  • Churches of Lalibela, Ethiopia

Building Big
Experience feats of engineering on a grand scale

  • Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Montezuma Castle National Monument, Arizona
  • Pantheon in Rome, Italy
  • Alhambra in Granada, Spain
  • Eiffel Tower in Paris, France
  • Stonehenge in England
  • Terracotta Army at Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor in China

Natural Wonders
Discover breathtaking vistas and scale new heights

  • Papua New Guinea
  • Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
  • Yosemite National Park, California
  • Glacier National Park, Montana
  • Himalayas of Nepal
  • Fairy Chimneys of Cappadocia, Turkey
  • Niagara Falls, New York

Must-See Cities
Metropolises that offer superb art, history and entertainment

  • Havana, Cuba
  • Las Vegas, Nevada
  • New York City, New York
  • San Francisco, California
  • Vatican City in Rome, Italy


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