More Top Ten Travel Lists for Seniors

Jul 10th, 2010 | By James E Becker | Category: Senior Travel

I have provided a number of posts on this blog about Top Ten Lists for senior travelers.  As you begin travel planning, it is helpful to look at what others who have traveled extensively think are good destinations to consider.  Sorting through lists is an easier beginning than a blank sheet of paper.

Travel Authority Howard Hillman has listed his Top Ten Travel List which includes Man-Made Wonders - Natural Wonders – Wonders  of South America – Wonders of North America – Wonders of Asia – Wonders of Africa – Cuisines of the World and Romantic Islands of the World.  His 1,200 page website is fun as it is loaded with information of interest to senior travelers.  See the world’s top 100 sites listed here and if that is not enough, try this… the top 1,000 travel wonders to see. This guy just “has it all” and it looks like he really enjoys putting it all together.   Hillman has traveled over one million miles in over 100 countries in order to put this impressive listing together.  He is a graduate of Harvard Business School and has published over 25 books.

Hillman’s Seven Wonders provide descriptions and photos of these magnificent places.   You are likely going to want to seriously plan travel to one of more of these destinations:

  • Colossus of Rhodes
  • Hanging Gardens
  • Lighthouse of Alexandria
  • Mausoleum of Halicarnassus
  • Pyramid of Khufu
  • Statue of Zeus
  • Temple of Artemis

Each Seven Wonders has its own site page, giving you a brief, candid, and helpful description.  However, there are some interesting nuances in these seven wonders.  They all have flaws which Hillman says are serious. He describes each flaw so the traveler can imagine what it is; and he created an animated map illustrating the first flaw, one pertaining to geographic scope.

Hillman sub-divides his Top 10 Lists into these categories:

  • Man-Made Wonders
  • Natural Wonders
  • Europe Wonders
  • North  America Wonders
  • South America Wonders
  • Asia Wonders
  • Africa Wonders
  • World Cuisines
  • Romantic Islands

Clicking on the link above will take you to the site where you can peruse the top ten destinations in each category.   Enjoy travel planning!   jeb



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