I was first exposed to Karl Pilkington in the mini series "An Idiot Abroad," where he traveled to several world wonders and shared his unique insight on each visit.
I love Karl. He is so transparent and unfiltered in a charming way. PLEASE watch this if you want/need a good laugh.
Apparently there is another mini-series with the psuedo-daft Karl, entitled "An Idiot Abroad: The Bucket List." Producer Ricky Gervais explains it as "making Karl do things OTHER people want to do before they die."
I doubt we have the same things on our bucket lists, but I'd love to have Karl join me when I do visit my world wonders (just for his commentary).
First off, I love lighthouses and have already been to several. I'd like to visit as many as possible, but a few specific ones.
|"La Jument" off the coast of Brittany, France|
|Coast of Tokyo|
I'm a big fan of geothermal "pools" and "spas" as well. I've been to the Mt. Princeton hot springs in Colorado and seen many shallow geothermal pools in Yellowstone.
One day I want to go to the BLUE LAGOON spa in Iceland.
What is so super cool and kinda freaky about geothermal spas, is that they are heated by lava, under the earth's crust. A little close for comfort, but that just adds to the excitement!
This is something my dad and I heard about a couple years ago and for some reason find it extremely intriguing.
The Svalbard Global Seed Vault (also called the Doomsday Seed Vault) on the Norwegian Island of Spitsbergen. Click on the green/blue link to read more about this.
A city underground! Hotels, churches, homes, restaurants. Where can you find this man-made wonder? Coober Pedy, Australia.
Crazy, huh? Not for the claustrophobic.
Also on my world wonder bucket list is the Neuschwanstein castle in Germany. I'll visit any and all castles, but this is one of a very few that just takes my breath away. It's also the inspiration for Disney's Cinderella Castle!
|C'mon, how incredible is that!?|
Then there is Mt. Rainier. I foresee visiting this majestic peak very soon. I mean, I can see it on a clear day and it only takes 2 hours to drive to the national park.
Finally, the Grand Canyon. Yes, it's a common one, but it's just so incredible.
The skywalk thing-not sure if I'd do that. Especially after reading this book.
Thanks for joining me on my world wonder bucket list. I know they're not the traditional world wonders, but they're MY world wonders :)
What are YOUR world wonders you'd love to visit?