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The Ardent Traveler is feisty about her craving to see the world before she turns old and grey. She’s painstakingly created a (growing) list of destinations to visit, myriad cultures and adventures to experience and landscapes to behold.

EXPLORE

  • Milford Sound, New Zealand
  • The Great Barrier Reef, Australia
  • Taj Mahal, India
  • Petra, Jordan,
  • Colosseum, Italy
  • Table Mountain, South Africa
  • Kilmanjaro, Tanzania
  • Uluru, Australia
  • Dead Sea, Israel-Jordan-Palestine
  • Grand Canyon, USA
  • Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
  • Amazon Jungle, Brazil
  • Machu Picchu, Cuzco, Peru
  • Iguazu Falls, Brazil
  • Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
  • Kruger National Park, South Africa
  • Daintree Forest, Australia
  • Swaziland
  • Angkor Wat, Cambodia
  • Alcatraz Prison, San Francisco, USA
  • New York, USA
  • London city
  • Masai Mara, Kenya
  • Cliffs of Moher, Ireland
  • Ancient temples of Borobodur, Indonesia
  • Terracotta warriors of Xian, China
  • Bhutan
  • The Acropolis & the Parthenon, Athens, Greece
  • Matterhorn, Switzerland
  • The Pinnacles, Australia
  • Uluru (Ayer’s Rock), Northern Territory, Australia
  • Stonehenge, Salisbury, United Kingdom
  • Paris, France
  • Hong Kong
  • Egypt and the great pyramids
  • Highlands of Sarawak, Malaysia
  • Wadi Rum, Jordan
  • Lake Titicaca, Peru
  • Kakadu National Park, Australia
  • Rome and the Vatican, Italy
  • Atacama Desert and El Tatio geysers, Chile
  • Yosemite National Park, California, USA
  • Fiordland, South Island, New Zealand
  • Mayan ruins of Tikal, Guatemala
  • Angel Falls, Venezuela
  • Salar de Uyuni salt flats, Bolivia
  • Moai statues on Easter Island, Chile
  • Terraced rice paddies of Bali, Ubud, Indonesia
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Timbuktu, Mali
  • Puerto Princesa Subterranean River, Palawan, Philippines
  • Lhasa, Tibet
  • Sri Lanka
  • St Petersburg & Moscow, Russia
  • Tasmania, Australia
  • Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
  • Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
  • Torres Del Paine National Park, Chile
  • Cedars of Lebanon, Bcharre, Lebanon
  • Mount Ararat, Agri, Turkey
  • Lake Baikal, Russia
  • Kazakhstan
  • Mongolia
  • Guilin – Yang Shuo Hills, China 
  • Danum Valley, Sabah, Malaysia
  • New Guinea, Indonesia/Papua New Guinea
  • Christmas Island, Indian Ocean, Australia
  • Cape Point, Eastern Cape, South Africa
  • Giant’s Causeway, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

EXPERIENCE

JOURNEY

  • Take the Transiberian Railway across China & Russia
  • Backpack around South America
  • Road trip down Route 66, California, USA
  • Great Ocean Road, Melbourne, Australia
  • InterRailing around Europe
  • Karakoram Highway, Pakistan
  • Hiking on the John Muir Trail, High Sierra, USA

SAVOUR

  • Savour all kinds of cheeses in France/Italy/Switzerland
  • Street food at Shilin night market in Taiwan
  • Eat lots of Southern style food, New Orleans, LA, USA
  • Peking Duck in China
  • German bratwurst, Germany
  • Escargot in France
  • Dog meat on a skewer in Thailand
  • Pastries from a patisserie in France / Belgium
  • Free meal at a Gudwara (Punjabi temple) in India
  • Simple meal cooked by a Swazi in Swaziland (country tucked in the middle of South Africa)
  • Deep fried Zucchini flowers in Tuscany, Italy
  • Authentic sushi in Japan
  • Monkey stew cooked by indigenous folks in Malaysia
  • Still wriggling octopus in Japan
  • Famous street food in Penang, Malaysia
  • BBQ in Australia Ribs in New Zealand
  • Kimchi, Bibimbap, and everything else in Korea
  • Moussaka in Greece 
  • Pastel de Natas (Portuguese egg tart) in Portugal
  • Dim Sum in Hong Kong, China
  • Nasi Lemak (Malaysia)
  • Haggis in Scotland
  • Enjoy a First-class meal on board
  • Afternoon tea at Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Fried bugs in Thailand
  • Frog legs anywhere in Asia