1000 Places to See Before You Die

Since the book 1000 Places to See Before You Die was published in 2003, it has redefined the idea of a bucket list in travel. It’s an essential scorecard for keeping track of notches in the belt for many travelers. But more importantly, it fueled wanderlust for an entire generation.

The list includes the obvious landmarks of the Great Pyramids of Giza, Machu Picchu, and most of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. But the book also includes lesser known oddities of roadside attractions, cultural festivities, unique foods of the world, and many other world wonders. 1000 Places to See Before You Die is essential travel inspiration. As we have visited the sites in the book, we’ve highlighted them here with our own perceptions.

Chasing the Northern Lights in Norway! Seeing the Aurora Borealis is a Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience.

Chasing the Northern Lights in Tromso, Norway (and Key Tips!)

The northern lights is a natural phenomena, but there is no way to do them justice and explain how beautiful they are. You’ve seen the photos online, but what is it really like in person? Here’s our experience on chasing the aurora borealis in Norway and our ultimate guide to the northern lights!

Rome's Colosseum lit up at night. A night tour lets you visit exclusive parts of the ancient building.

Going Underground on a Night Tour of the Colosseum

It was already 8pm when we assembled at the massive marble building known as Vittorio Emanuele Monument. It was the meeting point for our tour of some of the most famous remains of ancient Rome, and we were beyond excited.

Fur seal in the Galapagos Islands

Postcards from the Galapagos Islands

The variety of things to experience, animals to mesmerize us, and new landscapes to explore made us drink in every moment of our week visiting the Galapagos Islands, and these photos will show you why.

Statue in a fountain north of La Rambla in Barcelona, Spain

Falling in Love with Barcelona

Given the chance to do things differently on our second trip to Spain, we decided to approach Barcelona without a huge agenda…and we fell in love.

The Beagle - our Galapagos cruise boat.

How to Select a Galapagos Cruise Boat

The Galapagos Islands are the trip of a lifetime for many travelers. Most travelers to the islands will opt for a cruise to see many of the more remote areas. However, not all Galapagos cruise tours are the same and which boat you select will have a significant impact on your experience. Here’s how to pick the right Galapagos cruise boat for you.

An Epic Long Weekend in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico. There is so much that is misunderstood about this island. Yes, it’s a territory of the United States, but is far more than the “American Caribbean.” Here is our must do Puerto Rico itinerary for a long weekend.