501 Must Visit Natural Wonders

I got this book as a Christmas present a couple of years ago. IMG_5114

Similar to the Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Travelist, I don’t believe this is a perfect list, but I find that it’s a good guide for planning trips.

I spent the days between Christmas and New Year going through the book and marking all the places I wanted to visit (see the little stickers on the side?).

So here it is, my Natural Wonders – Travel Bucket List. The once I have visited are crossed off the list.

  • North America
    • Niagara Falls: Visited June 2013
    • The Rocky Mountains: Visited May 2016
    • The Grand Canyon: Visited August 2014
    • Cave of the Winds – Colorado
    • The Painted Desert
    • Giant Redwoods – California
    • Cape Cod
    • The Badlands
    • Death Valley: Visited August 2014
    • Meteor Crater  – Arizona
    • Yosemite National Park
    • Great Salt Lake – Utah
    • Devils Tower – Wyoming
    • Yellowstone National Park
    • Monument Valley
  • Caribbean
    • Seven Mile Beach
    • Mustique
    • Exuma Cays
  • South America
    • Angel Falls
    • The Atacama Desert
    • Iguazu Falls
  • Eastern Africa
    • Lake Victoria
    • The Great Rift Valley
    • Lake Turkana
    • Serengeti National Park
    • Mount Kilimanjaro
    • Victoria Falls
    • Tsingy of Bemaraha
    • Piton de la Fouraise
    • The Skeleton Coast
    • The Namib Desert
  • Southern Africa
    • The Cape Floral Region
    • The Drakensberg Mountains
    • Table Mountain
  • Northern Europe
    • Geirangerfjord – Norway
    • Maelifell – Iceland
    • Vatnajokull – Iceland
    • The Blue Lagoon – Iceland (Visited January 2014)
    • The Great Geysir – Iceland (Visited January 2014)
    • Aurora Borealis
    • Pingvellir – Iceland (Visited January 2014)
    • The Krimml Falls – Austria
    • North Tyrol – Austria
    • The Matterhorn – Switzerland
    • Gimmelwald – Switzerland (Visited May 2015)
    • The Reichenback Falls – Switzerland (Visited May 2015)
    • Lake Lucerne – Switzerland
    • The Jungfrau – Switzerland (Visited May 2015)
    • Grindelwald Valley – Switzerland (Visited May 2015)
    • Trummelbach Falls – Switzerland (Visited May 2015)
    • The Eiger – Switzerland (Visited May 2015)
    • Dungeness – England
    • The Seven Sisters – England
    • The Lake District – England (Visited July 2013)
    • Dartmoor – England (Visited January 2015)
    • Wookey Hole – England (Visited January 2015)
    • The Jurassic Coast – England (Visited January 2015)
    • The Peak District – England (Visited June 2014)
    • Snowdon ad Snowdonia – Wales (Visited July 2010)
    • Fingal’s Cave – Scotland
    • The Highlands – Scotland
    • The Cairngorms – Scotland
    • Lochness – Scotland
    • Smoo Cave – Scotland
    • Ben Nevis – Scotland
    • The Giant’s Causeway – Northern Ireland (Visited January 2017)
    • Mons Klint – the Cliffs of Mon – Denmark
    • The Black Forest – Germany
    • Middle Rhine Valley – Germany
    • Cirque de Gavarnie – France
    • Les Cascades du Herisson – France
    • Mont Blanc – France
    • Les Gorges du Verdon – France
  • Southern Europe
    • Mount Etna – Italy
    • Vesuvius – Italy
    • The Blue Grotto – Italy
    • The Plitvice Lakes – Croatia
    • The Rock of Gibraltar – Gibraltar
    • Santorini – Greece
    • The Chimaera – Turkey
    • Pamukkale – Turkey
    • The Dead Sea
    • Wadi Rum – Jordan
  • Australia
    • The Twelve Apostles
    • The Great Barrier Reef
    • The Painted Desert
    • The Blue Mountains
    • Lake Eyre
    • Uluru (Ayers Rock)
    • The Bungle Bungles
    • The Whitsunday Islands
    • Togitogiga Falls Recreation Reserve
  • New Zealand
    • The Bay of Islands
    • Lake Matheson
    • Waitomo Caves
    • Lake Taupo
    • North Islands Volcanic Plateau
  • French Polynesia
    • Bora Bora
  • Eastern Asia
    • Huangshan Mountain – China
    • Wulingyiang Scenic and Historic Interest Area – China
    • Jiuzhaigou Valley – China
    • Mount Emei Scenic Area – China
    • Huang Long Valley – China
    • The Gobi Desert – Mongolia
    • Mount Fuji – Japan
  • South Central Asia
    • Horton Plains National Park – Sri Lanka (Visited March 2010)
    • Yala National Park – Sri Lanka
    • Sinharaja Forest Reserve – Sri Lanka
    • Halong Bay – Vietnam
    • Coral Reefs including the Eye of the Maldives – Maldives (Visited May 2017)