Oh, the places we’ll go !

   Following the line of theDIHEDRAL’s Top “subject of choice”, we came up with the idea of making a list of the places we would like to visit for our group post of the week. We consider ourselves to be explorers at heart and great outdoor and adventure enthusiasts.  Therefore, because life is more thrilling and interesting when you get to know the world around you, we would like to share with you the Top 12 places that have gotten us daydreaming lately !


Carrot

Jordan
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Al-Khazneh, Petra.

    I have never traveled to the middle east, but climbing in Wadi Rum, the opportunity to feast my eyes on the Petra, and enjoying the world-renown hospitality of Jordanian Culture, would surely offer a lifetime worth of memories.

Munising, Michigan
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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Michigan

    This is the place I spent my summers growing up, I don’t make it back nearly as much as I’d like to, but throughout all my travels, I still contend that this little town can hold its own in terms of beauty with any place on the planet. My primary reason for including Munising on this list is my ambition to ice climb there as soon as possible. Noted as one of the most ideal ice climbing spots in the country, it would be a shame if I didn’t throw some axe in my own back yard.

 Norway
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Lofoten, Norway.

    I have spent time in Northern Europe, but never made it to Norway. The area offers views, adventures, culture, and a climate that just seems to suit me. The beauty of the landscape and the potential to gear up in Lofoten, have me salivating like one of Pavlov’s dogs.


Sarah

Roswell, New Mexico
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International UFO Museum and Research Center, Roswell

     As a young teen I back packed through the mountains within miles of the famed Area 51. Although I was taken a back by the pure beauty that is New Mexico, the sky seemed to change at night. I miss the wonder and mystery of my time spent there. From star gazing to UFO lookout, I would give the shirt off my back to be thrown into those mountains again.

Black Forest, Germany
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Black Forest, Baden-Wurttemberg

    A close runner up to my back packing days, would be the Black Forest. Two years ago I visited the area but never got the time to actually set my eyes on the forest. I’ve grown up reading the Brothers Grimm and the wonder those stories brought to me is what keeps my heart calling it’s name.

Alaska
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Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska

    My last place, and one very many of you have probably gotten a chance to explore for yourselves. Alaska, the final frontier. Any part of it will fill the space in my heart. Half of me wants to slum it like Alexander Sumpertramp, while the other half wants to post up in a hunting lodge in the mountains. Soon! Very soon!


Jon

 Banff National Park, Canada
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Peyto Lake, Canada

GOOGLE IT. NOW. Hiking all day and camping all night. This is where I’d want to be every spring and summer. If you’ve looked up images by now you’d know why it’s a no brainer to visit this gem.

Patagonia, South America
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Glacier Perito Moreno- El Calafate, Argentina

All the money in the world wouldn’t make me feel as rich as I would feel rich in memories after hiking, kayaking, and rock climbing in Patagonia. Have you googled this one yet? Have you booked your flight yet? Yes? Good.

 Yosemite National Park, California
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Yosemite National Park, California

    This place is the Mecca of rock climbing. The hiking trails are also a thing of beauty and the stargazing I’ve heard is a world class wonder. This is where I want to be. This is where I know beauty awaits.


Gaia

 Inca Trail, Peru
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Machu Picchu, Peru

    In the year 2007, I had the opportunity to visit Machu Picchu with my family. Back then we had limited knowledge about the different options that existed to get to the Inca ruins, therefore we opted for the traditional “bus” alternative. Several years later I began to nurture my love for nature and to get involved in activities that sorround her. Being able to  visit the ruins in the past, I would love to explore that place again but in the same way the Incas did hundreds of years ago.

Loen, Norway
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Loen, Norway

       Running on my aunt’s treadmill a couple of weeks ago, I was able to explore Loen and parts of the Lovatnet Lake through a 7 inch screen. I was fascinated by it and could not believe how captivated I was by what that tiny square was showing me. If running in Loen at my aunt’s house was incredible, I cannot imagine how amazing it would be to run in Loen, Norway !!!

Tiger’s Nest, Bhutan
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Paro Taktsang, Paro Valley

    I must confess that around two years ago (pretty late), I discovered a cartoon called Avatar: The Last Airbender. I became an immediate fan of the show and promised myself that I would find a place in the world as similar as the “Air Temples”. Looking for that place, I stumbled upon Tiger’s Nest in Bhutan, South Asia. The hike and the opportunity to    visit a Buddhist monastery caught my attention. My heart pounds fast every time I think of the possibility to personally learn about their culture and spiritual ways. To visit a temple so sacred and with such history would be an honor and I am ready to go and pay my respects, when the time is right.


    If you have already visited one of these places or have others in mind, please do not hesitate to share them with us! Thank you for reading and we hope you have a great rest of the week!

14 thoughts on “Oh, the places we’ll go !

      1. Naf Climbing says:

        Thank you so much! That means a lot to me 🙂 Well, if you’re ever in the UK I would highly recommend the slate quarries in Llanberis, Wales. It’s just so unique and different. Also, if you ever head to Australia you must go to Arapiles. It’s an incredible place, i’ve heard it’s similar to Squamish if you’ve ever been there – everyone bumming out at the bottom of the crag and climbing all day every day 😀
        Love your site too by the way! I have no doubt i’ll get fuelled up on the need for more adventures when I read some more posts 🙂

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  1. Tom Schultz says:

    An excellent list. I can personally endorse Munising/Pictured Rocks and Banff. While in Banff, don’t miss driving the Icefields Parkway to Banff’s sister park, Jasper. On the way, you’ll pass pictured Peyto Lake and have a chance to see the three glaciers at Columbia Icefields–I believe the only place on the planet where melting water can end up in three oceans. Enjoy!

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  2. Born to Travel says:

    Hi, thanks for visiting my blog. I’d endorse Machu Picchu in Peru and Norway’s fjords. Add Iguassu Falls in Argentina, the Annapurnas in Nepal, the High Tatras in Slovakia, the Great Ocean Walk in Australia and Routeburn Track in NZ to your list. Cheers, Mark

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