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7 Wonders of the World

Some isolation inspiration to fuel your future travel dreams?

Many of us are self-isolated or, heaven forbid if you’re, in sickness quarantine with the Coronavirus taking its toll on the world. Non-essential travel has been cancelled for the foreseeable future and our communities have become our central sphere of mobility. We’re not used to feeling so restricted.

travel dreaming  ~ isolation motivationBut the optimist and travel-lover in me sees travel re-opening towards the end of the year. Why not have some ideas on where you’d like to explore? Or at the very least, take some dream inspiration from virtually visiting some of the globes most famous sites? I’m sure the deals will open up to incent us - eventually. Let’s keep that travel mojo ready … and, in the meantime, take some refuge in dreaming … on a grand scale!

7 Modern Wonders of the World

The grandest of the grandest make up this list of the Seven Modern Wonders of the World – truly humanity’s most impressive creations! Ancient cultures have ebbed and subsided over time, yet elements remain to mark their epic mark they’ve left. Consider visiting as many of these sites as tribute to the grandeur created by these ancient societies: 

With some pretty esteemed runners up (just a few included):

Ancient 7 Wonders of the World

In documentation within ancient Egypt’s Alexandria Library in the 200’s BC, scholars were detailing some of the most incredible feats of humanity at the time. Whether we consider them myths or folklore, if real, they represent engineering and outside the box thinking seemingly far ahead of their time. Sadly, of this list, only the Great Pyramid of Giza remains.

7 Natural Wonders of the World

Where the above 7 Wonders of the World lists were man-made and represent humanity’s most impressive creations, these 7 Wonders of the Natural World pull in Mother Nature’s most exceptional handiwork. As travel lovers enjoying the diversity of the world for its geographic differences (as much as our cultural uniqueness), here’s some planetary epicness Mother Nature would love for you to see:

Other Wonders of the World lists

Many different lists and ways to classify some absolutely impressive physical and geological landmarks exist. Simply go to the Acropolis, Athensgoogle and search “Wonders of the World”, the variations of lists will give you inspiration to explore. Like …

Still hunkering for more to explore closer to home?

Eiffel Tower, ParisWe bet there’s many noteworthy destinations to be discovered locally on your upcoming summer road trips. Given international travel bans will probably prohibit travel to Egypt or Agra in the short term, regional road trips closer to home may open your eyes to opportunities close to home.

UNESCO has registered and acted to preserve World Heritage Sites they deem a landmark having cultural, historical, scientific or other form of significance. Here’s a link and map to the over 1100 World heritage designated sites by country. What’s in your backyard worthy of a road trip this summer?

I’m curious how many of the Wonders listed above you’ve had the chance to visit? We've experienced 6 from the lists above – many more to go! Drop a comment and let us know and connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

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