Get me out of here!

I stole a list from the Smithsonian. Don’t tell anybody. I came across a blog with photos of the places the writer wanted to see before she/he died. I felt that was a wonderful idea! and I started searching for places for me… and I found this list put together for me! I’ve been to the Parthenon and to Venice, the Louvre and the Ufizzi Gallery (of course I want to go again!)

Oh my, so much to do, so little time (and no frequent flier miles).

(Before I give the Smithsonian list, here are some ancient Tahiti photos. My children, Brynne and Ted, are now older than I when we made that trip!)

I’m very lucky and have done a little traveling. Tahiti was my first trip. It took forever to get there, and I think we only went for one week. Once there, I realized how many places I’d have liked to visit in that part of the world… Ah well, so many places, so little time…

Portals into the Past
Walk the timeless streets and byways of ancient cities on three continents

Mesa Verde
Pompeii
Tikal
Petra

Feats of Engineering
The world’s surviving architectural wonders hewed from stone and mortar beckon as ever

Pyramids of Giza
Taj Mahal
Easter Island
The Great Wall

A Matter of Timing
Choosing the right year, month or even moment can make all the difference

Aurora Borealis
Serengeti
Iguazu Falls
Machu Picchu

Triumphs of Vision
Come face to face with history’s finest works of art and design

The Louvre
Zen Garden of Kyoto
Uffizi Gallery
Fallingwater

Scale New Heights
Don’t just see nature’s most spectacular sites—experience them

Yangtze River
Antarctica
Mount Kilimanjaro
Grand Canyon

In the Presence of Gods
Encounter temples so magnificent then could only have been built by divine inspiration

Pagan
Parthenon
Angkor Wat
Ephesus

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow?
Visit these deteriorating or threatened destinations before they disappear

Venice
Amazon Rain Forest
Great Barrier Reef
Galápagos Islands

Portals into the Past
Walk the timeless streets and byways of ancient cities on three continents

Mesa Verde
Pompeii
Tikal
Petra

Feats of Engineering
The world’s surviving architectural wonders hewed from stone and mortar beckon as ever

Pyramids of Giza
Taj Mahal
Easter Island
The Great Wall

A Matter of Timing
Choosing the right year, month or even moment can make all the difference

Aurora Borealis
Serengeti
Iguazu Falls
Machu Picchu

Triumphs of Vision
Come face to face with history’s finest works of art and design

The Louvre
Zen Garden of Kyoto
Uffizi Gallery
Fallingwater

Scale New Heights
Don’t just see nature’s most spectacular sites—experience them

Yangtze River
Antarctica
Mount Kilimanjaro
Grand Canyon

In the Presence of Gods
Encounter temples so magnificent then could only have been built by divine inspiration

Pagan
Parthenon
Angkor Wat
Ephesus

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow?
Visit these deteriorating or threatened destinations before they disappear

Venice
Amazon Rain Forest
Great Barrier Reef
Galápagos Islands

Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/specialsections/lifelists/lifelist.html#ixzz10aUY0k7O