I was just browsing through my dashboard page, and I came across a list from some (real) travel writers, lamenting about the places they have never been. Admittedly, I started comparing their lists to mine. (I lost, by the way.)
I think I’ve mentioned the site Most Traveled People before; it’s a fun place to track the number of places you been, and look at other people’s travel adventures as well. I’m not a very helpful member of the site, as I’ve never written a review or uploaded photos, but I enjoy logging in from time to time.
One of the coolest things about the site (IMO) is the ranking list. It tells you which places (countries, states, etc) are “easiest” and “most difficult” to visit, based on the number of site members who have been there. You can see the most difficult places you have been, as well as the easiest places you have NOT been.
The most difficult place I’ve been to is Sharjah, an Emirate in the UAE where I did a desert safari a few years ago while on business in Abu Dhabi. The top three easiest places I’ve never been are Austria, Czech Republic, and Catalonia.
This got me thinking about the places on my personal list that I still want to visit (sooo hard to rank). Australia is up there, simply because it would complete my travel to “inhabitable” continents. As I have mentioned before, I definitely want to go to Antarctica too, but mostly just to check it off my list. There are so many other places I’d like to see before Antarctica - Austria and the Czech Republic happen to be high on my list. I would say the next five, in no particular order, are: Morocco, Oregon, Switzerland (for real, not just zooming through on a train), parts of Germany (even if it wouldn’t increase my country count!), and Singapore.
What about you, loyal readers? What places would you like to see?