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Turns out, it’s not. The Grand Canyon is one of the Seven NATURAL Wonders of the World instead! (There is a difference.)
The Grand Canyon is a stone formation that has been carved by water, winds, seas and sands that gets more than 4 million visitors a year. It is 277 miles long, 18 miles wide and 1 mile deep.
Anyway, it looks like I’m not alone. Many people wonder about the top wonders of the world, and there’s even a catch-all list of sorts called the “Top 100 Wonders of the World” that’s been created — probably so people can just say that they’ve been to one of the Top Wonders of the World or something… Count me in!
All this “wondering” led me to consider the many places that I have been — far and wide — and I began to wonder where those places rank on the “Top 100 Wonders of the World” list.
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Top 100 Wonders Of The World
Here are the Top 100 Wonders of the World.
Looks like I’ve only been to 4 of them:
- Grand Canyon – ranks #6 in the world
- Metropolitan Museum of Art – #45 in the world
- New York Skyline – ranks #83 in the world
- Niagara Falls – ranks #87 in the world
Top 1000 Wonders Of The World
Okay, so I’m not quite the world traveler that I thought I was!
I had to stretch all the way to the Top 1000 Wonders of the World to find most of MY places on the list:
- American Museum of Natural History
- French Quarter at Mardi Gras
- Grand Canyon
- Kennedy Space Center
- Las Vegas Strip at Night
- Mammoth Caves
- Manhattan Skyline
- Metropolitan Museum of Art
- Niagara Falls with Ontario, Canada
- Red Rock Country
- Statue of Liberty
- Times Square at Night
- United Nations
- Walt Disney World
- World Cup Soccer
The Top 10 Wonders of MY World
Still, there are many cool places that I have been that most have not. (Or if they have, they haven’t done them like I did them!) So here, my friends, are the “Top 10 Wonders of MY World”:
- New York City – uptown, downtown, and several all-expense-paid trips to the Big Apple at that!
- Florida Keys – try parasailing, kayaking (and tipping your canoe in the MIDDLE of the shark-infested ocean out there by yourself!), bike riding, camping solo on the beach, and more.
- Hollywood Blvd. in Los Angeles, California – where else can you mix and mingle among so many “stars”? (I especially liked the Walk of Fame, but I felt like a fish out of water… like I was in an episode of “I Love Lucy”.)
- Lake Tahoe – where the snow skiing is just Heavenly!
- Destin, Florida – so pristine with sandy white beaches… so cool you might wanna name your dog after it!
- Adirondack Mountains, NY – the most beautiful Fall scenery around — including Lake Placid (home of the 1980 Winter Olympics) and Whiteface Mountain.
- Grand Canyon, Arizona – if it’s good enough to be on everyone else’s Top List, then it’s good enough to be on mine! (…what little I saw of it)
- Orlando, Florida – there’s more to Orlando than Disney World. Life is good when you can work AND play like a tourist year round!
- Long Beach Island – the Jersey Shore is a whole ‘nother world from New Jersey. (Another place so fun, you might just wanna name your dog after it!)
- Atlantic City – former home to the Miss America Pageant, but I went for the Boardwalk and Casinos.
As a lifelong traveler, I like to help people find unique ways to do things that will save time & money — so I write about "outside the box" Travel Hacks that most wouldn't think of. I'm SUPER organized and I love to pack! I've lived in 6 different states (Florida, Indiana, New York, Ohio, Tennessee, and Texas) and have visited every other state in the U.S. — except Hawaii. (Can you say bucket list?) I've been on several different cruises, airplanes, and boats in my life and I currently enjoy the outdoors by bicycling, motorcycling, Jeeping, RVing, camping, or just walking my dogs. My favorite "hobby" is riding on the back of our Harley-Davidson Road Glide traveling cross country — which we usually do at least once each year. We even rode from Tennessee to Alaska once! When I'm not on the road, you will find me at the corner of Good News & Fun Times as publisher of The Fun Times Guide (32 fun & helpful websites).