When I first moved to Colorado, I realized there would be a great deal of snow, but I never thought of what some people could actually do with all that frozen water. Brent Christensen, ice artist, patented an ice sculpting method, which he used to create this huge work of art in the form of frozen, solid ice in Silverthorne, Colorado.
Christensen’s art is great for travel because it has become a supreme tourist attraction. Visitors can spend hours exploring the ice castle’s majestic tunnels and caverns. What makes this attraction even more appealing, however, is the use of over 200 florescent lights after dark, creating a plethora of colors through the transparent ice walls.
This seems like a great idea for families traveling together. It’s cute, fun, easy, and cheap. Already adding it to the bucket.
Photo Credit - greatbarrierreef.org
As one of the seven natural wonders of the world, Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is a must-see for any sea or even land lover. With thousands of species of coral, fish, and mammals, the Great Barrier Reef is a dream turned into reality. According to the Travel Channel, over two million people a year visit the reef for diving and exploring.
This video is spectacular to watch. For one, the visuals are amazing. I could see every seen quite clearly and make out the fine, beautiful details of all the animals living under the sea. In addition to great visuals, I liked how the reporter, Shane O., did not just sit behind the computer and Google “Australia’s Great Barrier Reef” all day. He actually strapped on a wet suit and oxygen tank and experienced the greatness of the reef himself. He even went a step further and accomplished a night dive, which seems highly dangerous but totally amazing at the same time.
One thing I would have liked to see more of in this video is interviews with the natives. There were a couple in the beginning, but I feel like it did not completely satisfy me. The reporter could have probably gotten a few wild, crazy stories from some Australians about their experiences along the reef. Nonetheless, I’m still adding Great Barrier Reef to my list.
Photo credit - National Geographic
What do I love more than traveling? FOOD! So, if I can experience both, why wouldn’t I? I love this article from National Geographic. First of all, I am a big fan of road-tripping. There is definitely something so surreal about it compared to air or ocean travel. Not only does one arrive at a specific destination, but he or she can also enjoy other places along the way. One of my biggest goals before I graduate from college is to take a cross-country road trip, especially since I am originally from the East Coast. After reading this article, I definitely have a better idea of all the cuisines I should plan for as I traverse each state. I cannot wait to enjoy Washington crab, the citrus fruits of Arizona, and the endless supply of pumpkins and chocolate in Pennsylvania.
Another reason why I loved this article is the photography. Photojournalism is such an important part of the field, and National Geographic has definitely always been more than amateur at taking photos. The glorious photo of so many pumpkins definitely caught my eye on the homepage of the website, and that is impressive.
Just another item to add to the bucket list.
This article is about the experiences of writer, Jimmy Nesbitt, while living in Asia. It focuses on the Great Wall of China. After scaling the famous wall, Nesbitt, took in the most incredible views of the great mountains of Asia. He also did us the favor of taking spectacular photos that he put on his blog. The only thing I did not like about this piece was the fact that it kind of lacked a creative taste. When I read the title, “Where There’s a Wall, There’s a Way,” I expected a post that would be funny and entertaining. Instead, it was just a recount of events with no creative flare. Honestly, if Nesbitt had not added the visuals, I would not have been able to get through the article.
I would really like to visit the Great Wall of China one day, especially after reading this and seeing those amazing photos. Add it to the list – check!
On my blog, I will be focusing on travel. I have ambitions of one day becoming a travel writer, so this topic really interests me, and I expect it to interest my readers, as well. Everyone loves to learn about new places, new things to do, and new additions to everyone’s bucket list. Personally, I am always looking for new places to visit. After all, I am going to need SOMETHING to do when I one day become a rich and famous journalist.