Monthly Archives: March 2011

My 10 Favorite Buildings and Structures

Posted by on March 23, 2011

This the seventh installment in a series for my 4th Travelversay Celebration.

This is by far the most fun I had putting a list together. Buildings are something I never really explicitly thought about before I set out to make the list. I have a love for big and tall things, so you will see that represented.

For the purposes of this list, I included old and new structures. I focused on either the architecture, the scale, or some other oddity. I considered buildings, airports, towers, bridges, or anything which has been made by people.

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My 10 Favorite Cuisines

Posted by on March 21, 2011

This the sixth installment in a series for my 4th Travelversay Celebration.

All of these lists are subjective, but this is probably going to be the most subjective.

For starters, I’m not really a foodie. I’d like to think that I am, but I’m not. I don’t obsess about food. I don’t take photos of food. I don’t collect recipes.

Second, I can’t eat wheat. I have an intolerance to gluten so that means I don’t eat a lot of foods. That has a dramatic effect on what I like to eat.

Finally, I’m painting with an extremely broad brush. I am well aware that there are differences between northern and southern Indian food, or between Hunan or Szechuan cuisine.
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My 10 Favorite Nature Sites

Posted by on March 18, 2011

This the fifth installment in a series for my 4th Travelversay Celebration.

In many ways, this list was easier than creating a list of historic places. Natural sites and national parks tend to be much larger and you have to get out of the city to experience them. Most of the sites on this list were the result of going out of my way by car or boat. The total list I had to work with was smaller.

You will also notice a reverse bias from my previous lists. My other lists leaned in favor of Asia or Europe where as this list tilts in favor of North America. The fact is, North America, in particular the American West, as one of the greatest diversity of great natural attractions in the world. You have stunning mountains, canyons, deserts, rain forests and some of the largest mega fauna outside of Africa.

I have left aquatic sites like the Great Barrier Reef and Palau off of the list because they were listed on the list of my 10 favorite SCUBA diving sites.
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