Travel Goals – Visiting the Eight World Wonders – 6/8 Done

What are your travel goals?  Maybe that dream vacation you’ve always wanted to take?  That destination you’ve always wanted to see. Maybe it’s a wine tour in Europe or a backpacking trip around Southeast Asia.  Whatever it is, we all have some sort of travel goal in mind.  Today’s post is going to be about just that; my own travel goals.  I’m going to keep this post updated (for myself as much as for anyone else who cares to read it) as goals are completed.

So despite the title of this post, I’ve actually got three goals in mind.  Two of them being more of a long term goal and one more short term.  The short term one is in the title.  I’m trying to visit all of the eight world wonders!  Wait a minute!  You might be thinking to yourself, isn’t it seven world wonders?  Yes it usually is but i’m going with eight because the list devised by the New Seven Wonders Foundation, for whatever reason, didn’t list the pyramids of Giza as one of the seven wonders but instead as an honorary candidate.  So my list is eight since I feel the pyramids should be the first one on the list since it is the last of the ancient seven wonders.

So what are the world wonders?  Here is the official list from the New Seven Wonders Foundation website:

  • Christ Redeemer: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Great Wall of China: China
  • Machu Picchu: Peru
  • Petra: Jordan
  • Chichen Itza: Mexico
  • Roman Colosseum: Rome, Italy
  • Taj Mahal: Agra, India
  • Pyramids of Giza: Cairo, Egypt (listed as an honorary candidate which IMO is BS since it is the last remaining ancient wonder)

There you have it, my short term goal is to visit all of those 8 world wonders.  So far I have visited the following 6/8 wonders:

  • Great Wall of China: China


  • Machu Picchu: Peru


  • Petra: Jordan


  • Roman Colosseum: Rome, Italy


  • Taj Mahal: Agra, India


  • Pyramids of Giza: Cairo, Egypt


One of my longer term travelling goals is to visit every country in the world!  This will take many more years and I am only about 1/4 done right now but it is definitely something I want to accomplish in my lifetime.  yes, this includes visiting even places like Iraq which is high on my list because i’d like to go to Babylon.

Finally, my other current long-term travel goal is to one day start a hostel in Thailand.  Thailand is my favorite country and I definitely plan on going back many more times.  I’d love to start my own hostel there some day probably in the Krabi/Phuket area because i’d like to be near the beautiful beaches.

What are your travel goals or places you dream about visiting some day?  I’d love to hear about them.  Feel free to leave a comment below and let me know!

Chris Weber

Hey there! I'm Chris. Travelling is one of my biggest passions in life and I started this blog to provide tips and my own personal experiences from the various places i've been in hopes of helping others who want to travel too! I'm 25 years old and have already been to over 70 countries and every continent (except the Antarctic....for now) with a life goal of visiting every country in the world before I die! If you have any questions at all about travelling email me anytime. I love to help out any way I can!

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One thought on “Travel Goals – Visiting the Eight World Wonders – 6/8 Done

  1. Mak

    wonderful blog chris. It seems like you have two more wonders left to visit and hope I can join with you if you are leaving from Toronto.

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