New York Times list of 52 places to go in 2014

This week the New York Times published a list of the 52 places to go in 2014.  Interestingly, Chennai is on the list.  Here are their choices in order with some related blog posts of mine linked and the places I’ve been in bold.  I have been to 8 of the 52 or about 15 %.

  1. Cape Town, South Africa (I wasn’t particularly fond of Johannesburg but Cape Town…)
  2. Christchurch, New Zealand
  3. North Coast, California
  4. Albanian Coast
  5. Downtown Los Angeles
  6. Namibia
  7. Ecuador (I had good times and bad times there in 2009.)
  8. Quang Binh, Vietnam
  9. Perth, Australia
  10. Rotterdam, Netherlands
  11. Taiwan
  12. Frankfurt, Germany (We will have layovers here – perhaps we should see the city.)
  13. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  14. Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
  15. Nashville, Tennessee
  16. Scotland
  17. Calgary, Alberta
  18. Ishigaki, Japan
  19. Laikipia Plateau, Kenya
  20. Yogyakarta, Indonesia (this is really high on our list!)
  21. Tahoe, California
  22. Yorkshire, England
  23. Dubai
  24. The Vatican (We might be willing to spend another day there if we were in Rome.)
  25. Uruguayan Riviera
  26. Chennai, India (The area sure has quite a bit going on.)
  27. Seychelles
  28. Krabi, Thailand
  29. Aspen, Colorado
  30. Highlands, Ireland
  31. Umea, Sweden
  32. Xishuangbanna, China (We will have a China trip this year but not here…)
  33. Andermatt, Switzerland
  34. Indianapolis, Indiana
  35. Mekong River (I’d love to travel the Mekong River again.)
  36. Athens, Greece (Jordan would love to go here.)
  37. Barahona, Dominican Republic
  38. Arctic Circle (Kevin and I made it there in 2005 but I hope to drive there again soon.)
  39. Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  40. Downtown Atlanta, Georgia
  41. Nozawa Onsen, Japan
  42. Subotica, Serbia
  43. Elsinore, Denmark (We didn’t get to see LEGOland while there.  We’ll be back!)
  44. Cartmel, England
  45. Nepal
  46. Vienna
  47. Siem Reap, Cambodia (I loved it and really would like to make it back!)
  48. Varazdin, Croatia
  49. St. Petersburg, Florida
  50. Belize (We’ll not ever plan to go back – we had an alright time there.)
  51. New Caledonia
  52. Niagara Falls, NY (Really an odd choice for this list I think!)
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Ryan "Zieak" McFarland dabbles. Beards. Making things. Travel. Genealogy. Frugality and excessiveness. Fitness and fatness. He's a PE teacher in India, usually calls Alaska home and is a happy father to two boys and the husband to a suddenly crafty wife.

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  1. For me, Ethiopia is a land of unveiled mysteries and magical landscapes and natural wonders that surprised me every step of the way. There is so much to see and do here that make sure that you have enough time on your hand to discover each and every secret that Ethiopia has to offer. If you are a travel enthusiast like myself then Ethiopia is the best place for you as it is rich in cultural, natural and historical monuments and attractions that will take you to a whole new world.The rugged Simien Mountains and the Bale Mountains as well as the hewn churches of Lalibela are some of the places to visit!

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