The NY Times list of 52 places to go in 2018

Another new year, another list of places to go that I’ll look at and see if I’ve already checked them off.  This year is neat though because before promoting their list they sent out a request looking to hire someone to spend next year visiting these places and documenting them.  Dream retirement job right there!

Anyway, here are my run downs from 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, and 2012.  I went so far back that they were only doing 45 places then!

  1. New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
  2. Colombia
  3. Basilicata, Italy
  4. The Caribbean
  5. Vierwaldstättersee, Switzerland
  6. Route of Parks, Chile
  7. Gangwon Province, South Korea
  8. Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
  9. Bhutan
  10. Glasgow, Scotland
  11. East Cape and Corridor, Los Cabos, Mexico
  12. Top End, Australia
  13. Cambodian Coast
  14. Liuwa Plain National Park, Zambia
  15. Baltimore, Maryland, USA
  16. Estonia
  17. Gansu, China
  18. Saskatoon, Canada
  19. Seville, Spain
  20. Peninsula Papagayo, Costa Rica
  21. Branson, Missouri, USA
  22. São Tomé and Príncipe
  23. Germany’s Western States
  24. Fiji
  25. Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA
  26. Oslo, Norway
  27. Honshu’s West Coast, Japan
  28. Arles, France
  29. Kuélap, Peru
  30. Denver, Colorado, USA
  31. Kigali, Rwanda
  32. Belgrade, Serbia
  33. Tasmania
  34. Iceland
  35. Rogue River, Oregon, USA
  36. Lithuania
  37. Buffalo, New York, USA
  38. La Paz, Bolivia
  39. Prague, Czech Republic
  40. Emilia-Romagna, Italy
  41. Disney Springs, Florida, USA
  42. Megève, France
  43. Chandigarh, India
  44. Seattle, Washington, USA
  45. Rotorua, New Zealand
  46. Ypres, Belgium
  47. Tangier, Morocco
  48. Ribera del Duero, Spain
  49. Montgomery, Alabama, USA
  50. Südtirol, Italy
  51. Bristol, England
  52. Luang Prabang, Laos

The places in bold I have been to.  Which means that yet again I have been to about 15% of the suggested destinations.

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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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