CNN talks travel – the Hungry Wanderers listen.

Not that I normally put TOO much stock in CNN, although I wholly acknowledge that it is my “goto” news source in my web browsers. Today, however, there was an article about 15 places kids should see before they turn 15. Check it out.

http://www.cnn.com/2011/TRAVEL/03/24/15.places.before.15/index.html?hpt=C2

On the list, just to hit the highlights – along with MY (the Husband’s) status. I encourage the Wife to add her two cents. I’m on travel right now, and I don’t honestly know her status on all these…

Grand Canyon – We’re headed there in April or May!

Redwoods National Park – I was there in 2004. Fantastic park, although I can’t speak highly enough about Yosemite, which I also did on that trip.

Monticello – 8th grade field trip? Having grown up about 2 hours from Monticello, I’ve been by it several times, and been to the grounds a couple of times. I think I’ve only be into it once.

Freedom Trail – Never been there.

Niagara Falls – Never done it, but I really want to.

The National Mall – Having grown up about 45 minutes (sans traffic) from the Mall, I’ve been there SEVERAL times – including a couple 4th of Julys. If you’ve never been there for the 4th, make it a point to do so. If you have already done it once, then you’re aware that one is plenty.

Williamsburg – Once again, a field trip in school at some point, and I’ve been several times since, including a Senior High School prom in 1998, and as recently as 2009 (I think) with my sister-in-law and her husband. Lots of fun.

Walt Disney World – I think my opinion on Disney is well-established, to include on this blog. DisneyWorld is fantastic.

Independence Hall – I was there in 2005, as I recall. I remember it being “special,” but not much more.

Alcatraz – I don’t know if I’ll ever do this one. Prisons kind of creep me out, and the idea of being on one, even decommissioned, particularly “stranded” on an island… we’ll see if I ever get there.

Ellis Island – I’ve been to New York several times, but never made it out to Ellis Island – it’ll be on the list the NEXT time I go to the Big Apple.

Yellowstone National Park – Going in October, I believe. Should be loads. I’ll make another pitch for Yosemite here, though – simply beautiful.

Fenway Park – Along with the Freedom Trail, I’ll have to put this on my list next time I head to Boston.

Craters of the Moon National Park – I really don’t know much about this place, so I’ll have to do some research. It appears it’s about 4 hours from Yellowstone, so we’ll have to consider giving it a-go when we head to Idaho.

Anyone been to any of the above, and have any thoughts? Leave a comment or send us an email!

2 thoughts on “CNN talks travel – the Hungry Wanderers listen.

  1. Apparently I need to get some traveling in! I’ve been to:
    Grand Canyon, National Mall, Disney World, Yellowstone.
    I’ve seen Alcatraz from a distance, but it’s on my life list to actually visit it, just because!

  2. So, as the Husband said, we’ve got the Grand Canyon soonish and Yellowstone in the fall. Perhaps we’ll tack on Craters of the Moon (never even heard of it!).

    The places I’ve seen/done include Monticello (and Mount Vernon which is closer to DC), Freedom Trail (or at least parts of it), the National Mall (lived in downtown DC for a year in addition to growing up in the area – LOVE the Mall), Williamsburg and Disney World many times each, Independence Hall, and Ellis Island (so fun!).

    I hope to do a Northern California sometime in the next year and a half and plan to check off the Redwoods National Park and Alcatraz (as well as so many other things!).

    I think I’ve driven past Fenway Park but have no desire to go inside. Wrigley Field is what I grew up with (I guess to correct my earlier statement, I actually grew up in Chicago, then moved to the DC area to continue the growing up). Niagra Falls is definitely on the list for the future – just need to figure out when we can make it there.

    Yay!

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