Heaven Knows I loooooove lists. Especially when they’re lists that I can actually check off.

CNN recently ran an article about a man who has made it his life’s journey to travel to many of the world’s greatest sites, deemed so by UNESCO. This man has many sites already under his belt, and oh so many to go. And he’s a Midwesterner so we know he’s capable of just about anything as long as he’s got some cheese to nibble on along the way. (We’ll forgive him for being from Wisconsin as long as he doesn’t openly sport the Green and Gold) He seems like a great person, and I am so happy to support his travels. He’s definitely inspired me, and I hope he inspires you as well. Please check out his website at: Everything Everywhere (what a great name, right?!)

Well, Mr. Arndt, I’ve decided to join you on the journey and am going to use the following UNESCO World Heritage Sites list as a guide. Instead of checking places off, I’m going to bold them. I just went through, and as of February 8, 2016, I’m seen 83. It’s amazing to see that even though I’ve been to several countries on the list, there were some I couldn’t even highlight one UNESCO site from. Understandably, the list doesn’t need to be completely bolded one day, or even come close, but it’ll still be a fun addition to trip planning.

So here it is! Join me to see how many you’ve already visited, and how many you might check off along the way!

Also, for the original list as well as information of the categories (cultural vs. natural, in danger or delisted) visit UNESCO’s website

Afghanistan

Albania

Algeria

Andorra

Argentina

Armenia

Australia

Austria

Azerbaijan

Bahrain

Bangladesh

Barbados

Belarus

Belgium

Belize

Benin

Bolivia (Plurinational State of)

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Botswana

Brazil

Bulgaria

Burkina Faso

Cabo Verde

Cambodia

Cameroon

Canada

Central African Republic

Chad

Chile

China

Colombia

Congo

Costa Rica

Côte d’Ivoire

Croatia

Cuba

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Denmark

Dominica

Dominican Republic

Ecuador

Egypt

El Salvador

Estonia

Ethiopia

Fiji

Finland

France

Gabon

Gambia

Georgia

Germany

Ghana

Greece

Guatemala

Guinea

Haiti

Holy See

Honduras

Hungary

Iceland

India

Indonesia

Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Iraq

Ireland

Israel

Italy

Japan

Jerusalem (Site proposed by Jordan)

Jordan

Kazakhstan

Kenya

Kiribati

Kyrgyzstan

Lao People’s Democratic Republic

Latvia

Lebanon

Lesotho

Libya

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Madagascar

Malawi

Malaysia

Mali

Malta

Marshall Islands

Mauritania

Mauritius

Mexico

Mongolia

Montenegro

Morocco

Mozambique

Myanmar

Namibia

Nepal

Netherlands

New Zealand

Nicaragua

Niger

Nigeria

Norway

Oman

Pakistan

Palau

Palestine

Panama

Papua New Guinea

Paraguay

Peru

Philippines

Poland

Portugal

Qatar

Republic of Korea

Republic of Moldova

Romania

Russian Federation

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saint Lucia

San Marino

Saudi Arabia

Senegal

Serbia

Seychelles

Slovakia

Slovenia

Solomon Islands

South Africa

Spain

Sri Lanka

Sudan

Suriname

Sweden

Switzerland

Syrian Arab Republic

Tajikistan

Thailand

the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Togo

Tunisia

Turkey

Turkmenistan

Uganda

Ukraine

United Arab Emirates

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

United Republic of Tanzania

United States of America

Uruguay

Uzbekistan

Vanuatu

Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)

Viet Nam

Yemen

Zambia

Zimbabwe

2 Comments

  1. Great list! I’ve only seen 29 of them and I’m twice your age. You’ll be too busy to do anything else if you’re going to put a dent in that list. Better start a TV travel show like Rick Steves so you can get paid to travel and write off all your expenses!

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