If you’ve been following Snapshots and My Thoughts for any length of time now, you’ll now that I love to travel. I have an extensive list of places I’m dying to go and visit – Sasha tells me that I “need to pump my breaks,” because I’m already planning an international trip for us three in December, and he thinks it’s a bad idea to take a 6 month old out of the country. We’ll see! I am not a list-checker when I travel, but there are some iconic landmarks I’m dying to see – see below. Have you been to any of these? If so, I will be asking for advice on what to do and see. Machu Picchu is probably at the top of that list! I’ve been very fortunate and have ticked-off quite a few of my ‘to-sees’ in the last few years (pictures below). Of all these places, Sydney, Istanbul and Paris were definitely my favorites.

As the adage goes, ‘not all who wander are lost…

 Great Wall of China

Beijing, China

Machu Picchu


Cristo Redentor

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Giza Pyramid and Great Sphinx

Cairo, Egypt

St. Basil’s Cathedral

Moscow, Russia

Taj Mahal

Agra, India

The Colosseum

Rome, Italy


Wiltshire, England



Milford Sound

New Zealand


Dublin, Ireland

Some iconic landmarks that I have visited – and would love to see again! These travels have taken place mainly over the past 6 years – I don’t have many older pictures on my computer. I would love to give suggestions on any of these places if you’re traveling there!

Table Mountain

Cape Town, South Africa

Christmas Break 2008 260

Sydney Opera House

Sydney, Australia


Eiffel Tower

Paris, France


Mont St. Michel


The Beautiful Mont Saint Michel (1)

Tirta Empul Temple

Bali, Indonesia


Statue of Liberty

New York, New York


Golden Gate Bridge

San Francisco, California


Grand Canyon



Iguazu Falls

Argentina/Brazil Border


The Parthenon/Acropolis

Athens, Greece


The Blue Mosque

Istanbul, Turkey


Devrent Valley (or Imagination Valley)

Cappadocia, Turkey


El Obelisco

Buenos Aires, Argentina


Big Ben

London, England

Oh Hey Big Ben


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  1. you make me realize i haven’t been ANYwhere! sasha – respectfully disagree. the sooner you start, the easier it is (coming from someone with ZERO experience!). but seriously, that would be fun. ailee – diggin’ these outfits! and how is your hair so perfect??!

      • Y’all are both way too sweet! And YES, I would certainly need “help” – I can’t even keep up with your adventures!! You’re all over the map!

    • I hope you’re enjoying Houston so far! Let me know if you need recommendations for anything! And thank you! Hoping to make it to some of the other spots soon! xo

  2. What happened to Trinidad?? Hahaha!! Great that you’re checking things off te list!! The world is your playground!!

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