The most striking and impressive natural wonders and man-made structures have been cataloged into various lists of the “Wonders of the World” since ancient times. I plan to see as many wonders of the world as I can, and it certainly helps to be a part of the Adventures by Disney team in meeting this goal.
I recently returned from Egypt where I had the chance to see the Great Pyramid of Giza and ride a camel by the Temple of the Sphinx. Did you know the Great Pyramid consists of an estimated 2.3 million limestone blocks? That really put carrying my luggage into perspective. The incredible work it must have been for the Egyptians to pull this off and the precise, advanced engineering blew me away, similarly to that of Stonehenge in England, another mysterious ancient site where Adventures by Disney guests uncover the mysteries and legends of the past.
In Italy, our Bella Italia adventure stops at another wonder – the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Two of our other Italian itineraries, allow Adventurers explore the Coliseum – one of the greatest feats of engineering during the Roman Empire. (And our Junior Adventurers get to reenact fun gladiatorial contests!).
Standing upon another wonder, the Great Wall of China, is an unforgettable and indescribable moment for any traveler. It just keeps going and as I stood there, able to see for miles and miles, I wondered whether there was anyone up in space looking down and seeing the same wall that I was standing on.
Another amazing site we visit is Peru and the ancient city of Machu Picchu. It’s the “Lost City of the Incas,” and boasts 360 degrees of majestic views. The site is truly something to marvel at.
But right in our own backyard we have the spectacular Grand Canyon to marvel at! Standing at the edge of the Grand Canyon my jaw literally dropped (luckily not a mile down). On our Southwest Splendors experience, our guests get to see it from above and whitewater raft right through it on the Colorado River, where nearly 2 billion years of geological history are revealed.
Which of these wonders have you seen? Leave a comment below to share your travel stories.