7 Things Every History-Enthusiast Needs To Add To Their Bucket List

We all have a bucket list.  The things we day dream about and can’t wait to experience.    While mine is not centralized in the slightest, it is all the more reason to travel to every corner of the world and back. Saint Augustine once said, “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.”  I am going to encourage you to read that book, and never put it down. Read it till the spine is worn and cracked.  Digest every word until it is engrained in your soul.  This list is only a fraction of the things I want to experience in life, what’s on your bucket list?

  1. Le Louvre – Paris, France
    • The Louvre boasts one of the most impressive collections of art ranging from antiquity to the 19th century. With awe-inspiring pieces like the “Venus de Milo,” “Winged Victory of Samothrace,” and Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa”, the collection is both impressive in quantity and quality. You could spend 8 hours every day, admiring these graceful works of art and still not have enough time to see the entire collection.  This may have to be on your bucket list twice!
  2. La Sagrada Familia – Barcelona, Spain
    • All of Antoni Gaudi’s works are a site to see, but the Sagrada Familia is at the top of the list. This breathtaking church has been under construction since 1882 and is not projected to be completed until 2026; on Gaudi’s 100-year death anniversary. It took the Egyptians less time to build the pyramids.
  3. The British Museum – London, England
    • This grand museum holds more than 8 million objects including The Rosetta Stone, parts of the Parthenon and the world’s second finest Egyptian collection next to Egypt’s. Not all of the artifacts are on display at once, the museum is always rotating their exhibits to ensure that guests have something new to look at each time. Guess you’ll have to visit more than once.
  4. Stonehenge – Salisbury, England
    • The creation, as well as the purpose, of this 5,000-year-old site, remains a mystery to this day. The massive stones come all the way from Wales, over 160 miles from Stonehenge! A tour around this ancient mystery will give you enough information to create your own theory.
  5. State Hermitage – St. Petersburg, Russia
    • This hidden gem is a host to more than 3 million pieces ranging from the Stone Age to present day. The mystical ‘winter palace’ is a work of art in itself. Don’t miss the work of Rembrandt, Rubens, da Vinci, Picasso, van Gogh, Goya and many more of the greats while visiting.
  6. Pyramids of Giza – El Giza, Egypt
    • To state the obvious these mysterious architectural achievements are one of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World. Hidden rooms filled with gold treasures, booby traps and stories told in hieroglyphics. The planning and execution of these extraordinary structures are unparalleled to anything created during their time. The pyramids are filled with endless mysteries.  Seeing them first-hand is reason enough to make the trip.
  7. Machu Picchu- Peru
    • This ancient Inca city dates all the way back to the 15th century when wheels weren’t used to move the giant rocks; rather hundreds of men pushed them up the mountain. It is still unknown what the cities purpose was, but scientists have some speculations. Pack your bags and embark on the three-day trail trek to learn more about this mysterious and extraordinary city.