10 Places I’d Like To Visit: Idea Machine, Day 35

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10 Places I'd Like to Visit The Idea Machine Project Day 35 Sheree Martin

The topic for Day 35 in Become an Idea Machine is to simply list 10 “cities” I’d like to visit and why. I’ve modified this slightly. Although I’ve mostly listed cities, I’m really more interested in visiting the small towns, villages and rural areas in the countries I’ve listed.

Why the change? Claudia and James Altucher are clearly more into urban environments, whereas I’m more sustained by being outdoors in nature.

Regular access to trees, air, flowing water and quiet restores my spirit. I would not want to live 365 days each year in the woods without urban comforts, but I also could not live in an environment where I had to take an elevator or 6 flights of stairs to get outside. Or had to travel by train, bus (or even car) for an hour to get to work each day.

That said, my travel “bucket list” is long and includes many cities that I haven’t yet visited.

London is one of my favorite places in the world. Even though I’ve visited numerous times, I always want to go back. I would love to have a home there, provided I could also have a permanent home in a place where I can quickly get outdoors.

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10 Places I Want To Visit

The Scandinavian countries are at the top of my list. Hope to make it to at least some of these  countries in the next 2 years.

They seem civilized, human-scale, family and community-oriented, yet also forward thinking in the context of 21st business and sustainability. I became fascinated with Scandinavia when I selected Lapland as the subject of a school report when I was in the 4th grade.

1. Copenhagen, Denmark

2. Finland

3. Norway

4. Sweden

5. Iceland

6.  Buenos Aires, Argentina

I’ve heard it’s beautiful.

7. Costa Rica

I love this country’s approach to eco-tourism and preservation of natural resources as the way to economic growth, rather than continued mining and destruction.

8. Italy

I’m more interested in the villages than any particular city.

9. St. Petersburg, Russia

10. Budapest, Hungary



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