Asher I.G. Rose

Asher’s Travel Destinations

Last updated: Dec 27, 2016




Asher has been traveling since he was 7 weeks old, and typically spends 3-4 months a year outside the United States.  He has spent time in 62 countries and territories, including all seven continents (he has technically been to Mozambique; airports and airspace don't count).  He has also seen 156 of the 1031 Unesco World Heritage Sites (linked), and some tentative WHSs (italics).  He has also visited seven of the eight wonders of the world: one ancient (Giza pyramids), and six of the seven modern (Chichen Itza; Christ the Redeemer; Colosseum; Great Wall; Machu Picchu; Petra; Taj Mahal).  He has seen eight of Hillman's top ten wonders of the world (Pyramids of Egypt, Great Wall, Taj Mahal, Galapagos, Grand Canyon, Machu Picchu, Antartctica Cruise and Bali but not the Serengeti Migration or Iguazu ... yet), and 32 of the top 50.

1.     Antarctica

2.     Argentina (BA)

3.     Australia (Blue Mountains; Great Barrier Reef; Queensland Wet Tropics; Royal Exhibition Building; Sydney Opera House)

4.   Austria (Salzburg; Schonbrunn; Vienna; Wachau)

5.     Belgium (Beguinages; Grand Place; Belfries; Brugge; Horta houses; Antwerp)

6.     Belize (Blue Hole)

7.     Botswana (Okavanago Delta)

8.     Cambodia (Angkor)

9.     Canada (Old Quebec; Rideau Canal)

10.     Chile

11.     China (Forbidden City; Gardens at Suzhou; Great Wall; Hangzhou West Lake; Imperial Tombs; Summer Palace; Temple of Heaven)

12.     Croatia (Dubrovnik)

13.   Czech Republic (Cesky Krumlov)

14.     Denmark (Kronborg; Roskilide)

15.     Ecuador (Galapagos; Quito)

16.     Egypt (Historic Cairo; Thebes/Luxor; Memphis/Giza; Nubian Monuments/Philae/Abu Simbel)

17.     El Salvador  (Joya de Ceren)

18.     Estonia (Tallinn)

19.     Falkland Islands

20.     Finland

21.    France (Avignon; Beaune/Burgundy; Champagne; Chartres; Versailles; Fontenay; Fontainebleau; Loire; Orange; Paris; Reims; St. Denis; Vaux-le-Vicomte; Fontainebleau Forest).

22.   Germany (Berlin Housing Estates; Museumsinsel; Potsdam; Trier)

23.   Guatemala (Antigua; Tikal)

24.   Holy See (Ancient Rome; Vatican)

25.   Hong Kong, SAR

26.   Hungary (Budapest)

27.   India (Agra Fort; Elephanta Caves; Fatehpur Sikri; Hampi; Humayun’s Tomb; Jantar Mantar; QutbMinar; Pattadakal; Red Fort; Rajasthan Forts;Taj Mahal; Victoria Terminus)

28.   Indonesia (Borobudur; Prambanan; Yogyakarta Palace)

29.   Ireland

30.   Israel (Acre, Jerusalem; Masada; Tel Aviv; Bahai Temple)

31.   Italy (Agrigento; Cerveteri; Etna; Florence; Medici Gardens; NaplesPomepii and Herculaneum; Monreale; Pienza; Rome; Siena; Syracuse; Val d'Orcia; Venice; VeronaVilla Adriana; Villa d'Este; Villa Romana del Casale)

32.   Japan (Kyoto; Nara; Nikko)

33.   Jordan (Petra; Jerash; Wadi Rum)

34.   Laos (Luang Prabang; That Luang)

35.   Latvia (Riga)

36.   Luxembourg (Old Walled City)

37.   Macau (Historic Center)

38.   Malaysia (Melaka)

39.   Maldives

40.   Malta (City of Valletta; Hal Saflieni Hypogeum; Megalithic Temples)

41.   Mexico (Chichen-Itza, Mexico City; Uxmal)

42.   Myanmar (Bagan)

43.   Netherlands (Amsterdam; Rietveld-Schroder House)

44.   New Zealand (Te Wahipounamu)

45.   Peru (Cuzco; Machu Picchu)

46.   Portugal (Hieronymites Monastery and Tower of Belem; Oporto)

47.  Singapore (Botanical Gardens)

48.   Slovakia

49.  South Africa (Cape Floral Region Protected Areas, Fossil Hominid Sites, Robben Island)

50.  Spain (Avila; Caceres; Cordoba; Escurial; Gaudi; Granada; Merida; Salamanca; Santiago de Compostela; Segovia; Seville; Toledo; Jaen; Plasencia)

51.   Sri Lanka (Dambulla; Galle; Kandy; Polonnaruwa; Sigiriya)

52.   Switzerland (Berne)

53.   Taiwan

54.   Thailand (Ayutthaya)

55.   Turkey (Historic Areas of Istanbul)

56.   Turks and Caicos

57.   United Kingdom (Canterbury, Greenwich; Kew Gardens; Tower of London; Westminster)

58.   United States (Grand Canyon; Independence Hall; Statue of Liberty; Yosemite; Brooklyn Bridge; Pt. Reyes; Washington Monument)

59.   Uruguay (Colonia)

60.   Vietnam (Hue; Hoi An; Thang Long)

61.   Zambia

62.   Zimbabwe (Mana Pools; Victoria Falls)

Here is a map of the countries he’s visited; the analogue for the 24 American States he's visited.

More soon!