Asher I.G. Rose

Asher’s Childhood (and later) Travel Destinations

Updated: Dec 24, 2019




Asher began to travel when he was seven weeks old, and typically spent around four months a year outside the United States before college.  By the time he turned 18, he had spent time in 69 countries and territories, including all seven continents (ignoring airports and airspace, which don't count); he has visited more since (recorded below).  He saw 160 of the thousand or so Unesco World Heritage Sites (linked), and some tentative WHSs (italics).  He 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 also experienced nine of Hillman's top ten wonders of the world (Pyramids of Egypt, Great Wall, Taj Mahal, Galapagos, Grand Canyon, Machu Picchu, Antartctica Cruise, the Serengeti Migration and Bali but not Iguazu), and 34 of Hillman's top 50. 

Asher continues to travel; his adult destinations are in dark blue.

1.     Antarctica

2.     Argentina (BA)

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

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

5.   Barbados

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

7.     Belize (Blue Hole)

8.     Botswana (Okavanago Delta)

9.     Cambodia (Angkor)

10.     Canada (Old Quebec; Rideau Canal)

11.     Chile

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

13.     Croatia (Dubrovnik)

14.   Czech Republic (Cesky Krumlov)

15.     Denmark (Kronborg; Roskilide)

16.     Ecuador (Galapagos; Quito)

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

18.     El Salvador  (Joya de Ceren)

19.     Estonia (Tallinn)

20.     Falkland Islands

21.     Finland

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

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

24.   Guatemala (Antigua; Tikal)

25.   Holy See (Ancient Rome; Vatican)

26.   Hong Kong, SAR

27.   Hungary (Budapest)

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

29.   Indonesia (Borobudur; Prambanan; Yogyakarta Palace)

30.   Ireland

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

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

33.   Japan (Kyoto; Nara; Nikko)

34.   Jordan (Petra; Jerash; Wadi Rum)

35.   Kenya

36.   Korea (Jongmyo Shrine; Changdeokgung Palace)

37.   Laos (Luang Prabang; That Luang)

38.   Latvia (Riga)

39.   Luxembourg (Old Walled City)

40.   Macau (Historic Center)

41.   Malaysia (Melaka)

42.   Maldives

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

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

45.   Mozambique

46.   Myanmar (Bagan)

47.   Netherlands (Amsterdam; Rietveld-Schroder House)

48.   New Zealand (Te Wahipounamu)

49.   Peru (Cuzco; Machu Picchu)

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

51.   Rwanda

52.  San Marino (Historice Center)

53.  Singapore (Botanical Gardens)

54.   Slovakia

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

56.  Spain (Avila; Caceres; Cordoba; Escurial; Gaudi; Granada; Merida; Palau de la Musica Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau, Salamanca; Santiago de Compostela; Segovia; Seville; Toledo; Jaen; Plasencia)

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

58.   Switzerland (Berne)

59.   Taiwan

60.   Tanzania

61.   Thailand (Ayutthaya)

62.   Turkey (Historic Areas of Istanbul)

63.   Turks and Caicos

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

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

66.   Uruguay (Colonia)

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

68.   Zambia

69.   Zimbabwe (Mana Pools; Victoria Falls)

More soon!