A couple of years back I wrote about the effort to name the New Seven Wonders of the World and gave my thoughts on the places that were eventually selected. The organization behind that project hasn’t been resting on their laurels however, as they are now looking to name a New Seven Wonders of Nature, and of course they want to know our thoughts as well.
The campaign has been running for some time, and you can see the full list of nominees from which they started by clicking here. Later they whittled the list down to 77 which can be found here. Now, we’re down to the finalists, which is quite an impressive group containing such places as the Amazon, the Galapagos Islands, the Great Barrier Reef, the Grand Canyon, and more. This is where we can have a say as to the outcome, helping them to pick the final seven by voting on our own choices. The process is easy, but to help explain it, they’ve even put up a video to show us exactly how to vote. Check it out here.
There are a number of spectacular sites to choose from, and narrowing it down to seven is going to be tough. My friend Rick McCharles, from BestHike.com, is recommending that when we do vote however, that we consider adding Jeju Ollie in Korea, a place that is little known outside of Asia, but I’m told is a spectacular destination with breathtaking scenery. Rick was there a few weeks back and by all accounts had a great visit. I was suppose to join him, but logistically it didn’t work out, and now I’m kicking myself for not finding a way to make it work. The photos of the place look amazing, and I’m sorry I missed out on the opportunity to visit. You can read Rick’s thoughts on the place on the Best Hike Blog.
So, this is your chance to show democracy in action. Vote for your favorite places and stay tuned to find out which locations get the nod.
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