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As One Door Closes, Another Door Opens

It is often said that when one door closes, another one will be opened. Over the past month, we have had to reach deep to evaluate our very own business and dream – our open door. It is with weeks of thought, hours of discussion, and the most humbled feelings that we announce today that the AbsoluteVisit trip has come to an end. We will not be continuing on to visit the rest of the Top 100 Places as we originally had planned.

Although this door has closed, we will not simply let it slam behind us. To our avid support group, we would like to help you understand why we came to this decision and what’s next for AbsoluteVisit.

The Ultimate Goal of AbsoluteVisit

Two years ago when we started AbsoluteVisit, our overall goal was to help get more people out on the road discovering the amazing world we live in. We thought creating a website about the Top 100 Places would allow people to learn about far away places they didn’t even know existed, ultimately creating new travel dreams of their own that one day would be realized. AbsoluteVisit was born.

Over time, our passion to share the Top 100 Places with more people led to us kicking off the “AbsoluteVisit Trip”. We believed that through our photos, videos and personal experiences traveling around the world to all of these incredible places, we would be more successful at reaching our overall goal – to get more people to travel.

Unfortunately, traveling over the last four months to AbsoluteVisits was not very effective. While we were able to help push a few people to embrace travel dreams of their own, ultimately we were disappointed with the results given the amount of time and money we invested.

We now believe there are better ways to reach our AbsoluteVisit goal – to get more people to travel – than spending the next 20 months doing the exact same thing we just completed. We’ve opened up to thinking about alternate ways to use our resources to get more people out on the road discovering the world. We know we can do better.

While cutting the trip short is not exactly the easiest pill to swallow, the idea of helping more people fulfill their own travel dreams brings huge smiles to our faces. We will always remain very passionate about getting others to travel more.

Next Up for AbsoluteVisit

AbsoluteVisit is not going anywhere. We already have several projects underway and you will start to notice improvements showing up this month. These are the type of improvements that we hope will get more people traveling and that we would never have the ability to deliver with our full focus on the AbsoluteVisit Trip. We are incredibly excited about what is on the horizon.

We’re sure that you might be thinking that we have lost our passion for being on the road. Rest assured that our love for discovering new places and cultural experiences still runs deep through our veins. Next Friday Brad is flying to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where he has secured a local place to stay and an office downtown to work on AbsoluteVisit for a couple weeks. Shortly thereafter Will heads to Florence, Italy, to spend two-weeks with his Mom exploring the Tuscan countryside before returning his focus back to AbsoluteVisit. We will always be travelers and we will never stop sharing our experiences and passion for the world with you.

We Have No Regrets

After we made this heart-wrenching decision, we looked back over the the last year we spent trying to get the AbsoluteVisit Trip off of the ground. We can both confidently say that we have no regrets. We’ve had a countless number of incredible travel experiences this year and we learned a lot through creating and living through the AbsoluteVisit Trip. Witnessing the Serengeti Migration alone was worth all of the hard work :)

We are passionate travelers, curious explorers, avid entrepreneurs, and these characteristics will remain embedded in us. Neither of us will stop dreaming big, takings risks and trying to always live life to the very fullest. We’re excited at this moment to embrace the change in front of us instead of pretending that change is not necessary to continue forward.

Thanks To Everyone For The Support!

Last but not least, there are hundreds if not thousands of thank you’s that we owe to family members, old friends, hostel dwellers, blog readers, Twitter followers, Facebook likers, and of course the new friends this trip has brought us. We have had an amazing amount of encouragement from each of you in your own ways. Doing anything challenging requires extra support, but each of you made it that much easier while we fought for our dream. Thank YOU!

We will never stop traveling, searching to finish the Top 100, and providing information to others who dream of traveling or are already frequent travelers themselves. Please stay connected with us. We hope that you continue to be involved in the AbsoluteVisit community and continue to help us reach our ultimate goal of getting more people out there traveling.

Here’s to a great run, a bright future and to crossing paths someday soon out there on the road!

PS: We have included some of our favorite photos from the AbsoluteVisit Trip below – enjoy!

Where it all started – Cape Town, South Africa

Brad leaping through a Namibian Sunset

Elephants Galore! – Chobe National Park, Botswana

Jump Squat over Victoria Falls – Livingstone, Zambia

100 Trillion Dollar Trade – Zimbabwe

Stunning Lounging Leopard – Samburu National Park, Kenya

Crowded Grass – Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Incredible Thai Curry on the Streets of Bangkok – Thailand

Exploring the Mystery of the Bagan Temples – Bagan, Myanmar

Tubing the Vang Vieng – Laos

Exploring the Temples of Angkor – Cambodia

Island Hopping in El Nido – Philippines

Sunrise at Mt. Bromo – Indonesia
 
  • Dor Anis

    On one and I’m saddened to hear that y’all won’t be continuing the most epic trip ever. Getting to see the world through your eyes has been a fun get away from my daily desk job.

    On the other hand, I am happy that this means y’all will be back stateside and we could see each other more often.

    Let me know if y’all need my help or support in your next endeavors.

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The Top 100 Places in the World
1 Great Wall of China
2 Pyramids of Egypt
3 Machu Picchu
4 Serengeti Migration
5 Galapagos Islands
6 Grand Canyon
7 Angkor Temples
8 Antarctica Cruise
9 Taj Mahal
10 Iguazu Falls
11 Amazon Rain Forest
12 Great Barrier Reef
13 Bora Bora
14 Victoria Falls
15 Bagan
16 Petra
17 Potala Palace
18 Karnak
19 Mt Everest
20 Cappadocia
21 St Peters Basilica
22 Fjords of Norway
23 Jerusalem Old City
24 Burj Khalifa
25 Borobudur
26 Forbidden City
27 Kashmir Valley
28 Li River Cruise
29 Ladakh
30 Alhambra
31 Louvre Museum
32 Perito Moreno Glac.
33 Banaue Terraces
34 Colosseum of Rome
35 Easter Island
36 Venice Canals/Alleys
37 Kathmandu Valley
38 Wat Phra Kaew
39 Yellowstone NP
40 Pompeii
41 Rio Panoramic View
42 Palace of Versailles
43 Dubrovnik
44 Golden Temple
45 St. Basils Cathedral
46 Vatican Museum
47 Florence Cityscape
48 Acropolis
49 Amalfi Coast Drive
50 Kremlin
51 Hong Kong View
52 TerraCotta Warriors
53 Mezquita Cordoba
54 Chichen Itza
55 Damascus Old City
56 Shwedagon Stupa
57 Sahara Desert
58 Mont St Michel
59 St. Marks Square
60 Egyptian Museum
61 Hagia Sophia
62 Angel Falls
63 Delphi
64 Teotihuacan
65 Baalbek
66 Banff NP
67 Santorini
68 Matterhorn
69 New York Skyline
70 Neuschwanstein
71 Chartres Cathedral
72 British Museum
73 Prague Old Town
74 Burj al Arab
75 Yangtze River Cruise
76 Yosemite NP
77 Hermitage Museum
78 Torres del Paine
79 Chambord Chateau
80 Lijiang
81 Portofino
82 Great Ocean Road
83 Tongariro Alpine
84 Las Vegas Strip
85 Tikal
86 Topkapi Palace
87 Sydney Opera House
88 Eiffel Tower
89 Luxor Temple
90 Kerala Backwaters
91 Golden Gate Bridge
92 Cinque Terre
93 Metropolitan Mus
94 Uffizi Gallery
95 Ayers Rock
96 Cliffs of Moher
97 Pacific Coast Hwy
98 Shanghai Skyline
99 Glacier Bay NP
100 Wulingyuan
Cappadocia  Cappadocia, Turkey
 
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