How do you score on the “travel list challenge”?

Craig Snapp teaches an “Explore Your World and Beyond” short course for mostly retired folks over 55 at several Senior Colleges in Maine. He finds that many older folks really get excited about the capabilities of Google Earth since is offers then a practical way to explore and better understand the world without the financial and physical stresses of real travel.
At the start of the course he give the students a copy of “The Travel List Challenge” since it offers a handy list of 100 interesting places to search for using GE. Over time he’s used the list to search for, visit and save all 100 locations and has put them all in this KMZ file. The 1-100 list is roughly alphabetical and he’s organized the GE locations in groups of 10 for convenience.


Take the quiz for yourself and let us know how you did. I only scored in the single digits, and I expect some of you will turn in much higher scores. Leave a comment below and let us know how you did!

About Mickey Mellen

Mickey has been using Google Earth since it was released in 2005, and has created a variety of geo-related sites including Google Earth Hacks. He runs a web design firm in Marietta, GA, where he lives with his wife and two kids.


  1. Polish town Zary has satellite images from 2004. They are hopeless quality. I reported it several times and did not get any response, and the pictures are still not changed. Promises in Street view in the whole of Poland gets from long time, but I still do not have that. I have lost hope that they appear.

  2. My score was 20/100 and I was quite strict, I didn’t select things like the Statue of Liberty even though I did circle it with a helicopter 😉

  3. Craig Snapp says:

    Make sure you turn on the 3D Buildings layer when you go exploring the 100 Travel Challenge locations. Many have great 3D imagery!

  4. SpiderX22 says:

    28. 🙂

  5. Bob Gorman says:

    46, but then, I am old and have been around…..

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