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9 Most Amazing Places I Have Visited

Posted: 11/15/10 12:18 PM ET

I'm just an average guy who works a 9-5 job, but that hasn't stopped me from seeing the world. People can come up with a lot of reasons why they can't travel, but they don't usually try to think of reasons why they can.

Ten years ago I stopped saying I can't and instead said you bet I can travel. I'm not rich by any means, but since I started my mission to see the world I've been to almost 30 countries on five continents, all one vacation break at a time.

In that time I've seen a lot of crazy things, but beautiful ones as well. Here are some of the most amazing things I've seen.

Masada, Israel
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It was hot, very hot, when I ascended the massive cliffs of Masada, which rises more than 1,300 feet and overlooks the Judean Desert and the Dead Sea. This was the site where a group of Jewish rebels fleeing the destruction of Jerusalem sought refuge, only to be followed by the Roman invaders. Rather than become slaves, the 960 inhabitants committed mass suicide. In this picture you can see why this fortress was the perfect hideout.
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