It’s hard to say why, but as a culture, we adore lists. They’re easy, natural and fun to make. You can make lists of places you want to go, lists of people to invite to a party, lists of things you need to do before the end of the week (OK, maybe that’s not so much fun … but still.) At findingDulcinea, we’re kicking off our own series of lists to keep you in touch with Web resources. To get you in the mood, we’ve found a few unique lists from around the Web.
1) The Village of Joy Blog lists “50 Strange Buildings of The World.” Maybe strange isn’t the right word: these buildings are universally architecturally awesome. A variety of shapes, styles and colors make each one of these buildings, new and old, entirely distinct.
2) Each year, Time magazine collects the 50 Best Inventions. Some of them are probably as structurally magnificent as the buildings, and many of them have great potential to alter culture as we know it. (The iPhone was once on this list.)
3) 7summits is a shorter list, but the seven items on it are of far greater magnitude: the highest mountains on Earth. Look at pictures, read stories and legends, or even consider making a trip to visit one—the site can help you figure out how much training you’ll need to make the climb.
Whether you’re inspired to go climb a mountain, or complete the equally arduous journey of heading home for the holidays, check out our own top 5 list, 5 Sites for Last-Minute Travel.