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message 1: by Susan (last edited Feb 15, 2016 06:05AM) (new)

Susan Guard | 695 comments Ready to travel the world in 2016!
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Six continents (as defined by YLTO's standards)
1. North America
2. South America
3. Europe
4. Africa
5. Asia (mainland)
6. Australia (includes islands south of mainland Asia)


message 2: by Susan (last edited Aug 16, 2016 07:22PM) (new)

Susan Guard | 695 comments Part I Complete 3/27/2016
Part II Complete 5/10/2016
Part III Complete 8/16/2016


message 3: by Susan (last edited May 10, 2016 08:30PM) (new)

Susan Guard | 695 comments Part I Complete

NORTH AMERICA: Canada -- Historic District of Old Québec
✔ a book set in Quebec Being Sloane Jacobs 3/14/2016
✔ about immigrants coming to the new world (could be historical fiction or nonfiction) Brooklyn 3/4/2016
✔ Take home item - French Food: Read a book that has French food it in (bring home a taste of old France). The Hundred-Foot Journey 3/20/2016

SOUTH AMERICA: Ecuador -- Galápagos Islands
✔ Read a book about the Galápagos Islands, or are featured in a book Galápagos 2/20/2016
✔ Read a book with one of the following animals/birds on the cover or in the title: Dolphin. A Ring of Endless Light 2/16/2016
✔ Take Home Item – Egg: Read a book where the main character is a cook or baker. The Art of Baking Blind 1/24/2016

EUROPE: Spain -- Santiago de Compostela (Old Town)
✔ Read a book set in Spain Marina 3/11/2016
✔ Read a book about a pilgrimage The Alchemist 3/15/2016
✔ Take Home Item – Scallop Shell: Read a book with shells on the cover. Dear Mr. You 3/13/2016

AUSTRALIA/SOUTH SEA ISLANDS: Australia -- Macquarie Island
✔ Read a book set in Antarctica Blood and Ice 3/37/2016
✔ Read a book about exploration A Passage to Shambhala 3/29/2016
✔ Take Home Item – Penguin: Read a classic published by Penguin Classics (does not need to be the issue you read). The Picture of Dorian Gray 3/24/2016


message 4: by Susan (last edited May 10, 2016 08:31PM) (new)

Susan Guard | 695 comments Part II Complete

AFRICA: Mali -- Timbuktu
✔ Read a book set in Mali Hacking Timbuktu 4/14/2016
✔ Read a book set in a university Moo 4/26/2016
✔ Take Home Item – a Book: Read a book about books. The Bookman’s Tale 5/10/2016

ASIA: India -- Taj Mahal
✔ Read a book set in India The Case of the Missing Servant 3/31/2016
✔ Read a book about a great love The Vow: The True Events that Inspired the Movie 3/31/2016
✔ Take Home Item – White Marble: Read a book with a predominantly white cover (70%) and with minimal black on it. No other colours are allowed. The Winter People 4/3/2016


message 5: by Susan (last edited Jun 22, 2016 06:15PM) (new)

Susan Guard | 695 comments Part III
NORTH AMERICA: Canada -- Dinosaur Provincial Park
- Read a book set in Alberta
- Read a book about dinosaurs (living or fossils)
✔ Take home item – Piece of petrified bone: Read a book that has the word “bone” in the title The Bone Labyrinth 6/22/2016


message 6: by Susan (last edited Jul 21, 2016 05:28PM) (new)

Susan Guard | 695 comments Part III
NORTH AMERICA: Canada -- Glacier Bay
- read a book set in British Columbia
- read a book that has sea life in it (whales or seals)
✔ Take home item – Glacier Ice: Read a book that is about diamonds. It must be a significant part of the story - i.e. a diamond heist, diamond mines, etc. The Final Cut 7/21/2016


message 7: by Susan (last edited May 10, 2016 08:33PM) (new)

Susan Guard | 695 comments Part I
NORTH AMERICA: Canada -- Historic District of Old Québec
✔ a book set in Quebec Being Sloane Jacobs 3/14/2016
✔ about immigrants coming to the new world (could be historical fiction or nonfiction) Brooklyn 3/4/2016
✔ Take home item - French Food: Read a book that has French food it in (bring home a taste of old France). The Hundred-Foot Journey 3/20/2016


message 8: by Susan (last edited Aug 01, 2016 07:22AM) (new)

Susan Guard | 695 comments Part III
NORTH AMERICA: Canada -- Red Bay Basque Whaling Station
✔ read a book set in Maritime Canada (Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick) Summer of Roses 7/31/2016
- read a book where fishing or whaling is a large part of the story
- Take home item – Fiddle: Read a book that has a musical instrument in it.


message 9: by Susan (last edited Apr 06, 2016 06:29AM) (new)

Susan Guard | 695 comments Part III
NORTH AMERICA: United States of America -- Yellowstone National Park
✔ read a book set in Wyoming, Montana or Idaho Black Ice 3/29/2016
- read a book about a vacation in the mountains.
- Take home item – Bear Tooth Pendant: Read a book that has wildlife (bear, deer, moose, elk, or wolf) on the cover.


message 10: by Susan (last edited Jun 27, 2016 03:56PM) (new)

Susan Guard | 695 comments Part III
NORTH AMERICA: United States of America -- Grand Canyon National Park
✔ read a book set in Arizona or Nevada Remains of Innocence 6/27/2016
- read a book that has a significant river in it.
- Take home item - Arrowhead: Read a book about First Nations life where arrows were used. Will accept arrowheads on the cover.


message 11: by Susan (last edited Apr 01, 2016 05:59AM) (new)

Susan Guard | 695 comments Part III
NORTH AMERICA: United States of America -- Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
✔ Read a book set in Hawaii Diamond Head 2/14/2016
- Read a book about volcanoes
- Take home item – Coconut: Read a book that has coconut in it, whether it’s on the cover, in the title, cooked/baked into food


message 12: by Susan (last edited Apr 01, 2016 05:59AM) (new)

Susan Guard | 695 comments Part III
NORTH AMERICA: United States of America -- Carlsbad Caverns National Park
✔ Read a book set in New Mexico Pie Town 1/31/2016
- Read a book where caves play an integral part of the story
- Take home item – bat wing: Read a book with the word “Bat” is in the title/subtitle, or on the cover.


message 13: by Susan (last edited May 31, 2016 07:01AM) (new)

Susan Guard | 695 comments Part III
NORTH AMERICA: Mexico & Caribbean -- Ancient Maya City and Protected Tropical Forests of Calakmul, Campeche
- Read a book set in Mexico
✔ Read a book about the Mayans. The Mayan Secrets 5/31/2016
- Take Home Item – Mayan Calendar: Read a book with the word Calendar in the title/subtitle.


message 14: by Susan (last edited Aug 02, 2016 07:13AM) (new)

Susan Guard | 695 comments Part III
NORTH AMERICA: Mexico & Caribbean -- Agave Landscape and Ancient Industrial Facilities of Tequila
✔ Read a book set in Mexico Like Water for Chocolate 8/2/2016
- Read a book where agriculture plays a significant role
- Take Home Item – Bottle of Tequila: Read a book where alcohol plays a significant role.


message 15: by Susan (last edited Aug 03, 2016 06:49AM) (new)

Susan Guard | 695 comments Part III
NORTH AMERICA: Mexico & Caribbean -- Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve
- Read a book set in Mexico
- Read a book about migration (human, animal, insect)
✔ Take Home Item – Butterfly: Read a book where a butterfly is on the cover or the word is in the title. The Butterfly's Daughter 8/3/2016


message 16: by Susan (last edited Aug 08, 2016 06:16PM) (new)

Susan Guard | 695 comments Part III
NORTH AMERICA: Mexico & Caribbean -- Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System
✔ Read a book set in the Caribbean A Caribbean Mystery 8/8/2016
- Read a book where conservation is key.
- Take Home Item – Coral: Read a book with the word coral is in the title/subtitle, the author’s name, or a character’s name.


message 17: by Susan (last edited Aug 01, 2016 07:22AM) (new)

Susan Guard | 695 comments Part III
SOUTH AMERICA: Brazil -- Iguaçu National Park
✔ Read a book set in Brazil The Games 7/26/2016
- Read a book with that has a waterfall on the cover or in the story
- Take Home Item – Rainbow: Read a book with a rainbow on the cover.


message 18: by Susan (last edited Jun 26, 2016 01:59PM) (new)

Susan Guard | 695 comments Part III
SOUTH AMERICA: Brazil -- Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea
- Read a book set in Brazil
- Read a book that has a statue in it.
✔ Take Home Item - Photograph of Christ the Redeemer Statue: Read a book where a main character is a photographer Georgia: A Novel of Georgia O'Keeffe 6/26/2016


message 19: by Susan (last edited Aug 16, 2016 07:21PM) (new)

Susan Guard | 695 comments Part III
SOUTH AMERICA: Argentina -- Qhapaq Ñan, Andean Road System
- Read a book set in Argentina
✔ Read a book where the main character spends a lot of time on the road. The Good Girl's Guide to Getting Lost: A Memoir of Three Continents, Two Friends, and One Unexpected Adventure 8/16/2016
- Take Home Item – Pin of Argentina’s Flag: Read a book with a sun on the cover.


message 20: by Susan (last edited May 05, 2016 07:00AM) (new)

Susan Guard | 695 comments Part III
SOUTH AMERICA: Argentina -- Cueva de las Manos, Río Pinturas
- Read a book set in Argentina
- Read a book set in prehistoric times, or about prehistoric times
✔ Take Home Item – Hand Petroglyph Facsimile: - Read a book with someone’s hand on the cover. The Beautiful Bureaucrat 5/4/2016


message 21: by Susan (last edited Jul 04, 2016 08:09AM) (new)

Susan Guard | 695 comments Part III
SOUTH AMERICA: Chile -- Rapa Nui National Park
- Read a book set in Chile
- Read a book where an extraordinary feat of engineering is key.
✔ Take Home Item – Feather from a Headdress: Read a book with a feather on the cover, (Feathers on a bird do not count.) The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender 6/19/2016


message 22: by Susan (last edited Jul 03, 2016 09:35AM) (new)

Susan Guard | 695 comments Part III
SOUTH AMERICA: Chile -- Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works
- Read a book set in Chile
- Read a book that is a Rita Award winner or nominee. (You’ve got to know where this inspiration comes from.)
✔ Take Home Item – Bottle of Water: Read a book that has water on the cover. The Silent Sister 4/7/2016


message 23: by Susan (last edited Jul 04, 2016 08:08AM) (new)

Susan Guard | 695 comments Part III
SOUTH AMERICA: Cuba -- Old Havana and its Fortification System
- Read a book set in Cuba
✔ Read a book with a dictator in it. King of Cuba 7/3/2016
- Take Home Item – Cuban Cigar: Read a book with a cigarette or cigar on the cover, or where the character smokes. 


message 24: by Susan (last edited Jul 11, 2016 05:54AM) (new)

Susan Guard | 695 comments Part III
SOUTH AMERICA: Peru -- Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu
✔ Read a book set in Peru Turn Right at Machu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time 7/10/2016
- Read a book set in a mountainous area.
- Take Home Item – Ceremonial Knife: Read a book with a knife on the cover.


message 25: by Susan (last edited Aug 15, 2016 06:23AM) (new)

Susan Guard | 695 comments Part III
SOUTH AMERICA: Peru -- Lines and Geoglyphs of Nasca and Pampas de Jumana
✔ Read a book set in Peru The Sunflower 8/14/2016
- Read a book set in space.
- Take Home Item – Bird: Read a book with the word bird in the title or the author’s name.


message 26: by Susan (last edited Jun 27, 2016 07:59PM) (new)

Susan Guard | 695 comments Part III
SOUTH AMERICA: Peru -- Chan Chan Archaeological Zone
✔ Read a book set in Peru. The Clue in the Crossword Cipher 6/27/2016
- Read a book about the Incans
- Take Home Item – Pottery Shard: Read a book with pottery on the cover, in the title, or a character in the story is a potter.


message 27: by Susan (last edited May 10, 2016 08:34PM) (new)

Susan Guard | 695 comments Part I
SOUTH AMERICA: Ecuador -- Galápagos Islands
✔ Read a book about the Galápagos Islands, or are featured in a book Galápagos 2/20/2016
✔ Read a book with one of the following animals/birds on the cover or in the title: Dolphin. A Ring of Endless Light 2/16/2016
✔ Take Home Item – Egg: Read a book where the main character is a cook or baker. The Art of Baking Blind 1/24/2016


message 28: by Susan (last edited Aug 15, 2016 06:24AM) (new)

Susan Guard | 695 comments Part III
SOUTH AMERICA: Ecuador -- Qhapaq Ñan, Andean Road System
- Read a book set in Ecuador
✔ Read a book with llamas in the title, on the cover, or in the story in which there are working animals (llamas, horses, oxen, dogs, etc) Last Chance Llama Ranch 8/13/2016
- Take Home Item – Sarape: Read a book where someone is weaving textiles or there is a blanket of some kind on the cover.


message 29: by Susan (last edited Aug 01, 2016 07:23AM) (new)

Susan Guard | 695 comments Part III
EUROPE: France -- Decorated Cave of Pont d’Arc, known as Grotte Chauvet-Pont d’Arc, Ardèche
✔ Read a book set in France Private Paris 7/29/2016
- Read a book about painting
- Take Home Item: - Piece of Charcoal: Read a book with a dark grey or black cover (70%)


message 30: by Susan (last edited Apr 01, 2016 05:58AM) (new)

Susan Guard | 695 comments Part III
EUROPE: Austria -- Historic Centre of the City of Salzburg
- Read a book set in Austria
- In honour of Mozart, read a book in which a real life famous composer is a character and has a significant presence.
✔ Take Home Item – Sachertorte: Read a book that has a cake on the cover. The Cake Therapist 1/14/2016


message 31: by Susan (last edited Jul 03, 2016 09:28AM) (new)

Susan Guard | 695 comments Part III
EUROPE: Belgium -- Stoclet House
- Read a book set in Belgium
- Read a book with Art Nouveau as a subject
✔ Take Home Item: Pressed Rose: Read a book with a rose on the cover or as a word in the title Uprooted 7/2/2016


message 32: by Susan (last edited Aug 10, 2016 08:08PM) (new)

Susan Guard | 695 comments Part III
EUROPE: Denmark -- Stevns Klint
✔ Read a book set in Denmark The Danish Girl 8/10/2016
- Read a book about meteorites, comets, astroids that have hit the earth or threaten the earth.
- Take Home Item – Fossil: Read a book about fossils.


message 33: by Susan (last edited Jun 06, 2016 07:12AM) (new)

Susan Guard | 695 comments Part III
EUROPE: Germany -- Frontiers of the Roman Empire
✔ Read a book set in Germany Private Berlin 6/5/2016
- Read a book about the Roman invasion of Europe
- Take Home Item – Spear: Read a book in which spears were used as weapons.


message 34: by Susan (last edited Jun 27, 2016 05:46AM) (new)

Susan Guard | 695 comments Part III
EUROPE: Greece -- Archaeological Site of Olympia
- Read a book set in Greece
- Read a book based on Greek mythology
✔ Take Home Item – Fig Leaf (some of those statues are missing something): Read a book with a statue on the cover or the word is in the title. Oh. My. Gods. 6/17/2016


message 35: by Susan (last edited Aug 07, 2016 08:10PM) (new)

Susan Guard | 695 comments Part III
EUROPE: Iceland -- Surtsey
✔ Read a book set in Iceland Where the Shadows Lie 8/7/2016
- Read a book about a volcano
- Take Home Item – piece of lava: Read a book with a black rock on the cover.


message 36: by Susan (last edited Apr 06, 2016 06:28AM) (new)

Susan Guard | 695 comments Part III
EUROPE: Italy -- Venice and its Lagoon
- Read a book set in Italy
- Read a book set in Venice
✔ Take Home Item – Gondolier’s Scarf: Read a book with a predominantly red cover (70%) The Dirty Secrets Club 4/5/2016


message 37: by Susan (last edited Aug 11, 2016 11:43AM) (new)

Susan Guard | 695 comments Part III
EUROPE: Netherlands -- Mill Network at Kinderdijk-Elshout
- Read a book set in the Netherlands
✔ Read a book with the word “Windmill”, “Wind” or “Mill” in the title Windmills of the Gods 8/9/2016
- Take Home Item – Tulip: Read a book with several flowers on the cover.


message 38: by Susan (last edited Apr 01, 2016 05:58AM) (new)

Susan Guard | 695 comments Part III
EUROPE: Poland -- Auschwitz Birkenau
- Read a book set in Poland
- Read a book about WWII where Auschwitz is either the setting, the destination, or the threat.
✔ Take Home Item – Prayer Shawl: Read a book with a devout character The Name of God is Mercy 3/20/2016


message 39: by Susan (last edited May 10, 2016 08:34PM) (new)

Susan Guard | 695 comments Part I
EUROPE: Spain -- Santiago de Compostela (Old Town)
✔ Read a book set in Spain Marina 3/11/2016
✔ Read a book about a pilgrimage The Alchemist 3/15/2016
✔ Take Home Item – Scallop Shell: Read a book with shells on the cover. Dear Mr. You 3/13/2016


message 40: by Susan (last edited May 30, 2016 07:04AM) (new)

Susan Guard | 695 comments Part III
EUROPE: United Kingdom (Britain, North Ireland & Scotland) -- Tower of London
✔ Read a book set in England Notes from a Small Island 5/25/2016
- Read a book involving the Tower of London
- Take Home Item – Crown: Read a book with a crown on the cover or the word in the title.


message 41: by Susan (last edited Aug 02, 2016 07:16AM) (new)

Susan Guard | 695 comments Part III
EUROPE: United Kingdom (Britain, North Ireland & Scotland) -- Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast
- Read a book set in North Ireland or Ireland
- Read a book with a giant in it.
✔ Take Home Item – Emerald: Read a book with a predominant green cover (70%) Among the Wicked 7/31/2016


message 42: by Susan (last edited Jun 30, 2016 06:29AM) (new)

Susan Guard | 695 comments Part III
EUROPE: United Kingdom (Britain, North Ireland & Scotland) -- New Lanark
✔ Read a book set in Scotland 44 Scotland Street 6/29/2016
- Read a book about child labour.
- Take Home Item - Ball of wool: Read a book with wool or clothing made from wool (i.e. sweater) on the cover, or with the word “Wool” in the title.


message 43: by Susan (last edited May 30, 2016 06:58AM) (new)

Susan Guard | 695 comments Part III
AFRICA: Botswana -- Tsodilo
✔ Read a book set in Botswana The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency 5/28/2016
- Read a book set in Prehistoric Times
- Take Home Item – Quartz: Read a book where the title begins with the letter Q, or the word Quartz is in the title.


message 44: by Susan (last edited Aug 11, 2016 08:09PM) (new)

Susan Guard | 695 comments Part III
AFRICA: Democratic Republic of Congo-- Okapi Wildlife Reserve
- Read a book set in the D.R. of Congo
✔ Read a book with elephant(s) in the story. Stalking Ivory 8/11/2016
- Take Home Item – Feather: Read a book with a feather on the cover or the word in the title.


message 45: by Susan (last edited Jul 07, 2016 04:12AM) (new)

Susan Guard | 695 comments Part III
AFRICA: Ethiopia -- Konso Cultural Landscape
- Read a book set in Ethiopia
- Read a book involving agriculture
✔ Take Home Item – Small Wood Carving: Read a book with the word “Wood” is in the title, or the author’s last name is “Wood”. Orchid Blues by Stuart Woods 7/5/2016


message 46: by Susan (last edited Aug 13, 2016 06:34AM) (new)

Susan Guard | 695 comments Part III
AFRICA: Gambia
Kunta Kinteh Island
- Read a book set in Gambia
- Read a book involving a fort
✔ Take Home Item – Ivory: Read a book with the word “Ivory” in the title, or the subject of the book is about ivory. (Please note, no animals have been killed in the pursuit of this geocache item.) Ivory 8/12/2016


message 47: by Susan (last edited Apr 01, 2016 05:57AM) (new)

Susan Guard | 695 comments Part III
AFRICA: Kenya -- Kenya Lake System in the Great Rift Valley
- Read a book set in Kenya
✔ a book set near a lake Enchantment Lake: A Northwoods Mystery 3/3/2016
- Take Home Item – Flamingo Feather: Read a book with the word flamingo in the title, a flamingo on the cover, or the cover is predominantly hot pink (70%).


message 48: by Susan (last edited Apr 25, 2016 07:04AM) (new)

Susan Guard | 695 comments Part III
AFRICA: Madagascar -- Rainforests of the Atsinanana
- Read a book set in Madagascar
- Read a book set in a forest
✔ Take Home Item – Frog: Read a book with the word “frog” in the title, or a frog on the cover Enchanted, Inc. 4/22/2016


message 49: by Susan (last edited May 10, 2016 08:08PM) (new)

Susan Guard | 695 comments Part II
AFRICA: Mali -- Timbuktu
✔ Read a book set in Mali Hacking Timbuktu 4/14/2016
✔ Read a book set in a university Moo 4/26/2016
✔ Take Home Item – a Book: Read a book about books. The Bookman’s Tale 5/10/2016


message 50: by Susan (last edited Jul 21, 2016 06:41AM) (new)

Susan Guard | 695 comments Part III
AFRICA: Nigeria -- Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove
- Read a book set in Nigeria
- Read a book with a shrine in the story
✔ Take Home Item – Wooden Mask resembling a Idol: Read a book with a mask on the cover, or the word “mask” in the title These Vicious Masks 7/18/2016


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