December 11, 2011 at 6:28am
Lonely Planet’s Top 10 Best Value Destinations for 2012
Thinking about your travel plans for next year? The latest Day Zero feature list has a few ideas from Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2012 that will appeal to those looking to make their dollar go further.
View the Top 10 Best Value Destinations for 2012 list on Day Zero and add some of these great ideas to your lists.
December 6, 2011 at 10:01am
24 Things To See and Do in Japan?
Experience the unique culture and history of this nation of contrasts and contradictions where the past meets the present. This latest Day Zero feature list offers up 24 things to see and do in Japan.
View the 24 Things To See and Do in Japan list on Day Zero.
Do You Follow?
As many of you have already discovered, it is now much easier to follow other participants on the Day Zero website. A ‘Follow’ function has been the most requested feature by users, and it’s great to now be able to keep track of all the progress that is happening in the community.
Each user now has a ‘Follow’ button in the profile box and also a new Activity page where you can see a stream of recent activity by all the people you follow.
Who can I follow?
You can follow anyone who does not have their account set to private.
How do I find people to follow?
On your Activity page you can search for users using the Find people to follow link on the right side of the page. You can search on name, email or location.
I have private goals on my list, will followers be able to see them?
No. Any private goals you may have on your list will still remain private - even if you both follow each other.
My list is private, can people still follow me?
If your account is set to private you can still follow other participants, but they will not be able to follow you. If you follow someone, and they change their account to private, you will not be able to see their list or updates.
Can I comment on other users’ goals or recent activity list?
Not yet. I have had a number of requests by users who would like to be able to do this and so will be investigating a good solution to enable this.
I’m still ironing out a few minor issues, but do let me know if you encounter any issues at email@example.com
The World’s 10 Best Parks and Preserves
With so many incredible National Parks around the globe it’s a tough call to highlight just 10 of the best. Here’s Lonely Planet’s attempt, from an excerpt of their 1000 Ultimate Experiences book.
- Namib Naukluft National Park, Namibia
- Banff National Park, Canada
- Mungo National Park, Australia
- Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, USA
- Khao Sok National Park, Thailand
- Northeast Greenland National Park, Greenland
- Iguazu Falls National Park, Argentina/Brazil
- Saba Marine National Park, Netherlands Antilles
- Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
- Galapagos National Park, Galapagos Islands
These parks have all been added to a new Day Zero feature list to make it easy to add them to your To Do or Someday lists.
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Smithsonian Magazine’s 43 Places to See Before You Die
For a great list of the absolute must-see locations around the globe, Smithsonian magazine has published a list of their top 43 places:
Some of the sites are portals into the past — ancient cities so well preserved that visiting them is like stepping into a previous century. Others feature feats of engineering or sublime works of art — or, in the cases of the Taj Mahal and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater, both. Travelers can visit temples and churches so breathtaking they must have been built with divine inspiration. For the more adventurous, we offer rewards beyond mere sightseeing — from a three-day hike across the Grand Canyon to a ride along China’s Yangtze River.
All 43 of these goals have been added to a new Day Zero feature list to make it easy to add them to your Todo or Someday lists.
View the 43 Places to See Before You Die list on Day Zero.
50 Sporting Events You Must See Live
Get close to the action with a selection of some of the must-see sporting events from around the world.
- Attend the Italian Grand Prix
- Attend the Super Bowl
- Attend the Summer Olympics
- Attend the 24 Hours of Le Mans
- Attend a Stanley Cup Final
- Attend the Major League Baseball World Series
- Attend the Daytona 500
- Attend the Boston Marathon
- Attend the Rugby World Cup
- Attend the Kentucky Derby
- Attend the Tour de France
- Attend a Major Golf Championship
- Attend the Cricket World Cup
- Attend the UEFA European Football Championship
- Attend the Australian Open
- Attend a Red Sox vs. Yankees game at Yankee Stadium
See the full list and others on the Day Zero website in the Features section - and you can easily add items you like to any of your own lists.
New Feature: Suggestions
In my quest to further develop features to help participants find interesting things to do for their projects, I have now added suggestions to the task adding section. Just start typing a goal, or enter a keyword, and a list of popular suggestions will show up.
You may also notice a few minor design changes to the user profile pages - this is in preparation for some upcoming features - stay tuned for more!
When I created the Day Zero Project website I did so to solve two basic problems: 1. A number of people contacted me wanted somewhere to post there 101 Things lists, and 2. The hardest part of creating a list is coming up with ideas. It is this second objective that I am most interested in exploring and building on as I largely see the purpose of sharing lists is to act as inspiration to others.
Right now there are a number of ways to find ideas on the site - you can browse random lists, play with the Idea Finder, read through some of the feature theme lists, or look through the Top 101 list.
These are all great sources of ideas but don’t give you an idea of what the Day Zero community are working on right now. So the latest feature I am adding is the first step in making the site more “real-time” - Tag pages! Now you can see what the latest goals added and updated are according to a range of categories. I’ve also added a Top Ten list of goals To Do and Done, and a selection of random tasks to the bottom of the page.
Check out the tag page for the Lists tag to see a good example.
I’ll be adding more categories soon, and more cool features to these pages, so check back regularly as things evolve. These tags have been applied to all popular goals, and more are being added constantly. Note: While it is not currently possible to tag your own goals, I’m looking into ways to enable this in the future.
Handpicked Ideas #5
This is the fifth in a regular series of posts that will pick out and highlight a few interesting submissions from Day Zero Project participants. I love the creative thought that some people put into their lists and how the scale of the task is not always as important as how fun or fulfilling it is.
- Go snorkeling in a shipwreck
- Read my height in books
- Ride a camel in the desert
- Learn a new word every day for a month
- Sleep in a treehouse
- Complete 7 goals in a week
- Open a cookbook to a random page and make whatever is on it
- Get rid of 100 things
- Have a zombie movie marathon
- Donate an entire paycheck
- Go to Disneyland from opening to closing
- Change my name for a day
- Make a pie on Pi day
- Shoot par on a golf course
- Choose 10 countries and read a book by an author from each
- Visit every country in Europe
- Compliment someone everyday for 10 days straight
- Paint my face for a sporting event
This list and others can also be found on the Day Zero website in the Features section - and you can easily add items you like to any of your own lists.
June 27, 2011 at 9:15pm
I have added a new feature to allow task notes to have their own page so that it is now possible to link directly to a note you may have posted. Just click the link icon next to the note and you will be transported to the new page, which can then be bookmarked or shared. I’ll be adding even more features to this page soon - so this is just the beginning!
ps. As you can see from the screenshot, this is also where you can go if you would like to delete a task note.
The New Seven Wonders of Nature
Voting is currently underway on the global poll to uncover the new seven wonders of nature:
The Official New7Wonders of Nature campaign started in 2007, immediately after the campaign to elect the man-made New Seven Wonders of the World, in which more than 100 million votes were cast. From over 440 participants representing over 220 countries and through a national qualification and race to become one of the Top 77, as well as the recommendations of the Panel of Experts led by Prof. Federico Mayor, the list of 28 “Official Finalist Candidates” has been determined.
The Official Declaration of the New7Wonders of Nature will be in 11/11/2011. I have set up a Day Zero Project list
of all 28 candidates for your To Do