The Best Place in the World

Jan 18th, 2003, 01:44 PM
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Tented cabin at Xigera Camp on an island in the Okavango Delta, Botswana, Africa. Incredible experience that the whole family would LOVE
Jan 20th, 2003, 12:21 PM
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It really depends on your taste. My 2 favorite places in the world are New Zealand and Thailand. NZ has such wonderful people but the real beauty is the topography.

Thailand is interesting more because of the culture/street shops. But for outdoor fun, there's nothing like riding on an elephant through banana fields in Chiang Mai.

You might also want to consider any dietary restrictions.

While I have not been, some of my family found the Galapogos Islands to be incredible. You can couple that with a trip through the jungles of Ecuador. If so, I suggest the Casa del Suisso, which is a beautiful but rustic lodge in the middle of nowhere. The guides take you through unmarked trails and some rafting.

Have fun !!!
Jan 20th, 2003, 12:50 PM
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It has been interesting and amusing to read all these responses. I agree with so many of them...
However, I would like to know, what do Yosemite and the Great Smoky Mountains National Parks have to do with Paris, Rome or Madrid. I have seen all of them and I live one hour fron the Smokies (where we go at least twice a year).Is it not like comparing apples and oranges? Please!!
Jan 20th, 2003, 02:50 PM
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I think the best place in the world is Darby, PA, USA. It features a home with a small airplane suspended upon its roof, a very large (but scenic) rock, as well as some fine examples of architectural decay and blight.

The locals are particularly friendly, especially if you are interested in shopping - the "must buy" item is a magic white powdery substance, sold in plasticine bags.
Jan 20th, 2003, 02:54 PM
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There's no place like home.

Jan 21st, 2003, 02:08 PM
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There's no place like home. After traveling to Europe, Asia, and South America, Vancouver BC is the most incredible place in the world. So much to do, see and eat of course!!
Mar 9th, 2003, 07:44 PM
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-is cheap
-is friendly
-has lots of castles and stuff
-has great restaurants and bars in Tallinn, the capital
-can be worked into a trip to interesting neighbouring countries
-is somewhere your friends probably haven't gone!
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Mar 9th, 2003, 08:20 PM
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The best place for me is HOME with hubby, kids and dogs.
Mar 14th, 2003, 05:20 AM
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It's Tahiti- Bora Bora to be specific. The natural beauty is incomparable.
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Mar 14th, 2003, 05:33 AM
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"Author: Clark
Date: 05/02/2001, 03:40 pm
Message: Venice smells
Prague is old
Parisians are rude and smelly
England has horrible food and weather
Russians are all living in fear of organized crime"

Hey! Stereotype boy!! I thought us English had adopted the good ole USA diet - fast food etc - does that mean you hate your own delicacies?! P
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Mar 14th, 2003, 05:46 AM
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... I also must add my faves.

1. Thailand - fantastic country and people
2. Kenya on Safari
3. USA - in particular, Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Florida, Monument Valley ... wow
4. Greek Islands
5. Last trip was to Rome - thoroughly enjoyable for a long weekend
6. Home
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Mar 15th, 2003, 10:17 AM
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I suggest that"the best place in the world" is a particular state of mind. What was better than dancing with your girl friend at the Junior Prom. How about, finally hooking the big trout in that special place. Mundane, "you are hired!" She says, "YES !". A jackpot at Las Vegas! The best place is all in the mind. Agree? Disagree? Now, and impossible, the kitchen table, and my mother's warm bread and butter, or was it the home made donuts! I have more, but thanks for initiating this thread.
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Mar 18th, 2003, 10:06 AM
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My home city, New York, will always be my best place. Second to that would be Tanzania. My then 11 year old son and I visited in the summer of 1998. Your kids, and yourselves, will never forget it. If you want to ask me any questions about our trip, my e-mail address is [email protected]
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Mar 18th, 2003, 01:00 PM
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A recent survey result posted on this site showed that Americans who went abroad for their vacations enjoyed the following countries most of all: Ireland,Australia and New Zealand.My favorite places are Rome,London,Paris,Killarney,San Francisco and Cape Town.
Mar 18th, 2003, 09:18 PM
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Like many have said, it depends what you are looking for. Since I live in a very beautiful, relaxing place near beach and in the country, my favorite vacation is in a City, and that city is PARIS! My fantasy best vacation (hopefully to become a reality) is BORA BORA; I haven't been successful in convincing my husband to go on a tropical vacation until recently. I have only seen it in pictures, but I hear from seasoned travelers it is the best tropical destination.
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Mar 20th, 2003, 02:35 PM
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Thus far,

1. Kauai
2. Big Island of Hawaii
3. Prague
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Mar 20th, 2003, 05:47 PM
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Right now....a 3 hour flight from anywhere Saddam Hussein is!

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Jan 26th, 2005, 04:58 AM
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To me the best trip would be a trip to Wales and England and if you have a hotal in England then you would need a car and you could drive to Wales. Wellk ok i am welish and English so to me it is fun to go to my hometown but really it is a fun place to go! and your kids will have fun too! so you get a great trip and a fun time and a history lesson all in one!
i got to go
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Feb 2nd, 2005, 12:16 PM
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I would like to amend my post from 3 years ago. In fact, ignore it completely...I was young and foolish.

1. Berner Oberland
2. Hawaii
3. Venice
4. Paris
5. Italian Lakes
6. Scottish Highlands
7. Loire Valley
8. Rome
9. London
10. San Francisco / wine country / north CA coast

There. Much better now.
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Feb 3rd, 2005, 08:23 AM
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Gsteed: "The best place is all in the mind".

Abso-posi-lutely true! We make our own Best Places in how we receive and react at any given moment to where we are, whom we're with, and what we're doing.

I know I have only "now". The past is unreachable, the future is only one of my assumptions.

Trite, perhaps. But also true.

For me the best part about travel is that it jolts me out of my ruts, forces me to reevaluate my own assumptions, to rethink how I deal with the world, and seems to make every "now" even more intense.

Great thread.

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