The Best Place in the World

Aug 9th, 2005, 05:39 PM
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I will never forget my once in a lifetime trip to Kenya. The safaris. The people. The animals. The food. I loved it! Traveled with Globus and had a great time. New Zealand was beautiful too.
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Aug 11th, 2005, 08:08 AM
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I think San Sabastion in Spain, Basque country is a ˝donīt miss city˝. Fodors said it was a perfect city and I agree. Also, the Dead Sea region - take a jeep trip back in the desert see Bedioun, who still think the British are ruling -- no kidding!
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Aug 18th, 2005, 11:12 AM
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Sitting on a boulder at Lake Yellowstone, Wyoming, on a chilly September morning listening to the trumpeting of the elks in rut. Or dangling your legs over the north rim of the Toroweap section of the Grand Canyon.
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Sep 1st, 2005, 10:24 PM
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Paris, Rome, Venice, London, how can you go wrong? The cradle of western culture, with limitless attractions.
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Sep 2nd, 2005, 07:32 AM
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Best place in the world? Author back in Apr. 2001 asked this eliciting many varied responses to include all those favorite spots in Ireland, Italy, Britain, Greece, etc. So many memories we have of idyllic places we've been to, maybe stayed awhile in.

But aren't they all illusory? Many are part of a dream world called "travel."
Then we come back home and kick off our shoes and realize it's maybe best of all. That was the first answer from Shanna though she then proceeded to wander off into yonder places.

So I'll vote for my home in the Missouri Ozarks for my own reasons not necessarily connected to scenic beauty although we have that, too.

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Sep 25th, 2005, 02:37 AM
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Jen... beauty really is in the eye of the beholder. That will be different for different people of course. I was in Hawaii for 6 months. It's a tropical paradise that is beautiful. But I have to tell you, I really enjoy Eastern Europe for it's incredible cultural diversity. I find a real beauty in the hearts of the people that were oppressed for so many years. It's quite an experience. The best place? For this moment, for me this is it. Here's a couple of decent site's www.inyourpocket.com and www.bestofukraine.com for this region of the planet...take care and good luck!!
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Sep 26th, 2005, 02:15 AM
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one of the best place in the world is France, especially the Loire Valley with all these castles and activities!!!
and paris is also one of the best place in the world!!!
VIVE LA FRANCE!!!!!!!!!
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Sep 26th, 2005, 05:50 AM
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...taking an early morning walk on the small local shore in Waterton, Alberta Canada in Glacier National Park was pretty hard to beat recently....
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Sep 28th, 2005, 06:38 PM
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If heaven isn't what it's cracked up to be, then take me back to GIMMELWALD!
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Oct 5th, 2005, 12:22 PM
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Oct 5th, 2005, 02:40 PM
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kukenhof gardens outside amsterdam on a sunny spring day! the oxygenized air and frangrance are almost a sensory overload!
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Oct 11th, 2005, 01:52 PM
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This is a difficult one!! There are just soo many fabulous places..and all so different.
Anyway here is my top ten (maybe a few extra too!!)

1.Homer, Alaska.
2.Paris, France
3.Dubrovnik, Croatia
4.Heron Island, Great Barrier Reef.
5.Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
6.Venice, Italy.
7.Grindelwald, Switzerland.(in summer)
8.Isle of Man -anytime but especially in TT week
9.Nafplion, Greece.
10.San Francisco, USA
11.Phnom Penh, Cambodia
12.Quilty, County Clare, Ireland.

They are all BEST places for different and special reasons.
Lots of our enjoyed places include places with great scenery, wildlife, history or architecture, but what makes these all special has to be something that is really hard to describe -but maybe its the ambience of the place or who we are with! It is definitely what turns a good place to visit into a really special and memorable one!!

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Oct 24th, 2005, 04:37 AM
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"Sure, 'tis a great day for any traveler if they kick off their Ireland trip with a visit to darlin' Dublin."

I'd rate Dublin one of the worst, or a least the the worst capital in Europe. You pay London prices for Cleveland ambience. Even if you want Irish ambience, it is a lousy place to go.
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Oct 24th, 2005, 06:06 AM
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Oct 24th, 2005, 07:15 AM
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OMG!!!! imhornet!!

You have to be a troll. I have never, NEVER heard you be positive, NEVER!!! If you are in fact for real, you must be one of the most miserable, grumpy individuals I have ever come across.
Why do you bother!! STAY AT HOME!
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Oct 27th, 2005, 06:46 PM
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i have only travelled in the u.s. but my top 2 are a tie: arches national park in utah and the tuolumne meadows area of yosemite national park in california. both are relativly unvisited in relation to their crowded counterparts (the canyons of the sw and the yosemite valley). Both also offer amazing unique landscapes and the most beautiful sunrises ever!
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Oct 31st, 2005, 08:29 AM
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This has to be the longest thread I've seen on this web site! But it's interesting to take a moment and think about past trips and what we enjoyed (and didn't). Though I'm relatively new to international travel, my husband and I have traveled extensively through the states. I agree with someone along the way that said if you haven't toured the USA with your kids, that should be your first thought. There is such a variety of wonderful experiences to be had. My top choices within the States are:
1. San Francisco
2. Colorado- anywhere... (I especially love Crested Butte and the Collegiate Peaks area for their spendor!)
3. New Orleans- for the history, the spookiness and the debauchery!)
4. Chicago (it's what Detroit SHOULD be)
5. The Florida Keys
6. New York
7. Michigan in Autumn
8. Monterey, California- beautiful scenery, the Aquarium is spectacular, and lots of wineries!
If we're talking internationally, my experience is limited but I have been to some wonderful locations so far...
1. Venice- nothing like it!
2. Malta- the oldest ruins on the planet-fascinating! And absolutely breathtaking views!
3. Belize- amazing coral reefs, marvelous people and Mayan ruins!
4. Bellagio, Italy- views of the the Italian Alps, warm and friendly people, and remote location make it a very relaxing vacation.

But really, anywhere you are with the people you love is the best place to be. I have been in terrible locations but as long as I'm with my husband we've had a great time.
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Nov 28th, 2005, 05:19 AM
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>OMG!!!! imhornet!!

>You have to be a troll. I have never, NEVER heard you be positive, NEVER!!! If you are in fact for real, you must be one of the most miserable, grumpy individuals I have ever come across.
Why do you bother!! STAY AT HOME!

I live in Dublin and he's right! I wouldn't recommend it as a holiday destination to anyone.
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Nov 28th, 2005, 06:40 AM
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Best place in the World, Finland.
I also live in Dublin, and think its a smashing city, of course there are some people who are never happy no matter what they have, they are called " Moaners"
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Nov 28th, 2005, 06:56 AM
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Poor imhornet
Sorry you didnt like Ireland but the person didn't ask what you didn't like but what you do like!! Do you like anywhere or are you just a miserable old sod who just wants to complain?? Me thinks you are just teasing and lookin for replies from the Irish!! Ya divil!!
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