Your favorite international destination...

  • acousticpunk

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    Mar 20, 2011 6:11 AM GMT
    As part of my objective to travel the world, I wonder, where are the most interesting, unique, or incredible places out there? I've already covered most of Southeast Asia, but regardless I'd like to know where your favorite destination was and why.

    Personally, I recommend the Maldives and Prague.
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    Mar 20, 2011 6:57 AM GMT
    Not quite world travel, BUT still travel, I was going to suggest the "Happiest place on earth" ... Disneyland.

    I'm a sucker for that place. icon_redface.gif
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    Mar 20, 2011 7:06 AM GMT
    tomcat89 saidNot quite world travel, BUT still travel, I was going to suggest the "Happiest place on earth" ... Disneyland.

    I'm a sucker for that place. icon_redface.gif


    Correction...Disney World!
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    Mar 20, 2011 7:15 AM GMT
    never been at all but i bet the Phillipines would be amazing ... so many islands... and looompiaaa.
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    Mar 20, 2011 7:31 AM GMT
    North Queensland :
    The Bareer of Reef .. Townsville , Cairns and Cape York as well ... .Nature at its best ...icon_biggrin.gif
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    Mar 20, 2011 1:22 PM GMT
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    I studied aboard here and worked for a French company. The same company that I now work for here in the States.

    I fell absolutely in love with the city and became a full blown Francophile.

    To me, there is nothing like Paris in the world.
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    Mar 20, 2011 1:27 PM GMT
    I loved both of these, the small very old villages of Belgium like Ghent, and for large cities it would have to be Paris or London, I could spend weeks exploring both. The French and Italian Riviera was great too, Next I want to see Morocco
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    Mar 20, 2011 1:31 PM GMT
    Iceland or Greece.

    Iceland is a land from a fairytale. Great culture

    A had so many beautiful memories of Greece. Beautiful water, people, and history.
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    Mar 20, 2011 1:33 PM GMT
    That's a difficult question since there are so many places to choose from.

    India. Your experiences there will astound you.

    Have fun!
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    Mar 20, 2011 1:44 PM GMT
    Southern France, specifically Arles. It's a small, winding medieval city with amazing history. A full-blown Roman arena and amphitheater are located in the center of the city, so you can sit outside drinking wine and eating amazing local French food in the shadow of a Roman colosseum. It's also where Van Gogh spent some formative years and painted his most famous paintings (e.g., Starry Night, Cafe Terrace at Night, Bridge at Arles, etc. etc.). It's pretty amazing to walk around the exact sites Van Gogh painted, a lot of which are still in the same/similar condition. It's not a crowded city, the people are friendly, and it seems to fly under the tourist radar.

    More on Arles: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arles
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    Mar 20, 2011 1:47 PM GMT
    I was just in the UK for the first time. It was AMAZING. The company I work for has an office 45 minutes outside of London.

    I took the train into London and let myself get lost. I walked around seeing all of the architecture, and energy of the city.

    I was quite content to just wander around the city. I would have better enjoyed it with a travel pal and there is always the next time.

    I love Australia and I hope to see more of europe soon.
  • medguy_

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    Mar 20, 2011 2:00 PM GMT
    I loved Bali. First of all its very cheap...

    The food, yoga in the rice fields, massages, beaches, amazing food and nice people make for a good destination ;)
  • dragonsxx

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    Mar 20, 2011 2:04 PM GMT
    I love Formentera (island in Spain) where I could swim naked and dance all day on the beach.

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    Mar 20, 2011 2:13 PM GMT
    medguy_ saidI loved Bali. First of all its very cheap...

    The food, yoga in the rice fields, massages, beaches, amazing food and nice people make for a good destination ;)


    Bali is very special. Everyone is an artist and you can pick up beautiful clothes, art, wood carvings etc.
  • Jimmy201001

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    Mar 20, 2011 2:40 PM GMT
    Tuscany is my favourite!
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Mar 20, 2011 3:00 PM GMT
    That little slice of heaven known as Mykonos, Greece is my favorite place on earth...

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    Mar 20, 2011 3:02 PM GMT
    Domestic for myself but international for others: Fernie B.C., Newfoundland, Halifax, and the Gulf Islands.

    International for myself: Germany, Corcovado National Park (Costa Rica), list goes on.
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    Mar 20, 2011 3:02 PM GMT
    SIMHR saidparis.jpg

    I studied aboard here and worked for a French company. The same company that I now work for here in the States.

    I fell absolutely in love with the city and became a full blown Francophile.

    To me, there is nothing like Paris in the world.


    I agree I love Paris!! Its an amazing place... nothing like it!
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    Mar 20, 2011 3:15 PM GMT
    if you're interested in a destination off the beaten track and a bit more adventurous, i would suggest Lamu, a small island off the coast of Kenya with a rich history, kind people, and amazing scene.

    best thing about the small island is there is only one motorized vehicle located on the entire island (owned by some important city official) and you get around by donkey, foot, or sail boat.

    one of my favorite places to visit when i was a peace corps volunteer in that area.
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    Mar 20, 2011 3:46 PM GMT
    I've been to some amazing, very out-of-the-way places around the globe, but the ones I keep coming back to should be on everyone's tourist radar, because they really are that good:

    Australia - Incredible scenery, outdoorsy lifestyle, and friendly, welcoming, fun people.

    Spain - A fantastic mix of cultures, history, art & architecture - plus some nice beaches, spectacular mountains, fun festivals, and damn good food too.

    The Greek Isles - Hands down, the most casual lifestyle on earth. (OK, so I watched Summer Lovers on cable at least a hundred times back in the early 80s - and yes it's kinda cheesy - but the great part is, back then, IT REALLY WAS LIKE THAT! And if you haven't seen the movie, and have any interest in seeing hot young naked male and female bodies in an idyllic setting, rent it! You'll be on a plane for the Greek Isles within a week!)

    A little farther off the tourist radar, and probably a once-in-a-lifetime trip:

    Bhutan - A very different place in every way. Isolated from the rest of the world until fairly recently, this Himalayan Buddhist kingdom is working very hard to keep their traditional culture intact - but it is not a "living museum", as it's often characterized. These are real people who live in the modern world, with a very different outlook, namely that GNH (Gross National Happiness) is just as important as GNP (Gross National Product).
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    Mar 20, 2011 3:56 PM GMT
    I had the chance to travel a bit in my life so i had the opportunity to see some really amazing places.

    If i had to choose some destinations to go again it'd be:

    1)New Zealand
    2) Seychelles
    3)Italy


    Countries I'd love to discover are Argentina, Easter Island (a one life time trave I think!!)
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    Mar 20, 2011 4:12 PM GMT
    acousticpunk saidAs part of my objective to travel the world, I wonder, where are the most interesting, unique, or incredible places out there? I've already covered most of Southeast Asia, but regardless I'd like to know where your favorite destination was and why.

    Personally, I recommend the Maldives and Prague.


    For total relaxation -beach destination- Barbados and Anguilla

    Cosmopolitan - Rome
  • eddieross69

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    Mar 20, 2011 4:42 PM GMT
    Svalbard, a small island/glacier in the Arctic Circle.

    I spent three days there on my Scandanavian adventure a few years ago. The island is part of Norway and also part of Russia.

    Fun things I did:

    Ride horses that were descendants of the Viking's horses. At one point we came upon a herd of reindeer and were quickly surrounded by them. They have no predators, so they are rather fearless.

    Hiked a glacier and went fossil hunting (found some REALLY good ones).

    Not the usual tourist destination, but an experience one will remember.
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    Mar 20, 2011 4:43 PM GMT
    realifedad said I loved both of these, the small very old villages of Belgium like Ghent, and for large cities it would have to be Paris or London, I could spend weeks exploring both. The French and Italian Riviera was great too, Next I want to see Morocco


    Ghent a village??? Seriously? icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Mar 20, 2011 4:45 PM GMT
    International destination??? What on earth is a "national destination"???

    For me its the Grand canyon... My global number one

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