2011 Top 25 World Destinations

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  1. milchap
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    So I've been to 7 of the 25. I wonder who here has been to all -btw, love Paris, Grand Cayman and London the best!
     
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    I've only been to 6 / 25 - so much more to see!
     
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    So which ones have you NOT been to from the list? :)
     
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    Machu Pichu, St Petersberg, Kyoto, Queenstown, Siem Reap, Buenos Aires, Ko Phi Phi, Petra.
     
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    This would be some MR to visit all these in one trip ;)
     
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    8/25. I'm pathetic! ;)
     
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    ...just look at it as your bucket list. :)
    I am adding St Petersberg next month.
     
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    I need to get going too......though for a while I won't be able to add to my list....but you are not the most pathetic in here ;):(
     
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    I have a 50 year head start on many milepointers. My first one was to Paris in 1968. There is no credit for age.
     
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    Also 17/25. Missing Machu Picchu, Rio, Kyoto, Queenstown, Siem Reap, Ko Pho Phi Don, Grand Cayman and Petra.
     
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    Oh I don't know......there must be a Canadian equivalent to AARP rates :)
     
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    Haha, well my stat was a bit deceptive. It's really 6/25 (Las Vegas, San Francisco, Honolulu, Buenos Aires, Kyoto, Hong Kong). The other 2 (Sydney, London) will be added in June/July on a trip I booked.

    And yes, you read that list right. I've never been to NYC! :oops:
     
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    9/25 and will add Venice this year!
     
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    We don't bite...
     
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    I've been to JFK and LGA, and I even have free lodging on Roosevelt Island anytime I want to stay. I just haven't had the chance yet.

    Interestingly I had a 20 hr lay over on my way to HKG at JFK once. I booked a cheap night at a La Quinta and planned on heading into the city for the day. I got there at 11 AM and the front desk staff said there was no rooms free, that I had a cheap rate and would have to wait till 4/5 PM, and even refused to allow me to store my luggage while I went out. I was shocked. My day of fun in NYC turned into me being crabby and stuck on Long Island till 5 PM, grabbing dinner, and deciding it just wasn't worth it to go into the city with my early departure.

    Also, I took a taxi from LGA to the hotel and the driver drove around for about 45 minutes (no traffic) apparently lost and eventually went to JFK and told me to get out. LOL.

    That's my NYC story, clearly not the best. But I'm willing to give it another shot. :)
     
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    10/25.
    • Sydney (most livable city in the world)
    • Paris (i want to live here for a few years some day)
    • New York (home town)
    • London (every ethnicity in the world represented in this city?)
    • Barcelona (dirty?)
    • Hong Kong (special combination of east asia and west)
    • Jerusalem (worth seeing regardless of your religion)
    • Honolulu (suprised this made it to their list - oh, it is Trip Advisor)
    • San Francisco (most recently in the Fairmont President's suite!)
    • Las Vegas (throw me a yo!).
    Since this is a TA list, I'm surprised Tampa, Florida didn't make it. After all, they do have the famous Comfort Suite at Fairgrounds-Casino, one of the top hotels in the United States. http://bit.ly/j5x0nt ;)
     
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    This made me laugh.

    In 20+ years, I've only had a cabbie in NY try to f with me once...I was picking up a cab from a hotel in midtown after a meeting, with luggage, going to LGA. While JFK is a fixed fare, LGA isn't. Clearly thinking I was a bumpkin from out of town, the driver started taking a way out of the way route. I turned on the local accent (and some not so nice local words) pretty hard...and we got back on course right away...the driver actually took a u-turn on 42nd to start going the right way. Regrettably, with my bags in the boot I couldn't get out, which I would have otherwise done.

    NY is great most of the time...but sometimes (cab or hotel), you have to get in someone's face a bit here to get something done. (A number of my colleagues are from overseas and all remark on how tough this is to get used to...but in six months, they've got it down!)
     
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    12/25 for me.
     
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    I'll toughen up the next time I'm in town. ;)
     
  22. 20/25 for me :)
    I still need to do Machu Picchu, Rio, Siem Reap, Ko Phi Phi Don, and Petra. Sounds like a great RTW.
     
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    10/25
    I'm feeling ok about it since I'm 23, but I can't help feeling like booking a few trips. A hike in Peru sounds like a nice way to cross another off the list.
     
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    A noble goal which I was thinking of myself. Then I remembered that this is the 2011 edition, which means in 7 months we'll have a whole new list of destinations to make us feel like inadequate travelers. :D
     
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    12/15 for me as well.
     

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