Best world places you have been?

Discussion in 'Travel' started by rob lay, Oct 13, 2015.

  1. max930

    max930 F1 Veteran
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    Apr 16, 2017
    I like driving, so seldom leave Canada or the states. My favorite is driving to California from Vancouver. 101 freeway is a blast to drive down along the coast. My best trip was to the Ritz Carlton Laguna Beach.......................................
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  3. 3POINT8

    3POINT8 F1 Rookie

    Jan 23, 2014
    Edinburgh is fantastic. Great food, great prices, great scotch, friendly people, beautiful scenery.

    Vienna is wonder as well. Very regal, clean, relatively inexpensive, great food as well

    Barcelona - vibrant, great beaches, art, young population
  4. Smiles

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  5. Arun R

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    Dec 16, 2017
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    The Amalfi coast has been one of my top places. We chartered a speedboat to take us to Capri and we finished up the trip in Como.

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  6. Steelton Keith

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    Aug 19, 2009
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    Brugges Belgium. Any place in Australia. Paris. Edinburgh. Lucca. Steelton.
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  8. tantumaude

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    One that's a bit off the beaten path: Pamukkale, Turkey. Nowhere else can you bathe in calcium travertines and go for a swim in a 2000 year-old Roman pool (complete with ruins and slightly radioactive water). Cheap, too. Loved it.
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  9. ag512bbi

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    Nov 8, 2003
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    I love beautiful beaches. Been to MANY from
    So. Cal (Newport where I live)
    a few places in the Mediterranean
    and a few more I can't remember,
    To me, No where beat Bora Bora.
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  11. Dai Baracca

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    Will be back in Europe again this summer....Italy in July & France in August...a driving trip...can't wait.
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  13. Gran Drewismo

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    What parts?
  14. Dai Baracca

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    In July I'll be in Sorrento/Amalfi Coast...August Paris with a drive up to Normandy
  15. lopena

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    Virtually every good restaurant in Paris is closed in August, so do some homework before you leave.

  16. luckyjack

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    Paris. I have so many good memories of this city. In my last trip I tried outcall erotic massage in Paris, one of my friends advised me this service and it was completely new experience for me. Best massage I ever had. This summer I'm planning to visit France again. Hope that sensual masseuse still works there.
  17. Christian.Fr

    Christian.Fr Two Time F1 World Champ

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    Admiral Nelson place.
    I can t say anymore, I don t want to see tourists. I m egoist??.... Yes :)
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  18. ag512bbi

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    TOP TOP travel agent wanted.
    Caribbean travel and/or for European Travel.
    Any good references?
    Appreciate it.
  19. Frank_C

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    May 29, 2004
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    Frank Cavallo
    Family vacations:
    Northern Italy- Como, Verona to Venice and Verona to Rome and everything in between x 8-10 (can't remember anything before HS)
    Yugoslavia (Croatia now) x 6-8 (as above)
    Paris x 2
    I've skied the Stelvio glacier in the summer
    Caribbean- Aruba, Jamaica, Granada, Barbados, St Martin, Bahamas, et al
    the Canary(s)

    Sonora high desert (ol' Mexico) twice
    Rockies twice
    Alaska 7 times including Kodiak twice- going back again for moose in September. Plane crash in '07.
    BC twice
    South Island New Zealand
    Zimbabwe- going back in '20
    Doing the Spanish slam in December (wife is happy as this replaced a marco polo hunt in Tajikistan....)

    Leaving for Modena (Ferrari and Maserati tours), then Como (Villa d'Este), then Verona on Tuesday.
  20. AbarthDave1

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    Nov 7, 2015
    Just got back from a great trip in Italy. Favorite part was staying in Baveno on Lake Maggiore. Very relaxing. Many great restaurants in the area. Excellent walking trails into the hills above. Nice drives along the lake into one small town after another.Lake Orca is a short drive away. Just over an hour away from Milano.

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  21. NoSpeedLimit

    NoSpeedLimit Karting

    Sep 6, 2013
    I have never heard of a Lake Killerwhale in Italy.
    Do you mean Lago d'Orta?
  22. AbarthDave1

    AbarthDave1 Karting

    Nov 7, 2015
    I sit corrected.
  23. Innovativethinker

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    Bora bora 30 years ago. Truly a paradise then

    South island of new Zealand, where i wouldn’t mind moving to.

    Middle off effin nowhere about 100 miles north of the arctic circle in Canada, on adventure motorcycles.

    In naples, about 80’ underground in an old roman market that had been excavated
  24. 67bmer

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    Oct 28, 2015
    Reethi Rah Maldives
    Modena-Turin Italy, Ferrari, Lamborghini, etc. Museums
    Vilamendhoo Maldives
    Valencia Spain
    Columbus Isle Bahamas
    Madrid area Spain
    Turks and Caicos
    Paris France
  25. 71Satisfaction

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    Cool to read your experiences and get ideas for destinations...

    I've never vacationed in a place I didn't love...
    We tend to avoid resorts, hotels, cruises. Our goals are to be independent so we can stop where we want. We find our own accommodations and rent a car (or in Peru, Egypt, Turkey we hired personal guides).. We - ya know - seek out "the authentic" - and I think we've mostly succeeded.

    Norway - For everything. Brønnøysund, Fredrikstad, The Hvaler Islands, Stavanger, Seljord.. spent a lot of time there. Salmon & trout fishing, trekking, outstanding roads and infrastructure.
    Sweden - Stay in Sigtuna, visit Stockholm harbor and the Skjærgård. Culture, food and fun.
    Banff, Canada - Winter! Stay in a hotel downtown. Walking distance to everything. Complimentary shuttle to slopes for skiing, snowmobiling. Excellent food and nightlife. Beautiful scenery.
    Perth & Freo, Australia - Stay at a boutique hotel in Freo. Rent an outback equipped truck. Sailing & surfing, fast friends, nightlife and accessing the outback.
    Naxos, Greece - Best kept secret. Stay in the mountains, rent a car, explore a lot and visit the beaches. Scuba diving, food, small hidden towns, fabulous local people.
    Ioannina, Greece - Second best kept secret. The drive from Athens is awesome. Stay in the Kastro. Day trip to the mountain towns, Meteora, enjoy the lake, culture, landscape, trekking, food.
    Virgin Gorda, BVI - Personal favorite: Rent a house & jeep to explore, don't visit by sea. Local people, very private beaches, scuba diving, snorkeling, and food.
    Peru - Absolutely phenomenal. Set up your itinerary and accommodations with a local Touring Company, with private guide and driver. Culture, natural landscape, urban fabric, trekking, museums, shopping, even a classic car museum in Lima, but don't forget to see the off-the-beaten-track places - Trujillo, Chichlayo, Arequipa, Puno, Pisac... and find the northern archeological ruins at Cajamarca..
    Ayvalik, Turkey - Rent a house in the city or at a beach community. Genuine local city, walkable, great food, waterfront, beaches, bicycling works too. The crossroads of Greek Orthodoxy and Ottoman Islam. Guided tours or local bus to ancient Greek sites.

    Cities - each one completely fascinating: Vienna, Paris, London, Prague, Budapest, Athens, Rome, Istanbul, Cairo..

    On our list:
    - Rent a house and boat on the Danube in Romania.
    - Pyrenees Mountains.
    - Sardinia or Corsica, each very different..

    Photos from Naxos, Norway and Banff...

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  26. Flavio_C

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    Sep 7, 2012
    Best place I have ever been is Japan (Kyoto, Tokyo, Osaka, etc.) hands down. Best food in the world, super polite people, super clean, no immigrants, culture, almost everything is impeccable. The second best would be Switzerland. Also highly civilized like Japan, beautiful scenarios, just the food that is a bit of a deception, not that it's bad, it's just not as rich as Japanese or Italian cusines.
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  27. wthensler

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    While I don’t travel nearly as much as I used to, some great places I’ve been to include:

    Southern Ireland,
    UK (London, Manchester)
    France (Paris, Bordeaux, Lyon)
    Italy (Bologna, Milano, Genoa)
    Switzerland (all over)
    Germany (Hamburg, Dresden, Frankfurt, Marburg)
    Lithuania (Vilnius, Kaunas, Palanga)
    Czech Republic (Prague)
    Netherlands (all over)
    Denmark (Copenhagen)
    Sweden (Stockholm, Gothenburg)
    Japan (all over, including Tokyo, Osaka, Hiroshima)
    Korea (Seoul)
    China (Hong Kong, Chengdu)
    USA (46 states)
    Mexico (Mexico City, Toluca)

    Too many beautiful places, people, culture and food to pick a favourite. We’re going to UK, Wales, Scotland and Ireland in a few weeks. I’d like to hit NZ, AU, and more of SE Asia next. Africa would be another bucket list item.
  28. alexgld

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    Feb 23, 2014
    I've been to 23 countries so far.
    I can name 3 of my favorite vacation places, that I would come back to again:
    Amangiri, UT, USA
    The Retreat at Blue Lagoon, Iceland
    Lake Tahoe, CA

    There are a lot of good places in the world, but only few great/amazing the ones above are amazing.
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