Traveling: Your favorite destinations and your dream destinations

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  1. luvmymbpr macrumors regular

    luvmymbpr

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    What are your favorite places you've visited? What's on your dream list?

    Favorite

    Ireland - beautiful country, amazing and friendly people, and delicious Guinness.

    Germany - beautiful country, Oktoberfest is a blast, but people are hit or miss

    San Francisco Bay Area - lots of great things to see

    Dream

    Galapagos Islands
    Australia/New Zealand
    Alaska
    Antarctica

    Bonus - least favorite

    London - ignorant people, insanely expensive, horrible weather.
     
  2. b0fh666 macrumors 6502a

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    favorite : home

    dream : that my home was somewhere else, NZ would be fine :cool:
     
  3. luvmymbpr thread starter macrumors regular

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    I thought more people on this board would be travelers. :(
     
  4. Krafty macrumors 601

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    Favorite: Orlando, Florida

    Dream: Seoul, South Korea
     
  5. b0fh666 macrumors 6502a

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    I am, for one... have been everywhere (for work) that's why i'm not so fond of traveling :D
     
  6. Scepticalscribe, Jan 12, 2015
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    I love travelling. In fact, I travel a lot both for work and also for leisure.

    However, 'favourite' is such an elastic word. Many of the places I found most fascinating and interesting to visit, would not necessarily be counted among my 'favourite' places or dream destinations, although they may well have offered extraordinary experiences and endless subsequent food for thought.
     
  7. palmerc2, Jan 12, 2015
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    Favorite
    London, England
    Stockholm, Sweden
    Munich, Germany
    San Francisco, California
    Playa Del Carmen & Tulum, Mexico
    Montreal, Canada
    Budapest, Hungary
    Kelowna, Canada
    Austin, Texas
    Las Vegas, Nevada

    Dream
    I have an insatiable desire to travel the world except for India, and Africa (except for certain parts such as Seychelles, Cape Verde, and South Africa). Other than that, I literally want to travel everywhere. In the interest of conversation, I will list my Top 5 destinations...

    1. Thailand
    2. Australia (Perth, Melbourne)
    3. Maldives
    4. Colombia
    5. France

    Least Favorite
    Cancun, Mexico...because it's just a mini America, when I travel I want to be immersed in the local culture with the locals not stay in a Ritz-Carlton getting spa treatments....that's not travel.
    Cabo San Lucas, Mexico...same reason as Cancun
    Hamburg, Germany...because it doesn't have an identity like the rest of Europe. When you're in London, Prague, etc, you feel like you're in a different country / place, but not Hamburg.
     
  8. lowendlinux Contributor

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    My favorite is Egypt, though that might be surpassed by SA when I go there this summer.

    I really don't have a least favorite so much but my least favorite city by a LONG shot is LA.

    In a couple years I'll try to get work to send me to Alaska as it's the last place I've wanted to live but have not.

    I'll probably retire in Mallorca or Ibiza.
     
  9. sim667 macrumors 65816

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    Favourites:

    Japan - Fascinating place, I'd love to back.
    Iceland - Stunningly beautiful
    Barcelona - Arty and awesome
    Berlin - Fascinating contemporary history, lots going on and just a cool place generally.

    Dream:

    Vietnam and Cambodia
    Faroe Islands
    Patagonia

    I want to go everywhere, twice.
     
  10. kazmac macrumors 601

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    Favorite: Home

    Dream: If things calm down overseas,

    Copenhagen
    London
    Rome, Milan and Turin
     
  11. Talbethany macrumors newbie

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    Hi everyone,

    Its nice to read all your views.

    Dreaming doesn't cost you anything, so dream while its free to dream.

    I'm dreaming to go to Palawan, Philippines. There you'll find the "underground river" voted as one of the NEW SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD.
    :)
     
  12. colorspace macrumors 6502

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    Dream destination...

    Would love go back to go to Southern Patagonia, specifically one area that I have not visited -- the Cordillera Darwin (Darwin Range) in SW Tierra del Fuego in Chile. You have to get there by boat and keep your fingers crossed for good weather, but apparently if you get it... absolutely spectacular scenery.
     
  13. Gozar macrumors regular

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    Favorites (working backwards)
    Shanghai, China
    Paris, France
    Turin, Italy
    Istanbul, Turkey
    Barcelona, Spain
    São Paulo, Brazil
    Haulien, Taiwan
    London, England
    Rome, Italy
    Cancun, Mexico

    Dream
    Pyramids in Egypt
     
  14. bwhinnen macrumors 6502

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    Favorite

    Hawai'i - I've been all over O'ahu and driven around Hawai'i itself spending time on both Hilo and Kona sides. I always feel relaxed and at home stepping off the plane. Really want to visit the other islands when I get the chance, but there are so many places on the mainland I want to visit as well.

    London - So much history at your finger tips (literally at your finger tips).

    Dream

    So many places. My dream is to visit as many different places on the globe I can. Experiencing different cultures is something I enjoy. One high on my list is Japan.

    Bonus - least favorite

    None really. There is always something good to find in a place you visit. As much as I dislike LA; there are some great places to visit there.
     
  15. MacBH928 macrumors 68020

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    The best: it would be probably Los Angeles or California . I have many friends that travel constantly and almost all agree that L.A. is the best destination when you factor everything in, unless you are looking for a specific thing like hunting (which probably be better in Africa).


    Dream:
    Probably Hawaii and Japan

    Least favorite :

    Any 3rd world country that has safety issues, low living standards, and not tourist friendly. Place like Congo, current day Iraq, and North Korea
     
  16. determined09 macrumors 65816

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    I have just to travel but here's dream travel list.
    Rome Florence Venice
    Paris
    French Rivera
    London
    Greece
    Montreal
    Dubai
    Japan
    China
    Thailand
    hawaii
    Austraila
    NYC
    Caribbean
    Los Angeles
    New Zealand
    Croatia
     
  17. dec. Suspended

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    Places that I'd consider favourites:
    San Francisco
    London
    Prague
    Cologne (even after living close to there for 25 years)
    Toronto (even after living there and around it for 10 years)

    Dream Destinations
    Tokyo
    Sydney
     
  18. puma1552 macrumors 601

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    favorite - japan, where i used to live

    dream - japan again, thailand again, or vietnam

    asia ruined me and can ruin you too
     
  19. Ulenspiegel macrumors 68030

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    Favorites:
    Switzerland (Suisse Romande) - Geneva.
    Spain - Madrid, Barcelona.
    France - Paris.
    Italy - Venice.
    Austria - Vienna, Graz.
     
  20. statik13 macrumors regular

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    Every trip I do I find my list of favorite places expands... Mostly traveled throughout Europe, North America and some middle east.

    For favorites:

    Namibia & Botswana - Currently my all time favorite area. Amazing people, such beautiful landscape, wildlife that makes you gasp and truly a place you can find your soul.

    Egypt & Jordan- Hard to choose between the two. Both steeped in culture and history that spans millennia. Wonderful people and food and the diving is spectacular.

    Amsterdam (and area) - Admittedly too touristy at times, but so much fun. It feels like a second home every time I'm there.

    Scotland - Clean, beautiful, wonderful history, remote highlands and of course, scotch tasting.

    Avignon - Such a pretty city to laze around in and drink too much wine while watching the world go by.

    Banff & Jasper, Canada - I'm spoiled on this one as I live just a short road trip away. Make sure you get off the beaten path and away from the tourists. A hike in camping trip, or snowshoeing up a remote trail is a must.

    For Least Favorite:

    Cork, Ireland - In all fairness, I'm sure it is a wonderful place. It's my least favorite as we had a flat tire getting there, got lost finding the hotel and then wound up with food poisoning...

    Dream destinations:

    Right now, Puru, Chile and Argentina are on the top...
     
  21. cleirac macrumors 6502

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    Favorites:

    Countries - Spain and the Philippines
    Honorable Mention: Japan, France, Italy

    City - Madrid
    Honorable Mention: Sydney, Rome, Paris, Seville, San Sebastian, Makati, Seoul, Montreal, Prague, Malaga, Lisbon, HongKong, Kyoto, Tokyo, London, Honolulu, San Francisco, Berlin

    Islands - Tie: Tenerife, Boracay, Ibiza, Gran Canaria

    Towns / Villages - Cinque Terre, Lake Como, La Orotava, San Cristobal La Laguna

    Place - Overall Winner: Madrid, the happiest place on earth!

    Dream: ABCs
    Africa, Antartica, Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Cape Town, China

    Least Favorite: None
     
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    Favorite:

    Paris
    San Francisco
    Napa/Sonoma
    New York (well, I live there)
    California central coast (down to Santa Barbara)

    Dream:

    Spain
    French Polynesia (Tahiti, Bora Bora, Mo'orea, Huahine, Ra'iatea)
    Australia
    Rio de Janeiro
     
  23. TheGenerous macrumors 6502a

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    Favorite countries where I live;
    • Mexico
    • Japan; Osaka, Tokyo, and countryside of Kansai area
    • United States; California and Colorado

    Dream to go;
    • Spain; attend an important match of Barcelona competing in Champions League
    • Netherlands and Denmark; want to use the bicycle as much as in Japan but in an European setting. Live near the rivers

    Seoul, South Korea; On my first day I got lost on my way back and had a terrible experience with 9 out of 10 Koreans when asking for help using English. First time visit to KOR an first time people let me down and made me feel horrible.
     
  24. Centaurr macrumors 6502a

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    i would like to visit:

    ibiza
    japan
    england
    spain
    italy
    hawaii
    colombia
     
  25. determined09 macrumors 65816

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    I meant to state that I have yet to travel outside of the USA. But I already have my passport and my global entry card
     

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