Travel top 10’s


I get these emails from – top 10 this and that.  Sometimes I want to keep them because I don’t see anywhere on the site where they do.  So, I’m just going to keep them here. And just ignore the wacky abbreviations. No, I don’t know why they make up their own when there are perfectly good conventions already in use. But I am too lazy to fix them all.

Top 10 unusual attractions
Alcatraz, San Francisco, CA
Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto, Canada
Wai-o-tapu Thermal Wonderland, Rotorua, New Zealand
Mummy Museum, Guanajuato, Mexico
Green Sand Beach, Hawi, Hawaii
Stonehenge, Amesbury, England
Winchester Mystery House, San Jose, Calif.
International UFO Museum and Research Center, Roswell, N.M.
Speakers’ Corner, London, England

Top 10 US Beaches
Fort De Soto Park, Tierra Verde, Fla.
Bahia Honda State Park and Beach, Big Pine Key, Fla.
St. Andrews State Park, Panama City, Fla.
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, Oahu, Hawaii
Kailua Beach Park, Oahu, Hawaii
La Jolla Cove, La Jolla, Calif.
Green Sand Beach, Hawi, Hawaii
Tunnels Beach, Kauai, Hawaii
Honeymoon Island State Park, Dunedin, Fla.
Edisto Beach State Park, Edisto Island, S.C.

Top 10 Couples destinations
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Seville, Spain
Soufriere, St. Lucia
Koh Samui, Thailand
Paris, France
Carmel, Calif.
Venice, Italy
Antalya, Turkey
Santorini, Greece

Top 10 Quirkiest Hotels
McMenamins Kennedy School, Portland, Ore.
Forget-Me-Not Lodge and the Aurora Express, Fairbanks, Alaska
Dog Bark Park Inn, Cottonwood, Idaho
Kokopelli Cave Bed and Breakfast, Farmington, N.M.
The Victorian Mansion at Los Alamos, Los Alamos, Calif.
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, Eureka Springs, Ark.
Wigwam Motel, Holbrook, Ariz.
Adobe Grand Villas, Sedona, Ariz.
Shady Dell RV Park, Bisbee, Ariz.
Winvian, Morris, Conn

Top 10 Romantic Restaurants
The Olde Pink House, Savannah, Ga.
Better Than Sex Dessert Restaurant, Key West, Fla.
Mon Ami Gabi at Paris Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nev.
Latitudes, Key West, Fla.
Dahl & DiLuca, Sedona, Ariz.
Noble Fare, Savannah, Ga.
Wish, Miami Beach, Fla.
Beach House Restaurant, Kauai, Hawaii
Collage Restaurant, Saint Augustine, Fla.
One if by Land, Two if by Sea, New York City, N.Y.

Top 10 Free Things to Do
Big Apple Greeter, New York City, N.Y.
D.C. by Foot, Washington, D.C.
Jelly Belly Factory Tour, Fairfield, Calif.
Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs, Colo.
St. Louis Zoo, St. Louis, Mo.
Hershey’s Chocolate World, Hershey, Pa.
Staten Island Ferry, New York City, N.Y.
Pearl Harbor and the U.S.S. Arizona, Honolulu, Hawaii
Samuel Adams Brewery, Boston, Mass.
Fremont Street Experience, Las Vegas, Nev.


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