Which destination would you most recommend?

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1. Posted by AndyF (Moderator 2402 posts) 3w Star this if you like it!

Which of the places you've visited would you most recommend others to visit?

I saw some friends talking about this on Facebook and it brought up some fascinating suggestions.

I hope this doesn't become a spam magnet - I'll be zero tolerance, and for the avoidance of doubt please do not post your home town or any place you are soliciting trade for! Low grade replies that look like spam will be binned.

For my own answer, it's difficult to choose but I think I'll say the Lofoten Islands in Norway, for pure visual wow factor. Jagged mountains rising up from the sea.

[ Edit: Edited on 24 Aug 2021, 11:23 GMT by AndyF ]

2. Posted by Teoni (Travel Guru 1725 posts) 3w 1 Star this if you like it!

That is so hard I feel like I could recommend everywhere I've been. Can it only be one? There is so many places I would pick I'll probably change my mind after posting but lets say Lord Howe Island, everything about it was so amazing, the people, the wilderness, wildlife, walking tracks, beaches, scenery, food. Just hands down a magical week

3. Posted by Borisborough (Moderator 1603 posts) 3w 2 Star this if you like it!

Wow - that really is so hard! Almost like being asked to name your favourite Beatles song.

For a country as a whole, Bolivia would probably be second to Tanzania - trekking, wildlife, beaches, people. Australia's up there too

For an island, the Galapagos Islands are fabulous, Rottnest Island has the quokkas but I think Borneo is my favourite there.

For a city, I still love London, Paris and Moscow are fabulous (strangely, all European) but I'm going for Rome here.

And in ten minutes time, when I've thought a bit longer, all these will change.

An edit to change "I" to "I'm", not to change my choices. But, hang on a minute .........

[ Edit: Edited on 25 Aug 2021, 00:33 GMT by Borisborough ]

4. Posted by AndyF (Moderator 2402 posts) 3w Star this if you like it!

Did you just choose 10 places there Boris!

5. Posted by hennaonthetrek (Respected Member 868 posts) 3w 1 Star this if you like it!

I haven't been in many different places and still this is very difficult question!

But to narrow it down I started to think, where I wouldn't want to necessarily go back to, it helped a bit but still I am not sure. It depends so much on the mood, do I fancy a city break or nature..

So, after Boris I don't break so many Andys "rules", if I suggest only 2 places....

If in mood for city, go Budapest and for nature go to Åland

Budapest is easy city with lots to see and do and Åland has beautiful nature.

6. Posted by AndyF (Moderator 2402 posts) 3w 1 Star this if you like it!

Quoting hennaonthetrek

So, after Boris I don't break so many Andys "rules", if I suggest only 2 places....

You're a good girl. A fine example that some people from New Zealand could learn from. ;)

Budapest is hard to beat for a citybreak. History, architecture, nightlife, hiking in the Buda hills, all the transport stuff for us geeks, the spas, and the cheap prices!

7. Posted by Beausoleil (Travel Guru 1781 posts) 3w Star this if you like it!

Anyplace in the Dordogne River valley with all the cave paintings, history and great food along with spectacular scenery.

The Mercantour National Park in Provence for spectacular Alps, great wildlife and few people. Must admit the driving is a bit scary but the scenery is worth it.

In the USA, eastern Ohio into Pennsylvania for the Pennsylvania Dutch (Deutsch) country and beautiful rolling hills. If you can go in autumn, the fall colors are easily as beautiful as New England and far fewer people. The food is excellent.

8. Posted by 55vineyard (Full Member 152 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

It depends on the person you are talking to and their interests.
For example with few exceptions I do not care for cities while my late husband loved them, he would tolerate beach vacations as long as there was a nearby bar to repair to, while I could lounge for several hours on the beach or by the pool (pool, A/C and fridge mandatory) with a book.

9. Posted by greatgrandmaR (Travel Guru 2005 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

Quoting AndyF

Which of the places you've visited would you most recommend others to visit?

There are lots of place where I haven't been that I would like to recommend (like New Zealand), but you have limited it to places I've been

I am a fan of Bermuda. It is a place that I happily revisit. I insisted that our children go with us on a cruise to Bermuda for our 60th wedding anniversary. One of my children almost refused to go (and her husband would not get on the ship), but she liked Bermuda when she got there - she just didn't want to go by boat. (She gets seasick).

I would also happily revisit the UK.

10. Posted by irenevt (Travel Guru 646 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

I love Austria, especially the area around Reutte in the Tirol. I also love Japan, especially the Island of Kyushu. I'd happily live in either of these places if I could.