Monument Valley, Navajo Tribal Nation, USA

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Monument Valley just has to rank in the top 5 natural places to visit in the United States.  It is a must see for anyone traveling the southwest.  Pay the fee to travel the 17 mile loop in the Navajo Tribal Park.  You won’t regret it.  Just make sure your auto has good shocks because it is a dirt road with plenty of bumps and ruts.

Enjoyment Score: 10/10

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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I guess I am kinda biased since I live here in Melbourne.  But I’m a USA expat originally from sunny California.  The reasons why I love Melbourne:
1. Fabulous coffee.
2.  Great playgrounds for children.
3.  Amazing food.  Chin Chin located in the CBD is yummy.
4.  The cockatoo’s and parrots that fly by when you are walking around town.
5.  Great shopping.
6. It’s only a 20 minute car ride in any direction and you can see wild kangaroos and the rugged wild terrain.
7.  The people are friendly.
8.  It’s easy to get around without hoping in a car.  The public transportation such as a tram or a train are cheap and it’s easy to understand how the city is mapped out.
9.  Mornington Peninsula is beautiful place to go to getaway for the weekend.
10.  Bells Beach is a great place to go surfing.

Enjoyment Score: 10/10

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Punta Arenas, Chile

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I am still not sure why I went to Punta Arenas! The city is big and felt lacking in any sense of vibe or culture. Walking around the town many places were shut down (not just for siesta hours), it just felt like there was no life to the place. I visited an old house that was converted into the Museo Regional Braun-Menéndez which was interesting enough. Puerto Natales up north held much more charm for me.

Enjoyment Score: 2/10

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Vienna, Austria

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Vienna, Austria is a European city that should be in your “travel wish list” if it isn’t already. I loved this city, it is brimming with culture and arts. It is stunning to look at and it has plenty to explore and experience. From palaces with vast gardens, labyrinths, and fountains that date back to the Habsburg monarchs, to the colorful, artsy and whimsical building inspired by Hundertwasser. Food, music and museums are a must-experience in this amazing city.

Enjoyment Score: 10/10

Submitted by Mani (A New Life Wandering)

Koh Lanta, Thailand

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Koh Lanta is like the ‘middle child’ amongst the islands of Thailand. While most are partying on Koh Penang or checking out the scenery of Phi Phi, Koh Lanta’s long stretches of beaches, caves, national parkland, rock climbing hot spots, stunning sunsets, yoga on the beach, happy hour drinks, sea gypsy villages and the old port town patiently await.  Venture to the other side and it won’t disappoint!

Enjoyment Score: 10/10

Submitted by emma&lee

Fethiye, Turkey

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The only place in the world you can find Sarcophagi in the streets, Fethiye is a must see destination on Turkey’s turquoise coast. With the Kings Tombs carved into the mountains, the beautiful blue waters of Oludeniz beach (the blue lagoon), the eerie ruins of Kayakoy ghost village, the many hiking options and the rustic nature of the villages nestled in and amongst the city make Fethiye an all round destination to suit any traveller.

Enjoyment Score: 9/10

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Rome, Italy

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If you’re an ancient history geek like me then you’ll love this city. My wife and I went for the weekend (which was plenty of time to explore most sites) and found the sites mesmerising. From the Colosseum, to the Pantheon (my favourite), to the numerous Piazza’s, to the Vatican – you are spoiled for choice! Step back in time and enjoy!

Enjoyment Score: 10/10

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Bologna, Italy

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Bologna, off the beaten track for many tourists, and so easily overlooked for Italy. It has skyrocketed to my favorite Italian city ahead of Rome or Florence. It is the city of porticos and stunning architecture, while its medieval offerings, art & artifacts are not as obvious and well know, they are equally delightful and far more accessible. What else is great, the people, they aren’t over run with dealing with the constant flow of tourists, they find us foreigners interesting and are only too keen to ensure you have a good time and get to see the best the town has to offer. Of course the food is fantastic too, but that is a given for where it is located in the heart of Italy’s food production region. GO!

Enjoyment Score: 10/10

Submitted by Valentine

Petra, Jordan

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One of history’s most precious jewels, Petra, is hidden in the rocky mountains of Jordan. It is truly one of the most breath taking places I have ever been too. The best part is you can make the journey as physically intense as you heart desires, you can trek the whole way for a 5 hour hike or ride a camel and or donkey handled by the local bedouins. Either way make sure you go all the way up to the Monastery to enjoy the views from the deserts and the multicolored landscape.

Enjoyment Rating: 10/10

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Charlottetown, PEI, Canada

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I spent 2 days in Charlottetown on my honeymoon one May, discovering quaint shoppes and great seafood, amidst landmarks rich with national heritage. It’s pretty small, so it’s not bustling with activity, but if you’re looking for a lovely place with a slower pace, Charlottetown is a breath of fresh air.

Enjoyment Score: 8/10

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