Where’s Your Top Place to Visit in 2017?

When I opened up the New York Times on my iPad this morning, I was greeted with the following online challenge that tests your knowledge of some of the destinations that make-up their annual “Top Places to Go” list. The challenge was harder than I thought it would be — I scored a six out of ten.

The New York Times Travel section publishes this list in January and it’s something that I always look forward to because it’s the not the usual suspects of travel destinations. Plus, I love lists that ranks things like the best movies of the year, the best new restaurants or places to travel to because they’re one person’s or a panel’s subjective viewpoint which I love to compare and contrast with my own.

The challenge prompted me to look back at the list — and rethink my personal top travel destinations.

After reading the blurb about Budapest, I decided that we would head to Eastern Europe this year. For years I’ve wanted to travel in this region — I’ve been to most of Western Europe but the East was still a black hole on my Google Maps virtual map of places I’ve been to.

Everywhere I’ve been to across the globe.

We went in late winter and ended up adding on Prague and Vienna — the trip was spectacular (except for the Viennese who were a cold breed of folks) — so thank you NYT.

So now for my top three from the list — in the following order:

Marrakesh, Morocco

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

What are your top 3?

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