Mark's Nifty Nine Lists of Top Travel Destinations

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Mark's Nifty Nine Lists of Top Travel Destinations Reviews

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Opinions And Ramblings Of A Madman Jan 01, 2012

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In the same way that my travel blog, "Mark's Miscellaneous Madcap Maneuvers", is a collection of random photos from my adventures, this review will be a compilation of my best-loved havens. 

I have purposely omitted the United States from these postings because it's my native land. As Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz (a KANSAS gal) says, "There's no place like home!"

I claim no special insight, enlightenment or discernment for my choices. These are just the opinions and ramblings of a crazy American. They will be amended, updated & expanded (I cheat by linking some places together; it's hard to limit selections) as my experiences increase and my memories decrease :-D 

Feel free to agree, disagree and give your own two cents worth.


(Listed alphabetically if combination answer)


Eastern hemisphere

1. Italy

2. Greece

3. Ireland

4. 2 Oceania - Australia & New Zealand

5. 2 Far East - China & Japan

6. 4 Adriatic/Mediterranean - Croatia, France, Portugal & Spain  

7. United Kingdom

8. 2 Islamic - Morocco & Turkey

9. 4 Scandinavia - Denmark, Finland, Norway & Sweden

Western hemisphere (USA excluded)

1. Belize

2. Brazil

3. Canada

4. Colombia

5. Peru

6. 2 Central America - Costa Rica & Guatemala

7. Venezuela

8. Mexico

9. 3 Caribbean - Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago & U.S. Virgin Islands


Eastern hemisphere

1. Paris, France

2. 3 Italy - Florence, Rome & Venice 

3. Hong Kong

4. Barcelona, Spain

5. St. Petersburg, Russia

6. 2 Islamic - Istanbul, Turkey & Marrakech, Morocco

7. 2 New Zealand - Queenstown & Wellington

8. 2 Australia - Melbourne & Sydney

9. 4 Central Europe - Berlin, Germany; Bratislava, Slovakia; Krakow, Poland & Ljubljana, Slovenia

Western hemisphere (USA excluded)

1. Vancouver, Canada

2. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

3. Merida, Venezuela

4. Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

5. Buenos Aires, Argentina

6. La Paz, Bolivia

7. Bogotá, Colombia

8. Montreal, Canada

9. San Juan, Puerto Rico


Eastern hemisphere

1. Ravello/Amalfi Coast, Italy

2. Montalcino/Tuscany, Italy

3. Elounda/Agios Nikolaos, Crete, Greece

4. Dingle Peninsula/Ring of Kerry/Killarney, Ireland

5. La Cote d'azur/French Riviera & St. Remy-de-Provence/Provence, France

6. Swiss Alps, Switzerland

7. Dubrovnik/Split/Rovinj/Dalmation Coast, Croatia

8. St. Andrews/St. Andrews Bay golf courses, Scotland

9. Transylvania/Carpathian Mountains, Romania


Western hemisphere (USA excluded)

1. Placencia & Ambergris Caye, Belize

2. Cartagena & Rosario Islands, Colombia

3. Moraine Lake/Banff/Osoyoos/Western Canada Mountains

4. Machu Picchu, Peru

5. 2 Brazil - Manaus/Amazon & Salvador/Bahia

6. Antigua, Guatemala

7. Island of Tobago, Trinidad & Tobago

8. Negril/West Coast, Jamaica

9. Lake Titicaca area, Bolivia & Peru
Lake Titacaca, Bolivia
Amalfi Coast, Italy
Hong Kong
Placencia, Belize
9 / 9 TravBuddies found this review helpful/trustworthy
spage643 says:
Amazing, i hope one day i manage to visit all of these :)
Posted on: Sep 19, 2011
ItchyForTravel says:
I wish I can visit all the places on your list. will try!
Posted on: Sep 05, 2011
gingerbatik says:
Great list Mark:) Agreed with Italy.. I love Rome:)
Posted on: Jun 30, 2011
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