“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.” - Mark Twain, 'Innocents Abroad/Roughing It'

“Nobody can discover the world for somebody else. Only when we discover it for ourselves does it become common ground and a common bond and we cease to be alone.” – Wendell Berry, 'A Place on Earth'

When planning to visit a city or country for the first time, I often ask well traveled friends and acquaintances for recommendations.  Occasionally people will ask me for guidance on where to go and what to do.  Below I've listed some of my favorite destinations, with links to pages that list local accommodations and activities I recommend.  If you'd like to add to this list, I'd love to hear from you.

Americas:  Cambria, Chicago, Denali, Lima, Machu Picchu, Monterrey, San Juan (PR), Vancouver

Africa: Capetown

Asia:  Beijing, Dubai, Hong Kong, Manila, Taipei, Taroko Gorge, Xi' An

Europe:  Athens, Budapest, Lisbon, Milan, Prague, Rome, Warsaw