What are some of your favorite places to visit, in the US or abroad?

Lysistrata

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I love Italy, but Rome is the single most crowded place I've ever been. It's fucking ridiculous. That said, I wouldn't hesitate to go back. I've been as far north as Florence, but there's a lot more to see even further north. I've been as far south as Naples and Pompeii.

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Ireland is great, especially the Temple Bar section of Dublin. The live music there is incredible. There's so much to see and do in Ireland, whether you stay near Dublin or head up to Northern Ireland.

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Edinburgh, Scotland is, likewise, a great place for traditional music. You haven't heard truly joyous traditional music until you've heard it played by 20-somethings, who've likely never even seen a guitar amplifier, playing music on an acoustic guitar and a fiddle. Edinburgh, and Scotland overall, is a photographer's dream.

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Here in the United States?

First and foremost is New York City. I think it's the greatest city in the world, and I simply can't get there enough. If I could afford to live anywhere, and money was not a concern, drop my smilin' ass in the middle of Manhattan and leave me be.

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Second would probably be Washington, DC. I think it's a place every American should visit at least once. I once walked from my hotel (The W Hotel by the White House) to the Vietnam and Lincoln Memorials, around to the Jefferson Memorial, around the Tidal Basin and back to the National mall, to the Capitol and then on to the Supreme Court, then back to my hotel. If I recall, the hike was about seven miles, and I was carrying a lot of photo gear.

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I love visiting San Francisco. The best Chinese food I've ever had was in Chinatown there; House of Nanking.

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As much as I love to travel, be it in the United States or abroad, there are still a ton of places I haven't visited yet.

But I will...
Thanks for your tribute to NYC, which I somehow omitted from my list. I grew up a bus ride away and my Mom and I used to go there all the time. She loved the art shows in Washington Square and Radio City, not to mention the department stores. NYC is fabulous! I don't like skyscrapers, though. I prefer places like Greenwich Village, with its little nooks and crannies. That's one reason why I love DC.
 

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Grand Canyon. Sequoia National Forest high Sierras. Lived in Alaska twice plus took husband twice.

over seas. Greece, Turkey Isreal, Egypt. The pyramids are stunning. I liked the people too. Don’t know if it’s safe now.

Been to the Holy Land, Jordan, family has spent time in Egypt......but agree with you about a concern for safety today.
 

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Dont do a bunch of traveling in the US.
Mainly because I like the outdoors and my kind of outdoors means a capable 4x4.
I loved my trip across the American SouthWest from Vegas to Southern California in my FJ but I had unlimited time. You just cant drive anywhere in the US if you only have a week off.

The Wife and I both love the Bahamas and Jamaica.
 
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Abroad?

I love Italy, but Rome is the single most crowded place I've ever been. It's fucking ridiculous. That said, I wouldn't hesitate to go back. I've been as far north as Florence, but there's a lot more to see even further north. I've been as far south as Naples and Pompeii.

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Ireland is great, especially the Temple Bar section of Dublin. The live music there is incredible. There's so much to see and do in Ireland, whether you stay near Dublin or head up to Northern Ireland.

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Edinburgh, Scotland is, likewise, a great place for traditional music. You haven't heard truly joyous traditional music until you've heard it played by 20-somethings, who've likely never even seen a guitar amplifier, playing music on an acoustic guitar and a fiddle. Edinburgh, and Scotland overall, is a photographer's dream.

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Here in the United States?

First and foremost is New York City. I think it's the greatest city in the world, and I simply can't get there enough. If I could afford to live anywhere, and money was not a concern, drop my smilin' ass in the middle of Manhattan and leave me be.

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Second would probably be Washington, DC. I think it's a place every American should visit at least once. I once walked from my hotel (The W Hotel by the White House) to the Vietnam and Lincoln Memorials, around to the Jefferson Memorial, around the Tidal Basin and back to the National mall, to the Capitol and then on to the Supreme Court, then back to my hotel. If I recall, the hike was about seven miles, and I was carrying a lot of photo gear.

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I love visiting San Francisco. The best Chinese food I've ever had was in Chinatown there; House of Nanking.

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As much as I love to travel, be it in the United States or abroad, there are still a ton of places I haven't visited yet.

But I will...
Thanks very much for for your post and the fantastic pics!
 

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Very rarely I've gone somewhere and didn't enjoy it. I love to travel. That's a big reason why this whole COVID business is so frustrating. Apart from, you know, the death.

But the most stunning places I've been to are Venice, Lake Louise and the Grand Canyon. Those places completely knocked my socks off.
I had to cancel a trip to Colorado because of the lockdown in April...and have not make any plans to go as of late.
Travel will never be the same again to all these great beautiful places in the world.
 

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Abroad?

I love Italy, but Rome is the single most crowded place I've ever been. It's fucking ridiculous. That said, I wouldn't hesitate to go back. I've been as far north as Florence, but there's a lot more to see even further north. I've been as far south as Naples and Pompeii.

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Ireland is great, especially the Temple Bar section of Dublin. The live music there is incredible. There's so much to see and do in Ireland, whether you stay near Dublin or head up to Northern Ireland.

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Edinburgh, Scotland is, likewise, a great place for traditional music. You haven't heard truly joyous traditional music until you've heard it played by 20-somethings, who've likely never even seen a guitar amplifier, playing music on an acoustic guitar and a fiddle. Edinburgh, and Scotland overall, is a photographer's dream.

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Here in the United States?

First and foremost is New York City. I think it's the greatest city in the world, and I simply can't get there enough. If I could afford to live anywhere, and money was not a concern, drop my smilin' ass in the middle of Manhattan and leave me be.

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Second would probably be Washington, DC. I think it's a place every American should visit at least once. I once walked from my hotel (The W Hotel by the White House) to the Vietnam and Lincoln Memorials, around to the Jefferson Memorial, around the Tidal Basin and back to the National mall, to the Capitol and then on to the Supreme Court, then back to my hotel. If I recall, the hike was about seven miles, and I was carrying a lot of photo gear.

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I love visiting San Francisco. The best Chinese food I've ever had was in Chinatown there; House of Nanking.

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As much as I love to travel, be it in the United States or abroad, there are still a ton of places I haven't visited yet.

But I will...
Good luck on that traveling in the future in this day and age with so many restrictions especiallly into other countries,that being said,Yeah California beautiful.love it.same as Disney world as someone mentioned,San Antonio is beautiful especially the riverwalk where I would like to spend an entire year there visiting,and how can you forget Hawaii of course,incredible beyond words that nobody has mentioned it up to this point.only got to go there once,did not want to leave.
 

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Alborobello, Italy.

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I walked through an open door when I first arrived; I really thought they were like a Museum. The little Italian lady who lived there looked surprised at first then couldn't stop laughing when I asked if it was a "museo"....she said "no". I said "Sorry; silly Americano".......and bolted.

Greg
 

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Foreign places I've been:
Hong Kong.
Taiwan.
Japan.
Thailand.
French Polynesia (Tahiti/Bora Bora).
Philippines.
Iceland.
England.
Ireland.
Portugal.
Spain.
Mallorca.
France.
Monaco.
Italy (Naples, Trieste, Herculaneum, Pompeii, Italian Alps).
Sicily.
Greece.
Montenegro.
Croatia.
Lebanon.
Mexico.
Cuba.
Dominican Republic.
Turks and Caicos.
Canada (British Columbia, Manitoba).
As for the U.S. and its territories:
The entire lower 48, Alaska, Hawaiian Islands, Guam.
As to my preference of all those, I'd have to say it's a toss up between French Polynesia and the Hawaiian Islands.
 
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Upstate New York, New England, Quebec, which to me are all one "place."

Love NYC, New Orleans, DC, Philly, Boston.

Really feel at home in small towns in Germany and Austria - don't know why. I like Italy, but oddly enough have a difficult time finding food that I like - and I don't want to kill two hours on a meal. Sorry.

Florida in Winter has some incredible places to just relax and hang out. I wouldn't want to live there, but to spend a month there every February - nothing finer.
 

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