What is the world's single-most must-see place? A Road Warrior might know. I didn't.
What is the one place on Earth that everyone should see? That, in a nutshell, is a question I asked a few months back. The results are in and the answer is …

But first, some stuff to keep you reading. Er, I mean, a little background.

In last October's column, I published the Society of American Travel Writers Top 10 "most memorable, must see, once-in-a-lifetime destinations," as the society phrased it in typical hyperbolic travel writer fashion. For those of you who didn't see it, here it is again:

1. Grand Canyon, Arizona
2. Pyramids of Egypt
3. New York City
4. Paris
5. Great Wall of China
6. Venice
7. London
8. Taj Mahal, India
9. Machu Picchu, Peru
10. A visit to the land of your family's ancestors


The top draw … the Grand Canyon?

In the column, I related my first experience there, in which I nearly froze and starved to death, but I was willing to let bygones be bygones. I wrote: "I think the Grand Canyon is more than grand. It's an Amazing Canyon. Phenomenal Canyon. Astonishing, Spectacular, Extraordinary Canyon. And yet I don't know that I'd list it as the number-one must-see destination in the world. Truth is, I'm at a loss to name my all-time, essential spot."

So I asked readers to recommend their own Top 10.
Responses poured in at an inundating trickle. A crack team of top statisticians then analyzed the results. Well, not a team, exactly. Not a statistician, either, for that matter. My wife, OK? In any event, they're counted.

And now they're to be revealed.