If I learned anything from all of this, it is that I have to get out more. Some of these places, I hadn’t even heard of. Ponta Delgado in the Azores? Skeleton Coast? Futaleufu River?
Other places, I’ve intended to go for a long time. The Cliffs of Moher in Ireland, San Miguel de Allende in Mexico, the great Inca ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru. Seeing them as recommendations only reminded me of how vast and wondrous the world is and how paltry my ability to scam my editor into letting me go see it.

10. iguazú falls, brazil and argentina
9. florence, italy
8. yosemite national park, wyoming
7. london
6. paris
5. the pyramids of egypt
4. tie: great wall of china and venice, italy
3. machu picchu, peru
2. new york city
and the top, number-one, must-see destination: the grand canyon, arizona.

well, there you have it. two out of two surveys say the grand canyon. guess that settles it, then.

until, perhaps, the next survey.