Well, the summer yawns ahead, and with it comes a second chance to get our vacation right. Jessica has her passport now. All we need is a place to go.

So, this is your chance to tell me where to go. Uh, let me rephrase: Tell me where I should go on vacation — and why.

How do you pick between, say, the Rockies, the Andes, and the Alps? Or between the Alps and the Great Pyramids? Or between the Great Pyramids and Paris? Or between Paris and a road trip through British Columbia?

Send me your top choice of a place I should visit and your reasoning. Do it in 100 words or less. Include your name, address, phone number, and e-mail address. Without all of that, your submission will not even be read (official — and much lengthier — rules are available at www.americanwaymag.com). Send it to me at jimshahinworld@aol.com by July 1, 2007.

I’ll write a story that will appear in an upcoming issue (and on our website), and I’ll include a few of the suggestions/reasonings I receive.

The submission I like the most will win 100,000 AAdvantage miles, which should be plenty to get you where you want to go.

And maybe I’ll visit the victorious destination — if I decide it beats New Jersey.