Wednesday, December 3, 2014

No time for the beaches of Asia? Perhaps you can get up to High Point

The Tripadvisor travel website has released its 2014 "Travelers Choice" lists, and one of the rosters is for "Top 10 destinations on the rise":

Da Nang, Vietnam
Sihanoukville, Cambodia
Limassol, Cyprus
Ao Nang, Thailand
Bodrum City, Turkey
Naha, Japan
Hurghada, Egypt
Kazan, Russia
Manaus, Brazil
Eilat, Israel

Well, they may be on the rise, but the price to get there is too steep for many of us in the months ahead.

Their also-out list of "10 places that look awesome from above" is a tad more economical:

Rio de Janeiro
Niagara Falls, Ontario
Great Barrier Reef, Australia
Las Vegas
Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Grand Canyon
New York City
Cappadocia, Turkey
Sydney Harbor, Australia
Kauai, Hawaii

The list includes recommended copter or  balloon tours.

Still too distant and pricey?  Check the Tripadvisor list of "10 quirky attractions." You may want to fold and file in your memory the 10th one listed.

Lombard Street, San Francisco
Robot Restaurant, Tokyo
Diggerland, Stroud, England
Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto
Carhenge, Alliance, Neb.
Karni Mata Temple, India
Gnome Reserve, West Putford, England
Tiger & Turtle roller coaster, Magic Mountain, Germany
International UFO Museum, Roswell, N.M.
World's Largest Chest of Drawers, High Point

And before you start snickering at the World's Largest Chest of Drawers, note that the photo at the top of this post was taken by Christobol Perez of the Las Vegas Sun. 

Can't help but wonder how awesome High Point's attraction looks from the air. ...