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    Re: The Most Beautiful place on Earth.

    How much does a trip to Rome set one back? I've always wanted to go, but figured it would be too expensive.

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    Re: The Most Beautiful place on Earth.

    I post this message from Cody, Wyoming. I do not nominate this area, but I will nominate Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons where I've spent the last few days. I'm going to return there tomorrow. Its quite stunning.

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    Re: The Most Beautiful place on Earth.

    Quote Originally Posted by halcyon
    I post this message from Cody, Wyoming. I do not nominate this area, but I will nominate Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons where I've spent the last few days. I'm going to return there tomorrow. Its quite stunning.
    Great area, the Tetons more so for me than Yellowstone though.... but yellowstone is breathtaking too.

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    Re: The Most Beautiful place on Earth.

    I'd say the Grand Canyon. Pictures in no way do the place justice. I've been half a dozen times and I never tire of it.

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    Re: The Most Beautiful place on Earth.

    Quote Originally Posted by jmcclain19
    I'd say the Grand Canyon. Pictures in no way do the place justice. I've been half a dozen times and I never tire of it.
    The desert is a mistress with a million looks.

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    Re: The Most Beautiful place on Earth.

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou
    The desert is a mistress with a million looks.
    I would add Bryce cayon Utah...the Grand cayon is beautiful but the crowds keep me away...I agree about the desert...never been to antartica but I am sure it is awesome

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    Re: The Most Beautiful place on Earth.

    I camped at Bryce once, tented up in the pitch black, came out and saw something like this.

    Great Place.


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    Re: The Most Beautiful place on Earth.

    Quote Originally Posted by macro
    How much does a trip to Rome set one back? I've always wanted to go, but figured it would be too expensive.
    My wife and I were suppose to go to Rome on August 5th...we are splitting up instead...nothing like a divorce to screw up your vacation plans. Anyway the airfare non-stop from cincinnati was $950...Hotels roughly $100 a night...Been to europe but never to Italy...guess that will have to wait for another day...After the divorce is final I feel a trip to Bangkok coming on.
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    Re: The Most Beautiful place on Earth.

    Quote Originally Posted by alex trevino
    After the divorce is final I feel a trip to Bangkok coming on.
    Man, sorry to hear about your divorce, but I'm glad you still have your sense of humor.
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    Re: The Most Beautiful place on Earth.

    Fell in love with Jasper National Park as well as the townsite when I was there a few years ago. I know where I want to retire to.

    I'll be heading down to South Dakota in a week to visit the Badlands/Devils Tower area and take in a couple of Northern League games in Sioux Falls and Sioux City. So I'll see how impressed I am of that area.
    (Before us Canucks are required to have a passport to visit the States and gas prices get any higher than they are now.) :
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    Re: The Most Beautiful place on Earth.

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou
    Great area, the Tetons more so for me than Yellowstone though.... but yellowstone is breathtaking too.
    We're heading back into Yellowstone to finish up tomorrow. And Jackson Hole/Tetons the day after that before we get ready to fly back to VA. We took a 10 mile float trip down the Snake River a few days ago, which was phenomenal. Just outta curiosity tho, why do you prefer the Tetons over Yellowstone? Hikes? General Views? Or something else?

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    Re: The Most Beautiful place on Earth.

    The current issue of National Geographic Traveler rates North America's national parks based mostly on their condition. Most of the top spots are taken up by the Canadian parks, largely due to Canada having a mandate to protect nature first, while the USNPS has a dual mandate to protect nature while promoting outdoor recreation.

    I've researched some of the parks mentioned, and from the photos they are beautiful spots that I am not at all familiar with. Jasper. Kootenay/Yoho. Waterton Lakes (on the back side of Glacier National Park.

    More places to add to my dream itenerary. I won't live long enough for all I want to see.

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    Re: The Most Beautiful place on Earth.

    Quote Originally Posted by halcyon
    We're heading back into Yellowstone to finish up tomorrow. And Jackson Hole/Tetons the day after that before we get ready to fly back to VA. We took a 10 mile float trip down the Snake River a few days ago, which was phenomenal. Just outta curiosity tho, why do you prefer the Tetons over Yellowstone? Hikes? General Views? Or something else?
    YS can be a bit crowded, the place is huge, but I did prefer the Tetons for views and the day hikes I did there. I like the Alpine nature of mountains I guess, Mineral King in the Sierra is my favorite place that has that quality.

    Banff was really great for that too.

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    Re: The Most Beautiful place on Earth.

    Glad to see San Francisco and Yosemite get so many nods. After a soul-crushing, foggy summer I need the little reminder that California is a special place.

    As for Yosemite, I'll be more specific and nominate Tuolumne Meadows. Its like the Platonic ideal of natural settings.
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    Re: The Most Beautiful place on Earth.

    As for Yosemite, I'll be more specific and nominate Tuolumne Meadows. Its like the Platonic ideal of natural settings.
    Me as well, The Valley floor is nice, but crowded and slammed with civilaization. The outer reaches are my prefred destination.

    This is why I tend to like BLM land over park land, mostly the same without facilities and crowds.


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