Travelers’ Night In
This week, I participated in Travelers’ Night In for the first time. This event is an online gathering of travel tweeters who discuss a number of travel topics from 3:30-5:00 PM EST on Thursdays. The event was started by the Go girls: @ZipSetRachel, @GoApril and @GoSaraBeth.
To see the discussion, search for #TNI on Twitter. So many people had such great things to say!
Below are my answers to the questions:
Question 1: What is the all-time BEST destination you’ve been to? What makes it your #1?
Paris. Every time I’m there, I feel like I’m home. I love the culture. I love the food. I love the art. I love the fashion. I love the people. I love the distinctive neighborhoods. Most of all, I love the intellectual and creative energy that flows through the city. I was born to live in Paris!
Question 2:Where is the BEST resort/hotel that knocked your socks off?
The Palazzo in Las Vegas was amazing. It was gorgeous, our suite was huge, we had a TV in the bathroom (!!!), there were TONS of designer boutiques, there were great restaurants, and it combined the ideal location of the Venetian without any of the kid-friendly kitsch.
Question 3: What is the BEST natural wonder you’ve seen on your travels?
The Grand Canyon at age 9. But the two most beautiful places I’ve ever been are Sedona, Arizona, and Capri, Italy.
Question 4: Tell us the BEST food experience you had while traveling and where.
Il Latini in Florence is the dining experience EVERYONE must have. This is the multi-course Tuscan feast you’ll be talking about for years to come! I can still recite the whole menu, crostini to ribollita to bistecca fiorentina to limoncello! (And that’s only scratching the surface of what they bring you.)
Question 5: What is the BEST adrenaline rush destination you’ve been to and why?
No question: Interlaken, Switzerland. I jumped off not one but TWO cliffs there. First paragliding, then canyon jumping. Interlaken is the adrenaline capital of Europe!
Question 6: Link the BEST travel photo or video you’ve taken and show us!
I love this picture.
Question 7: Which city has the BEST nightlife?
Ho, ho, ho. You know how much I love my nightlife. For the top five, I would say LAS VEGAS by a mile, followed by, in no particular order, New York City, Montreal, Prague, and Buenos Aires. I’ll be posting on that in depth later.
Question 8: Where is the BEST spa in the world?
I probably couldn’t answer this one. I’ve only been to a few.
Question 9: What is the BEST cruise you have ever been on and where?
I’ve never cruised, so I abstained from this one as well.
Question 10: What is the BEST beach you have ever been to and why?
I’m not a beach connoisseur, but I love Venice Beach in Los Angeles for the people-watching! Freaks of the world unite on this boardwalk!
If you want to participate in Travelers Night In, be sure to join in next Thursday! Until then, feel free to follow me on Twitter.