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2014-06-17 04:56:02 PM

Sybarite: fireclown: A better approach to this thread would be "What is someplace that really farking delivers.".

I'll start:  The Taj Mahal.  Yeah, it's crowded, and traveling in India is not without it's problems, but the thing is freaking gorgeous, and on top of it the unique combination of Hindu and Muslim architecture makes it all the cooler.

GO!


Bali, Indonesia. Some of the most amazing beaches and best snorkeling I've ever experienced. Descriptions and pictures are inadequate to the beauty of the place. The second time I went I did a bicycle tour which took me to some really awesome places you don't see if you simply stick to the beaches (which I don't blame anyone for).


Um... Have you been to hawaii? Snorkeling there is amazing.

I went scuba diving in Bali, and the reefs were pretty much nonexistent. Some pretty fish, but that's it. Not sure where you went to see great snorkeling.

Bali is very nice otherwise. No harassing vendors and very chill. Beautiful rice paddies and whatnot.
 
2014-06-17 05:01:19 PM

KidneyStone: Nassau is a GREAT place to stay. Just GTFO of the where the cruise ships dock. There's a great Indian restaurant at the edge of downtown and Arawak Cay has great restaurants (it's where locals go out for food).

Avoid going over the hill after dark


Went to Nassau with my wife this spring.  Got the 'no-no' finger from a jitney bus driver when we went over the hill in broad daylight.  Had some delicious Strong Back Stouts at Oh Andro's on Arawak Cay.  And the public library was a neat, forgotten little place.
 
2014-06-17 05:05:21 PM

Civchic: thisisyourbrainonFark: Civchic: thisisyourbrainonFark: What about Crawfordsville, Ind.? Anyone? Turkey Run State Park is nearb--

/oh forget it
//the great heartland of this once-wonderful nation is lost on you heathens
///there's a catfish fry

In all seriousness - is it worth an overnight camp stop?  I'm planning a road trip and my way down is all set:

-Hamilton (Ontario) through Detroit to Luna Pier, MI for late breakfast stop
-Lunch in Cincinnati to see the Roebling Bridge
-Camp three nights/2 days at Mammoth Cave
-stop somewhere between Nashville/Memphis
-Camp three days/4 nights at Diamond Crater

Return
-Saturday to visit my sister near Lake of the Ozarks, MO.
-St. Louis early on Sunday to go up the arch (hafta - did it when I was 9)


No, in St. Louis go to the City Museum at Washington & 14th I think.  It is an artistic playground for kids and adults.  You will not be sorry.
 
2014-06-17 08:20:05 PM

DrPainMD: List fails without Bourbon Street. Yeah, the bars are cool, but they're crowded. The food is awesome, but the entire French Quarter Bourbon Street smells like fermenting vomit and rotting urine. And check for an adam's apple on that hot chick who wants to blow you.


The Quarter is just fine if you stay off Bourbon Street, and avoid it during Mardi Gras. Go two blocks north of Bourbon, and the tourists disappear while the bars and restaurants just get better. And Bourbon Street is OK, if that's what you're looking for (a couple decent jazz places, and strip clubs that are very thinly veiled whorehouses). It's not fake decadence; it is the really and for true.
 
2014-06-17 08:23:26 PM

12monkeys: slave2grind: Stone Mountain, Ga.
Nuff said.

Get yourself a bucket of KFC, a gallon of sweet tea, a group of friends and go to the laser show. People watching doesn't get much more entertaining than that. Every southern stereotype from Confederate flag waving hillbillies to urban hip-hop wannabes is well represented. And watching a large crowd of people cheer for a Coca-Cola commercial being projected by lasers onto the side of a giant granite mountain with Civil War general carved into while fireworks go off around you it is an uniquely American experience.


^QFT. I haven't been in probably 20 years; I need to go do that again. I'll probably spike the sweet tea with bourbon.
 
2014-06-17 08:25:45 PM

o'really: Eskaminagaga: o'really: Eskaminagaga: The places that i have been dissapointed with are Boston, St. Louis, Baltimore, and Busan.

Not sure how busan was disappointing. That's my favorite city in korea.

Families sleeping on the beach cuz it's so hot out? How cool is that? I love how safe korea is.

Amazing seafood, great clubs. Bartenders who do crazy synchronized dances just for fun, on a weeknight.

I was expecting more of a city like Seoul; It just did not live up to that. It was a nice city other than that and i still enjoyed my time there.

I'm not a fan of seoul, it's super sketchy. At least around the army base, i didn't spend much time there though.


Seoul is OK; kinda antiseptic. Lots of spectacular-looking girls, but you see that in any capital city.
 
2014-06-17 08:27:15 PM

MBooda: ds_4815: Epcot's dining selection is farking great

Which planet's Epcot are you talking about now?

[www.disneyfoodblog.com image 500x375]


I ate at an excellent Mexican place there. You want to get the good food at Disney, you don't eat at the walkup food stands.
 
2014-06-17 09:43:02 PM

Muta: buntz: The Canadian of the Falls isn't much better.

Yes, you have a better view of the Falls.  Then......what?

Clifton Hill?  19 wax museums and tourists.

Niagara on the Lake.  Plenty of good food, good wine, good theater and a cool (ish) fort.


I'm from there!

/csb
 
2014-06-17 11:16:24 PM
11 if you count in the artificial vagina article on the side tab.
 
2014-06-18 12:16:48 PM

o'really: Sybarite: fireclown: A better approach to this thread would be "What is someplace that really farking delivers.".

I'll start:  The Taj Mahal.  Yeah, it's crowded, and traveling in India is not without it's problems, but the thing is freaking gorgeous, and on top of it the unique combination of Hindu and Muslim architecture makes it all the cooler.

GO!


Bali, Indonesia. Some of the most amazing beaches and best snorkeling I've ever experienced. Descriptions and pictures are inadequate to the beauty of the place. The second time I went I did a bicycle tour which took me to some really awesome places you don't see if you simply stick to the beaches (which I don't blame anyone for).

Um... Have you been to hawaii? Snorkeling there is amazing.

I went scuba diving in Bali, and the reefs were pretty much nonexistent. Some pretty fish, but that's it. Not sure where you went to see great snorkeling.

Bali is very nice otherwise. No harassing vendors and very chill. Beautiful rice paddies and whatnot.



Mostly on the north side of Bali, Menjangan Island especially.
 
2014-06-18 12:49:10 PM

Sybarite: o'really: Sybarite: fireclown: A better approach to this thread would be "What is someplace that really farking delivers.".

I'll start:  The Taj Mahal.  Yeah, it's crowded, and traveling in India is not without it's problems, but the thing is freaking gorgeous, and on top of it the unique combination of Hindu and Muslim architecture makes it all the cooler.

GO!


Bali, Indonesia. Some of the most amazing beaches and best snorkeling I've ever experienced. Descriptions and pictures are inadequate to the beauty of the place. The second time I went I did a bicycle tour which took me to some really awesome places you don't see if you simply stick to the beaches (which I don't blame anyone for).

Um... Have you been to hawaii? Snorkeling there is amazing.

I went scuba diving in Bali, and the reefs were pretty much nonexistent. Some pretty fish, but that's it. Not sure where you went to see great snorkeling.

Bali is very nice otherwise. No harassing vendors and very chill. Beautiful rice paddies and whatnot.


Mostly on the north side of Bali, Menjangan Island especially.


3,183 days without an accident.

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2014-06-18 02:24:57 PM

Civchic: thisisyourbrainonFark: Civchic: thisisyourbrainonFark: What about Crawfordsville, Ind.? Anyone? Turkey Run State Park is nearb--

/oh forget it
//the great heartland of this once-wonderful nation is lost on you heathens
///there's a catfish fry

In all seriousness - is it worth an overnight camp stop?  I'm planning a road trip and my way down is all set:

-Hamilton (Ontario) through Detroit to Luna Pier, MI for late breakfast stop
-Lunch in Cincinnati to see the Roebling Bridge
-Camp three nights/2 days at Mammoth Cave
-stop somewhere between Nashville/Memphis
-Camp three days/4 nights at Diamond Crater

Return
-Saturday to visit my sister near Lake of the Ozarks, MO.
-St. Louis early on Sunday to go up the arch (hafta - did it when I was 9)
-camp Sunday night somewhere in Indiana ???
-home on Monday.

I will have a 3 and 5 year old.  And parents in another vehicle.

Turkey Run is one of the few decent camping spots, I think. Canoeing available.

THANKS!  I saw it on the map when I was plotting possible stops and it's about the place we'll be at about supper time.  It caught my eye because we have Turkey Point near here, and your post triggered that.


I go to Turkey Run every December (in the inn) and camp there every few years. It's not bad, but know in advance that 1) Sugar Creek (the local river) is often really dry in the summer and fall, and 2) most of the camp lots there are "wooded" in the sense that there are a few trees in the middle of a field and around the outside of the camp area. That's about what should be expected at any state park in the area; Indiana Dunes and Starved Rock (in IL) are the same way. The hiking is decent for a non-mountain area though.

Also, make sure to either avoid or be prepared for the covered bridge festival, depending on when your trip is.

/I do enjoy going, or else I wouldn't go back.
 
2014-06-18 06:22:21 PM
You know, this is very subjective, but i found maui to be a huge let down, and supremely boring. Mostly because it was damn near impossible to find really fresh fruits and veggies.

Food was super expensive and not very fresh, nightlife nearly nonexistent.

The temperature and beaches left me craving the music, food and nightlife of Mexico, although Mexico is a hot mess right now.

Snorkeling and clean water was a plus, but it got old.

Another disappointment was mallorca. Outside of palma, it's a sterile, cultureless beach, overpopulated by humorless germans and brits. So bizarre.
 
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