November 10, 2008
One of travel’s great truths is that no matter how many places you go, there will always be more to see. So although our location list tops 8,000 destinations, members introduce new spots often. Check out some of the newest additions here for hidden locales and fresh trip ideas. We know we’ve never met a new destination we didn’t like.
Lamy, New Mexico
At the end of the rainbow, SeenThat was the first member to find—and photograph—a New Mexico railroad town with a restored saloon and dining car where “a chocolate brownie can be a tricky affair.”
Founded in 1163 (by Drever’s count), Paisley Abbey and its “forgotten town” finally get their due with an IgoUgo home and an excellent journal from the resident historian himself.
Newcastle, England, native fizzytom is writing about a city she regularly visits that is “midway between Maribor and Ljubljana” and is “as close to the heart of the country as you can get.”
Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
Another midway stop, this time in New Zealand, Lake Tekapo sits “right in the pathway from Christchurch to Queenstown” but “has a lot to offer the traveler in love with scenery.” In her introduction to the area, an enthusiastic Red Mezz includes information on where to stay and what to eat.
With two weeks in Japan, Virginian wasa girl discovered Ito, where she found that “staying at a Buddhist temple is not your typical hotel experience”—but it is one she recommends.
DLSMOMOF2 loves Lyndonville’s Wildflower Inn so much that she’s already returned three times—and, luckily, finally decided to share her secret love.
Travelenthusiast not only recommends this “wonderful locale” in Tuscany, but also a “beautiful B&B” and a stand-out taverna to enhance your stay.
“Thanedhar’s an obscure town, though famous in its own way,” begins phileasfogg—and the adventuresome Delhi resident would, of course, know better than anyone. We think you’ll find her introduction to the apple capital of India very sweet, indeed.