Mike's Lists of Top 5's
(Some of my most memorable travel experiences)

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Vacations (Non-Cruise)
  1. South Africa
  2. China
  3. Salvador da Bahia, Brazil
  4. Southwest U.S. Vacation 2007
  5. Wisconsin, USA
Cruises
  1. Alaskan Cruise
  2. Mediterranean Cruise 2010
  3. Tom Joyner Cruises
  4. Capital Jazz Cruises
  5. One Love Gospel Cruises
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Meals
  1. Perlan [Reykjavik, Iceland]
  2. Jules Verne [Paris, France]
  3. Rainbow Terrace Restaurant [Durban, South Africa]
  4. Serious Texas Bar-B-Q [Durango, Colorado, USA]
  5. Ocean Basket [Johannesburg, South Africa]
Unusual Food Experiences
  1. Whale and Musk Ox: Restaurant Ulo - Ilulissat, Greenland
  2. Black/Blood Pudding Corrigan's Castle View B&B - Kinnitty, Ireleand
  3. Octopus: Rio Sol E Mar - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  4. Ostrich: Calabash - Sun City, South Africa
  5. Alaskan Jams & Jellies: souvenir shops - Ketchikan, Alaska, USA
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Mysterious Places
  1. Stonehenge [England, UK]
  2. Loch Ness [Scotland, UK]
  3. Chimayo [Chimayo, New Mexico, USA]
  4. Loretto Chapel [Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA]
  5. TBD
Quirky Attractions
  1. House on the Rock [Spring Green, Wisconsin, USA]
  2. Ice Hotel (Hotel de Glace) [Quebec, Canada]
  3. Foamhenge [Natural Bridge, Virginia, USA]
  4. Gum Wall [Seattle, Washington, USA]
  5. The Trollway [Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin, UK]
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City Tours
  1. Salvador da Bahia, Brazil
  2. Soweto, South Africa
  3. Venice, Italy
  4. San Francisco, California, USA
  5. Cape Town, South Africa
Picturesque Cities/Towns
  1. Dubrovnik [Croatia]
  2. Bath [England, UK]
  3. Las Vegas [Nevada, USA]
  4. Cape Town [South Africa]
  5. Gent (Ghent) [Belgium]
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Lodging
  1. Buffalo Camp [Kapama Game Reserve, South Africa]
  2. Atlantis Resort [Paradise Island, Bahamas]
  3. Glacier Canyon Lodge [Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, USA]
  4. Wig Wam Resort [Litchfield, Arizona, USA]
  5. Iberostar Dominicana [Punta Cana, Dominican Republic]
Friendliest Cities/Towns
  1. Punta Cana [Dominican Republic]
  2. Santa Fe [New Mexico, USA]
  3. San Diego [California, USA]
  4. Nuuk [Greenland]
  5. Kinnitty [Ireland]
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Awesome Overlooks
  1. Haleakula Volcano [Hawaii, USA]
  2. Grand Canyon [Northern Arizona, USA]
  3. Mt. Kilimanjaro [Tanzania]
  4. House of Roosevelt [Shanghai, China]
  5. Corcovada Mountain [Rio de Janeiro, Brazil]
Cultural Experiences
  1. Shakaland [Durban, South Africa]
  2. Polynesian Cultural Center [Oahu, Hawaii, USA]
  3. Cachoeira [Bahia, Brazil]
  4. Outback Safari [Punta Cana, Dominican Republic]
  5. Taos Pueblo [Taos, New Mexico, USA]
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Man-made Structures
  1. Sao Francisco Church [Salvador da Bahia, Brazil]
  2. Versailles Palace [Paris, France]
  3. Stonehenge [England, UK]
  4. Sagrada Familia [Barcelona, Spain]
  5. Christ the Redeemer Statue [Rio de Janeiro, Brazil]
Natural Landmarks
  1. Grand Canyon [Northern Arizona, USA]
  2. Haleakala Volcano [Maui, Hawaii, USA]
  3. Luray Caverns [Luray, Virginia, USA]
  4. Gulfoss [Southwest, Iceland]
  5. Mendenhall Glacier [Juneau, Alaska, USA]
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National Parks
  1. Grand Canyon [Northern Arizona, USA]
  2. Glacier Bay [Alaska, USA]
  3. Mesa Verde [Colorado, USA]
  4. Mount Rainier [Washington, USA]
  5. Petrified Forest [Northern Arizona, USA]
Wildlife Spotting
  1. Kapama Game Reserve [Kapama Game Reserve, South Africa]
  2. Serengeti National Park [Tanzania]
  3. Ngorongoro Crater [Tanzania]
  4. Lake Manyara National Park [Tanzania]
  5. Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve [Cape Town, South Africa]
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Unusual Signage
  1. Penguin Crossing - Cape Town, South Africa
  2. Ladies Restroom - Shakaland, South Africa
  3. Dogsled Crossing - Ilulissat, Greenland
  4. TBD
  5. TBD
Train Rides
  1. Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad [Colorado, USA]
  2. Midnight Sun Express [Alaska, USA]
  3. Eurostar Chunnel [London, England, UK to Paris, France]
  4. TBD
  5. TBD
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Museums
  1. The Louvre [Paris, France]
  2. The Scriptorium at The Holy Land Experience [Orlando, Florida, USA]
  3. Apartheid Museum [Johannesburg, South Africa]
  4. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center [Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA]
  5. National Museum of Ethiopia [Addis Ababa, Ethiopia]
   
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