National Geographic Traveler Magazine's list of the 10 Best Trips of Summer 2011 is in!!!
- Ten - Istria, Croatia
- Nine - Roatan, Honduras
- Eight - Azores, Portugal
- Seven - Stockholm Archipelago, Sweden
- Six - Cardiff, Wales
- Five - Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska
- Four - Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
- Three - San Juan Islands, Washington, U.S.
- Two - Patagonia, Argentina
- One - Muskoka (cottage country), Ontario, Canada
The Muskokas offer "an unplugged pace that's a world away from Canada's largest city".
Keith Bellows, editor-in-chief for the National Geographic Traveler added that the Muskoka Region won top spot because of its "special depth - this resonance - that is immutable",
he continued "(The National Geographic Traveler) look(s) for something that just feels like it's been there for a long time and stays true to what it is."
"The 2,500 square mile natural playground includes 8,699 miles of shoreline; 17 Historic towns; and countless waterfalls
The Senator at Ragged Falls in Canada
and lakes bordered by the granite peaks of the Algonquin Provincial Park to the east and the 30,000 islands of the Georgian Bay Islands National Part to the west" continues the article.
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If you live in Northern, Northeastern, or Eastern U.S. and haven't yet decided on where you want to vacation, consider the combinations of Niagara Falls, Toronto and the Muskokas (from the south), or Montreal, Ottawa, Haliburton, Muskokas (from the east) or from the West, the north shore of Lake Superior to the Muskokas. Any of these trips would be spectacular!
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