Whenever he thought about it, he felt terrible. And so, at last, he came to a fateful decision. He decided not to think about it. ~John-Roger and Peter McWilliams
Question #87414 posted on 07/27/2016 12:07 p.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

What is your favorite place that you've ever traveled to?



Dear Sid,

Ecuador or Florida Keys are pretty high on my list. I also really liked Disneyland, though I didn't really like Anaheim. I love St. George because my family is there. I haven't traveled anywhere more exciting than that though. Sorry.



Dear you,

If I discount Disney parks, then probably Maine. A large portion of my extended family used to live there, so my cousins and I would fly out for a few weeks in the summertime. I have many fond memories of flying kites near Port Elizabeth, sledding down big hills, and spending time with family. My grandparents had property with several acres, which the children had free run of it. It was pretty and picturesque and I miss it.




Dear Shiny,

One time, I flew over Iceland coming back from Europe. It's hard to describe why, but ever since that day I've wanted so badly to go back and visit for real. There's something about that landscape and its northern isolation that really speaks to me.



Dear Scent,

Tokyo, but it is also the only place I've ever traveled outside of the US. 

But check out these pictures showing just how awesome Tokyo is:

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A bunny cafe.  Much like the Puppies For Rent business, but with bunnies (other cafes offer owls, cats, and hedgehogs).


Wonderful English t-shirts available in the crazy Harajuku college district.

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Andy and I at Daibutsu (the Giant Buddha) in the coastal town of Kamakura.

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 And adorable animal donuts, for sale about a block away from Daibutsu.

Japan has some of the coolest combinations of history and technology, silly and insightful tourist attractions, and all-around fun.

It's seriously amazing there.  I've made two trips and I wish I could make another trip in the near future.

-April Ludgate


Dear scented earwax candle (ew... but that's probably for sale somewhere in the internet), 

There are a lot of cool places and many places outrank others for some cool thing they have going on. Some things I enjoy are good food, tropical forests, scuba-friendly oceans, mountains, jungles, caves, and ancient ruins, preferably Mayan. 

Glacier National Park has great mountains, and backcountry Hawaii scores extremely high for jungle mountain adventure and pretty decently on food and scuba stuff. Peru has great mountains, ruins, food, and jungle (though I haven't visited the Peruvian Amazon... yet). The Holy Land ranks high for food, history, and culture but sort of failed on the plants thing.

If I had to pick just one place, though, I'd have to go with Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula. Yucatecan food is phenomenal, the ice cream (paletas)  the tropical fruit is outstanding, and there are caves and cenotes (water-filled sinkholes) in abundance. As for ruins, Maya ruins abound throughout the region; I love them. There are interesting cultural influences from the Spanish Conquest and the area's Maya roots reflected in current culture—food and religion, especially. Scuba diving is great on the eastern Yucatán, though I haven't actually been. 

One thing the northern Yucatán doesn't really have are sweet tropical forests. Technically, it's subtropical, so things are pretty scrubby in the limestone soil. There also are no mountains. If I am permitted to extend the region a couple of hours' travel to the south, though, we end up getting the lush forests and mountains of Campeche, Quintana Roo, and Chiapas. Especially Chiapas. Also, Guatemala and Honduras are nearby, and if you've ever had the chance to visit Tikal in Guatemala or the Bay Islands of Honduras... I hope you'll agree they are incredibly beautiful.

Ultimately, my decision to go with the Yucatán is a sentimental one. I lived there when I was twelve and largely credit it to shaping the beginnings of my current worldview and wanderlust. You can read about that in Board Question #82578, if you're so inclined.


--Ardilla Feroz


Dear person,

The USA. 

-Sheebs, the terrible Canadian


Dear Sparkle,

I went to Corvallis, OR a few months ago for some school stuff. It was my first time in the Pacific northwest, and it loved it. Back home, things are pretty green, but Oregon takes it to a whole new level. I think one of the biggest differences was the temperate (as opposed to subtropical) climate. Also, the food in Portland was really good.

I've been to a few places outside the U.S. as well. While South and Central America and the Caribbean are all well and good, I'm going to have to pick Switzerland as my favorite travel destination. I would have probably chosen Italy if my family had taken me with them, rather than going while I was in the MTC, but I'm not bitter. It's not like I've wanted to go there pretty much my entire life. It's fine.

-The Entomophagist


Dear Sin 'Till Ate Shun,

This is a hard question. 

If we're talking cities/urban areas, I'll probably go with Washington D.C. I don't know what it is about that place, but I just love it. It just feels different.

The other thing that's coming to mind right now isn't exactly a place that I've ever traveled to, but rather one that I've traveled through many times: Glenwood Canyon in Colorado. You have all of these cool-looking rocky cliffs with the Colorado river running through them, and in the summer everything's really lush and green. We drive through there whenever we go to Grand Lake or Denver, and every time I love it.

(Though I do love Glenwood Canyon, this answer may have been influenced by the fact that The Lone Musketeer's placeholder, which is directly underneath mine, is basically just her saying "COLORADO" 47 times in a row. Yes, I counted.)

-Frère Rubik


Dear Scurvy,


I'm just a li'l obsessed. I'm gonna go listen to some John Denver now. 


The Lone Musketeer


Dear S,

At the risk of being cliché, I'm going to say Hawaii. Specifically, Kapalua and Ka'anapali, Maui. I'm a beach bum at heart.



Dear Scentsy,

I had a hard time picking just one place, so the following are places I've been that I found notable for one reason or other.

Coolest urban place: New York City. Aside from the myriad of songs written about it that you can sing endlessly while there, it's so filled with cool things to do. And even if you don't want to do something super touristy you can still wander around and have a blast.

Most exotic location: The Andes. I lived in their foothills for half of my mission, and I even got to have a picnic on one of the peaks, with giant condors flying overhead, and it was a surreal experience. The Andes are so huge (I thought the Rockies were tiny when I got home from my mission) and craggy and awe-inspiring, and I love them.

Prettiest place: Glaciers National Park. It's filled with stunning vistas and icy blue glacial lakes and sweeping mountains, and if you like nature it is the place for you.

Most random place: Lethbridge, Canada. Going there is like someone from Canada coming to visit Provo. Like, Provo has fun things to do if you live here, but it's not really a hot destination for world travelers. That's the vibe I got from Lethbridge. All the locals we met were so confused that we chose to go there on vacation, and mostly we just went to a lot of historic forts nearby while we were there. But I was excited about it because it was my second time going out of the U.S.



Dear you,

As far as outside the U.S., it would have to be Bergen, Norway in the summer or Salzburg, Austria just a few days before Christmas. Both were incredibly magical and spectacular and I don't have enough adjectives to describe how great they both were and I want to go back so bad.

In the U.S.: I love Disneyland and Walt Disney World (especially EPCOT and Animal Kingdom and heck, all of the kingdoms) but apart from Disney, I loved going to Dollywood in Tennessee and Mammoth Caves in Kentucky. That was a whole lot of adventure packed into those two states, and I completely enjoyed myself.