Granada Smashes Lisbon, Dubrovnik Awaits: Vote Now In The Best City 2018 Final!

Granada is one round away from doing two things no city ever has in 9 years of The Best City To Visit Travel Tournament: win more than once, and win back-to-back years. But doing well in one round doesn’t help you in the next and Dubrovnik’s supporters are looking to pull off a major upset. Voting begins now and is open through 12pm US EST on Sunday, April 8th. Readers, it’s time to vote! You will need to enter your email address, then click to verify your vote from…

Granada Is The Best City To Visit Of 2018!

Granada, Spain, picked up steam early in the Best City To Visit Travel Tournament this year and never slowed down. Dubrovnik, in a first trip to the final, didn’t offer much resistance as you overwhelmingly voted for Granada as Best City to Visit of 2018. Best City 2018 Championship: Dubrovnik vs. Granada Granada’s win means it has achieved several things no…

Will There Be More Surprises? Vote For The Best City To Visit In This Sweet 16

The Best City To Visit Travel Tournament is consistently unpredictable. Romania, typically one of the strongest countries in the contest, was edged by former champion Sarajevo. Last year’s winner Granada, had the most total votes in round of 32 last week, making the left side of the brackets very competitive. Quietly…

Vote For The Best City To Visit Of 2018 By Getting Rid Of Half These 32 Nominations

The Best City To Visit Travel Tournament is an annual month-long contest on this site, where cities nominated by readers are cut in half by your votes every week in March. Until there is only one left. The person who chose the winning city will get a $250 gift card to one of several online stores. How It Works All you have to do is vote by clicking your preferred city in each of the match ups below before this Sunday, …

Four Cities Across Three Continents, Vote For Your Favorite Two In Best City 2017

One of the most diverse groups of 64 for The Best City To Visit Travel Tournament is down to a wide-reaching Final Four. Australia, Europe, and North America face off in polls that have tightened with each round. Your votes determine which cities will advance to one step away from being named your Best City to Visit of 2017. Click your favorite cities before this Saturday, April 1st, 5pm US…

There Are 8 Cities Left: Vote For Your Final Four In The Best City 2017 Contest

Over the past 3 weeks your votes have eliminated 56 cities from 2017 The Best City To Visit Travel Tournament. Now there are a remaining 8, all with strong support, and ready to get into the Final Four. Those of you who nominated cities which advance to the Final Four will all be guaranteed at least a $25 gift card  to any of the following online stores: Apple, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Delta, and Southwest Airlines. Of course though, I know you’re hoping for the $600 top prize. Let …

The Best City To Visit Travel Tournament 2017 Is Down To A Sweet 16

This has been a weird tournament so far. The Second Round of Best City 2017 last week resulted in 3 ties (the most ever in a round and second most in a tournament) giving me tough tie-breaking decisions. Vancouver, Taipei City, and Kuala Lumpur’s excellent street food move to the final 16 cities. For those of you who nominated cities, you’re only 2 rounds away from earning prizes. Readers, it’s time to…

Slash This Group Of 32 Cities Into 16, By Voting In Second Round Of Best City 2017

The first round of The Best City To Visit Travel Tournament 2017 last week was an interesting one of big wins and close losses. Vancouver defeated Quebec by a vote and a tie between Reykjavik and Rio de Janeiro meant I got to tie-break. I gave the victory on to the second round to Rio, mostly because South America isn’t as well represented as Europe in this year’s tournament. How It Works All you have to …

It’s Time To Vote In The First Round Of The 2017 Best City To Visit Travel Tournament

The Best City To Visit Travel Tournament is an annual month-long contest here on this site, where 64 cities nominated by readers are cut in half by your votes every week in March. Until there is only one left. The person who chose the winning city will get a $600 gift card to one of several online stores, plus this year, for the first time, there will be prizes for second place and getting to the Final …

Win $600 By Telling Me Your Favorite City For This Year’s Best City To Visit Tournament

The Best City To Visit Travel Tournament in an annual contest on this site where 64 cities are matched up and eliminated by weekly reader votes. You tell me what city you think is the best in the world to visit to and if it wins, I’ll give you a $600 gift card to your choice of several online stores, including Apple and Amazon. To enter, write your favorite city in the comments section of this post before Sunday, February 26th 8:00pm US EST. The cities will then be placed in tournament brackets sorted by geographical …

A Look Back At The Winners Of The Best City Contest: An Instagram Photo Essay

The Best City To Visit Travel Tournament is an annual occurrence on this site, one I’ve hosted every March since 2009. It gets rolling around early February, when you begin nominating cities, with votes every week to narrow down the selected cities to one best city. Over the past few weeks on …

Vote Now In The Best City To Visit 2016 Championship: Is It Targu Mures Or Lisbon?

Welcome to The Best City To Visit Travel Tournament 2016 Championship. Both of these cities have been through 4 rounds of your votes, but neither London nor New York City could stop Lisbon or Targu Mures. Romanian cities have won the past 3 tournaments but remember that a big social media push by Porto won them the title Best City in 2011. Although there won’t be…

Vote Now In The Best City To Visit 2016 Championshp: Is It Targu Mures Or Lisbon?

Welcome to The Best City To Visit Travel Tournament 2016 Championship. Both of these cities have been through 4 rounds of your votes, but neither London nor New York City could stop Lisbon or Targu Mures. Romanian cities have won the past 3 tournaments but remember that a big social media push by Porto won them the title Best City in 2011. Although there won’t be a new country named with a Best City this year, for both Targu Mures and Lisbon it would be a…

Here’s How to Sail in Greece This Summer, for Free

UPDATE: A big thanks to the 100+ of you that participated! The winner is Stephanie, whom I have contacted individually. Stay tuned for more contests on LYDH! As many of you know, I just finished a sailing trip through an archipelago of virgin islands off the coast of Myanmar. My trip was beautiful—and if ends up being the only sailing trip I ever take, I would die happy—but to be honest, I’m thirsty for even more. The ocean’s a big place, so it’s difficult for…