Without lists, travelling would be meaningless. There is nothing to be gained by going somewhere if it is not on the Top 10 Most Liveable Cities or Top 50 Hotspots for 2012. Why would you stay somewhere that wasn’t in the Top 10 Most Stylish Hotels in Britain or the 50 Coolest Yurts in the World? Dining is essentially rendered pointless if it’s not at one of Barcelona’s Top 20 Cheap Eats or America’s Best 100 Vegetarian Restaurants.
Luckily, there are such lists to guide us. They’re churned out on an hourly basis by travel magazines, websites, newspapers and blogs, spurred on by their valiant list-making friends in the PR industry. And now, it is time to reveal the ultimate travel list.
Grumpy Traveller has spent years collating the results of all the travel lists ever made, and has put them through a series of highly expensive machines that have been dressed up as famous travel experts. The results are ready – and, the greatest travel list of all time is as follows:
24. In Patagonia by Bruce Chatwin.
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23. The High Line in New York City.
22. Always carry a bottle of hot sauce with you to spice up bland meals.
21. The Blarney Stone
20. The Guggenheim, Bilbao.
19. Lord of the Rings.
17. If you must fly, consider off-setting your carbon emissions.
16. TheWall, November 9th, 1989.
15. Burning Man.
14. Learn to surf.
13. Ernest Hemingway.
12. Le Maitai Bora Bora Resort.
11. Get a Visa Electron card.
10. The infinity pool at the Marina Bay Sands,.
9. Glamping in.
8. Robert Louis Stevenson.
6. Use the traghetti instead – they cost a fraction of the price.
5. On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.
4. Casa Botín, Madrid.
3. Try and travel in shoulder season, when there aren’t quite as many tourists.
1. A sarong.