The Best City To Visit Travel Tournament is back and you can win $300 four weeks from now by simply naming your favorite city in the comments below.
To enter, write your favorite city in the comments of this post before Monday, March 2nd 12:00pm US EST.
A Few Rule Changes This Year
This annual contest that takes place over the course of March is no stranger to controversy but your suggestions after last year’s Romanian repeat made me think a change in the format was appropriate. This year, entries will be grouped by region so that cities from the same country will compete against each other in the early rounds.
The Best City To Visit Travel Tournament is a round robin style competition, with voting every week during the month of March. I’ll take the first 64 cities you nominate, which will be halved every round by your votes.
Cities Already Taken
My newsletter subscribers were given the first picks in this year’s tournament so the cities listed below are already taken. Scan the comments underneath this post, look for the city you want to nominate, then type it in if someone else hasn’t already claimed it.
- Dublin, Ireland – (Ken)
- Taichung, Taiwan – (Maddie)
- Lviv, Ukraine – (Stephen)
- Bucharest, Romania – (Earl)
- Boston, MA, USA – (Rachel)
- Kochi, India – (Deniz)
- Shanghai, China (Daphne)
Please keep in mind that many comments automatically go into moderation where they remain invisible until they’re approved. Selections are still first come, first serve, keep checking back to see if you got the city you wanted or need to pick an alternate.
Important Contest Dates
The Best City To Visit Travel Tournament 2015 runs right into the beginning of April with several quick voting rounds starting on Tuesday, March 3rd. Remember, voting early is one proven way to get ahead in the tournament, here are a few other strategies you can learn from previous winners.
- Tuesday March 3rd: Round of 64
- Thursday March 5th: Round of 32
- Tuesday, March 10th: Sweet 16
- Tuesday, March 17th: Elite 8
- Tuesday March 24th: Final Four
- Tuesday, March 31st: Championship
The winner of this year’s tournament will be announced on Tuesday, April 7th and prize money sent to you by July 1, 2015. Those are quite a few dates to keep up with – the best way not to miss anything is to get my posts sent directly to your inbox.
Money For You A Travel Plan For Me
Last year I was incredibly fortunate to meet the reasons Craiova, Romania was The Best City to Visit in 2014. No city is too small or little traveled to advance far in the tournament, all you need is a passionate following. I’ll visit the winning city before the year is up and look forward to seeing where you’ll send me this year!
This is so hard.. How to pick?! I’m going to go with Perast, Montenegro. Stunning!
Montezuma, Costa Rica
Naha, Okinawa, Japan
Bombay, India! 😛
Badalona (Catalonia, Spain)
Hey, Anil! This year I’m balancing between two choices, but I’ll just throw in Alba Iulia (Romania) and see what it comes out of this! 🙂
Hi Dana, best of luck this year. As Champion I’m sure you’ll have good chances to advance far this tournament!
Please pick a city in the state!
Little Corn Island, Nicaragua
Have a second pick? Little Corn Island doesn’t count as a city. Let me know before 12 PM US EST today.
Yangon, Myanmar (or Rangoon, Burma to some people). Was just there a few weeks ago, it’s gonna win this year! Have you been before Anil?
I go with the naming you prefer, here’s why:
I haven’t been but who knows, in 4 weeks I might have plan to 🙂
gangtok – india (0)
Second vote for BERLIN in Germany – as long as you avoid the really cold season from January to mid/late March. There’s so much to do and see, the city is by Western European standards still affordable, the alternative and start-up scene is quite international and adds to the flair.
Hi Juergen, Berlin was already chosen before you. It’s a great city but do you have a second choice?
Panama City (Panama)
For it’s very unique culture, food and people I want to nominate Kyoto, Japan.
Tel Aviv, Israel
I’m a big fan of Vienna, Austria!
I’m happy to see Granada back in this year’s contest, good luck!
Chiang Mai, Thailand!
Lesvos , greece
I’m guessing you mean Lesbos the island? If so, I’ll add you under its capital city Mytilini.
Yes that’s the one 🙂
Hello my dear friend. I want to nominate Tg. Jiu, Romania for a follow up of the region Oltenia. For it’s beauty and cultural richness I am nominating this city for younto visit this year 🙂
Hi Damian, good luck in this year’s tournament, interesting pick!
It’s already been selected, have another city to nominate?
Love Gibraltar!! ❤️
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Key West, FL, USA
New Orleans, LA!
‘Cause Sarajevo has already been the best city to visit I think…I now nominate Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina 😀
Someone already nominated Mostar, do you have a second pick?
San Francisco, California (USA)
I’ll take Park City, Utah if it’s available!
It is and yours now. Good luck!
Hi dear, my city Hallstatt, Austria
Where my heart goes .. Edinburgh
I nominate Firenze, Italy. Never has a city welcomed me so and made me so terribly sad upon departure.
Istanbul, such a mix of sights colours, textures and lovely, lovely people
Sorry, checked back and it’s been taken. Will try Fethiye in Mugla Turkey, a town that is on the fringe of becoming a city and my home from home .
It’s also been taken (the comment was waiting in the moderation queue). Do you have another pick?
Chiang Mai, Thailand : )
It’s already been taken, have a second choice?
Ah no, can’t represent my new hangout, In that case I will go with reykjavik 🙂
You got it, last unique city entered!
Sorry, a bit late for this year’s tournament, but sign up for my newsletter so you don’t miss 2016!
Hello! The best city to travel this year is Targu Jiu ,Romania.The best stone’s scultures in the world: “The Endless Colums”, “The Table of Silent”,”The Gate of Kiss”…and many others tourist attractions…
I nominate Batanes, Philippines. A must try destination.
Thanks for the nomination but the contest is already underway. You can vote in the second round now and then make sure to pick you favorite city next year in early February: