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

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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 EST. You will need to enter your email address, then click to verify your vote from an email that comes from Poll Daddy. Your email address is not used for anything other than verifying your vote. Emails aren’t used in any other way. Your privacy and personal information are important to me, always. Votes may not be visible until after the polls close. Good luck to all the remaining cities!



Remember, the Championship begins next Tuesday, April 4th, 2017.

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

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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 me know your favorite cities in the world by voting below all this week!

Click your favorite cities before this Sunday, March 26th, 5pm US EST. You will need to enter your email address, then click to verify your vote from an email that comes from Poll Daddy. Your email address is not used for anything other than verifying your vote. Emails aren’t used in any other way. Your privacy and personal information are important to me, always. Votes may not be visible until after the polls close. Good luck to all the remaining cities!





Remember, the next round, Final Four, begins next Tuesday, March 28st, 2017.

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

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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 vote! Click your favorite cities before this Sunday, March 19th, 5pm US EST. You will need to enter your email address, then click to verify your vote from an email that comes from Poll Daddy. Your email address is not used for anything other than verifying your vote. Emails aren’t used in any other way. Your privacy and personal information are important to me, always. Votes may not be visible until after the polls close. Good luck to all the remaining cities!

On a side-note, I’m planning to expand the tournament a lot next year. I want to give more of you prizes (because you’re awesome and your support of this site makes my crazy travel life possible) so vote, share, and let me know if you have any suggestions in the comments below!









Remember, the next round of Elite 8, begins next Tuesday, March 21st, 2017.

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

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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 do is vote by clicking your preferred city in each of the match ups below before this Sunday, March 12th, 5pm US EST. Votes may not be visible until after the polls close. You will need to enter your email address, then click to verify your vote from an email that comes from Poll Daddy. Your email address is not used for anything other than verifying your vote. Emails aren’t used in any other way. Your privacy and personal information are important to me, always. Good luck to all the remaining cities!

















Remember, the next round, Sweet 16 begins next Tuesday, March 14th 2017.

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

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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 Four. Not to mention, I’m planning some big events around the winning city – if you all tell me it’s the best – I’ll make sure everyone else knows too.

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, March 5th, 3pm US EST. This is by far the shortest round of the entire tournament, but if you follow the steps of previous winners, early votes here can easily advance your city to the next round. Votes won’t be shown until some time after the polls close. I’m the tie-breaker throughout the contest should any cities be tied at the end of a contest round. The next Round of 32 begins Tuesday, March 7th, when you can see if your favorite cities advanced or were eliminated.

































Additional Prizes

As I mentioned above, this year for the first time I’m giving away prizes for second place in the Championship and making it to the Final Four. The person who nominated the second place winner will receive a $50 gift card and those in the Final Four who don’t advance to the Championship will each get a $25 gift card. The cards can be used at a number of online stores, including Apple, Amazon, and others. (More details here.) Good luck everyone!

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

best city to visit 2017

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 region, with the first round of voting beginning on March 2nd, 2017. Each week the number of cities will be halved by reader votes, until there is one left. Hopefully the winning city is the one you picked.

Tournament Rules

Cities are first come first serve and several cities have already been picked by my newsletter subscribers (who got the first picks). The Best City To Visit Travel Tournament is a round robin style competition, with voting every week during the month of March.

Important Dates

Once you enter a city, there’s nothing you have to do but keep in mind voting for yourself isn’t a bad idea. These are the Tuesdays in the coming weeks to make note of:

  • March 2, 2017: Round of 64
  • March 7, 2017: Round of 32
  • March 14, 2017: Sweet 16
  • March 21. 2017: Elite 8
  • March 28, 2017: Final 4
  • April 4, 2017: Championship

Here are some other ways you can help your city win based on how previous winners have succeeded. Please remember 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.

Winner Announced April 11, 2017

The winner of this year’s tournament will be announced on Tuesday, April 11th and prize gift card delivered electronically to the winner by June 25, 2017. 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.

  • The gift card can be used on the Apple, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Delta, and Southwest Airlines online stores.

More retailers may also be added; or those above modified at any time before the end of the tournament – gift cards must be for the full $600 prize amount and cannot be split among stores, transferred into cash, and will be sent to the email you use in the comments section to choose your city. Best of luck to everyone and please let me know if you have any questions.

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