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The World’s Most Beloved Landmarks, According to TripAdvisor

Many of us have dream vacations that include visiting well-known landmarks. One of the best parts of our global community is the sheer variety of places to visit. Most of us will only see a handful of all the interesting places on planet earth in our life time.

Recently, TripAdvisor tried to determine which of all the wonders in our world ranked as the “most beloved” landmarks to visit and the results might surprise you.

In a press release, TripAdvisor explained that its “most beloved” designees “were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for landmarks worldwide, gathered over a 12-month period.”

TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice World’s Most Beloved Landmarks

1. Machu Picchu (Machu Picchu, Peru)

2. Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center (Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates)

3. Angkor Wat (Siem Reap, Cambodia)

4. St. Peter’s Basilica (Vatican City, Italy)

5. Taj Mahal (Agra, India)

6. Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba (Cordoba, Spain)

7. Church of the Savior on Spilt Blood (St. Petersburg, Russia)

8. The Alhambra (Granada, Spain)

9. Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool (Washington, D.C.)

10. Milan Cathedral (Duomo) (Milan, Italy)

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Top Resort in the United States

TripAdvisor recently released its top hotels and resorts in the United States. Unsurprisingly the requirements were high; to rank very highly, a hotel will have a very high rating among travelers, it will have collected several top industry awards, and it will be a higher-starred hotel.

This year The Lodge at Sea Island in Georgia takes the top prize. This may not come as a surprise to some. The Lodge at Sea Island stands out because its guests are consistently impressed and it racks up a lot of industry accolades. Visitors really appreciate the high level of service the hotel offers in addition to the many amenities available.

The Lodge is distinctive. In both its architectural style and its setting, the Lodge is reminiscent of an English country manor. Set majestically on St. Simons Island, The Lodge and its 40 guest rooms are secluded, inviting, and grand. Approached through an enchanting tunnel of antebellum oaks, The Lodge offers expansive ocean views, and is surrounded by the emerald fairways of The Sea Island Golf Club. These include Plantation and Seaside – two 18-hole championship courses. Sea Island’s superb Golf Performance Center is adjacent to The Lodge, while the 18-hole Retreat Course is nearby.

At The Lodge, experience world-class golf, invigorating activities, and 24-hour butler service. Southern hospitality at The Lodge is peerless. Enjoy world-class dining at Colt & Alison and The Oak Room. From the privacy of your room or suite, enjoy unobstructed views with morning coffee.

While at The Lodge be sure to enjoy a cocktail on the veranda while listening to the sounds of our bagpiper every evening at sunset. You can also try your hand – and your lungs – at this centuries-old tradition, with our bagpiper lessons. With your own practice chanter, you’ll learn from one of the Sea Island bagpipers.

All in all the Lodge brings world-class elegance and old style Southern hospitality together for a 5 star plus experience.