Okanagan
Believe it or not, B.C. Canada has desert "Okanagan desert"
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The Okanagan Desert is the common name for a semi-arid area located in the South Okanagan region of British Columbia, Canada, primarily around Osoyoos Lake
For any Canadians that want to escape the winter months you can go to Osoyoos and take a break from winter and snow. Osoyoos is about 6 miles north of USA boarder.
If you are travelling south from Pentiction on hi way 97, you will see a mountain that has the outline of an Indian face.
Yes I have been there, Osoyoos is a town that built Spanish style.
A friend of mine has a condo on Peanut Lake.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Okanagan_Desert

https://www.google.ca/destination/map/topsights?q=things+to+do+in+osoyoos&site=search&output=search&dest_mid=/m/0384m5&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi2y4OuhYvfAhWXnoMKHQOMCBsQ6tEBCEEoBDAA

https://mapcarta.com/24545972

Oldest city in Canada ~ Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
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St-John's Newfoundland (1583) - (Although as corrected by Quora User in the comment section, St-John was actually officially incorporated as a city in 1921), so Quebec City (1608) is the oldest city in Canada as it was incorporated in 1608.
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The History of Québec City. Québec City was founded by French explorer Samuel de Champlain in 1608 and is the oldest municipality in the province. In the 17th century, the first French explorers, fur trappers, and missionaries arrived to establish a colony.
https://www.viator.com/Quebec-City/d626-ttd
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Quebec_City

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quebec_City#Modern_history_(1763%E2%80%93present)
Alaska Hiway

Alaska Hiway was built during WWll, Mile zero start in Dawson Creek, B.C. Canada, where I was born.

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This trip is scenic Route to Alaska.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska_Highway
Some of the hiway had to be rebuilt due to large vehicles crossing the bridge crossing Kiskatinaw River.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiskatinaw_River
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You will see plenty of wildlife on this route.
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https://www.bellsalaska.com/highway/alaska-highway/
https://www.geico.com/more/living/travel-adventure/alaska-highway/
https://www.travelyukon.com/en/things-to-do/article/touring-alaska-highway
Name of the favourite place: Bordeaux, France
Why I chose it? What made it so special?:
Bordeaux, located in the southwestern region of France, is a port city that lies on the Garonne River. The city is the wine industry capital of the world and is known to host some of the most popular wine fairs. After Paris, Bordeaux is known to have the highest number of historical landmarks. Discovered the subterranean cellars and winemaking secrets of the Bordeaux wine region too and admired the picturesque countryside and the prestigious wineries (Saint-Emillion or Mèdoc).

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Name of the „dream” place: Nice, France
Why I think it’s worth to see?:
French Riviera’s largest city. Nice’s beauty comes from the 19th-century mansions on its promenades and boulevards, from the city’s Italianate old quarter and the rugged natural terrain that provides countless wondrous vantage points.
Artists have always cherished this scenery, rendered even more beautiful by the unique light. So Nice is now also one of the best places to go in Europe for art galleries, with museums dedicated to Chagall and Matisse. Add great cuisine, a perfect climate and more than a dash of Riviera glamour, you’ve got a very special place.

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daisyjean wrote: Alaska Hiway

Alaska Hiway was built during WWll, Mile zero start in Dawson Creek, B.C. Canada, where I was born.

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This trip is scenic Route to Alaska.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska_Highway

Some of the hiway had to be rebuilt due to large vehicles crossing the bridge crossing Kiskatinaw River.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiskatinaw_River

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You will see plenty of wildlife on this route.
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https://www.bellsalaska.com/highway/alaska-highway/

https://www.geico.com/more/living/travel-adventure/alaska-highway/

https://www.travelyukon.com/en/things-to-do/article/touring-alaska-highway


I forgot to mention that the wooden bridge over the Kiskatinaw River is on Alaska A hiway.

https://celebratealaskahighway.com/see-historic-kiskatinaw-bridge/
MrsIppi wrote: Name of the favourite place: Bordeaux, France
Why I chose it? What made it so special?:
Bordeaux, located in the southwestern region of France, is a port city that lies on the Garonne River. The city is the wine industry capital of the world and is known to host some of the most popular wine fairs. After Paris, Bordeaux is known to have the highest number of historical landmarks. Discovered the subterranean cellars and winemaking secrets of the Bordeaux wine region too and admired the picturesque countryside and the prestigious wineries (Saint-Emillion or Mèdoc).

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Name of the „dream” place: Nice, France
Why I think it’s worth to see?:
French Riviera’s largest city. Nice’s beauty comes from the 19th-century mansions on its promenades and boulevards, from the city’s Italianate old quarter and the rugged natural terrain that provides countless wondrous vantage points.
Artists have always cherished this scenery, rendered even more beautiful by the unique light. So Nice is now also one of the best places to go in Europe for art galleries, with museums dedicated to Chagall and Matisse. Add great cuisine, a perfect climate and more than a dash of Riviera glamour, you’ve got a very special place.

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France is a very pretty country with lots to see, this place would make the trip well worth it. I have been to Nice, France and really enjoyed it there The beach is wonderful to spend laying on the white sand :)
Agree with you, lot of great spots, “must to see” places, for me Nice s one of them. Already visited Bordeaux, Marseille, Lille and last weekend Paris.
Wow, just wow!
MrsIppi wrote: Agree with you, lot of great spots, “must to see” places, for me Nice s one of them. Already visited Bordeaux, Marseille, Lille and last weekend Paris.
Wow, just wow!

Paris eh? A romantic city so did you find any romance there? :wink:
No, daisy :) . There were plenty of attractions to see. I was dazzled by the beauty of the city. 8)

Name of the favourite place: Bassin d’Arcachon
Why I chose it? What made it so special?:
Bassin d'Arcachon has long been a favorite destination for the townspeople of Bordeaux but become a popular spot for tourists from all over the country and from around the world. Of course, the main attractions in Bassin d'Arcachon are the beaches, which many consider to be incomparable in their beauty and pristine condition. Stretching for several miles along the coast, the town's magnificent beaches serve as a welcome counterpoint to the other nearby attractions. All are child friendly and well maintained, and they should provide many hours of enjoyment for the entire family.

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Name of the „dream” place: Cote d'Azur, France
Why I think it’s worth to see?:
The Cote d'Azur (or French Riviera) has long been one of the great attractions for visitors to France, for the sunshine, beaches and sophistication of resorts such as Nice, Saint-Tropez and Cannes and the beautiful coast. The Cote d'Azur is a lovely region to explore, with many less known gems to discover among the more famous.
To some it remains the most glamorous of all Mediterranean playgrounds; to others, it’s an overdeveloped victim of its own hype. Yet at its best – in the gaps between the urban sprawl, on the islands, in the remarkable beauty of the hills, the impossibly blue water after which the coast is named and in the special light that drew so many artists to paint here – it captivates still.

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I agree, Paris France is a wonderful city to tour, I am dazzed by all the lights at night there.

Fort McMurray, AB
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Fort McMurray is a population centre, technically classified as an urban service area, in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo in Alberta, Canada. It is located in northeast Alberta, in the middle of the Athabasca oil sands, surrounded by boreal forest.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_McMurray

Fort Mac suffer from a forest fires in 2016.
On May 1, 2016, a wildfire began southwest of Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada. On May 3, it swept through the community, forcing the largest wildfire evacuation in Alberta's history, with upwards of 88,000 people forced from their homes.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_McMurray

https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2014/09/the-alberta-tar-sands/100820/

http://www.fortmcmurraytourism.com/explore-wood-buffalo/explore-oil-sands
Name of the favourite place: Van, Turkey
Why I chose it? What made it so special?:
The province of Van sits by the Lake Van and was the ancient Urartian capital of Tuspa. It is situated in a green, fertile oasis in the midst of rocky mountains in the Eastern Anatolian region of Turkey. An impressive citadel stands on one of these peaks and dates back to the 9th century BC with the steps carved into rock leading to the fortress. Lake V an is the largest and deepest lake in Turkey and provides good opportunities for enjoyable excursions. At Van Harbour you may find pleasant places to rest. Van is also famous for its Van cat: a pure white, longhair cat which has the strange feature of one blue eye and the other green.

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Name of the „dream” place: Cappadocia, Turkey
Why I think it’s worth to see?:
The miraculous nature wonder Cappadocia is the common name of the field covered by the provinces of Aksaray , Nevsehir , Nigde , Kayseri and Kirsehir cities in the Central Anatolian region. Cappadocia is unique in the world. A dreamy slice of central Turkey dotted with 'fairy chimneys' (rock formations), has a history every bit as remarkable as its landscape. Volcanic eruptions created this surreal moonscape: the lava flows formed tuff rock, which wind and rain sculpted into sinuous valleys with curvy cliff faces and pointy fairy chimneys.
Don’t miss to join to balloon tour if you planning the trip, you can see the deep canyons, valleys and fairy chimneys from the air.

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Queenstown NZ
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Queenstown, New Zealand, sits on the shores of the South Island’s Lake Wakatipu, set against the dramatic Southern Alps. Renowned for adventure sports, it’s also a base for exploring the region’s vineyards and historic mining towns. There's bungee jumping off Kawarau Gorge Suspension Bridge and jet-boating on the Shotover and Dart rivers. In winter, there's skiing on the slopes of The Remarkables and Coronet Peak.
Name of the favourite place: Dobšinská Ice Cave, Slovakia
Why I chose it? What made it so special?:
This UNESCO World Heritage site (part of the Caves of Hungarian Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst network) is a popular tourist attraction and the largest ice cave in Slovakia. It's part of a larger system of caves that's tens of millions of years old. So old, in fact, that the caves have existed through both tropical and glacial environments.
The ice cave is said to have been open to the public since the 1800s, and can be visited May-September. Try to imprint the floor-to-ceiling ice formations in your memory while exploring the great hall and corridors—unless you want to shell out money to take photos (yes, there's a fee).

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Name of the „dream” place: Mer de Glace, Chamonix, France
Why I think it’s worth to see?:
A half-hour train ride and some 400 steps down leads to this cave, which contains ice sculptures, colour-changing lights, and a depiction of 19th-century mountain life. Mer de Glace glacier is actually man-made (it was originally carved out in 1946 with ice picks) and has to be re-sculpted each summer due to the glacier shifting. Fortunately for those involved, machines are now used to recreate the cave.

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Columbia Ice Field
https://www.banffjaspercollection.com/canadian-rockies/columbia-icefield/
The Columbia Icefield is the largest ice field in the Rocky Mountains. Located in the Canadian Rockies astride the Continental Divide along the border of British Columbia and Alberta, Canada, the ice field lies partly in the northwestern tip of Banff National Park and partly in the southern end of Jasper National Park.
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https://www.banffjaspercollection.com/attractions/glacier-adventure/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbia_Icefield
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