Choosing Vacation Spots

VIA readers have special methods of deciding on their next destination.

Whether they spin a globe, throw darts at a map, keep files of ideas, or study this magazine, VIA readers have special methods of narrowing down their vacation options.

“We flip a coin to see if we’ll go north or south,” says Sandy Rauch of Castro Valley, Calif.

“My husband plans three trips. I pick the winner,” says Patty Landsiedel of Newport, Ore.

“Keep a themed list,” suggests Kristina Wegscheider of San Jose. “The new Seven Wonders, for example.”

“Let your mind wander,” says Sylvia Head of San Jose.

“Pick a favorite food and visit the place it comes from,” says Jeff Farrin of Sebastopol, Calif.

“It’s easy to forget nearby gems,” says Leslie Mattucci of Reno, “so look close to home.”

This article was first published in July 2010. Some facts may have aged gracelessly. Please call ahead to verify information.

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