Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers Choice Awards 2007

If “only but the best ” is one of your adages, this month’s issue of Condé Nast Traveler lists the best of everything from hotels to cities to airlines. The Readers’ Choice Awards are based on reader votes. With 100 bests, perhaps you’ve been fortunate to have enjoyed one of them.

I’m feeling a bit puffed up because I’ve been to 9 of the top 10 cities–even if a couple were only a quick run through–some, like New York City, I’ve been to again and again. At the top of the list is San Francisco. Yep, I’ve been there. I haven’t been to Charleston, South Carolina, though. I’ve heard it’s divine.

My puffed upness, however, is dashed by the fact that I have not stayed at one of the top 100 hotels. Sad, sad, sad. Although, I haven’t stayed at the Mandarin Oriental in New York City, number 7 on the list, I have stayed at the one in Singapore. Sweet.

I’ve also taken 5 of the top 10 international airlines. Singapore Airlines is number one. Remember, this is the airline with those double beds I wrote about. Domestic airlines are a different story. I’ve only been on two of those. Southwest with all its wacky dress issues still squeaked in at number 10. There’s much more in the article. Check it out to see how close to the mark you’ve been with your travel choices.