Bashfully Appreciated Places, 2016

What readers liked to visit over the last year

Should it be any surprise that the bashful adventurers visiting these pages have eclectic taste? Their reading habits show their interest—in learning, in history, in practical matters. The most popular posts of the past year spanned the globe, from South America, to Central, to North, from Europe to film and books and cocoa. Isn’t travel fun?

Here is a list of what readers liked in 2016, and what you might, too.

 

Incan Trinity

The Incan Trinity–condor, puma, snake–as depicted on a door in Pisac, Peru
Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

Peru: Considering the Incan Trinity: Condor, Puma, Snake

What do recurring images of condors, pumas, and snakes—the Incan trinity—symbolize?

 

 

Belize Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

Belize
Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

Belize: Escaped from the Shackles: Happy Independence Day, Belize!

A British colony escapes its colonizer and changes its name

 

 

A plaque at Barnegat Lighthouse State Park on Long Beach Island, N.J. informs visitors about a tragedy that took place during the American Revolution. Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

A plaque at Barnegat Lighthouse State Park on Long Beach Island, N.J. informs visitors about a tragedy that took place during the American Revolution.
Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

New Jersey: Massacre on the Shore

A violent incident on the Jersey Shore during the American Revolution

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A yellowed 1989 image of Chac-Mool at Chichen Itza. Photo credit: L. Tripoli

A yellowed 1989 image of Chac-Mool at Chichen Itza. Photo credit: L. Tripoli

Mexico: Chichen Itza, Top to Bottom

A sighting of Chac-Mool before a destination became a world wonder

 

 

Eat and learn! A sign outside Rosy Tomorrow’s restaurant in Danbury, Conn. reminds patrons about the area’s revolutionary—and hatting—past. Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

Eat and learn! A sign outside Rosy Tomorrow’s restaurant in Danbury, Conn. reminds patrons about the area’s revolutionary—and hatting—past.
Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

Connecticut: Danbury: Revolution, Hats, and a Rosy Tomorrow

An area in Connecticut burned by the British during the American Revolution later becomes a hat shop

 

 

On a Gray Line 'sunset' cruise in Cancun. Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

On a Gray Line ‘sunset’ cruise in Cancun. Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

Mexico: Cancun Tours: How Good Is the Gray Line?

The Bashful Adventurer’s adventures on Gray Line tours in Mexico

 

 

Solidarity in Woodstock, N.Y. Photo credit: L. Tripoli

Solidarity in Woodstock, N.Y.
Photo credit: L. Tripoli

New York: How We Want Woodstock

Looking for women with whom to howl in an ideal setting

 

The remains of Olga and Tatiana Romanov are now at Peter and Paul Fortress in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

The remains of Olga and Tatiana Romanov are now at Peter and Paul Fortress in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

Remembering the Romanovs in Russia

A family business that goes woefully wrong

 

A chocolate gorilla at Patrick Roger Chocolatier in Paris Photo credit: V. Laino

A chocolate gorilla at Patrick Roger Chocolatier in Paris
Photo credit: V. Laino

A Global Interest: Tripping on Chocolate

Can you really eat a chocolate gorilla? Chocolate tourism from Belize to Paris to Berlin

 

 

Cold Spring, N.Y. on a snowy day Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

Cold Spring, N.Y. on a snowy day
Photo credit: M. Ciavardini

Cold Spring, N.Y.: Geo. Washington Drank Here

A bit of history at a weekend getaway on the Hudson River

 

—Lori Tripoli

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