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12. Top 10 destinations for skiers and non-skiers alike

She wants to ski, he wants to eat. He craves fresh snow, she craves a day at the spa. Top destinations where everybody's happy, including No. 9, Bariloche, Argentina.

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Our 12 most popular travel features of 2012

Whether looking for vacation inspiration or fueling dreams, a variety of travel pieces resonated with readers in 2012. Here are your top 12 travel features of the year.

12. Top 10 destinations for skiers and non-skiers
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12. Top 10 destinations for skiers and non-skiers alike

She wants to ski, he wants to eat. He craves fresh snow, she craves a day at the spa. Top destinations where everybody's happy, including No. 9, Bariloche, Argentina.

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11. Top 10 classic landmarks in the worldFrom
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11. Top 10 classic landmarks in the world

From the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco to The Colosseum in Rome, above, 10 must-sees around the globe.

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10. Top 10 wine travel destinationsWine lovers have
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10. Top 10 wine travel destinations

Wine lovers have no shortage of parts of the world that combine travel and vino, including Tokaj-Hegyalja, Hungary.

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9. Disney Fantasy cruise's star-studded christeningMariah Carey was
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9. Disney Fantasy cruise's star-studded christening

Mariah Carey was among the glitterati who in March 2012 attended the christening of Disney Cruise Line's 14-deck Fantasy in New York Harbor at the Manhattan Cruise Terminal.

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8. Travel photographs from around the worldEven if
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8. Travel photographs from around the world

Even if we can't go there, it's fun to dream about heading to exotic natural locales and amazing architectural accomplishments such as Mexico City's Soumaya Museum.

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7. Northeast theme parksWhen summer hit, we were
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7. Northeast theme parks

When summer hit, we were ready for the thrills of coasters and spills of water parks. Readers were right there with us.

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6. Harry Potter studio tour outside LondonIt's the
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6. Harry Potter studio tour outside London

It's the wizardry of the prop, costume and set designers who brought the world of Harry Potter to life in a film studio on the outskirts of London, and we have the photos to prove it.

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5. Top 10 shopping streets in AmericaA street
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5. Top 10 shopping streets in America

A street in Portland, Ore., made the cut. Who knew? More predictable inclusions are Rodeo Drive in Los Angeles and Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.

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4. 50 U.S. presidential sites to visitThe Alabama
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4. 50 U.S. presidential sites to visit

The Alabama Capitol in Montgomery, Arizona's Hoover Dam and President Truman's home in Kasas City, Mo., all made the list.

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3. Travel gear: great gadgets for when you're
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3. Travel gear: great gadgets for when you're on the go

From packable shoes to comfy pants with plenty of pockets, portable speakers to useful new apps, this feature lists the latest -- while offering the pros and cons of a range of new products.

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2. Top 10 short cruise vacationsMaine windjammer sailing
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2. Top 10 short cruise vacations

Maine windjammer sailing is the seventh most popular short cruise vacation, according to ShermansTravel.com. Where else do people like to set sail?

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1. Rudest cities in America According to readers
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1. Rudest cities in America

According to readers of Time + Leisure magazine, Baltimore ranks No. 9 in a list of the 10 Rudest Cities in America. And, yes, New York City made the cut as well.

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