Meet the Nominees for the Sexiest Spot in the 2011 NewNowNext Travel Awards

 

Okay, so maybe you don’t pick a travel destination solely on the likelihood that you’ll get lucky… In fact, you might be traveling with a long-term significant other. But even if you are, everyone likes to entertain the option of finding romance — or just getting some action, while traveling.

And some places are just, well, sexier than others! Blame it on the beach, or the foxy locals, or just the idea that you’re far from home, nobody knows you and there are no limits to who you can choose to be.

Check out our nominees below, and you’ll probably agree that they each possess their own aphrodisiac quality. And don’t forget to VOTE!

 

BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
“As Europe becomes more expensive, BA’s residents become incrementally sexier! They’re fit, well-dressed, smart, and still have money and good credit ratings!” notes Adam Graham who contributes to New York Magazine and The New York Times. While writer Duane Wells, puts it simply: “BA is Europe meets Latin America… The city just drips sex.” (Vote via Twitter using #NNNTA_BuenosAires.)
MADRID, SPAIN
“More than Barcelonans, the men and women that keep Spain’s capital moving and shaking seem to combine party-ready sexiness with super smarts, business savvy, and worldly-but-not-world-weary charm.” – Darren Frei, ShermansTravel.com (Vote via Twitter using #NNNTA_Madrid.)
PORTLAND, OREGON
This boho-sexy hipster/foodie mecca doesn’t just feed your tummy. It hits below the belt, too! “I love me some flannelled lumberjacks. And all that wood! Seriously though, it may not seem terribly “sexy” on the surface, but this northwest nirvana does something for me.” – Darren Frei, ShermansTravel.com (Vote via Twitter using #NNNTA_Portland.)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL
“Beaches, cocktails, parties, South American sass, and arguably the hottest people on Earth. Add to that just enough flirty, volatile unpredictability to keep you on your toes… and BAM! What’s not sexy about that?” – John Polly, TripOutTravel.com (Vote via Twitter using #NNNTA_Rio.)
ST. TROPEZ, FRANCE
“St. Tropez is old-school Riviera sexy, but so gorgeous. And so is everyone there.” –Heidi Mitchell, Town & Country Contributing Editor (Vote via Twitter using #NNNTA_StTropez.)
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
“They’re all fit, stylish and look hot in pretty much anything they wear, so for people who enjoy a Nordic/Viking type in Acne jeans and a Whyred jacket (even in summer it’s a little nippy at night), this Scandinavian Venice is hard to beat.” – Charles Runnette (Vote via Twitter using #NNNTA_Stockholm.)

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John Polly is a former editor at NewNowNext. He now makes the magic happen at World of Wonder.
@JohnPollySays