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Once you start thinking in Top 10 terms, it's hard to stop. And so, to paraphrase Nigel Tufnel in the "This Is Spinal Tap" screenplay, these lists go to 11. Behold 10 more sources likely to inspire your next trip, or refine your itinerary, or just warn you where there be dragons.

Travel & Leisure magazine's readers' poll results showing top 10 hotels in the world (and 90 runners-up): http://www.travelandleisure.com/articles/worlds-best-hotels-2010/1;

Ten best hotels in the U.S., as judged this year by readers of Tripadvisor.com: http://www.tripadvisor.com/TravelersChoiceList-g191-cTop25;

The world's 10 most beautiful lakes, as chosen by the editors of Budget Travel magazine in August: http://www.budgettravel.com/bt-dyn/content/article/2010/07/28/AR2010072804448.html;

Ten best literary accounts of being marooned, from the Observer in England: http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2010/apr/25/castaway-books-crusoe-road-christie;

The U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics tally of airlines making the most money on baggage fees: http://www.bts.gov/programs/airline_information/baggage_fees/html/2010.html;

Condé Nast Traveler's readers' favorite cruise lines (actually 12, not 10): http://www.concierge.com/tools/travelawards/goldlist/2010/category/cruiselines;

The San Francisco Chronicle's favorite Napa Valley wine-tasting rooms (about 25 of them): http://articles.sfgate.com/2010-08-22/food/22228894_1_sfgly-free-e-editions-subscribers;

America's greatest golf courses, ranked 1 to 100 by Golf Digest: http://www.golfdigest.com/golf-courses/golf-courses/2009-05/100_greatestgolfcourses;

Portland, Ore.'s 10 best food carts, as per the Oregonian newspaper: http://www.oregonlive.com/dining/index.ssf/2009/10/portlands_top_10_food_carts.html;

Ten best rides and attractions at Disneyland, per Los Angeles Times Funland blogger Brady McDonald: http://www.latimes.com/travel/deals/themeparks.

christopher.reynolds@latimes.com

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