Wikivoyage:Destination of the month candidates

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Here we determine which articles are featured on the Main Page as Destination of the month (DotM), Off the Beaten Path (OtBP) and Featured travel topics (FTT).


You can nominate any article you would like to see featured. Any destination, region, itinerary or event that passes the "What is an article?" test is eligible for nomination.

However, before nominating, please check that the article follows these basic guidelines:

Well-known and/or popular destinations should be nominated as Destination of the Month, while more obscure destinations should be nominated for Off the Beaten Path. Travel topics, phrasebooks, itineraries and other articles should be nominated for Featured Travel Topic. Where applicable, you should propose a good time to visit the destination as a month to be featured.

The basic format of a nomination is as follows:

| place=Destination
| blurb='''[[Destination]]''' is a place of contrasts, and as such it...
| status=Guide
| time=March-June
| nominatedBy=~~~~
| comment=Great article and it's just luvvly-jubbly in the springtime.
| DotMImage=[[File:Destinationimage.jpg|thumb|300px]]

Add a nomination to the end of the appropriate section.


You can comment on any nomination based on timeliness and adherence to the criteria above, just add a bullet point (*) and your signed opinion.

Great article and it's just luvvly-jubbly in the springtime. TravelNut 25:25, 31 Feb 2525 (EDT)
* Looks nice, but shouldn't the Do section contain more than just quilting contests? ~~~~

Please note that the following are not considered valid reasons to oppose a nomination:

  • "I don't like it." All objections have to be based on the guidelines above: poor formatting, missing information, etc. Personal opinions, dislikes, etc. do not count.
  • "Wrong time of year." Articles are supported or opposed based on their content. Timing can be worked out later.
  • "Wrong type of place." Articles are supported or opposed based on their content. Whether it's DotM or OtBP can be worked out later.


If an article gets several comments in favor and none against for a week or so, it's eligible to be placed in an appropriate time-slot in the Upcoming queue. If the objections are relatively minor and are being worked on, add them to the Upcoming queue tentatively (add a question mark "?" after the article). Feel free to move the queue around or swap articles if it makes sense. If a nomination clearly does not make the grade and if the objections are not easily fixable, they go into the Slush pile.

Once a nomination has been scheduled, an appropriate banner image and text blurb must be selected. Go to Wikivoyage:Destination of the month candidates/Banners to start that discussion.


Discussions for previously selected destinations are kept in the Archive.



The following queue should contain about six months' worth of upcoming destinations. Note that new DotMs are rotated in on the 1st of each month, OtBPs on the 11th and travel topics on the 21st.

Month DotM OtBP FTT
October 2020 Tel Aviv - pending fixes (?) and stronger consensus to support Nkhata Bay - pending fixes and stronger consensus to support Budget travel - pending fixes and stronger consensus to support
November 2020 Arequipa - pending fixes and stronger consensus to support Iriomote - pending stronger consensus to support Aviation history - pending stronger consensus to support
December 2020 Dunedin - pending fixes (?) and stronger consensus to support New Smyrna Beach - pending fixes and stronger consensus to support On the trail of Kipling's Kim - pending stronger consensus to support
January 2021 Johor Bahru - pending fixes Torres del Paine National Park - pending fixes and stronger consensus to support Driving in Norway - pending fixes and stronger consensus to support
February 2021 Colombo - pending fixes and stronger consensus to support Belgrave - pending fixes and stronger consensus to support Travel photography/Full systems - pending stronger consensus to support
March 2021 Oaxaca - pending stronger consensus to support Porto da Cruz - pending stronger consensus to support American cuisine - pending fixes and stronger consensus to support

The schedule is not cast in stone. However, any change made to the schedule should have a compelling reason behind it, and should be effected as far in advance as possible of the article's scheduled term on the Main Page. In particular, unless absolutely necessary, we discourage nominee articles from being slushed or rescheduled after DotM banners have been made for them, which usually happens 2-3 months before being featured.

Whenever a guide becomes a current feature, it should be removed from the list, the discussion archived, and (when changing out Featured Travel Topics) a new month added to the end of the queue.

Next changes[edit]

Decisions regarding which images to use as the banners are made at Wikivoyage:Destination of the month candidates/Banners.

The section below provides an opportunity to see what the upcoming featured articles will look like on the Main Page using the banners that are currently most popular on the above page.


On the date of the scheduled change, the DotM, OtBP, or FTT should be changed as close to midnight UTC as possible. When the featured page is changed, please follow the following procedures to do so and archive content to the appropriate pages. At each stage, please double-check that you are correctly moving content.

  1. Update the featured articles on the main page by replacing the current 'banner' template section with those of the appropriate banner for the new DotM/OtBP/FTT found in the Next change section above.
  2. Update the Photo credits page with the banner's original image, title and attribution.
  3. Add the former featured article to the appropriate archive page: Previous Destinations of the month, Previously Off the beaten path, or Previous Featured travel topics.
  4. Remove Template:Featurenomination from newly featured article.
  5. For the former featured article, add the appropriate parameter to the pagebanner template (directly after the image filename) to label the page as having been featured previously.
    • For former DotMs, add: dotm=yes
    • For former OtBPs, add: otbp=yes
    • For former FTTs, add: ftt=yes
  6. Archive the newly featured article's nomination. Simply cut-and-paste the nomination section of the newly featured article from this page to Wikivoyage:Destination of the Month candidates/Archive.
  7. Update the Next change section above by adding the banner from the discussion page. View the table in the Schedule section above to determine what next month's change will be, then update the image and blurb in the "Next change" section with that found in the upcoming featured article's nomination.
  8. Archive the newly featured article's banner by cutting-and-pasting all banner suggestions and the associated discussion into Wikivoyage:Destination of the month candidates/Banners/Archive.

Nominations for Destination of the Month[edit]

Portland (Oregon)[edit]

Place: Portland (Oregon)
Blurb: Once a down-at-the-heels seaport town, now one of America's trendiest cities of the moment; in the "City of Roses" the accent is on sustainability and a certain self-conscious quirkiness. (should not exceed ~145 characters)
Article status: Guide (must be guide or above).
Time to feature: northern summer
Nominated by: Yvwv (talk) 13:11, 1 October 2018 (UTC)
Comment: Slushed in 2010, but has grown a lot since then. Has all the essentials of a city article.

MAX and bus side-by-side on Portland Mall, 5th & Yamhill.jpg
  • Not yet — at a first glance it looks like a solid article, but some listings lack description (most notably in the Sleep section). The article has a huge number of Eat listings (83!). Yes, some of them are local chains with several restaurants but still... ϒpsilon (talk) 15:49, 5 October 2018 (UTC)
  • If being complete means adding even more length and listings to an already overlong and over-listy article, as Ypsilon said (and I agree with him), then the answer is that Portland needs to be districtified first. -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 15:52, 5 October 2018 (UTC)
Interestingly, districtification has already been discussed three times on Talk:Portland (Oregon). ϒpsilon (talk) 13:39, 6 October 2018 (UTC)


Between this nomination and Talk:Portland (Oregon) (and just look at the article itself!), there's a strong indication that this article ought to be districtified before it's put on the Main Page. That's a formidable task that, in the nearly five months since it's been nominated, no one has bothered to get started on. Also, the nominee doesn't currently have any Support votes to go on the Main Page as is. Are we going to get moving on this or should Portland be slushed? -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 05:23, 25 February 2019 (UTC)

Agree, let's slush for now.--ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 10:56, 25 February 2019 (UTC)
As discussed, Portland needs to be districtified. It shouldn't be to difficult to divide the city into a couple of districts, for example per the suggestion in Talk:Portland_(Oregon)#Districtification.
But as the schedule is full for the warm months of 2019, Portland is either going to sit around for 1+ year or something from the schedule will have to give up its place. -- ϒψιλον (talk) 11:54, 25 February 2019 (UTC)
Ypsi - Now that you mention it, I do remember the districtification of Riga ahead of its term of DotM took much less time than I'd expected. But the question is: given all the other work that needs to be done, on other DotM candidates and elsewhere on the site, is anyone actually going to take on this project? We have enough DotM candidates, and enough Guide-level articles especially among U.S. destinations, that it would be no big deal if we slushed Portland, not to mention that it was nominated too late to make the summer 2019 schedule anyway. I'd say let's revisit this issue in three months and see if any progress has been made in the interim. What do you (and others) think about that? -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 16:06, 25 February 2019 (UTC)
I've never used more than a few days to districtify a city. Usually it does just take a couple of hours to move the listings, once the district division and borders have been decided. Then the main article needs some more content in sections that formerly had listings, district articles need some info in Understand and Get in (a look at the city's map and public transport network map is often enough), and then a district map needs to be created.
I could help out with districtifying Portland, but it will have to wait a while; other WV projects (yup, also DotM related :)) have priority. -- ϒψιλον (talk) 18:49, 25 February 2019 (UTC)
Portland is now districtified. -- ϒψιλον (talk) 19:44, 12 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Borderline between support and not yet. I find it hard to make up my mind here. The eat section, for example, is much to long, and therefore is like a yellow pages guide and not a travel guide. Otherwise, however, it looks like a reasonably good article. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 23:26, 25 February 2019 (UTC)


Regarding the fact that, as Ypsilon says, it's now districtified, I have a couple thoughts:

  1. I think it would make sense for Portland to be moved to Portland and for the disambiguation page to moved to Portland (disambiguation).
  2. Good news about the districtification! The district articles look good, although perhaps they could do with some more general information. (For example, none of them have an "understand" section.)
  3. In the "districts" section of the main article, there definitely ought to be a description of each of the districts, so travelers can know a little about each district before visiting their respective pages.

--Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 00:56, 13 March 2019 (UTC)

Better to have that discussion in Talk:Portland_(Oregon)#Districtification_for_DotM, there indeed are still some things both the main Portland article and the district articles need. ϒψιλον (talk) 05:10, 13 March 2019 (UTC)
  • I think the "See" section needs some links to the districts. The "Do" section should mention/list the major city festivals/events. The districts should only give a listing to ONE of the chain restaurants. Portland (Oregon)/Eastside's Eat section looks sloppy with half of the listings being the same restaurants. The "Connect" section in the districts should have content or be deleted. ChubbyWimbus (talk) 03:04, 28 July 2019 (UTC)

May 2020[edit]

The city ensemble (the main article and three districts) still need work, but it's largely down to the districts that this is the case. If someone is willing to step up and do the following before the projected August slot, I'll support:

  • The district list should have a couple of lines of description for each of the three districts, including mentioning where to find Downtown.
  • There's a disconnect between the districts we've decided to use and the 'Neighborhoods' list in 'See'; can the gap be bridged?
  • The district articles themselves are little more than repositories for listings. In particular:
  • no 'Understand' section, indeed no information about the districts as places at all;
  • very poor 'Get in' that are only slightly useful if you are arriving from out of town by one particular mode of transport, but not if you want to get from say the Southwest to the East.
  • no 'Get around', even though the East in itself is as big as a large city.

On the positive side, the main article is very well-written and the vast majority of the district listings are of the expected high standard.--ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 13:37, 9 May 2020 (UTC)

I for one plan to put down some effort into the article(s) in the coming months. Ypsilon (talk) 13:50, 9 May 2020 (UTC)
If you think you can take care of everything listed above, then I can support the nomination.--ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 22:50, 9 May 2020 (UTC)


Riots and violence has been ongoing in Portland for over a month. Insurrectionists are trying to burn down the federal courthouse. Are we okay with featuring the city in the midst of such turmoil? ChubbyWimbus (talk) 11:01, 21 July 2020 (UTC)

As long as the article gets updated to reflect this, I don't see why not. Very few people will be visiting in the month it's featured anyway.--ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 11:51, 21 July 2020 (UTC)
I have a friend in Portland who's been posting about this on Facebook. She says the protestors are largely peaceful, the federal government crackdown has been brutal, but the whole thing is happening in a small area of the city. —Granger (talk · contribs) 11:53, 21 July 2020 (UTC)
Let's leave aside the question of when people will be visiting, what geographical percentage of the city is affected, and what the danger is to visitors and look at it from the point of view of how tone-deaf it looks for Wikivoyage to be foregrounding an article about traveling to Portland during 1) a global pandemic, specifically one in which the U.S. is one of the few countries that doesn't have the outbreak under any semblance of control and 2) a time in history when federal agents are snatching people from the streets with impunity. It's not as if our readers don't read the news. Frankly, I think it's hard enough to argue against slushing any and all U.S. nominees (we ought to be thanking our lucky stars there are only two besides Portland on the docket between now and January 20, 2021); I'm amazed anyone is even trying to defend this particular one. -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 20:39, 21 July 2020 (UTC)
If its month to be featured was September, I'd say let's wait and see. But frankly, right now, in addition to what you all are posting about, anyone from a foreign country who chooses to visit the U.S. is crazy. So yeah, let's put this feature on ice and return to it in more normal times. Ikan Kekek (talk) 20:56, 21 July 2020 (UTC)
Speaking of U.S. destinations, perhaps NSB should be postponed to January and Torres del Paine moved to December? There will likely still be concerns in December, but hopefully if we have a vaccine (?) and declining cases by mid-January, there will at least be a chance of it going on the main page during a time when tourists are considering visiting. (As a note, tourism is high in NSB right now, but that's travel within the U.S., not foreign countries. I don't know why people are traveling long-distance across the country right now.) We can always postpone NSB until next summer if the coronavirus is still widespread in January. Portland could be postponed at least a few months and instead choose locations without large numbers of coronavirus cases, not only due to the risks of the virus itself but also due to the concerns associated with visiting a country/state in lockdown right now.
The cases won't go down quickly, and I don't see them dropping to "safe" levels until next year, if not later, and until then we ought to focus on foreign destinations. Even Europe probably had best be avoided this summer IMO. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 21:03, 21 July 2020 (UTC)
(edit conflict) We can always wait and watch, but I would definitely recommend to anyone to stay away from the U.S. until at least January, and that's even without considering the extent to which the U.S. is the center of the COVID plague now. Florida is a total disaster at the moment, but we can't be sure what it'll be like in December. Ikan Kekek (talk) 21:11, 21 July 2020 (UTC)
Cases in the northeast of the state are relatively low currently, and we'll soon see how much difference the new mask mandates make; probably not enough. The situation is most of control in the Miami area, and some other cities to a lesser extent, and minorities seem to have suffered the highest number of cases. Parts of the state probably won't be back to normal until next summer, unless cases drop suddenly like they did in New York City. But as you've said, we can't know for sure, but judging from other countries such those in Europe it takes months for the virus to reduce to low levels, and in those countries there were strict lockdowns. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 21:18, 21 July 2020 (UTC)
Before we go too far down this road, let me be clear about what I do and do not actually support. I do support slushing Portland. I do not support slushing any other U.S. featured article nominees at this time, and am unlikely to change my mind in that regard unless, like Portland, there emerge safety concerns over and above COVID. What I meant by my comments about "it's hard enough to argue against slushing any and all U.S. nominees" was that I think at this point it's possible to construct a valid argument in opposition to mine. If we had been having this conversation a few months ago, I would have dismissed any such concerns out of hand. -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 00:50, 22 July 2020 (UTC)
To SelfieCity's point, I would note that cases in Europe, Australia, and some other countries are on the rise again. Personally, I think countries that have convinced themselves that they've somehow "beaten the virus" just because they've brought cases within their jurisdictions down to zero are only fooling themselves; unless they plan on hermetically sealing their borders for years on end and/or unless science develops a COVID test with a 100% accuracy rate that can be given to people at customs, it's only a matter of time before the virus seeps back in again. Realistically, nowhere is safe for travel until there is a vaccine (actually, if you want to get technical about it, it could be argued that nowhere ever was or ever will be "safe for travel") and engaging in travel for the foreseeable future will inherently involve acceptance of a certain risk, which makes the question of what should and shouldn't be on the Main Page a bit more complicated and nuanced than "no U.S." -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 21:40, 21 July 2020 (UTC)
No featured article should be interpreted as us saying this place is safe to travel in the middle of a pandemic. As Andre says, no place is really safe unless the few countries where it has been eliminated in the first wave create a bubble among themselves. For example, New Zealand, Taiwan and a few Pacific Islands could open up with each other and shut out everyone else but it won't quite happen in practice. Citizens from other countries are allowed to return home and if one of them breaks quarantine, the fire is reignited. Gizza (roam) 01:15, 22 July 2020 (UTC)
The theory is that when somebody breaks the quarantine or comes in without, the contacts will have been few enough that they can be traced and the affected persons quarantined. If this happens seldom enough it is not an unreasonable burden. The same works with domestic cases. But this works only if contacts are few, and few random passersby infected (I hope nightclubs will have few customers). It can work, but did not in the countries were cases are getting out of hand again. --LPfi (talk) 07:16, 22 July 2020 (UTC)
It definitely did not work in Melbourne and now Australia's two most populous states. Went from single digit numbers of cases per week (no community transmission) to 400-500 a day (nearly all of it community transmission). I agree that the DotM should be a place to dream about or plan for in the future, not a suggestion to travel there now, which may not even be possible based on the rules of your home and destination country. Gizza (roam) 08:19, 22 July 2020 (UTC)
I'd say obviously not soon. The title "destination of the month" seems to suggest visiting now & we should not suggest that. Pashley (talk) 06:16, 22 July 2020 (UTC)
Hasn't it always meant "the destination featured this month", "the destination to dream about this month" etc., not the destination to (start planning to) visit this month? --LPfi (talk) 07:19, 22 July 2020 (UTC)
Yes to what LPfi said. Plus, as our special message says: "Importantly, our intention is NOT to promote the idea of actually visiting any of these places now or in the near-term future. The primary purpose of our Featured Articles is, and always has been, to highlight the hard work of our dedicated team of travel writers by presenting our readers with the best-quality articles Wikivoyage has to offer." Well what's changed, eh? If we're suddenly saying that this feature sends the wrong message, then we should at least be consistent and cancel all features for the foreseeable.
Pulling Portland at this stage doesn't seem fair to those (particularly user:Ypsilon, but also user:Anyone150 and user:Jake Oregon) who responded to feedback above and quickly implemented the needed improvements to the city and its districts. Thanks to their efforts, it's ready to be featured now, but that readiness will decay over time, necessitating further updates.--ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 08:30, 22 July 2020 (UTC)
Right now commerce/life seems to be coming to normal in many places. So despite what you may of wrote to tell readers to refrain from traveling people can still travel around to take advantage of the low airfares being offered. So like traveling to more disturbed areas I would think you would put up that that pink or yellow banner on top of the article to warn travelers of what's going on there. I defer that to the main editors/moderators to do so. Anyone150 (Anyone150) 08:42, 22 July 2020 (UTC)
You could make that same argument against ever postponing any feature, but is this the first time we would have done so? Ikan Kekek (talk) 08:42, 22 July 2020 (UTC)
Quite right, I could and probably would, because it's important we don't take people's contributions for granted. I ask again what's so special about Portland that makes us suddenly change practice? --ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 09:49, 22 July 2020 (UTC)
Because it's tone-deaf to feature the city while it's under attack by irregular Federal agents. Regardless of how it's rationalized, it would give the site a black eye. Ikan Kekek (talk) 09:56, 22 July 2020 (UTC)
I don't think it's taking the contributions for granted. I have no affinity towards or against Portland, and I can only speak for myself on this, but if I worked hard on an article (or even if I didn't but it was a city I really loved/cared about), I would not want its SINGULAR feature to be during a time when the city has fallen into civil unrest. The question of "how bad is it really?" is secondary to what its image is and how it is presented in the news. Left wing sources tend to focus on the federal agents' bad behaviors and right wing sources tend to focus on the bad behaviors of the rioters (the politicization is unfortunate, since both deserve focus), but no sources are making the city look like a nice place to be or visit. It's "scary" to many people, and that was not the case when the article was built up.
This is not the first time we've talked about this. We've had such discussions before. Whenever it was, I believe I made the analogy of featuring Fukushima a month after the 2011 disaster. It would have looked like a bad joke. Portland is obviously not comparable to the Fukushima disaster, but to me it still has a "bad joke" feel right now. ChubbyWimbus (talk) 11:38, 22 July 2020 (UTC)
If it's more about the optics of Wikivoyage promoting Portland on its front page than the safety of travellers, would that mean the article could just be (provisionally) shunted back in the schedule a couple of months? Run York in August and, while Tel Aviv is up in September, review the situation for a Portland feature in October? --ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 13:52, 22 July 2020 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Why not post a link the Wikivoyage:COVID-19 message at the beginning of each featured article (we could postpone featured articles as well)? That would at least partially clarify the concerns mentioned above. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 13:53, 22 July 2020 (UTC)

I agree with delaying the featuring until the political situation is more stable. Regardless of whether the police or protesters are at fault, our advice to potential tourists remains the same; stay away protests or any other types of civil unrest if you're not a local. The dog2 (talk) 19:21, 22 July 2020 (UTC)
We already discussed discontinuing our features due to the COVID-19 pandemic and many people acknowledged that we can continue running them to present readers with interesting places that they may want to travel to someday (also, someone pointed out that even under normal conditions few people could just travel there right away). But obviously it would look bad to run articles articles about places when they have a particularly high infection rate, e.g. Bergamo in March or Delhi now or certain parts of the U.S. just as we wouldn't feature articles right after a major natural disaster or a terrorist attack for instance. Or during riots that have gone on for days and weeks.
For foreigners (if we'd be let in for tourism) now isn't a good time to travel to anywhere in the States excluding perhaps remote parts of Alaska. But as a third or even more of en-WV's regular editors hail from the U.S., probably the same goes for our readership. Secondly, the U.S. is geographically almost as as big as Europe so I don't think we should look at the country as one single unit that we wouldn't recommend entering or moving around anywhere in - many of our editors and readers are already there! And according to this map (presumably still reasonably up to date) the number of infections in Oregon isn't as bad as in many other parts of the country, so from a corona point of view Portland is a relatively safe place to visit, for domestic travel.
But the problem are the riots. Looking at the news Portland seems like a minor war zone right now, and one would rather put a caution or warningbox in the article rather than featuring it. So it would not be appropriate to run it today and very probably not on 1 August, in a little more than a week. Not so sure if the article would have to be slushed right away; couldn't it first be moved forward in the schedule (still OK to visit in October?), and if the rioting or other problems persists then we could slush it. It can always be renominated and brought up to date later, say, in 2021 or 2022. --Ypsilon (talk) 19:22, 22 July 2020 (UTC)
I think that's reasonable. We can move it to a later month and if the situation persists or worsens, we can discuss slushing it at that time. ChubbyWimbus (talk) 01:45, 23 July 2020 (UTC)
I think that's OK, too. Ikan Kekek (talk) 01:58, 23 July 2020 (UTC)
So... should we move Portland a month or two forward in the schedule and feature York in August instead? Ypsilon (talk) 19:19, 25 July 2020 (UTC)
Yes Done --ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 21:05, 25 July 2020 (UTC)
Thanks, I just changed the banner in the upcoming section. One more thing, if we don't want two American articles on the Main Page at the same time (maybe doesn't matter too much in this situation?), Scuba diving and Buffalo-Pittsburgh Highway could switch places in the schedule. What do you think, Andre? --Ypsilon (talk) 09:38, 26 July 2020 (UTC)
We need to remember the reason why we've decided not to feature Portland next month in the first place: not because we feel the protests pose any grave danger to travellers (at least those with any common sense) but because of the perception among our readers. Given that, I think it's obvious that Portland should be delayed until next year at the earliest. The riots may be over by October, but they'll still be fresh in the public's mind. The awkwardness needs more than three months to dissipate. Buffalo-Pittsburgh Highway was intentionally scheduled to take advantage of peak autumn foliage in the northeastern U.S. and needs to stay in the slot it currently occupies. -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 13:02, 26 July 2020 (UTC)
Noted, but let's see whether you're right about public perceptions nearer the time.--ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 13:08, 26 July 2020 (UTC)

Tel Aviv[edit]

Place: Tel Aviv
Blurb: More than just a haven for beach bums and party animals, Israel's pulsating and liberal seaside metropolis boasts cultural attractions aplenty and a UNESCO-listed cornucopia of Midcentury Modern architecture. (should not exceed ~145 characters)
Article status: Guide (must be guide or above).
Time to feature: Oct-May (summer would be too hot, I think)
Nominated by: Ypsilon (talk) 19:33, 4 January 2020 (UTC)
Comment: Just upgraded this one to guide. The article looks comprehensive, the districts are all usable and many listings have been updated recently by Grahamsands. The See section in the main article is a bit unusual with bulleted lists and coordinates for the top attractions. If needed, it shouldn't take very long to turn it into normal text.

Tel Aviv Port Lowshot.jpg
Yes Done --Ypsilon (talk) 17:55, 24 September 2020 (UTC)


Place: Arequipa
Blurb: Peru's second city and the world's alpaca capital is not only surrounded by volcanoes – its colonial old town is largely built of volcanic rock (should not exceed ~145 characters)
Article status: Guide (must be guide or above).
Time to feature: Any (almost the same weather around the year), but schedule-wise optimal during Northern Hemisphere winter
Nominated by: Ypsilon (talk) 19:18, 1 February 2020 (UTC)
Comment: Let's feature an article from Peru on the Main Page again! I cleaned up the article and ran listings through Google Maps a while back with the intention of nominating it for DotM.

Plaza de Arequipa.jpg
  • Support as nominator. --Ypsilon (talk) 19:18, 1 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Support, though does need some work of course. Having only looked at the first sections, it strikes me that the 'Get in - By bus' section is beautifully detailed (though will need checking to verify prices / companies' continued existence), but the other subsections could do with filling out a bit. In 'Understand', it says "In the winter it is warmer than in the summer", which strikes me as unusual, and could do with elaboration. I have added a couple of hidden comments about ambiguous prices too: a few stray $ signs where it's not clear whether we're talking soles or U.S. dollars; the price of Excluciva buses.--ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 20:26, 3 February 2020 (UTC)
Sol is one of the few currencies in the Americas not using the "dollar sign", but the rather weird "S/.". And as in developing countries in general, and the Americas in particular, I've understood USD is widely used for expensive purchases and goods and services used by tourists. --Ypsilon (talk) 17:10, 4 February 2020 (UTC)
Okay, so it probably means dollars then. But I don't think mixing and matching is especially helpful. Perhaps all prices could be given in soles, with approximate dollar conversion in brackets? Or would people paying in dollars actually be paying more, either due to the exchange rate burden on locals or because foreigners are assumed to be able to afford it? --ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 19:04, 4 February 2020 (UTC)
No idea, but in developing countries it's not uncommon that tourists are expected to pay in hard currency (and often also a higher price even if in the same currency, I've run into this in many Indian articles for example) and places mostly catering to foreign tourists often have their prices listed in USD (for instance Holiday Inn in Montevideo had this policy in 2014, and if you wanted to pay in pesos, the price was calculated according to the exchange rate of the day). Uruguay is certainly not a developing country, though, but a bit poorer than Western European countries (GDP per capita on par with Hungary and Latvia), but they do seem have a high inflation so... Ypsilon (talk) 19:48, 4 February 2020 (UTC)
Indeed. Still, we have some ridiculously well-travelled individuals here who may shed some light on the specific situation in Peru.--ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 19:54, 4 February 2020 (UTC)
Granger? --Ypsilon (talk) 20:12, 4 February 2020 (UTC)
I have a vague feeling that some hotel rates might have been in dollars in Peru, but I don't think I paid for anything in dollars. I remember being warned specifically not to use dollars to pay tips on the Inca Trail. Overall I have the feeling dollars were less used in Peru than in Uruguay, but I didn't spend that much time in Peru and it was a while ago so I'm not sure. I have a friend who spent a few months in Peru (mostly Lima and the Sacred Valley) - I'll ask what he thinks. —Granger (talk · contribs) 00:13, 5 February 2020 (UTC)
My friend said at least in Lima and Cusco you can get dollars from ATMs (like in Uruguay). But he thinks not as many prices are listed in dollars as in Uruguay, and it's not that common to pay in dollars in Peru – touristy places in Cusco accept dollars, but at a bad exchange rate. —Granger (talk · contribs) 13:18, 6 February 2020 (UTC)


Place: Dunedin
Blurb: Late 19th century architecture, student life, and a scenic coastline await you in this New Zealand city with a proud Scots heritage and what used to be the world's steepest street! (should not exceed ~145 characters)
Article status: Guide (must be guide or above).
Time to feature: maybe Nov-Mar, according to table in w:Dunedin#Climate
Nominated by: Ypsilon (talk) 18:48, 3 February 2020 (UTC)
Comment: I'm starting to think about next Northern Hemisphere winter's featured articles and here's a nice one from New Zealand. The article was very comprehensive but many listings lacked coordinates, and as I added them, other voyagers (especially AlasdairW but others also) noticed work was being done on the article and helped out expanding the article making it even better.

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  • Support - I'd say the article is complete and up to date. --Ypsilon (talk) 18:48, 3 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Support - I was last in Dunedin in late 2018, so I am confident it is reasonably up to date and accurate. I have a slight doubt about the intoduction to Eat-Budget as it looks too cheap, but Dunedin may be cheaper than average NZ prices. AlasdairW (talk) 23:59, 25 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Support. The the "Understand" section could do with a little work (sub-headings/organization), but per AlasdairW's comment I support this nomination. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 11:28, 20 March 2020 (UTC)

Johor Bahru[edit]

Place: Johor Bahru
Blurb: Fast growing, and home to many cultures, there are lots of fun activities and culinary experiences in this royal city (should not exceed ~145 characters)
Article status: Guide (must be guide or above).
Time to feature: It's about equally wet and warm around the year, but Jan-Feb and Jun-Sep are a bit dryer
Nominated by: Ypsilon (talk) 18:28, 28 March 2020 (UTC)
Comment: Speaking of articles to run in the winter, this is a very informative article that a contributor User:Chongkian has worked actively on for the last years, so it definitely should be showcased on the Main Page. I just added coordinates to listings that lacked them. Speaking of listings, there are quite many of them so the article perhaps needs to be districtified, perhaps not.

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  • Support - as said, very informative article (perhaps even too much?) --Ypsilon (talk) 18:28, 28 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Comment - I'm moving house, so my presence on Wikivoyage will be reduced for the next few days to a week, so I likely won't have time to examine this article and register a support/oppose vote until things settle down in my life. However, it's worth noting that Johor Bahru was slushed back in 2013. Though I too have been following Chongkian's diligent work and I imagine most of the article's previous shortcomings have been addressed, it might be worthwhile to review the feedback from its earlier nomination to see where further improvements might be warranted. -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 04:10, 29 March 2020 (UTC)
  • What a time to move! Stay safe, and good luck with the new place! Ikan Kekek (talk) 05:26, 29 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Indeed. We signed the lease, put the security deposit down, sent 30 days' notice to our current landlord, and only then did all hell break loose. -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 06:19, 29 March 2020 (UTC)
Wow... moving is stressful and time-consuming even under normal circumstances without having to worry about yourself or someone close to you getting sick or authorities suddenly shutting down places and restricting movement. Take your time and I hope everything goes well. --Ypsilon (talk) 17:11, 30 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support - This article have details of the place. Personally, after reading this article, I've made up my mind to visit this place once I'm in Johor.CyberTroopers (talk) 14:56, 1 April 2020 (UTC)
  • Support - I once visited this place with User:Chongkian, and I will say that this place is out of ordinary place to visit. So, it is worth it to be placed as Destination of the Month. SNN95 (talk) 22:35, 1 April 2020 (UTC)
  • Support - Johor Bahru is a very underrated city which no one knows much about it. In reality, the city has been undergoing extreme transformation over the past 10 years with many construction, modernization, clean up efforts are taking place each day. It has now been equally developed throughout its whole area (with many dining, shopping, recreation, night life, sports, culture, history, nature etc), not just at the old city center area along Wong Ah Fook street, that's just probably only 5% of what the city is about today. Chongkian (talk) 09:39, 4 April 2020 (UTC)
  • Very nearly - I have gone through this article with a fine-tooth comb, and most of the issues that were described last time Johor Bahru was nominated have been fixed. I haven't been tracking the changes, but judging by the comments made back in 2013, this has come on leaps and bounds.
The one major thing that remains from before is the article is still quite long. I believe our standards have shifted somewhat since 2013 such that the article would no longer qualify as "too long" (as they said), but having said that, it may be worth considering whether it wouldn't be better to split it into four districts, per the 'Areas' listed near the top. The spread of listings seems fairly even across the city, so there should be enough content for each new article. But I'd love to know what others think about this, particularly Chongkian.
Another thing which needs some attention is that not all of the listings have basic details like opening hours and a brief description; the vast majority do, which is great, but this needs to be consistent, even if a listing has to say "no official opening hours, but generally open at these times..." Some listings which just say "science center" or "Chinese restaurant" either need more detail, or if there's nothing more to say, we should delete them for being too boring.
In an article this good, there are also some nitpicks, which would be nice to fix, but not necessary for featuring:
  • The spelling is all over the place; whether British or American spelling is used seems random, rather than a conscious choice (one particularly jarring listing has "Convention Centre" in its name, but "convention center" a few words later. Just pick one spelling system and use it consistently.
  • I would personally like an introduction to typical local foods at the top of the 'Eat' section, and recommended things to buy at the top of the 'Buy' section.
  • The 'Drink' section mentions a tax-free area (The ZON), which also says you have to pay a customs fee when leaving the area. How much is this fee? Does it offset any saving you make on the drinks, or is the "duty free' schtick basically just a con to get you to spend more?
  • There are a lot of listings without an official website linked. Where a venue has a site or a social media account, this should be listed.
All in all, an excellent article, well-written, and the fact the main author is a local is obvious (in a very good way). If I ever visit the region again, I'll be sure to check out Johor Bahru! Hope my feedback is constructive.--ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 14:49, 4 April 2020 (UTC)
  • Support - It's a well-written article, with a lot of local knowledge going to it. I'll be sure to try to squeeze in a trip across the border the next time I go back to Singapore, and I'd certainly recommend visitors to Singapore to hop across the border too if they have the time. The dog2 (talk) 02:09, 26 May 2020 (UTC)


Place: Colombo
Blurb: Sri Lanka's largest city is a lively place and a stepping stone to the rest of the island. (should not exceed ~145 characters)
Article status: Guide (must be guide or above).
Time to feature: per the climate chart Dec-Mar, Jun-Aug
Nominated by: Ypsilon (talk) 20:30, 25 April 2020 (UTC)
Comment: Sri Lanka is the last South Asian country from where we've never featured anything. The article for Colombo was, like many articles from that corner of the world, informative but a bit disorganized and lacking coordinates, so I took care of that a while ago. Would make a nice (Northern Hemisphere) winter feature.

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  • Support as nominator. --Ypsilon (talk) 20:30, 25 April 2020 (UTC)
  • Looks like it might need some minor copyedits, but that's not enough to preclude me voting support now. -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 04:05, 26 April 2020 (UTC)
  • Not just yet, though I agree it contains a lot of good material & could make a fine feature. However, unlike Andre, I'm not sure the work required is "minor". See my comments starting at Talk:Colombo#District_numbers. Pashley (talk) 15:53, 26 April 2020 (UTC)
  • Not yet - I think the Understand section can be a little longer. Also, is there any flight to Hambantota airport? It has been referred to as the world's emptiest international airport. Hanif Al Husaini (talk) 06:06, 27 May 2020 (UTC)

Oaxaca (city)[edit]

Place: Oaxaca (city)
Blurb: A colorful colonial city, Oaxaca also retains some of its pre-Columbian heritage. (should not exceed ~145 characters)
Article status: Guide (must be guide or above).
Time to feature: Nov-Apr is the dry season
Nominated by: Ypsilon (talk) 13:18, 2 May 2020 (UTC)
Comment: Time for another of StellarD's Mexican articles. A while back I added a couple of coordinates, photos from Commons and some other stuff. Should be good to go sometime next winter.

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  • Support as nominator. --Ypsilon (talk) 13:18, 2 May 2020 (UTC)
  • In case anyone hasn't heard, there was a 7.7-magnitude earthquake today centered in Oaxaca state and an associated tsunami warning. Reports are sketchy at the moment but indicate widespread structural damage and at least one death (and probably many more than that). I had this article tentatively scheduled for a March 2021 DotM feature; let's stay tuned as we may have to scuttle that. -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 19:01, 23 June 2020 (UTC)
Unfortunately, I think rescheduling may be necessary, and tragically, in a city with historical architecture that wasn’t built to resist earthquakes, many important points of interest may be damaged or destroyed. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 19:06, 23 June 2020 (UTC)
Let's wait for a day or two, by then there are more news reports available about the impact. If many sights have been damaged, then I agree we shouldn't run the article. --Ypsilon (talk) 19:35, 23 June 2020 (UTC)
Here is a report from the city government of Oaxaca City. 41 buildings are reported to be "damaged" in some way, including five historical buildings (are the four religious buildings mentioned later part of these five?). Luckily the epicenter was a bit away from Oaxaca City, at the coast, and as the city government hasn't written anything more about the quake on their websites' press release section I assume it didn't affect the city so badly after all. --Ypsilon (talk) 17:05, 29 June 2020 (UTC)


Place: Nicosia
Blurb: There are plenty of cultural treasures in the divided capital of Cyprus. (should not exceed ~145 characters)
Article status: Guide (must be guide or above).
Time to feature: Spring or fall
Nominated by: Ypsilon (talk) 19:54, 6 June 2020 (UTC)
Comment: Cyprus is another country we haven't featured anything from, and it's after all a notable travel destination (though most visitors head for the beaches). I found this article in a decent shape and I've updated, expanded and otherwise improved it as of lately.

Nicosia 01-2017 img28 Cyprus Museum.jpg
  • Support as nominator. --Ypsilon (talk) 19:54, 6 June 2020 (UTC)


Place: Winnipeg
Blurb: Once a fur trading outpost, Canada's Gateway to the west boasts a surprising number of cultural institutions. (should not exceed ~145 characters)
Article status: Guide (must be guide or above).
Time to feature: "June, late August and September tend to provide the most pleasant environment for summer visitors."
Nominated by: Ypsilon (talk) 19:30, 8 August 2020 (UTC)
Comment: When nominating Hamilton as Quebec City's replacement for July 2020's slot, I had one more Canadian candidate in mind – this one. So why not run it next summer? Winnipeg has the same small issues as Hamilton, up-to-dateness need to be checked, some coordinates need to be added and a couple of more sleeping options would be welcome. And some more photos.

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  • Very close - And there's plenty of time to fix the small issues. --Ypsilon (talk) 19:30, 8 August 2020 (UTC)
  • Support - I visited in 2015 and have literally hundreds of photos that can be added to the article, used as DotM banner source images, etc. Winnipeg is a fascinating place, and as a tourist destination deserves far more attention than it gets. -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 22:54, 8 August 2020 (UTC)


Place: Cork
Blurb: Pubs, Irish sports and a fort are things awaiting you in Ireland's second city. (should not exceed ~145 characters)
Article status: Guide (must be guide or above).
Time to feature: Jun-Sep
Nominated by: Ypsilon (talk) 18:53, 30 August 2020 (UTC)
Comment: Something more for next summer. Europe's second most populous country with English as an official language has been featured in the English Wikivoyage just twice, the last time in 2009 (Kilkenny) and never as DotM (nor FTT), so let's fix that. Speaking of fixing, the article has the content and length for a guide, but it obviously needs to be checked for up-to-datedness and tidied up (the missing geocoordinates need to be added in the process).

  • Needs some work per comment. --Ypsilon (talk) 18:53, 30 August 2020 (UTC)
  • Almost. It needs some updating. It also would be improved with another picture or two, and maybe a new page banner, as the present one is dull and looks too similar to Cobh. AlasdairW (talk) 22:05, 1 September 2020 (UTC)


Place: Prambanan
Blurb: Although far from intact, Prambanan is one of Java's great template complexes showcasing the building skills of the Mataram Kingdom. (should not exceed ~145 characters)
Article status: Guide (must be guide or above).
Time to feature: from the climate table in WP for Yogyakarta Apr-Oct seem to make up the dry season
Nominated by: Ypsilon (talk) 18:53, 30 August 2020 (UTC)
Comment: Sections below See are quite short. But this is an archaeological park so Eat, Drink and Sleep aren't that important I guess. But the few listings should be googled to check that they still exist. Nearby Yogyakarta was DotM in October 2006, Borobudur in May 2012.

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  • Needs some work per comment. --Ypsilon (talk) 18:53, 30 August 2020 (UTC)

Nominations for Off the Beaten Path[edit]

Crawford (Nebraska)[edit]

Place: Crawford (Nebraska)
Blurb: Once a wild and rowdy frontier town, the nearby Fort Robinson is today a museum and there are many natural attractions nearby. (should not exceed ~145 characters)
Article status: Guide (must be guide or above).
Time to feature: The place really has continental climate, per, so summer but maybe not mid-summer. I'd say May-Jun or Sep-Oct.
Nominated by: Ypsilon (talk) 21:00, 23 November 2019 (UTC)
Comment: Here's a nice article from a lesser-traveled corner of the U.S. for the early fall 2020. I guess there's nothing in this small town that's not already in the article (I added some coords a while ago and checked that everything was still in business).

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  • Support as nominator. Ypsilon (talk) 21:00, 23 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment - nothing wrong with the article, but the place seems a bit dull. Maybe this is because the article is quite short, with few details in the listings, or maybe it's because there isn't much to see or do.--ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 18:50, 24 November 2019 (UTC)
One cannot expect too much of a town of 1000 inhabitants, I guess, though the fort has an article in WP, perhaps there's something interesting we could bring over. --Ypsilon (talk) 19:21, 14 December 2019 (UTC)
  • Not yet. I would support it but there really should be more prose about the places to see. While listings are helpful and needed in our travel articles, most of our guide-status articles include prose in each section that describes the overall quality and style of the points of interest in the city. Without that information, this may well be a guide article, but not a DotM-worthy article. The fact that climate data — which ought to be in an article that's a destination of the month/off the beaten path — has be retrieved from outside the website itself shows that this article hasn't yet reached main page-worthy status. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 15:02, 9 June 2020 (UTC)

Diablo Range[edit]

Place: Diablo Range
Blurb: California's Diablo Range, with Mount Diablo, reservoirs, and rugged terrain, but also oak trees on rolling hills, is an enjoyable destination for both serious hikers and casual tourists. (should not exceed ~145 characters)
Article status: Guide-level extraregion (must be guide or above).
Time to feature: in preparation for early summer and autumn (perhaps a month's feature in March or September would work); however, there is no need to plan ahead long-term as there are plenty of hotels available in the region
Nominated by: --Comment by Selfie City (talk) 23:39, 25 November 2019 (UTC)
Comment: I understand this has to wait, but that's fine as long as the wildfires don't destroy it! This is a park article; however, it is not one particular park; I used that category because I did not want to make it an extraregion

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  • I haven't looked closely enough to support or oppose yet, but it looks like it should be otbp rather than dotm. Not a famous destination, and the lead says "it rarely gets deserved attention from either tourists or locals". —Granger (talk · contribs) 01:24, 26 November 2019 (UTC)
  • The article itself looks good, maybe a photo or two could be added to some sections. As Granger just said, if the park doesn't see many visitors, we should run the article OtBP.
Another thing: in the Do section there's Henry W. Coe State Park linked, but that article is just at outline status. On the other hand, this isn't a region article and the State Park isn't categorized below this article so I'm not sure if the rule that everything below has to be at least at usable status applies here. --Ypsilon (talk) 09:43, 26 November 2019 (UTC)
  • What about the Get in section? Is there any other way of getting into the park without a car? If no public transport, then are there no bus excursions from nearby towns? Local taxi firms that can offer trips? Cycle paths or hiking trails? If it really is impossible to get there without driving yourself, then you need to be more emphatic than just "You'll want to enter the range by car." --ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 12:10, 26 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Really interesting article—kudos to User:SelfieCity for all the hard work putting it together. I have to say not yet because of some significant issues that need to be addressed.
I agree with User:ThunderingTyphoons! about the "Get in" section. Wikivoyage:Guide articles says "Not only would you not need to consult another guide, you'd really have no reason to want to: it's all here." But if I was considering a trip to the Diablo Range, my immediate thought on reading the "Get in" and "Get around" sections would be "Huh, I'd better do some more research."
I'm also not really clear on what kind of article this is. The markers on the map cover a huge area that includes several cities and parks that we have separate articles for. Should this really be a park, or would it be better as an extraregion? SelfieCity, you said "I did not want to make it an extraregion", but I don't really understand why. If it's a park article, then we need to clarify what area it covers and how it relates to the other cities and parks nearby, and it needs listings in the "Eat", "Sleep", and perhaps some other sections. —Granger (talk · contribs) 12:35, 26 November 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for all the thoughts! Well, I guess I have some things to explain — here we go:
@Mx. Granger: Why I didn't make it an extraregion — extraregions are extremely limiting; see Tri-Valley. As this mountain range could be treated as one destination, but can't (?) be a region of its own, it felt that the "park" rating was suitable. Quite a few of the parks in the Diablo Range (Dublin Hills, Brushy Peak, Del Valle, Ohlone, Mission Peak, Sunol, and Vargas) are all managed by the East Bay Regional Park District. There are a few important destinations in the Diablo Range that aren't within the EBRPD, including Mount Diablo and the Pinnacles. However, these ought to be mentioned as they are two of the most, if not the most, important destinations in the range. As I see it, the Diablo Range can be treated as one.
@ThunderingTyphoons!: "Get in" — no public transport as far as I know. I know that's hard to understand, especially if you're from a country or region where public transport is the way to get around. Yes, taxis would work, but isn't that WV:Obvious. I can give taxis a mention, however.
@Ypsilon: One thing I can definitely do is add more photos. Thanks for askinga bout that.
I understand the categorization is unusual, and I'm not sure how I can explain it, but I thought that by treating this whole region as one large park, it could work. I think it does — I'm sure, however, I can work on some details in the meantime! --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 13:15, 26 November 2019 (UTC)
Just re one of the points you made, the existence of taxi companies may be obvious, but echoing Granger's comments, we shouldn't be leaving it to travellers to find out for themselves the names of those companies, how to contact them, and a ballpark cost (even if just the meter rate, or however it works).
I have a personal dislike of extraregions, except when there's no other way, so I hope you can manage to define this park's boundaries a bit clearer.--ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 18:19, 26 November 2019 (UTC)
If the article is turned into an extraregion, that could mean some problems as we don't seem to have any article status policies for them and I can't remember if we've ever featured one... --Ypsilon (talk) 18:39, 26 November 2019 (UTC)
Exactly, Ypsilon. That's a major reason why I chose to make it a park article. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 18:41, 26 November 2019 (UTC)
Extraregions can be extensive—see Lake Baikal or Dead Sea (Israel and the West Bank). To me this article looks like it might be a very well developed, detailed extraregion.
Or maybe it should be a travel topic? This article doesn't cover everything about the area in question, but rather focuses on hiking and other outdoor recreation. "You can throw public transport right out" isn't true for all travellers to cities in this area, but maybe it is true for getting to the hiking trails. @SelfieCity: am I on the right track here? Or is this a park article that's very unclear about the location of the park? Or is it supposed to be some kind of superpark that includes lots of other parks and cities which have their own articles? —Granger (talk · contribs) 00:48, 18 December 2019 (UTC)
I'm fine with any category except extraregion, as an extraregion cannot have a status. Generally, due to concerns of scope, and therefore, deletion, I'm not into travel topics, but I don't take an issue with this article being made one, and I'll continue to work on it when time allows. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 00:57, 18 December 2019 (UTC)
I don't think there's any good argument why extraregions should not have article statuses or otherwise be treated differently from any other destination article. You can break down countries or states or cities in any number of different ways for Wikivoyage purposes - that's the whole reason why we discuss regionalization/districtification on article talk pages, rather than just doing it unilaterally - and just because a particular region doesn't fit into the hierarchy we've arbitrarily chosen doesn't mean it's not still a perfectly cohesive entity that's useful for travellers. I think what we ought to do is not force Diablo Range into a category where it doesn't belong just so we can say it's allowed to be OtBP, but rather to change our policy regarding extraregions to allow them to have article status and to be featured on the Main Page. -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 03:54, 18 December 2019 (UTC)
I disagree somewhat with the idea that all extraregions should have statuses. Some extraregion articles are really just disambig pages with a bit of explanation and should never be expanded. So what status do we give those? See Persian Gulf and Mediterranean Sea for such examples, and then consider how much more the Empty Quarter article could be expanded. I think what we might want to do with extraregion articles is informally agree on a status that's noted on their talk pages. Clearly, we wouldn't want to feature Persian Gulf. Ikan Kekek (talk) 04:02, 18 December 2019 (UTC)
I agree with Ikan Kekek (assuming I'm understanding you correctly). We don't need to give extraregions official statuses, but we can feature them on the main page when we have consensus that they're at an appropriate level of completeness. —Granger (talk · contribs) 13:38, 23 December 2019 (UTC)
That's a good idea. However, the text of the extraregion template may need to be adjusted. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 14:12, 23 December 2019 (UTC)
  • For now, I've made it an extraregion. We can change that, of course, in the long term, but as that's where we are the closest to consensus, I've adjusted the template at the bottom of page to the extraregion template. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 19:52, 2 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Support as otbp. Thanks for clarifying the type of article. The transportation information has been improved—still has room for improvement, but I think it's good enough for featuring. Given how car-centric most of the U.S. is, I'm not surprised that public transport isn't an option. Another photo or two towards the beginning of the article wouldn't hurt. —Granger (talk · contribs) 01:16, 3 January 2020 (UTC)
Agreed, and I have no issue with this being OTBP. I've been busy lately, though less so over Christmas, so I haven't been doing doing so much work on the Diablo Range article. (I've actually been spending quite a lot of time on WP.) I hope to keep developing this Diablo Range article, however. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 18:11, 3 January 2020 (UTC)
  • In these edits, I've added information about the boundaries of the mountain range. Feel free to tell me if you think it should be expanded or clarified in some way. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 11:57, 4 January 2020 (UTC)
I've also moved the discussion to OTBP per above. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 02:30, 5 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Perhaps it could be turned into a rural area if we decide to use that status? --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 17:49, 10 June 2020 (UTC)
I’m not sure about keeping this one on the schedule. The recent fires have burned so much of the mountain range that the information in it could be largely wrong. Fortunately most of the parks have escaped the fires, but that will quite possibly change as the fires spread. (Sycamore Grove fell victim to a fire and should perhaps be removed from the article.) --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 15:31, 22 August 2020 (UTC)
It hasn't been scheduled yet, so I'd say let's give it a month or two and see how things look. Hopefully the fires get under control soon! —Granger (talk · contribs) 16:35, 22 August 2020 (UTC)
FWIW, if the articles are going on the schedule in the order they're nominated, with appropriate distance between articles from the same country (USA) and during an appropriate month, I believe there's going to be a little over a year before Diablo Range will be featured. So there's a lot of time to see what damage the fires have done. If one is pessimistic, it also means that there's a chance for new fires (isn't there a forest fire risk around the year in much of California?). --Ypsilon (talk) 17:17, 22 August 2020 (UTC)

Nkhata Bay[edit]

Place: Nkhata Bay
Blurb: Lake Malawi is what this little village is all about: laying on the beach, diving, feeding fish eagles, tucking into a meal of fish, watching the sunset. (should not exceed ~145 characters)
Article status: Guide (must be guide or above).
Time to feature: May-Nov
Nominated by: Ypsilon (talk) 19:21, 14 December 2019 (UTC)
Comment: Wow, there's soon been 5 full years since I translated and cleaned up this little article. So while it probably covers most of what the village has to offer (or did in January 2015) it's possibly to outdated and could use some updates closer to the time we run it. Also some POIs have been added afterwards that need coordinates.

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  • Conditional support - needs those updates, probably best a few months or weeks before it will be featured. Ypsilon (talk) 19:21, 14 December 2019 (UTC)
  • I had the same concern as Ypsilon has had when I looked at the article history. However, may I ask: who is going to do the updates? Unless someone is planning to visit the town, I'm unaware of any regular editors from that region who could make the necessary updates at the right time. (I'm not sure it's as simple as checking each business for a two reasons: 1) there are other parts of the article that may need updating and 2) some businesses might not have an online presence. I understand that this is a problem everywhere, but without local editors, this could be a problem. My current vote would be not yet, although I would love to see this article featured if it were possible. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 16:34, 26 April 2020 (UTC)
Online checking of content can take articles surprisingly far. --Ypsilon (talk) 16:44, 26 April 2020 (UTC)
Online checkup Yes Done. --Ypsilon (talk) 18:32, 21 September 2020 (UTC)

Brunswick (Maine)[edit]

Place: Brunswick, ME
Blurb: This little New England charmer boasts a historical setting, fine dining options, and lush countryside close at hand. (should not exceed ~145 characters)
Article status: Guide (must be guide or above).
Time to feature: May-Oct; but things are open year round here
Nominated by: ButteBag (talk)
Comment: I think this is pretty complete, and there was even a Commons user who had some great photographs I was able to make use of. Thanks!

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  • Almost. Well-written article, and it seems to cover the destination well. A bunch of listings still need coordinates, but other than that it looks good to me. —Granger (talk · contribs) 00:36, 17 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Close - Overall this is a good article for a small town but listings from Do onward need coordinates, there are places in Drink that are just mentioned but should be listingfied and finally a few Sleep listings lack descriptions. --Ypsilon (talk) 19:01, 24 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Almost per others. ButteBag, if you know the area, which I assume you do, perhaps you could make the changes we've suggested. If so, I'm sure this would make a good featured article! --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 15:45, 26 March 2020 (UTC)


Place: Iriomote
Blurb: One of the few remaining great wildernesses of Japan, the jungles of Iriomote are also famous for the native wild cats. (should not exceed ~145 characters)
Article status: Guide (must be guide or above).
Time to feature: Oct-Apr, perhaps. Yaeyama Islands#Climate says the archipelago is a "popular winter getaway"
Nominated by: Ypsilon (talk) 14:40, 26 March 2020 (UTC)
Comment: One of our many guide articles from Japan, and updated by Douglaspperkins some months ago. Was already a guide so I guess the article is good to go.

Iriomote Cat Statue mangrove.jpg
  • Support as nominator. --Ypsilon (talk) 14:40, 26 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Support. Although it's not long, I doubt length is necessary in this case. The article seems to be entirely appropriate for the (small, it sounds like) destination, with a limited number of listings that provide good details rather than an overwhelming number of listings without detail. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 16:04, 26 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Question - Is it a good idea for us to feature two of the Yaeyama Islands? Please note that Taketomi was OtBP in November, 2014. That's almost 6 years ago, and it might not matter, anyway, but it pays for us to at least be aware of this and consider it. Ikan Kekek (talk) 20:49, 27 March 2020 (UTC)
We've been featuring Chicago districts two years apart uncontroversially, and dive sites in South Africa at the same interval. -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 20:56, 27 March 2020 (UTC)
(edit conflict) I don't think it's a problem, as there have been so many years between them (Yonaguni was DotM in March 2006 so this would be our third feature from there) and we've been featuring articles (districts and itineraries) from the same city within with two years between them. --Ypsilon (talk) 21:00, 27 March 2020 (UTC)
OK, considered and resolved. Thanks, guys. Ikan Kekek (talk) 21:40, 27 March 2020 (UTC)

New Smyrna Beach[edit]

Place: New Smyrna Beach
Blurb: This Florida coastal city has one of the best surf beaches in the world, but also attracts visitors with its subtropical flora, dining areas, parks, and unusual history. (should not exceed ~145 characters)
Article status: Guide (must be guide or above).
Time to feature: winter per Wikivoyage talk:Destination of the month candidates#Discussion from Quebec City's nomination
Nominated by: --Comment by Selfie City (talk
Comment: This has already been discussed at the link above, but I feel it's now about the appropriate time to nominate for OTBP. The reasoning provided there is that this is a good opportunity to feature a U.S. destination during the winter, rather than summer, which is when most Northern Hemisphere destinations are featured. I plan to continue improving this article, but I think it is either in or is close to a state in which it can be nominated for OTBP.

New Smyrna Beach Subtropical Rainforest.jpg

  • Very close - otherwise a good article, but a few listings (especially in Sleep) have no descriptions. If possible they should have a line or two, other than that I'd be ready to support the article. --Ypsilon (talk) 20:04, 9 April 2020 (UTC)
  • Very close. Like Ypsilon said, ideally the Sleep listings should have descriptions. Other than that, looks ready to go. —Granger (talk · contribs) 03:46, 26 April 2020 (UTC)

Torres del Paine National Park[edit]

Place: Torres del Paine National Park
Blurb: Iconic mountain formations, glaciers, lakes and grasslands await you in this national park at the southern end of the Americas. (should not exceed ~145 characters)
Article status: Guide (must be guide or above).
Time to feature: Austral summer (Northern winter)
Nominated by: Ypsilon (talk) 20:28, 2 May 2020 (UTC)
Comment: Dropping another (Northern Hemisphere) winter article here. It was in a pretty good shape (and has been regularly updated by new users) so I took the liberty of promoting it to guide status a while ago after adding some coords.

Cuernos del Paine from Lake Pehoé.jpg
  • Support as nominator. --Ypsilon (talk) 20:28, 2 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Close. The lodges contain no description or other information whatsoever. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 20:48, 25 May 2020 (UTC)

Porto da Cruz[edit]

Place: Porto da Cruz
Blurb: Particularly great for surfers and hikers, this village on Madeira's backside surprisingly also boasts some industrial heritage. (should not exceed ~145 characters)
Article status: Guide (must be guide or above).
Time to feature: Any, but Northern winter and early spring is the high season
Nominated by: Ypsilon (talk) 18:54, 25 May 2020 (UTC)
Comment: Given how many (European) visitors travel to the Canary Islands and Madeira to escape the winter, how is it possible that we've never featured anything from this corner of the world!? This is another article that was in a decent shape when I found it and have been improving and updating it little by little, adding things like geo coordinates and a couple of places that wasn't listed. I'd say everything about this village is mentioned in the article now.

Porto da Cruz ( Portugal )2.jpg
  • Support as nominator. --Ypsilon (talk) 18:54, 25 May 2020 (UTC)


Place: Belgrave
Blurb: This lively, little town in the middle of a beautiful forest has such a sense of community you'll feel it's your home. (should not exceed ~145 characters)
Article status: Guide (must be guide or above).
Time to feature: November - February months are warm and nice, although the Lantern Festival is in Winter
Nominated by: CupcakePerson13
Comment: It has many different places and activities listed and things to do. There haven't been many featured articles from Australia recently, this one would be great. Belgrave hasn't been featured before and only has recently been upgraded to a guide, so has never had the chance to be featured despite how much information there is out there about the place. It has some history in understand but there could be more.

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  • Close - I'm impressed by how quickly CupcakePerson13 has filled out this article. There may seem like a lot of items on the following list of things to improve, but they're all small jobs and as Selfie City stated on Talk:Belgrave, realistically this won't be featured for several months to a year, so there's plenty of time for fixes:
  • 'Eat' section doesn't make it clear whether there is a range of 'Budget', 'Mid-range' and 'Splurge' options, so those headings would be helpful.
  • I agree the 'Understand' section could do with more info, and not just history, but stuff about the current town's character, its people, climate etc.
  • 'Get in' and 'Get around' seem a bit bare on details; train prices and distances from central Melbourne would be good for 'Get in', while 'Get around' could have more info on the buses (routes, tickets, map) and cycling (bike rental available?).
  • Lastly, the article needs at least three more high quality photos of things which aren't Puffing Billy. Cute though he may be, it'd be nice to see other parts of the town, different landmarks etc.

All in all, a pleasant read. If I ever went to Australia, it would certainly be Melbourne, and I'd be sure to do a trip out to Belgrave while I was there.--ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 11:23, 5 June 2020 (UTC)

Yes Done CupcakePerson13, as the climate statistics are not in Belgrave itself, let me know if they are substantially different from Belgrave's climate. Probably a description of the climate would also be helpful. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 14:16, 5 June 2020 (UTC)
  • Very close I had an Australian article in mind to nominate for OtBP for a month in the first half of 2021, but having a freshly written article is much better. For such a small town, I don't think the Understand section needs to be longer but you're of course free to expand it if you like. The article looks quite OK; for its size there seem to be surprisingly many places to eat and drink in Belgrave. And I too think it could be nice with some more photos of something else than trains and rail infrastructure (the only type of photos on Commons). In the case CupcakePerson13 happens to be a local and have a camera on hand it would be very nice if they could help out. --Ypsilon (talk) 16:07, 5 June 2020 (UTC)
  • Not yet, but getting close. A lot of good work has been done in the last few days. It needs some other pictures - if no others are available File:1000 Steps, Kokoda Track Memorial Walk, Dandenong Ranges National Park.jpg might do. By train needs some more info on the station and trains, it could link to w:Belgrave railway station, which suggests that By bus is also a way of getting in. I would like to see details of some of the forest walks that appear to be possible from here - would I be better on the Hillclimb Track or Coles Ridge Track?. Earthly Pleasures is listed in both drink and connect with identical listings. There should be links to Dandenong Ranges and the nearby suburb of Lysterfield, which might be merged in, and it would be good for Go next to have some links to other articles - tempt a main page reader to explore the rest of the Yarra Valley or southeast Victoria. AlasdairW (talk) 20:53, 5 June 2020 (UTC)
  • Close but not quite echoing others' reasoning. Excellent work so far, though, CupcakePerson13. -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 22:00, 5 June 2020 (UTC)


Place: Simpelveld
Blurb: Would you believe you can find two monasteries, a sarcophagus, and a steam railway in this little Dutch town? (should not exceed ~145 characters)
Article status: Guide (must be guide or above).
Time to feature: May-Sep
Nominated by: Ypsilon (talk) 18:24, 25 September 2020 (UTC)
Comment: Time to start thinking about next summer's OtBPs too, don't you think? We have a great coverage of the small towns villages in the southeasternmost corner of the Netherlands, many of the articles are guides. I picked Simpelveld because it lacked coordinates, and by adding them using Google Maps I automatically could update the article (the monastery not open to visitors as of 2015 had been turned into a museum, a pizzeria had moved and a café closed) - two useful task in the same time. Should be good to go now.

Simpelveld-Kerk (4).JPG
  • Support as nominator. --Ypsilon (talk) 18:24, 25 September 2020 (UTC)

Nominations for Featured travel topic[edit]

The Wire Tour[edit]

Place: The Wire Tour
Blurb: Are you a fan of the TV-series The Wire? Then this grand tour of filming locations all over Baltimore is definitely something for you. (should not exceed ~145 characters)
Article status: Guide (must be guide or above).
Time to feature: according to Baltimore's DotM nomination Mar-May or Sep-Nov (midsummer is very hot and muggy)
Nominated by: Ypsilon (talk) 14:13, 13 January 2020 (UTC)
Comment: I'm not familiar with these tv series either, but the article is at guide status, looks pretty extensive and has many static maps. If you're familiar with the series and notice the article needs improvement, by all means go ahead and do so. It was mostly written back in the Wikitravel days ten years ago, but itineraries doesn't get old in the same way that destination articles do.

Cast of the Wire - Sohn Hector Williams.jpg
  • Support as nominator. Ypsilon (talk) 14:13, 13 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Support: Looks outstanding. I'm not sure why (as it seems) no-one has nominated this for Star. Ikan Kekek (talk) 14:38, 13 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Comment: I haven't seen the series, as it only had very limited airing in the UK, but it looks a good article. However, the itinerary is not likely to mean much to readers who haven't seen most of the series. The Wire was first on air over ten years ago. It is regularly repeated on major TV channels? Has it been shown much outside North America? Otherwise I think that we may be nearly 10 years too late in featuring this. AlasdairW (talk) 23:08, 18 January 2020 (UTC)
Half a year ago we ran Seinfeld Tour, whose last episode aired in 1998, so I don't think it'd be a problem. Also, the series are very likely available online. Ypsilon (talk) 23:17, 18 January 2020 (UTC)

Horse racing[edit]

Place: Horse racing
Blurb: Watching, cheering for and betting on racing horses has been a popular pastime for centuries. (should not exceed ~145 characters)
Article status: Guide (must be guide or above).
Time to feature: Any
Nominated by: Ypsilon (talk) 18:48, 24 February 2020 (UTC)
Comment: This one was already a guide, I added a couple of listings and photos from Commons. Should be good to go, I guess?

Del Mar Horse Racing.jpeg
  • Support as nominator. Ypsilon (talk) 18:48, 24 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Support. The list of destinations, however, should be in bullets, I believe. We ought to get a support vote from someone who is very familiar with this topic. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 15:20, 28 March 2020 (UTC)
  • Comment I would like to see what @Ikan Kekek, The dog2, ShakespeareFan00, Dale Arnett: thinks. Personally, as so long as we can address any concerns other wikivoyagers might have, than I would give my support of the nomination. It's nice to get the mind off of COVID for a while, and see how far this article has came. :) Zanygenius2 (WV-en) (talk) 17:54, 15 April 2020 (UTC)
  • Comment - There's the small matter of addresses for listings being in the wrong format, with city, state abbreviation and zip code. I think that such specific addresses are an error in a worldwide topic, anyway, and that each listing should include only the name of the venue, the description and a Wikivoyage link to the article for the city it's in. Otherwise, the article looks quite extensive, and I'd be happy to support a feature after the listing format is cleaned up, if others who know more about horseracing approve. Ikan Kekek (talk) 02:01, 16 April 2020 (UTC)
  • Not yet. The listings need a bit of work. There is a lack of consistency in the formatting details. In some of the "Destinations", there is a link to the city in the title, in others it is in the text. Almost none of the museums link to a city. It may not be policy, but I think that Travel Topics should only list places which are listed in a city article, and should link to the city article for opening times etc. If it is not worth seeing when a general visitor is walking past, then it is not worth a specialist visitor flying around the world to see. There also appear to be errors in the museum listings, I have fixed a couple, but ideally all listings should be checked. AlasdairW (talk) 18:04, 16 April 2020 (UTC)
  • Not yet per AlasdairW, and on a similar note, most of those external links should be internal links instead, with the websites only listed from the city page.--ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 18:12, 16 April 2020 (UTC)
  • Response @Ypsilon, Ikan Kekek, AlasdairW, ThunderingTyphoons!: The gist of what I'm reading so far is (1) Use inline links on listings, and make them bulleted, and (2) Adjust the listing criteria for each track. Is that correct? By the way, although I'm not on WV often anymore, I am willing to adjust this as needed. Thanks, Zanygenius2 (WV-en) (talk) 20:05, 16 April 2020 (UTC)
As Thundering says above, inline links to the "Do" section for each relevant city (or, when relevant, district) article, not a link to the racetrack's website, which should be in the full listing in the linked Wikivoyage article. Ikan Kekek (talk) 20:49, 16 April 2020 (UTC)
There will probably be as much or more work to do to the city articles to provide the details of the stadiums, museums etc. For example I failed to find the "People's Stadium" in Belize in the article for San Ignacio (Belize) which is where it is shown on the map, although I wonder if it should be in Orange Walk Town based on w:Orange Walk People's Stadium, but there is little information online. AlasdairW (talk) 22:18, 16 April 2020 (UTC)
We can probably delete it if we can't find enough information. In any case, there are probably other better known horse racing venues in the region (eg. in Jamaica) that we can list. The dog2 (talk) 19:35, 22 July 2020 (UTC)

Budget travel[edit]

Place: Budget travel
Blurb: Want to go on a trip but without breaking the bank? Check out this guide for some tips to cut your travel expenses! (should not exceed ~145 characters)
Article status: Guide (must be guide or above).
Time to feature: Any
Nominated by: Ypsilon (talk) 18:48, 24 February 2020 (UTC)
Comment: Quite extensive article, some time ago I added some photos and upgraded it to guide. Can't come to think of anything important missing.

Towards KL.jpg
  • Support as nominator. Ypsilon (talk) 18:48, 24 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Not yet On a quick read, I did think that it was lacking in some areas. There is no mention of volunteering activities, which can sometimes be arranged with free accommodation or travel in exchange for a few hours helping. "Earn" doesn't say anything about the legal side of working away from home, maybe in a foreign country. Choosing a slightly different destination can have a major impact on costs - visit Manchester not London, Buffalo not New York etc. If you have a medical condition, the savings in health insurance can balance higher travel costs if you visit a country where you can use state hospitals. AlasdairW (talk) 00:28, 28 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Not yet per Alasdair. Quality-wise, it's perfect, as any article that Ypsilon has "upgraded" would be, but the subject hasn't been fully covered. Also, following the same logic which only lets us have one phrasebook or cuisine every so often, there should be a fair gap between the current FTT, Flying on a budget, and this.--ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 21:26, 29 February 2020 (UTC)
  • Not yet per AlasdairW's accurate description of a major problem in the "earn" section, which should, considering the topic, be much more detailed assuming we keep this section (and I think we should). Close following AlasdairW's edits. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 21:20, 11 April 2020 (UTC)
I have added a couple of sentences on the paperwork for working, but this could be expanded. I have also added a short "Volunteer" paragraph. AlasdairW (talk) 20:22, 11 April 2020 (UTC)
Thanks! I've upgraded my vote from "not yet" to "close." --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 21:20, 11 April 2020 (UTC)

Aviation history[edit]

Place: Aviation history
Blurb: Around the world there are museums and events where you can explore the past, present and future of flying. (should not exceed ~145 characters)
Article status: Guide (must be guide or above).
Time to feature: Any
Nominated by: Ypsilon (talk) 10:30, 2 May 2020 (UTC)
Comment: Here's a flying article from a little different perspective. The article is quite extensive, and at the talk page there was even a suggestion to split it up by region. I do think the article could be featured in its current form, but I wouldn't be protesting if others would want to split it up. The event list was a little short, so I added some more of them, but as there are so many airshows around the world (though many scheduled for 2020 have been canceled or postponed for a certain reason...) I think we should include just the very biggest ones.

Wright flyer - full.jpg
  • Support --Ypsilon (talk) 10:30, 2 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Support featuring this well-written, detailed article. There are a handful of listings which are short on information and/or lack co-ordinates. I think the article is the right length, but it would probably make sense to order by continent, rather than an alphabetical list of all the countries in the world.--ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 10:49, 2 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Support. Excellent article. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 15:32, 2 May 2020 (UTC)

On the trail of Kipling's Kim[edit]

Place: On the trail of Kipling's Kim
Blurb: Retrace the journey of Kim around the northern British Raj. (should not exceed ~145 characters)
Article status: Guide (must be guide or above).
Time to feature: Northern Hemisphere winter maybe?
Nominated by: Ypsilon (talk) 19:09, 17 May 2020 (UTC)
Comment: It's been a while since we featured something from India. An interesting itinerary, mostly written by Pashley that until recently lacked instructions for voyaging the route today. But I took care of that some time ago with the help of Indian Railways' website, so I think the article is ready for the Main Page.

JLKipling Kim Zam Zamah.jpg
  • Support as nominator. --Ypsilon (talk) 19:09, 17 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Pashley (talk) 03:29, 18 May 2020 (UTC)

Czech phrasebook[edit]

Place: Czech phrasebook
Blurb: Planning a visit to Prague's old town, Plzen's breweries or maybe the Ore mountains? Czech out this phrasebook and learn some useful phrases for your trip! (should not exceed ~145 characters)
Article status: Guide (must be guide or above).
Time to feature: Any
Nominated by: Ypsilon (talk) 19:09, 17 May 2020 (UTC)
Comment: Early in the year we traditionally run a phrasebook as FTT. Here's one of our complete phrasebooks (with everything translated and transcribed). I just added some photos to give it a bit life.

Anděl, Nádražní, přemístěné taxistanoviště.jpg
  • Support as nominator. --Ypsilon (talk) 19:09, 17 May 2020 (UTC)
  • It seems to be the night of the terrible puns; a friend has just handed in his dissertation "H.C. Sprache: How the FPÖ used language during H.C. Strache's leadership to achieve their political aims" :D --ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 19:38, 17 May 2020 (UTC)
Hardcore Sprache? --Ypsilon (talk) 04:37, 18 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Support It looks good. I know some Czech, so I am reasonably confident that it doesn't have major errors. The question asking if the hotel room comes with bedsheets reminds me of some unmodernised Czech hotels in the nineties! AlasdairW (talk) 22:32, 17 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Support. I don't speak Czech, but the article looks good to me. —Granger (talk · contribs) 00:22, 18 May 2020 (UTC)

American cuisine[edit]

Place: American cuisine
Blurb: Savor the delights of one of the world's most diverse yet underrated culinary traditions. (should not exceed ~145 characters)
Article status: Usable (as of 13 June 2020) (must be guide or above).
Time to feature: Any
Nominated by: The dog2 (talk) 20:25, 26 May 2020 (UTC)
Comment: I know it has not been upgraded to guide yet, but I think it's pretty close to getting there with a few minor fixes (I'd be OK with promoting it as it is now, but there's still some opposition from the community). It's about time we showcase to the world that contrary to media stereotypes, the United States is in fact a worthy culinary tourism destination

Crawfish etouffee.jpg
  • Support as nominator. The dog2 (talk) 20:25, 26 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Close. Not nearly enough information about Native American cuisine and African American cuisine, but otherwise good. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 20:35, 26 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Comment - Since Chinese cuisine is due for July-Aug, I imagine this article won't be featured before summer 2021, so plenty of time to expand and make sure it's eligible for featuring by being a Guide.--ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 21:20, 26 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Needs a considerable amount of work. I went into the exact nature of that work in Talk:American cuisine#Upgrade to guide, but there hasn't been much progress since then. I would like to see this article on the Main Page, though - I agree with what the blurb says about its tendency to be underrated among world cuisines (though, side note, the U.S. spelling is "savor", without the U; I fixed it) - and maybe this nomination will be the kick in the pants I need to take matters into my own hands. I anticipate my activity level at Wikivoyage to increase after the end of the month, so we'll see if others get to it before I do. -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 23:41, 26 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Comment - It's definitely an extensive article, and I'm ready to support it when users who are more familiar with the details of the American cuisine will. And the article needs more photos. --Ypsilon (talk) 07:36, 28 May 2020 (UTC)

Driving in Norway[edit]

Place: Driving in Norway
Blurb: With many remote attractions and scenic roads, driving in Norway is not necessarily only a way to get off the beaten path in Norway but can be an experience in itself. (should not exceed ~145 characters)
Article status: Guide (must be guide or above).
Time to feature: Summer probably, though Norway is also popular for winter sports so winter isn't entirely unthinkable
Nominated by: Ypsilon (talk) 15:39, 28 May 2020 (UTC)
Comment: One of the best, if not the best driving article we haven't featured yet. It's probably not going to be featured before this time next year at earliest, but it's one of the articles I've really wanted to nominate for a long time (and before someone else nominates a "driving in" article in which case this would have to wait yet another year). It's definitely a comprehensive article, but the layout with tables and photos looks a bit weird here and there. Maybe we can also turn some of the many bullet points into normal paragraphs of text.

A view from Riksveg 55 at Sognefjellet.jpg
  • Very close per comment. --Ypsilon (talk) 15:39, 28 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Close. I agree with Ypsilon. However, I see something else that could be improved: the sections "itineraries" and "see also" could do with one-liner listings that give tourists an interest in those topics. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 14:04, 5 June 2020 (UTC)

Travel photography/Full systems[edit]

Place: Travel photography/Full systems
Blurb: Are you planning to become more serious about your photographing with lens sets, tripods and all, but are wondering where to start? Check out this guide for some useful advice! (should not exceed ~145 characters)
Article status: Guide (must be guide or above).
Time to feature: Anytime
Nominated by: Ypsilon (talk) 12:39, 9 July 2020 (UTC)
Comment: A comprehensive article that I promoted to guide recently. Pashley has improved the article even more since.

Kenko Mirror Lens 800mm f-8 DX - New Gear Acquired! (8738738718).jpg
  • Support as nominator. --Ypsilon (talk) 12:39, 9 July 2020 (UTC)
  • Support Pashley (talk) 22:59, 10 July 2020 (UTC)

Stockholm history tour[edit]

Place: Stockholm history tour
Blurb: A 1000 year stroll from the Viking Age through the Nobel Prize and the rise of a world-leading scene for technology and pop music. (should not exceed ~145 characters)
Article status: Guide (must be guide or above).
Time to feature: May to August
Nominated by: Yvwv (talk) 22:02, 24 July 2020 (UTC)
Comment: Slussen and parts of Norrmalm have lots of construction now, but will be more walkable by the end of 2020. As we just had some Nordic destinations, this article might as well wait for 2021.

Fotografen på Stortorget.jpg
  • Basically support. If I may nitpick a little bit, I'm not so sure the very first geocoordinate for "Stockholm" is needed. For get around, an hour is enough if we're writing for w:The Amazing Race, but especially if you venture into museums I guess you should budget a full day. The timeline section could maybe be placed as a subsection of Understand. --Ypsilon (talk) 18:58, 30 July 2020 (UTC)
    • As the author, I would enjoy comments on which material to expand, and which to delete for being to peripheral. /Yvwv (talk) 19:30, 6 September 2020 (UTC)
I don't think there's anything we'd need delete. There are some listings whose descriptions are just one line long so those could be expanded if possible. --Ypsilon (talk) 10:09, 12 September 2020 (UTC)

Heathrow Airport[edit]

Place: Heathrow Airport
Blurb: As one of the world's most important flight transit hubs, LHR is big and busy. (should not exceed ~145 characters)
Article status: Guide (must be guide or above).
Time to feature: Any
Nominated by: Ypsilon (talk) 09:12, 12 September 2020 (UTC)
Comment: It's been a little while since we featured an airport. Here's one of our first airport articles, created back in Wikitravel times. There's a lot of content that nevertheless needs to be checked for up-to-datedness.

UK-London-Heathrow T5A.jpg
  • Needs some work - updating and general pruning and probably some more photos. --Ypsilon (talk) 09:12, 12 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Support More pictures would be nice, but this is a good article and has been a Guide for a long time. I have full confidence that whatever work is needed will be well in hand by the time the article is run. Good nomination. Ikan Kekek (talk) 09:35, 12 September 2020 (UTC)

Arriving in a new city[edit]

Place: Arriving in a new city
Blurb: Do you often find it intimidating to arrive at a new, strange place? Here are some useful tips for you. (should not exceed ~145 characters)
Article status: Guide (must be guide or above).
Time to feature: Any
Nominated by: Ypsilon (talk) 09:12, 12 September 2020 (UTC)
Comment: As you can see on the article talk page, I've been thinking about what to add to the article "for a little while". As there've been no more ideas, I assume the article should be ready to feature, even in its short form.

Central hall of Beijing Railway Station (20150630110953).JPG
  • Support --Ypsilon (talk) 09:12, 12 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Comment - I edited through the end of "Get around". So far, it's needed fairly small edits, but I'll be more comfortable with passing judgment after I've read through the entire article and edited as appropriate. So far, it seems good. Ikan Kekek (talk) 09:43, 12 September 2020 (UTC)
  • The fact that I've just added a whole new section that was an obvious omission ('Eat') tells me this one probably needs some work. It seems very short, though the advice that's already there is good.--ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 16:26, 23 September 2020 (UTC)