Concord and Other Exotic Locales

The front page of today’s New York Times travel section lists, at the bottom of the page, the locations covered this week: Monaco; Shanghai; Antarctica; The Silk Road; Angkor; Concord, N.C.; and Venice. Does one seem to stand out from the others? Or do they all strike you as strange and exotic destinations worth planning a vacation around? The article on Concord is a “photo essay” on the Nextel All-Star Challenge held last month at the Lowe’s Motor Speedway.