Most Americans think their homeland is the best country in the world, but a study from “U.S. News & World Report” only ranks us seventh. Travel expert Kendra Thornton isn't buying that, at all.
“I've traveled all over the world and spent time in those countries,” Thornton says. “They're all lovely and I love them as a tourist destination, but when it comes to where I want to hang my hat, the U.S.A. is where I would want to be.”
Switzerland was ranked number-one, with Canada and the United Kingdom right behind. The U.S. was fourth last year, but lost points this time for social unrest and a divided population.
“Maybe they're just putting some of that on the election and that will shake out,” she says. “I bet next year we're back up near the top where we really belong.”