It's time once again to show off our readers' best photos of the year.
The images featured on this page and inside the section represent the best of our weekly My Best Shot series.
Despite an uncertain economy, the continuing war in Iraq and the lingering threat of terrorism, contributors to the Travel section's Personal Journeys page hit the road in all directions in 2004 and sent us terrific photos of their adventures.
Here are 10 of the best images. We look forward to seeing your travel photos in 2005.