Jetsetters Share Their Favorite Destinations That Totally Lived Up To The Hype
The travel and tourism business is one of the worlds largest industries with a global economic contribution of over $7.6 trillion in just 2016. Most people have a bucket list of the places they'd like to go, but some end up disappointed when they get there.
So Reddit user Ohmygodashoppinglist asked:
"Travelers of Reddit, what place DID live up to the hype?"
Here are their recommendations.
Ireland. People were beyond friendly and it was like a jolly pub celebration complete with trad every night.
The Cabot Trail, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Did live up to the hype: The Greek islands.
Did not live up to the hype: Athens.
Yosemite National Park in California. Everything was super sized and beautiful. Hiking in a normal local park, even if it has mountains and waterfalls, just feels small now.
Prague. It was like a metropolitan medieval town.
Lotteworld (Seoul, South Korea) the largest indoor/outdoor amusement park.
Edinburgh in the Christmas season. It was magical.
I went there this July so in the middle of their winter and it was autumnal. I walked up to Roy's Peak and went hiking on a glacier and if it was summer I could have gone surfing in the same day.
I felt like no matter which direction I looked it was like a picture from a postcard. I felt like no matter which direction I looked it was like a picture from a postcard.
The Pacific Rim National Park, British Columbia, Canada. It's a temperate rainforest with huge trees that are hundreds of years old.
The coolest thing I've done on any trip.
The Cliffs of Moher.
The $4.00 go-carts on the main drag at the Wisconsin Dells. Super cheap and you get to go for like 10 minutes.
Arthur's seat in Edinburgh Scotland. Incredible climb for an incredible view of the country.
The Inari Gates in Kyoto, Japan.
The view from the top of Table Mountain in Cape Town. It was like a vision of eternity. No photograph could possibly show how how beautiful that view is.
Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada.The most beautiful place Ive ever visited.
Endless nature, giant pretty mountains, drinkable see-through water, so many rocks to jump on, very few people in sight.
The Akihabara arcade district in Tokyo.
Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland, Canada.