JOIN
OUR EMAIL LIST!

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

Ireland. People were beyond friendly and it was like a jolly pub celebration complete with trad every night.

Canada

The Cabot Trail, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Greece

Did live up to the hype: The Greek islands.

Did not live up to the hype: Athens.

United States

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.

Czech Republic

Prague. It was like a metropolitan medieval town.

South Korea

Lotteworld (Seoul, South Korea) the largest indoor/outdoor amusement park.

United States

Kauai, Hawaii.

Scotland

Edinburgh in the Christmas season. It was magical.

New Zealand

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.

Austria

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.

Canada

The Pacific Rim National Park, British Columbia, Canada. It's a temperate rainforest with huge trees that are hundreds of years old.

Iceland

The coolest thing I've done on any trip.

Ireland

The Cliffs of Moher.

United States

The $4.00 go-carts on the main drag at the Wisconsin Dells. Super cheap and you get to go for like 10 minutes.

Scotland

Arthur's seat in Edinburgh Scotland. Incredible climb for an incredible view of the country.

Japan

The Inari Gates in Kyoto, Japan.

South Africa

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.

Canada

Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada.The most beautiful place Ive ever visited.

Norway

Endless nature, giant pretty mountains, drinkable see-through water, so many rocks to jump on, very few people in sight.

Japan

The Akihabara arcade district in Tokyo.

Canada

Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland, Canada.

Pixabay

Fam. Weighted blankets.

If you (or your kids - I see you, exhausted parents) struggle to stay asleep at night, weighted blankets might be a game changer for you. We got one for our 1-year-old after a week of her waking up at 4AM for baby jam sessions.

Best $31.99 we have ever spent. Ever.

Keep reading... Show less
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay

As kids, we spent about 8 hours every day in school for 10 months of each year. Not surprisingly, a few useless lessons made their way into the curriculum.

Well, maybe more than a few.

Keep reading... Show less
Image by Tracy Lundgren from Pixabay

Kids say some seriously whacky stuff sometimes, it can be disturbing, especially when they tend to discuss people who are not there. When the imagination is heading into "The Sixth Sense" territory, it may be time for a visit to the therapist. Now almost all of us had imaginary friends at one point in life. It is a very normal, common part of childhood. But much like the real friends in corporeal form we make in life, sometimes certain relationships are toxic and not a good influence. And separation is called for.

Redditor u/xX_ENTROPY_Xx wanted to hear about people's children's besties that they haven't laid eyes on by asking..... What's the scariest story you heard a child tell about their "imaginary friend"?

Keep reading... Show less
Image by philm1310 from Pixabay

Be careful what you wish for, you just may get it. That is one of the wisdoms of life that people are always throwing around. It can be especially true when meeting your idols, finding your dream job and searching down blood relatives you knew nothing about. The DNA discovery craze has been all the rage the past decade or so. Everyone is running around contacting family they never knew they had. That can be quite the Pandora's box of family secrets and scandal.The outcomes have been all over the place. Though one of the best led to the discovery of the Golden State killer so that's a win.

Redditor u/VideoFork wanted to know who would be willing to give up some salacious tea about their blood tie discoveries by asking..... People who have taken an ancestry DNA test and accidentally uncovered a family secret, what was it?
Keep reading... Show less