20 Vacation Destinations that Don’t Quite Live Up to the Hype

We all dream of perfect vacations–often they are far away places that we’ve seen in pictures and on-screen throughout our lives. In television and movies, iconic scenes take place in romantic and exciting locations. Our friends, family, and coworkers post incredible pictures from their own vacations on social media.

For some of us, dream vacations are hard to come by, be it because of time, money or health. However, we all want to escape from the realities of our everyday lives sometimes and after years of hearing about these incredible destinations and seeing amazing pictures, it’s no wonder that thousands of people have many of these vacation spots on their bucket lists.

Unfortunately, those thousands of people also make the same pilgrimage to the same destinations for their vacations all over the world, making these destinations overcrowded and often overhyped and definitely not like the picturesque versions we’ve seen in advertisements.

I’m not saying you shouldn’t seek out these destinations that you’ve been dreaming of, but simply to lower your expectations so you can have a realistic idea of what your vacation will be like once you get there. To better prepare yourself, check out the following 20 vacation destinations that don’t quite live up to the hype.