Traveling across the globe only to be disappointed is probably the worst thing that could ever happen to a traveler.

For years, many people’s travel dreams have been monopolized by the media with famous, overrated tourist attractions that don’t actually live up to their hype.

They’re iconic, they’re visited by millions, but they’re probably not worth the price of admission (and the hordes of fellow tourists you’d be dealing with).

Here is our list of the most overrated tourist attractions around the world.

The Mona Lisa, Paris, France

With its gorgeous views and a mix of urban hotspots and natural landscapes, Australia is one of the most beautiful countries in the world.

From the ever-popular Great Barrier Reef to the scenic Great Ocean Road, Australia is home to a number of must-visits –there’s never nothing to do.

Here’s our list of ten awesome things to see/do in Oz.

1. Start your day right in Tasmania

Nothing’s more recharging (and exhilarating at the same time) than starting your day with a hike. Luckily, Tasmania has an abundance of hikes to choose from. …

Of the world’s seven continents, Asia is by far the largest. But let’s look at the other geographical extreme: islands. Nobody knows how many islands there officially are on Earth, but the number is estimated to be in the millions!

Sadly, tourists and travelers often overlook these tiny specks of land, but there are so many worth visiting.

Today, we’re taking a look at 5 such exceptional island destinations. The unique adventure, culture, and secluded relaxation are some things that make these islands on our list among the best in the world to visit.

Pack your bags and backpacks for…

Traveling to popular tourist destinations is fun.

Imagine walking down the streets of Paris with the Eiffel Tower in the backdrop, or biking along the Great Wall of China.

It’s kind of cool, right?

Yes, but that might not be enough for some people.

Some people might want to travel more off-the-radar. They could be trying to forget about a past life, seeking out a destination untouched by modern civilization, or maybe they’re just thrill seekers trying to explore places that most people wouldn’t dare to go.

Whatever the reason, these individuals might be booking a trip to one of…

For whatever reason, one of the prevailing, persistent misconceptions about traveling is that it’s expensive. While money is an important necessary ingredient in the equation, you don’t need as much as you might think. Many people feel that travel is financially out of their reach because they believe that the best way (or even the only way) to travel is by sparing no expense: flying first-class, staying in luxury resorts, eating in fancy restaurants, and shelling out big bucks for the all-inclusive package.

Not only is that not an authentic way to travel, it can break the bank! How can…

Catalina Island is a secluded piece of paradise just off the southern coast of lovely California. From the mainland, you can get there from four ports — Dana Point, Long Beach, Newport Beach, and San Pedro — all of which provide ferry service to the island about an hour away.

Catalina Island only has one main city, Avalon, which may be short on real estate but is perfect for a day trip or short getaway, offering a few compact blocks full of hotels, water sports activities and, notably, quality dining options, which is what we’ll look at here.

Luau Larry’s

This buzzing…

Welcome to Chicago, The Windy City!

The major Illinois city, founded in 1833, boasts some unique accomplishments like being the first city to debut an all-color TV station, as well as being the home of the Twinkie.

In more modern times, unfortunately, Chicago has garnered a less-than-stellar reputation as it faces issues such as homelessness, a poor education system, and a high homicide rate. Yes, visiting Chicago may require a bit of discretion and vigilance, but let’s turn the discussion around to the positive.

Despite its problems, Chicago remains a highly-touristed city for its culture, arts, and food, reaching a…

Founded in 1670, over 100 years before the Revolutionary War, the quaint South Carolina city of Charleston is, needless to say, a rich footnote in American and pre-American colonial history.

Thanks in no small part to the city’s colorful past, as well as its traditional heritage and locals as warm as the weather, the city was rated #1 in the entire world by Travel + Leisure Magazine in 2015, cementing its status as one of the USA’s most popular tourist destinations and putting it in the spotlight with the other perennially-popular East Coast tourist hotspots like New York City and…

Without a doubt, Tokyo is one of the world’s most iconic cities; many a work of art or literature alludes to the dynamic, sprawling Japanese capital. Tokyo boasts a fascinating fusion of traditional and modern, authentic and foreign, and charm and whim.

The city manages to keep its over 13 million residents entertained with an array of sights, tastes, and experiences for every personality. What are some of the best ways to get a true taste of Japan while you’re in Tokyo?

Explore the city’s districts

Tokyo is divided into 23 major wards, each of which is further broken down into districts. …

Travel can be an exhilarating adventure, a cathartic soul journey. But when you take away the fluff and reduce it to its simplest terms, it’s ultimately a lifestyle. Any lifestyle you choose has its own demands, and the travel lifestyle in particular can be demanding. I’d even go so far as to say that traveling can be one of the most physically and mentally challenging things you can do.

The most important thing to keep in mind is that no matter where you go, your #1 priority must be your own self. Some tough times on the road will always…

Jon and Jaimie

The #travel adventures of @jonleeclark and @jaimieray on our pursuit of #wanderlust around the 🌏 Current📍New York, NY. All 📸 are ours.

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