It takes a really bad impression to say you'll “never” do something again. On the other hand, some felons deserve second chances. Your friend who slept with your girl might even deserve a second chance. These ten travel destinations, though?
Americans hated these “destinations” so much that they vowed never to return so long as they were conscious and in control of their passport.
I love Bob Marley as much as the next guy and like Peter Tosh even more. I want to like Jamaica, but it, unfortunately, emerges time and time again on lists of tourist destinations you'd have to be high to visit.
When “resorts” have the equivalent of prison walls to keep the locals out, you have to wonder what's on the other side of that wall. Those who have looked generally don't like what they see.
Tourism is Egypt's primary draw, and the locals work hard to make their living off tourists. Unfortunately, pushy scam artists, dirty surroundings, and endless chaos have left sand in many a traveler's mouth.
Multiple travelers said they “struggled to come up with a positive” when describing their trip to Egypt, particularly in Cairo.
3. Belize City, Belize
Veterans of Belize City quickly note that Belize has its fair share of natural beauty, not to mention some phenomenal tax incentives (invest in Belize!).
Travelers' most lucid memories of Belize City, though, involved dead dogs on the side of the road and abundant, visible guns. Store these under Things They Don't Mention at the Travel Agency.
4. The Arab Gulf States
Have you ever met anyone that said you have to go to Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, or any of the other Arab Gulf states?
The 2022 World Cup in Qatar proved that all the oil money in the world can't buy a memorable travel experience, even if it can buy an international soccer tournament. Artificial islands, luxury shopping malls, and verbal tirades from locals toward women with uncovered hair aren't worth the hassle or expense of traveling to the Gulf.
5. Nassau, Bahamas
Read the city name carefully when you book a vacation to the Bahamas. Many inexperienced travelers have reserved a room at a hotel in Nassau, thinking, “It's the Bahamas. It's all paradise.” But, no, it's not all paradise. Nassau is not paradise.
Rampant scammers, plenty of poverty, and the mania that comes with being a massive cruise ship port are among the complaints levied towards Nassau. One traveler even recalls a fever-dream experience where a tour guide showed them a roadside memorial for Anna Nicole Smith.
6. Acapulco, Mexico
Mexico is a large, geographically diverse nation with many relatively safe, scenic destinations. So why would you visit one of the most tourist-trapped locations where it's well-known that you're in great danger if you walk down the wrong street?
When your next vacation brainstorming session happens, just say Acapulc-no.
Marrakech is incredibly high on many tourists' garbage lists. Despite the history and the potential for many positive experiences, the desperation of locals who leech off tourists is palpable. Countless travelers report feeling unsafe during their time in Morocco, and for that reason, they're out.
8. Venice, Italy
Most of us know somebody who has traveled to Italy, returning home with fairytales of Tuscan wineries, breathtaking views in Lake Como, the wonders of Rome, and the wondrous architecture in Florence.
Many also note Venice's crowded streets, pickpockets, and unrivaled chaos. Those watery streets weren't built to accommodate hordes of tourists; it turns out.
Uh, no, duh, you're never going to return to Haiti. A YouTube video is the closest you should get to Haiti unless something drastically changes in the near future or you start a career as a documentarian of fallen states.
Describing it as “a nation founded on desperation,” the gobsmacked visitor said that someone offered to sell them a human being. It doesn't get darker than that. Let's end with a pun to lighten the mood a bit. This brave American traveler hated Haiti. Ha-ha?
There was a relatively brief time when South Africa was a trendy tourist destination. Today, rampant crime in South Africa's largest cities makes any trip to Johannesburg a gamble.
One traveler felt that a group was stalking them, waiting for a prime opportunity to rob them. Usually, you'd assume schizophrenia. In South Africa, the story seems utterly believable.
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