The 10 Greatest Scourges On The Tourist Landscape

Yeah, my vacation was good except for the…

10. Ghost Tours

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Are these like whale watching? If you don’t see a ghost, is the tour free?

9. People Who Feed The Wildlife

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Ask yourself, “Would I do this at home?”

8. Christmas Shops

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7. Wax Museums

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You heard that right… I spent $30 so I could take some selfies with FDR.

6. Forced Perspective Photography

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Hint: It’s not creative if everyone does it.

5. T-Shirt Vendors

Ah yes… Ethnic garb!

4. Chain Restaurants

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I was looking for an authentic meal. Instead, I got a blooming onion.

3. People That Force You To Have Your Picture Taken

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First of all, we are actually here so why the green screen? Secondly, we both know you are only selling 1% of those pictures.

I implore you to leave me alone and to stop wasting so much paper and ink, please.

2. Pickpockets

Stealing my money is one thing, but making me feel compelled to use a money belt is simply inexcusable.

1. Costumed Buskers

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I’m sorry, but dressing up like Elmo is not a career.

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