Travel Popular Destinations That 'Live Up to the Hype,' According to Travelers

11:06  05 december  2017
11:06  05 december  2017 Source:   Travel + Leisure

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Choosing a new place to go on vacation can be tough.

With all the potential destinations you can visit in the world, you have to wonder which ones are really worth the trip. After all, traveling means a lot of money and time spent, and you definitely want it to be worth it — and you definitely don’t want to go somewhere that’s full of tourist traps.

While there are plenty of places that seem tried and true, like Paris or Rome or New York City, there have been a few other destinations as of late that have been getting a lot of hype.

An Ask Reddit thread recently asked users which places they’ve been to that were really worth all the buzz that’s been going around — and people did not disappoint when it came to the stories and vacation photos they shared.

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Here are five of the top choices amongst Redditors on places to go that really lived up to the hype.

1. Norway

Redditors weren’t too specific on where to go in Norway, but a few users mentioned that sightseeing among the fjords is really a one-of-a-kind experience, and some of the best views are at Sogn og Fjordane and Bergen. One Norwegian local, Reddit user torsmork, recommended that people come with a high food budget, since prices in Norway can be expensive. Water, however, is always free.

2. Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada

There are plenty of great places to go in Canada, but one of the best experiences is Banff National Park. On the Canadian side of the Rocky Mountains, the park has over 2,500 miles of mountains, trails and lakes, including Lake Louise, which is a popular destination for campers and hikers.

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Whether or not puckering up gives you the gift of gab is undetermined, but it is rather off-putting to line up and go through the updside down ritual, pressing your lips to the same slobbery stone as thousands of tourists have done before you.

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3. Edinburgh, Scotland

Many Redditors in the thread noted that Arthur’s Seat, the main peak in a group of hills near Edinburgh, is a must-do while you’re in Scotland. It’s not exactly an easy hike, but one that reaps plenty of beautiful rewards once you get to the top. Plus, Edinburgh has plenty to do, including a rich nightlife, museums, galleries, and castles near the city.

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4. Iceland

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5. New Zealand

Gorgeous landscapes seem to be the biggest draw, especially on Reddit, and New Zealand has plenty of them. People who love hiking, camping, bird watching, mountain biking, or generally feeling like they’re on a Tolkien quest will love taking a trip there.

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