With the constraints of school holidays and taking time off work, world travellers are forced to flock to international hotspots all at once. But if you can plan your annual travel to hit popular destinations in their low or shoulder seasons, it can feel like winning the golden ticket to the chocolate factory!
Between heaving crowds, snaking queues and inflated admission costs, some iconic global hot spots just don’t live up to the hype. For a more authentic experience, skip these five tourist traps and visit our alternatives instead.
Co-founder of Afriscapes, a brilliant photographic tour company, Des Jacobs shares his passion every day; encouraging amateur and professional photographers to explore their talents further. His particular focus captures the essence of nature at its finest, inspiring the traveller in all of us!