What could be more romantic than a picnic near the Eiffel Tower? Well… pretty much anything, actually. The reason is that enjoying a romantic picnic in front of this iconic landmark is probably more stressful than it is romantic, thanks to the crowds.
An average of 25,000 people ascend this famous tower every day, with most of them planning to enjoy a picnic too. While we’re sure it’s an amazing experience, you might want to grab a baguette or two as you wait in line.
Machu Picchu, Peru
Once referred to as “the lost city of the Incas,” it seems that the secret is out regarding this ancient site. Located high in the mountains of Peru, this old citadel was once the home of the Incan empire. In recent years, the site has been visited by millions of tourists.
If the crowds weren’t bad enough, many tourists have gotten sick due to the site’s high altitude or have even died or been injured in landslides or got hurt while hiking. We think we’ll leave this site to the experienced hikers!
Angkor Wat, Cambodia
If the idea of visiting an ancient temple hidden deep in the jungles of Cambodia sounds appealing, then you’ll be interested to know that this Asian nation is home to the biggest religious monument in the world — Angkor Wat.
Featured in films like “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider,” the temple is gaining popularity as a major tourist attraction in Cambodia. While some travel guides or photos may make it seem like some isolated site, it's actually quite full on most days, with tourists trying to get in touch with their inner adventurer!
A Ski Trip
When it comes to sports, few sports carry the glamor of skiing. We don’t know if it’s the luxurious ski jackets or the idea of cozying up in a cozy ski lodge, but many of us dream of one day learning how to ski.
The truth is, however, that skiing is actually quite difficult and can even be very dangerous. After all, you are gliding across a snow-covered mountain at high speeds! For every perfectly posed picture you see on social media, we’re sure there were many “wipe-out” moments like the one on the right!
The Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
If a quiet, relaxing day at the beach is what you’re searching for, then you may want to scratch Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana Beach off your list. The iconic beach is one of the most popular beaches in the world and attracts millions of visitors each year.
Good luck finding a place to put your towel down! The beach is so popular that the yearly fireworks show held every New Year’s Eve typically brings in about 2 million beachgoers! We’re sure tourists can find a quieter beach in Brazil.