Pictures of all the wonders of the world are just a click away with every smart phone and tablet – and at the same time, the global population gets wealthier and third world countries rise out of poverty.
Millions and millions of new travelers. And all those new travelers want to see the same places you do.
But how do you fit tens of millions of new tourists through the narrow cobblestone streets of quaint villages and cities that were never designed for modern modes of transportation, let alone hordes of 21st century travelers?
Quite simply, the museums of the Vatican, the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu, the canals of Venice, and the medieval streets of Amsterdam cannot possibly accommodate all who want to visit.
And many fear that the masses descending upon these iconic destinations are destroying the very essence of what people come to see in the first place!
In response, several countries are taking steps to control the overflow of crowds and tourists— which would certainly inconvenience that once-in-a-lifetime vacation you’ve been dreaming about.
So we at Proud American Traveler have compiled a list of the most over-trampled destinations and how you can avoid the big crowds, save some money, and still enjoy all the most popular sites!