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At Matador, we know a lot of ‘attractions’ that get the hype are too crowded because of it, have their features exaggerated, or were never that cool to begin with. That’s why some of our guides will let you know what NOT to do.

There’s no point in waiting hours to climb the Eiffel Tower and look down on Paris when the best views of the city are those with the tower in the skyline. Likewise, it’s more rewarding to explore Santorini on the back of a rented moped than with one of the island’s run-of-the-mill tours.

These guides are written by Matadorians who’ve lived in the places they’re talking about and have learned enough to suggest what’s worthwhile.

Don’t lose your own experience trying to re-live someone else’s.
The Liberty Bell manages to convey little beyond, “Oh, that’s a bell.”
Most pubs close at 11:30pm on weeknights and 1am on weekends. Something about curbing...
Former Moscow expat Jenna Makowski breaks down the Russian capital's avoidable...
Two summers on the Greek island qualifies Liv Hambrett to tell you where to go...and...
Stephen Lioy advises on some of the country's avoidable attractions...and what you should...
Melbourne native Rebecca Kinsella shares her tips on how best to experience her home city.
Mary Richardson breaks down the island's avoidable attractions...and what you should do...
Think twice before you: Say something like, “Going to Denmark was the greatest...
Eman Ramos lays out his hometown's avoidable attractions...and what you should do instead.
Matador’s NYC-based managing editor, Julie Schwietert, lays out the city’s avoidable...
Matador's destination expert on Istanbul lays out the city's avoidable attractions...and...
Matador's destination expert on Newfoundland shares the island's avoidable...
Matador's expert on New Zealand lays out the avoidable attractions in the country's...
Tips from Matador's destination expert on Pakistan on how to make your trip a smooth one.
Matador's destination expert on Chicago lays out the city's avoidable attractions...and...
The city’s avoidable attractions…and what you should do instead.
Matador’s destination expert on Oslo, Norway, lays out the country’s avoidable...
Matador’s destination expert on Tibet lays out the country’s avoidable attractions...
Matador’s destination expert on Uruguay lays out the country’s avoidable...
Matador’s destination expert on Guadeloupe lays out the Caribbean archipelago’s...
Matador's destination expert on Egypt lays out the country's avoidable attractions...and...
Matador's destination expert on Chile lays out the country's avoidable attractions...and...
Matador’s destination expert on Paris lays out avoidable attractions in the City of...
Matador's destination expert on Japan lays out the country's avoidable attractions...and...