Eiffel Tower. Photo: stevenvanwel

What NOT to do

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.

What NOT to do Articles
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What NOT to do in Istanbul

by Anne Merritt
9

8 taboos not to break when in Japan

by Agnès Gallais
1

9 signs it’s your first time in Budapest

by Barbara Litzlfellner
52

What NOT to do in Paris

by Matt Scott
37

What NOT to do in Chile

by Eileen Smith
37

What NOT to do in Japan

by Turner Wright
1

7 signs this is your first time in Warsaw

by Adrienne B
5

8 signs this is your first time in Spain

by Ana Bulnes
18

10 signs it’s your first time in Mexico

by Cathy Brown

The dos and don’ts of cemetery conduct

by Reda Wigle
3

How to ruin a trip to Hanoi, Vietnam

by Mailynn Stormon-Trinh
3

How to totally botch your trip to Italy

by Rory Moulton
3

How to totally botch your trip to Florence

by Gina Mussio
7

5 ways to waste a perfectly good travel experience

by Eytan Levy
3

How to completely botch your trip to Orlando

by Joe Batruny
5

How to totally botch your trip to Prague

by Katka Lapelosa
14

What tourists always end up doing in Maine (and 6 better options)

by Emma Thieme
4

How not to get laughed out of a Southwestern tourist town

by Mary Sojourner
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