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

My 10 most epic travel fails and what I learned from them

by Jennifer Schlueter

10 things I wish I’d known before traveling to Cuba

by Celinne Da Costa

What NOT to do in Memphis

by Lauren Hom

What NOT to do in Austin

by Turner Wright

16 lies the guidebooks are telling you about Milan

by Margherita Ragg

What NOT to do in Seattle

by Turner Wright

This is why you don’t play loud music on a plane

by Matt Hershberger

7 myths about Spain that travelers get wrong

by Christina Ling

Traveling to Cambodia? Here are 5 ways your trip may be doing more harm than good

by Lauren Haas

These are the 10 cruelest wildlife attractions. Avoid them

by Cathy Brown

Selfie deaths are now more common than shark attacks

by Cathy Brown

12 signs it’s your first time in India

by Elen Turner

16 lies the guidebooks are telling you about New Orleans

by Myrna Arroyo

What NOT to do in Japan

by Turner Wright

24 differences between locals and tourists in Paris

by Brenna Daldorph

The worst possible advice to give someone traveling to Bulgaria

by Dayana Aleksandrova

The worst possible advice to give someone traveling to Colorado

by Tim Wenger

What not to do in Nicaragua

by Karolina Goralska
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