So, you’re looking for a new place to add to your travel list or you’re actually in the process of booking your next holiday, right? Well, resist the urge to go to any of these cliche destinations since everyone and their mother has already been there or is planning on going.

Sure, the destinations on this list are worth going (well, most of them), but you’re not really setting a trend by going there, now are you?. Open up any of your friends or social media person you follow and they’ve been there. And yet, you’re still planning on going.

Who made the list you ask? Here goes!


Santorini, clicheCan someone say white washed walls and cobalt blue roofs? You guessed it, it is Santorini. How original! You photographed from the back overlooking Oia as the sun in setting or that shot from up high overlooking one of the villages and the bay below it. You are better than that. And don’t even think about proposing here…I mean, come on!

Don’t let me stop you though, find out more here.

Las Vegas

Las Vegas, clicheThe next victim of your uninspired travel planning is Las Vegas. Unless you’re into gambling, gaudy over-the-top hotels, dinner shows, Cirque du Soleil or seeing Ricky Martin, Mariah Carey or Celine Dion rehash their old tunes….it’s pretty much a desert with a lot of lights. If someone is forcing you to go, don’t resist the urge to just drink. Anything to block out the memory of having been there.

Still want to see the Fountains of Bellagio? See what Vegas has to offer here.


Positano, clicheHeading back over to Europe and the Amalfi Coast for our third contestant of most cliche places to travel to – Positano. Sure all the houses built against the side of the cliff make a beautiful sunset picture and the 10 people in your extended circle of friends who have either gotten married there or know someone who got married there think it’s amazing. Resist the temptation. Don’t.

Check out the whole Amalfi Coast with its glowing focus point, Positano, here.

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu, cliche

If I hear one more person pontificate how inspiring doing the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu was, I’m going to be slightly unwell. I get it, it looks amazing, but the 2,500 others who visit the area per day also think that. Hardly groundbreaking. I’m sure Peru has many other sights to explore and things to do than this overdone place.

Still, if you want to chance altitude sickness, hiking accidents or floods, go check it out here.


Mykonos, clicheFinally, we have Greece’s answer to the equally tacky Ibiza, which I din’t include in this list (it was simply to horrible to write about). The next person in my group of friends (and acquaintances) who says they can’t wait to go to Mykonos to see Greece, I will personally backhand across the face. Every gay and their posse of equally overly waxed and plucked twinks (plus their sugar daddies) descents on this poor island in July/August each year. Trust me you’re not being original by going here.

Unless you don’t want to be original and you want to find out more, check it out here.

Ultimately, don’t take me too serious here. All my suggestions come with a big pinch of salt (Pink Himalayan Salt, of course)….rimmed Margarita glass and plenty of shade to stay out of the sun.

What’s the most cliche place you’ve ever visited and would actually go back to again? Let me know in the comments below!

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