Any world voyager worth their salt will tell you the best part of traveling anywhere is living among and interacting with the locals.
Eating what they eat. Living where they live. Totally immersing yourself in the culture.
There’s nothing better.
And there’s almost nothing worse than showing up to your destination only to learn that it’s actually just one big tourist trap—packed with fanny-pack-wearing crowds experiencing the world through the camera on their phones.
In an effort to help you avoid this all-too-common travel disaster, The Telegraph has revealed 51 destinations where annual tourists outnumber the locals.
And in some places, it’s by a lot.
Take a look at the list below and you may want to rethink a few bucket-list destinations. If you must go, at least be sure to visit during off-peak tourist season.
13 destinations where tourists outnumber locals at least 5-to-1
Annual tourists per resident: 33.53
Annual tourists per resident: 24.79
3. British Virgin Islands
Annual tourists per resident: 12.82
4. Turks and Caicos Islands
Annual tourists per resident: 10.43
Annual tourists per resident: 10.32