Most dream destinations have their must-see landmarks (the Eiffel Tower, the Colosseum, Machu Picchu — you know the drill), but for a more authentic experience, don’t plan your entire trip according to a guidebook. So, how do you spot a tourist trap from a mile away? Insider asked CIRE Travel’s Amy Brueckner and Katy Rebrovich to share some red flags for identifying overpriced, overcrowded hubs. From choosing accommodations away from famous attractions to avoiding peak-season travel, it’s always best to spend some time off the beaten path. READ MORE
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