Waste of Time Zones
You don't take enough international trips to waste them on tourist traps. Only about 42 percent of U.S. citizens hold passports, up from 27 percent in 2007 but still far less than the 66 percent of Canadians and 76 percent of English and Welsh who have them. And having one doesn't mean you're going abroad. Only 87.7 million of us, or 26 percent of the population, did so last year, and of that just 30 million left North America or the Caribbean. So those who travel should be judicious about what they see. We consulted with experts and found 25 tourist traps worth avoiding, and 25 places worth going instead.