Jetsetters Share Their Favorite Destinations That Totally Lived Up To The Hype

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The travel and tourism industry is one of the worlds largest industries with a global economic contribution of over $7.6 trillion in just 2016. Most people have a bucket list of the places they'd like to go, but some end up disappointed when they get there.

So Reddit user Ohmygodashoppinglist asked:

"Travelers of Reddit, what place DID live up to the hype?"

Here are their recommendations.

Ireland

Ireland. People were beyond friendly and it was like a jolly pub celebration complete with trad every night.  lifeisbeautiful88

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Canada

- The Cabot Trail, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada

- Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland, Canada  Dexteroid

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Greece

Did live up to the hype: The Greek islands.

Did not live up to the hype: Athens.  ccasella3

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United States

Yosemite National Park in California. Everything was super sized and beautiful. Hiking in a normal local park, even if it has mountains and waterfalls, just feels small now.  speaklouderpls

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Czech Republic

Prague. It was like a metropolitan medieval town.  Mr_Abe_Froman

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United States

Kauai, Hawaii  Alaskadaughter

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East Asia

-The Inari Gates (Kyoto, Japan)

-The Akihabara arcade district in Tokyo

-Lotteworld (Seoul, South Korea) the largest indoor/outdoor amusement park  rollwithhoney

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Scotland

Edinburgh in the Christmas season. It was magical.  LesbianSansa

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New Zealand

I went there this July so in the middle of their winter and it was autumnal. I walked up to Roy's Peak and went hiking on a glacier and if it was summer I could have gone surfing in the same day. pully89

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Austria

I felt like no matter which direction I looked it was like a picture from a postcard.  PlaidAvenger

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Canada

The Pacific Rim National Park, British Columbia, Canada. It's a temperate rainforest with huge trees that are hundreds of years old.  jusper50

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Iceland

The coolest thing I've done on any trip.  firerosearien

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Ireland

The Cliffs of Moher. DwtD_xKiNGz

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United States

The $4.00 go-carts on the main drag at the Wisconsin Dells. Super cheap and you get to go for like 10 minutes.  fatherping

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Scotland

Arthur's seat in Edinburgh Scotland. Incredible climb for an incredible view of the country.  Nicadelphia

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South Africa

The view from the top of Table Mountain in Cape Town. It was like a vision of eternity. No photograph could possibly show how how beautiful that view is.  pogothecat

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Norway

Endless nature, giant pretty mountains, drinkable see-through water, so many rocks to jump on, very few people in sight.  Klogavis

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Canada

Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada.The most beautiful place Ive ever visited.  awilliamsnl

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