I came across a comprehensive list of the 10 worst cities to travel to because they are a traveler’s nightmare, and one of the top cities is right here in Florida…Miami.
So what’s not to like about Miami? We’ll get into it. And I have to say, right off the bat, that I travel to Miami frequently and I have my own ideas as to why this made the list.
But first, let’s explain what’s meant by “Travelers’ Nightmare Destinations”? These are places that folks travel to and NEVER want to return to again. Maybe the people who live there aren’t welcoming. Maybe the logistics are a mess. Could be that it’s too expensive. The list isn’t just withing the United States. It spans the globe.
Let me give you my take on some of the cities in the United States that made the list. I can’t add much to the discussion in regard to the international cities, like Cairo or Dubai, as I have not traveled to those destinations.
But I can speak about San Francisco, which made the list. I used to LOVE to travel to San Fran. The hills and the ocean make it majestic and beautiful. And the food scene I experienced was amazing. But over the past five years or so, it has gone downhill. Overpriced in some spots and downtrodden in others. Retailers are moving out because of the crime and vagrants, and vacationers are traveling their less frequently.
Los Angeles also made the list. I would call that a traveler’s nightmare because it’s difficult to navigate. It’s just too darn big. Smog makes it unpleasant, and LA is VERY expensive. The traffic is a big ick.
I know why Houston is on the list. I’ve traveled their for Super Bowls and I think that you could make the argument that there’s no city in the U.S. that’s more of a pain to get around in. Whoever designed the city, the roads, the two airports…it’s like they were TRYING to make it confusing.
Miami is high on the list, and I can imagine why. You don’t exactly get friendly vibes from Miami residents. It’s not only a hustle-bustle, too-busy-to-smile New York vibe, but there’s not exactly a hospitality vibe either. Things are incredibly expensive. The highways are confusing and crowded, and Miami International Airport is literally a traveler’s nightmare.
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