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Overrated Travel Articles

In the fight for eyeballs, snark and lists tend to get attention so variations of the title "The Top 10 MOST OVERRATED TOURIST ATTRACTIONS IN THE WORLD" is a surefire winner. I'm still a sucker for list articles even though I should know better. They lend themselves to click generating slideshows which are a time waster. Why Google isn't doing something about this instead of making fake meat is a travesty. Back to the lists! I had to keep score on these. I've seen the Mannekin Pis, Las Vegas, London Eye, San Francisco Cable Car, Hollywood Walk of Fame, Fisherman's Wharf and a Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. 8/10 

Looks like there's some creative theft happening with this theme.  

10 Terribly Overrated Destinations (And Where To Travel Instead) I've been to Buenos Aires, Costa Rica, Colorado, Vancouver, The Caribbean, San Francisco. 6/10. To my credit I've been to 7/10 of the alternative destinations. 

Top 10 most overrated cities in the world I've been to Orlando, Niagara Falls, and Los Angeles 3/10

10 Most Overrated Attractions in the World  I've seen The Las Vegas Strip, been on the London Eye, The Hollywood Walk of Fame, and Loch Ness. 4/10

I'm hoping to add a few more overrated sites to my travels along with some lesser known gems.