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In this episode we discuss travel lists, inspired in part by the the New York Times releasing its 52 Places to Visit for the upcoming year. But who creates these kinds of lists and why? What is the impact on the destinations and on the traveler? Is there inherent value in visiting places on these lists?
We reflect on all of these questions and share our personal experiences with lists. We also talk about other kinds of travel lists, such as Instagrammable places lists, bucket lists, places to visit before you die lists, and more!
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Links Mentioned in the Episode:
- NYT 52 Places to Go
- No Destinations: Forget the List and Go (Sam’s blog post on this topic from the early days of this blog)
- The 52 Places Traveler
- Residents of one of the most Instagrammed streets in Paris are calling for gates to be installed to keep influencers out
- Overtourism episode
- UNESCO World Heritage Sites
- Slow Travel Episode
- Travel Man (travel series with Richard Ayoade)