Fodor’s Journey is normally within the enterprise of telling individuals the place they need to go on trip. However within the spirit of moral and accountable tourism, the journey web site has additionally began telling individuals the place to not go.
In its “No List 2020,” Fodor’s suggests 13 locations to skip in case you’re planning a visit subsequent 12 months. Close to the highest of the record is Massive Sur, which locals have been complaining is suffering from overtourism. Chief amongst individuals’s complaints are miles-long traffic backups on Freeway 1, harmful selfies on the Bixby Creek Bridge, and unlawful tenting.
Fodor’s factors out one gross consequence of an overcrowded Massive Sur: “the lack of public bathrooms and the disgusting roadside consequences of the scarcity of these facilities.”
The surge in guests has been blamed partially on the recognition of HBO’s “Big Little Lies,” set in Monterey County with a gap sequence that reveals an attractive drive down Freeway 1.
Whereas some locals could also be fed up with the visitors jams and crowds, others within the Massive Sur journey enterprise are not complaining all that a lot.
“You know the Big Sur community needs visitation to survive,” Rick Aldinger, supervisor of the Massive Sur River Inn, informed KSBW. “Suggesting that people stay away just isn’t the answer.”
And that is not solely what Fodor’s is getting at; the record is supposed to make individuals take into consideration the affect of their journey plans and the footprint they go away behind.
“Being featured on the No List is not a scarlet letter. Rather, it’s a promise that when we do cover the destinations mentioned here – all of which are, truly, wondrous places – we’ll be doing so responsibly,” Fodor’s editors write.
See Fodor’s full No Record 2020 here.