7 Secret Destinations That Are Way Better Than the Tourist Traps

The Eiffel Tower, the Taj Mahal, and the Sydney Opera House are all worth a trip to see, but the crowds can be stifling. For years, Hollywood stars, royalty, and other well-heeled travelers seeking a bit of privacy and exclusivity have hidden away in secret travel destinations.

Read on for 7 secret destinations that really aren’t so secret, after all you can find them on the map.

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Islesboro – Maine, USA

The rugged maritime beauty of Maine is one the greatest attractors in this New England state. You’ve probably heard of Portland, one of the bigger cities, but you might not be aware of Islesboro, a small island off the coast of Maine. John Travolta and Kirstie Alley were likely banking on not many people knowing about it when they bought their vacation home in the area. For a quiet holiday, far from the maddening crowds, check out this little New England gem.