Have you ever traveled to a place loved by all but you just didn't love it?

We returned today from Glacier. H loved it. Everyone loves it.
I did not. We stayed mainly on the East side and visited Many Glaciers. The towering grey mountains of rock depressed me. I did love the West side valleys. Beautiful.
I am now looking at many conversations about how wonderful and how beautiful Glacier is to most everyone.
Ever had this happen to you?

D just returned from study abroad in Spain. She disliked Barcelona, which most people seem to love.

Thanks for that reply–LOL–I did not love Barcelona either. Has your D ever been to East Glacier? LOL


Disney World and Las Vegas. I think I just like nature and foreign cultures, These were neither.

Niagara Falls

San Francisco. Mr. and I swore we would never move there!!

I’m also not a big Barcelona fan. Don’t particularly love San Francisco or Santa Fe either. And I abhor Las Vegas.

Wondering how you navigated the eventual conversations with others who were wowed when you were not thrilled.

I like places where I can swim! No matter how wonderful the landscape and the view are, I always feel like missing the peak of the experience if I don’t jump into the cool water. But when I see how people around me are delighted, I rather keep my mouth shut cause I don’t want to be a killjoy… or I simply choose the places with the lake, the river or the pool to visit.

Las Vegas and pretty much any big city like NYC, LA, etc.

We’re among those who really like Glacier. Our fondness for travel includes seeing the natural world wherever we go - not the “human built” world. When we flew into New Orleans I sat next to a man asking what we were coming to see and mentioning pretty much everything in the city. When I told him we were coming to explore the bayous he laughed, then said, “Oh, you’re serious? I never heard of anyone coming here for that before!” We had a blast and only spent a couple hours in the city looking around just to see what the fuss was all about - didn’t appeal to us there at all.

I don’t care to move to Louisiana or many of the places we visit, but I love seeing what nature looks like pretty much everywhere.

Vegas, Disney, Yosemite, Hollywood.

Las Vegas and Los Angeles—didn’t care for either one.

Grand Canyon. Santa Fe was underwhelming. Boston.

I think you have to do Rome off season, to get it.

@lookingforward. We have done Rome in every season (we are dual Italian/US citizens). I will acknowledge that it is among the most beautiful cities on a summer’s night. Those folks know how to use outdoor lighting, fur sure. But other Italian cities hold much more charm for me.

@cypresspat I do agree it’s different. I hated Rome the first time, in a hot August, crowded. But January visits changed that. Yes, it’s too monumental, compared with other italian cities. But I’m into more street level travel, the people, the shops, interactions and fitting in. That’s easier, off season.

Miami/South Beach and New England (towns and beaches). I know many people think those New England towns are quaint, but they are just boring to me. If you have seen one store selling dish towels and soap dishes, you have seen them all. South Beach to me is just grimey - guys in muscle shirts and girls in low cut and high rise dresses. In the evenings very loud music at the hotels. I also have no desire to take a cruise to Alaska, which is loved by most people.

I generally nod my head when people talk about how much they enjoyed a trip. No need to disagree.

Once in Vegas was more than enough, although I admit that I did enjoy the Celine and Britney concerts D and I attended.

Switzerland, because I went in winter and there was snow, which I despise. I live in NYC suburbs, so there’s snow. I vowed never to spend money ever again to travel to a place where there is snow.
Disney World, though Disney Land is ok.

I haven’t been to Disney (World or Land) without my kids. I wouldn’t go there without kids, but we did have some very nice memories there. I imagine I will be going with my grandkids someday.

New York City