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Cape Cod The Cape Takes a Beating from Fodor’s

The Cape made the top of the list as the most overrated destination in the world according to Fodor’s. According to the article, Cape Cod is a has-been and more overrated than other worldly travel destinations like Florence Italy, Florida, Mar del Plata Argentina, New York NY, Palm Beach Florida, St. Thomas and St. Tropez.

Most Overrated (and Underrated) Destinations 2006 (12/15/2006)

Cape Cod, Mass. What has always made Cape Cod special is its emptiness. Buffeted by sea and wind, the narrow peninsula was famous among artists for its lonely, blustery landscapes and shimmering, ocean-reflected light. These days, though, the dunes and seaside bluffs are covered with hulking mansions and condos; in summer, traffic is unbearable and car exhaust fills the air. The worst may be yet to come—a plan to build more than 100 giant wind turbines in Nantucket Sound. If you really want the kind of unspoiled, coastal-New England experience Cape Code used to offer, head to Maine’s Blue Hill Peninsula, above Penobscot Bay.—-S. Audrey

As a Cape Codder, I can agree a bit with the reference to trophy homes messing up some of the views, however I think they really gave the Cape a beating. The traffic? Yeah it can be bad if you don’t play it right. They should have read the avoiding Cape Cod traffic tips. The reference to car exhaust filling the air is a bit over the top, but who knows? The author may have hit the bridge on the Friday of 4th of July weekend at 5 pm and decided to take Route 28 from Woods Hole to Ptown the following morning at 9 am.

I still think there are plenty of artists here and places with lonely, blustery landscapes. Especially lonely and blustery in the off-season.

Also notice the use of Cape Code in the article. Maybe Fodor’s is trying to capitalize on a common misspelling for Cape Cod: Cape Code. Just to cover all the bases they might as well fit CapeCod in there too.

Other places mentioned as overrated include:
Florence, Italy
Great Barrington, Mass.
The Loire Valley, France
Mar del Plata, Argentina
New York, New York
Palm Beach, Florida
Pompeii, Italy
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
St. Tropez, France
Tuscan Hill Towns
Zakynthos town, Greece

Most Overrated (and Underrated) Destinations 2006 (12/15/2006) -- source

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