As you know, travel is often a high priority for those of us who are looking forward to Retirement or who have already started this transition. has a fun list of “The World\’s Worst Tourist Traps.” Feeling a big smug, and considering myself fairly well-traveled, I scanned the list and was mortified (elated?) to see I\’ve visited 9 out of the 10 places -and the 10th one is on my to-do list!

So, here is the list from What “Tourist Traps” do you feel are missing? And, so you agree that these sights are tourist traps? (My own vote is for South of the Border in South Carolina – and I have to admit I\’ve been there, too – it would definitely qualify as a tourist trap.)

  • The Blarney Stone
  • Venice Gondola Ride
  • Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • Empire State Building
  • Niagara Falls
  • Stonehenge
  • Walt Disney World
  • Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower)
  • Salem Witch Museum
  • Graceland (this is the one I haven\’t visited – yet)
  • Bon Voyage!

    Jan Cullinane is the co-author of The New Retirement: The Ultimate Guide to the Rest of Your Life (Rodale, 2007). She gives seminars on the (primarily) non-financial aspects of retirement through her company, "Retirement Living from A to Z."