How the hidden gems of travel are exposed by social media influencers

  • Some outdoor destinations like national parks are attracting record numbers of visitors.
  • Some travelers blame social media for overexposing their favorite destinations.
  • One traveler says the crowds add “a level of stress we didn’t really have before”.

Lauren Gay’s favorite outdoor escape isn’t what it used to be.

The 41 years Floridian has run the adventure travel blog Outdoorsy Diva since 2013, writing travel tips for destinations around the world. One of his “absolute favorite” getaways, however, was Weeki Wachee Springs State Park.


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