Life Hacker: We all want to avoid tourist traps, and luckily, avoiding “touristy” experiences is as much a matter of planning as it is destination. Whether or not you’re the kind of traveler who plans every last detail, a little research can go a long way to ensure that you’re not wasting your hard-earned vacation time. Check out the list of stay away from places and the list of places to go HERE. On the "good" list is a town nearby the Shenandoah Valley! Plus, another in nearby North Carolina. Where do you want to go this summer on vacation?