Here is an interesting article about top vacation spots, and how the rich maybe limiting our choices. I disagree, even though I usually agree with people who think that the rich are taking away from the poor. I do believe that the world is discovering top vacation spots faster and will continue to do so. We are evening writing about them in our vacation spots blog, follow the vacations links we are SEOing for it. We don’t want to just SEO other people’s websites, but our own dreams, enjoy:
It’s summer, the time when American families return to their favorite vacation spots, relive their childhood rituals, and complain about gentrification.
It will happen everywhere, from predictable spots like the Hamptons and Nantucket to the newer hot spots of affluence, like Idaho and the Georgia coast.
The place may change, but the complaint is the same: The rich are ruining the neighborhood. They turned that corner ice-cream stand into a specialty-food shop that now charges $20 for a tin of foie gras. They turned all those quaint, affordable shacks into $10 million megamansions priced for out-of-town Masters of the Universe. They bought up that great patch of beach and turned it into a yacht club.
Barbara Ehrenreich, the longtime champion of the working class, tackles this theme in a new essay that’s adapted from her new book and featured in a series about inequality that just launched in The Nation.
She says inequality in America has created a new general rule of vacation spots: “If a place is truly beautiful, you can’t afford to be there.” She mentions Sun Valley, an Idaho town called Driggs, and Key West as examples of how “the rich are robbing the rest of us of beauty and pleasure.”