Originally Posted by SimonB
"I also hate to see the Miami-ization/Cancun-ization of any previously unspoiled destination."

Unfortunately it's a fact of life. http://geographyfieldwork.com/ButlerModel.htm We are in stage 3.

SimonB - Excellent reference!

The problem was those damn British, French, Spanish and Portuguese explorers 500 years ago. They should have kept the secret to themselves and burned their ships!