Before you “revenge travel”, consider this.
I grew up in Florida. I hate Orlando. And most parts of Florida south of that point. Too many tourists.
We have been here in Park City Utah for about 18 months now. I am most certainly not a local, but I am grumpy like one. And I understand why the locals are grumpy. Too many tourists. There is a reason on a weekend powder day, the locals are in line by 8:30a and back at the parking lot by 10:30a. To the guys in the pickup truck from Idaho the road rage merged into us in the turn lane at the Canyon resort on a panic powder day – I hope you got stuck at the Orange Bubble lift line and all your powder lines got packed out.
Traffic laws also apply when you are on vacation. Slow down. Especially if you do not know where you are going. Which obviously you don’t. To the guy in the minivan that flipped me off on Moose Wilson road in Grand Teton last weekend because you had to yield for 30 seconds on the one lane bridge, I hope the pictures you took out the window of your van sucked. Sucked more than having to drive a minivan.
There is also wildlife. I want you to see a moose. I think they are cool. There was one sleeping in my neighbor’s front yard the other day. So, the moose jam you are creating is not impressing anyone. Respect the wildlife. Act like you’ve seen some before. And, you probably miss most the wildlife because of the previous point.
Locals also shop at the grocery store you are storming through like a hoard of locusts. Grocery shopping is not a timed event. Rather than be that tourist, learn to pre-order everything online for pickup. One, it will save you a couple hours of your vacation. Two, it will create a local job.
But mostly, please remember that being on vacation is not an excuse for being an asshole. You are not more entitled than anyone else, especially the people who live where you are vacationing.