If you enjoy discovering very unique attractions, this map is definitely for you.
One of the reasons we launched Flytrippers and decided to spot great discounted airfares to many destinations around the world is because we love discovering new places ourselves.
Obviously, there are the can’t-miss tourist attraction, the popular sights. You got to go there, everyone wants to see them for a reason.
But there are also sights that are more unique, eccentric and downright bizarre… and that too is very interesting! So we want to make sure you know about this interactive map that contains over 11,000 of those extraordinary attractions, to make your life easier… and inspire you.
I’ve been following this website for a couple of years, it is called AtlasObscura and it is awesome to discover places that are definitely more outside-the-box. As the name says, these sights are more obscure and unique and since I love trivia and very out-there stats and facts, I love using this map before I go on a trip. Just to give you an example of what I mean, thanks to this map I discovered that the highest observation deck located in a bridge tower in the world was just around the corner in Maine, so I went… I mean, it’s the highest in the world!!! That’s how I discovered that once per year, hundreds of people throw themselves off a bridge in West Virginia to BASE jump, and that it happened to be while I was in the area.
Anyway, that’s what unique sights and attractions are all about, personally I love seeing (and collecting) these places. AtlasObscura calls them hidden wonders: amazing, surprising and unusual.
There are natural wonders, architectural oddities and thousands of less-known spots that are just fascinating to discover, all over the world. Of course, the map contains pictures, a description, and often a detailed article about the story behind the sight. Hours and hours of exploring this map await.
What is also awesome is that you can add places to the map yourself, if you know a noteworthy spot that is unique and you want to share it with others who are passionate about exploring our world.
So, out of the 11,000 I have to warn you, a lot of them won’t appeal to you, and that’s fine, because there are very niche things in there sometimes. Their criterion is that the place is unique in the world, and they prefer to have more than enough spots on the map. That’s why there is an impressive number of dots. But without a doubt, you will find many that will fuel your wanderlust!
Click here to explore the map and don’t forget to check it out before leaving on your next trip. And even before that, the map has many sights in North America that are maybe close to you that you’ve never discovered… that way you can keep exploring, even when real life keeps you from traveling!
This is a very useful map, you should definitely explore it.
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