Tired of Popular Tourist Destinations? Take a Look at These Unconventional Types of Tourism

The Eiffel Tower, the Great Wall of China, the White House… We all know about these landmarks, and, however interesting and exciting it is to visit those places, they sometimes seem too conventional.

Many people don’t enjoy just visiting places. In fact, a lot of tourists nowadays want to do something exciting apart from just going sightseeing. Therefore, enthusiasts from all over the world came up with a lot of different types of tourism, and some of the most interesting ones are presented in this article. Read on!

Culinary Tourism

People who travel around the world to eat various types of food have deserved to be a part of this list. If your life is guided by your tastebuds, then you should check the places which are said to have the best food in the world. The world is filled with tasty meals, and each culture has a couple of dishes that everyone needs to try at least once in a lifetime, so pack your bags as soon as you have the time and the money.

Beer Tourism

People love drinking beer so much that some are even eager to try this beverage in as many countries as possible. Most of the countries on our planet have their official beers, but people who enjoy this drink also travel the world to drink craft beers made by small businesses around the globe. Therefore, if you consider yourself a beer lover, this is perhaps a type of tourism you should explore more.

Space Tourism

Unless you are extremely wealthy or an important member of NASA, don’t expect this type of tourism to become a thing anytime soon. However, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t people who occasionally travel to space. These individuals usually do that recreationally or for business, and companies such as Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic offer various packages for enthusiasts who want to try this type of travel.

Most tourists actually never leave the Earth orbit, but some startup companies have already been making initial offers for tourism on the Moon (also known as Lunar tourism). If you know who Elon Musk is, you are probably familiar with his SpaceX project which currently aims very high when it comes to exploring space.

War Tourism

Believe it or not, there are people in this world who like visiting places decimated by war, and even warring countries. The former is definitely a safer option that many would agree to visit, but the latter seems like a dangerous thing to do, and it is often very difficult to get a permit to visit places which are under fire. However, the people who visit places were war ended often witness many atrocities that warfare brings, and that could be quite traumatic as well.

Atomic Tourism

There aren’t many places on our planet that were struck by nuclear explosions, with the three most devastating ones being Nagasaki, Hiroshima and Chernobyl. While two Japanese cities are mostly inhabited at the moment with just a couple of places being cut off due to radiation, the plant at Chernobyl (or what’s left of it) still hasn’t been open for visitors. However, there are special tour operators who issue one-day passes, and it is officially legal to visit the 30 km exclusion zone, but there are a lot of rules that you have to follow. Nevertheless, there are still a lot of zones which are entirely excluded from the public as they are very radioactive. You should avoid those zones at all costs.