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If you enjoy discovering very unique attractions, this map is definitely for you. Some might even be close to your home, perfect for a summer roadtrip.

One of the reasons we launched Flytrippers and decided to spot great discounted flight deals 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’ve got to go there, there’s a reason everyone wants to see them.

But there are also sights that are more unique, eccentric and downright bizarre… and those too can be 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 when looking for uncommon travel stories… and to inspire you.

The map. Photo Credit: AtlasObscura

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!!! This is also how I discovered that once per year, hundreds of people throw themselves off a bridge in West Virginia to BASE jump, and it happened to be occurring while I was in that area so I have another cool travel story to tell.

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, even the weird parts.

One example: Skeleton Lake. Photo Credit: AtlasObscura

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. Some might even be close to your home. Discovered something crazy? Tell us about it below!

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Andrew D'Amours

Andrew is the co-founder of Flytrippers. He is passionate about traveling the world but also, as a former management consultant, about the travel industry itself. He shares his experiences to help you save money on travel. As a very cost-conscious traveler, he loves finding deals and getting free travel thanks to travel rewards points... to help him visit every country in the world (current count: 71/193 Countries, 47/50 US States & 9/10 Canadian Provinces).

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