Unapologetically atypical and fairly interesting — these weird travel ideas are tourism niches reserved for curious travellers only.
In the magical world of travel, there’s something for everyone… even for the most curious traveller with a taste for ‘quirky’. While you must have travelled to unwind at a quiet place, explore a completely new destination, or even experience extreme adventures, have you ever gone beyond and picked something completely atypical like travelling to find your roots or looking out for recreational drugs? Well, here’s your cue. Pack your bags and head out for a unique vacation by picking from these really unusual types of tourism!
It isn’t hard to be a Sagittatourist — simply throw a dart at a map and go wherever it takes you! Yup, the dart gets to choose your next destination by landing on the map, be it a street plan or a global outline! It’s all about showing faith in the process and going with the flow! Exciting as it gets, right?
Contretourism takes you to the most popular sites at a destination. But here’s the catch — when you get there at the site, you turn your back around, and focus on the surroundings instead of clicking the attraction itself profusely! For instance, think of standing at the foot of the Eiffel Tower but looking around and exploring the surrounding plaza and gardens without giving the tower any of your attention.
Recreational Drug Tourism
The name gives it away for this one. Recreational drug tourism all about travellling to places to use legal recreational drugs that are usually unavailable, illegal, or expensive in your own area! Take a tour of sites associated with the drug, visit dedicated shops or cafes, attend parties with locals — it isn’t everyone’s cup of tea and that’s what makes it cut the list. Some of the popular destinations where recreational drug tourism is thriving are Peru, Morocco, Colombia, Colorado, Netherlands, Bolivia, and Laos.
You must be knowing your hometown as the back of your hand but do you really know where you come from? Genealogy or “roots” tourism involves tourists who travel to their respective ancestral homes to reconnect with their past or to walk in the footsteps of their forefathers. With growing diaspora and mass immigration across the globe, the trend is catching up with youngsters who wish to stay connected to their roots!
How about you can go around living the story of your favourite movie? Set-jetting involves travelling to the most dramatic destinations where the most iconic movies of all times were shot. Be it visiting stately homes like in the Jane Austin movies, or getting a house tour of Sanderson sisters’ home from Hocus Pocus, or touring London to get glimpses of Hogwarts, set-jetting destinations are getting quite an attention from the fans all around.