Unconventional Tourist Destinations

Two opened old atlas book on the spread mapAnyone can go to the regular tourist spots. Everyone knows them because everyone has been there and done that. But where do you go if you want a destination like no other? The answer is easy. Just pick a destination off this list.


Transnistria is located in the country of Muldova. Part of what makes this city special is that is still makes use of the Soviet system of Communism. It has its very own parliament, police, and currency. If you want to see a functioning example of Communism at work then this is the place for you. This is not your typical vacation spot but its workers canteens, abandoned tanks, and unique charm makes it something special.


Ashgabat, the capital of Turkmenistan, is another unlikely travel spot. This former Soviet outpost houses one of the biggest markets in all of Central Asia if you want a shopping experience unlike any other. It is also home to “The World of Turkmenbashi Tales”. This attraction features Ferris wheels and roller coasters to make it a sort of theme park.

Pitcairn Island

Pitcairn Island is a Pacific Island that is home to the smallest population on earth to comprise an entire nation. It is home to only 48 people. These individuals are actually descended from mutineers who came from the Bounty along with the women from Tahiti who they kidnapped. On this island, the locals speak Pitcairn, a language which is a merging of Tahitian and naval English from the 18th century.

Outer Space

Laugh if you will but outer space is bound to become a popular tourist destination in the not too distant future. If you want to be one of the first then start making your plans now. The Virgin company will likely be the leader in offering these space flights and has already created a vessel that is designed to take passengers 60,000 feet up. This flight may cost around $200,000 but this is a small price to pay to make it up into space. It seems even more economical when you realize that you could lay claim to having been among the first to do so.

These unconventional tourist destinations are places you have probably not been before and may not even have considered as possibilities. Still, maybe you should. If you want to see places that few travellers ever do then just pick a spot off this list and start making your travel plans.