13 Unique Travel Destinations You Might Not Have Considered

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Everyone knows about the Maldives, the Caribbean, and Santorini. But there are plenty of weird, unique places you can visit that no one else knows about.

1. The Giant's Causeway

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This attraction is located in Northern Ireland. Around sixty million years ago, a volcanic eruption caused molten basalt to rain down over the landscape. When it cooled, it also contracted, creating cracks that are seen today. There are 37,000 polygon-shaped rocks at the site. They are so geometrically symmetrical that local legend says they were created by a giant.

2. Spotted Lake

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This lake is located in British Columbia, Canada. The lake is unique because in the summer, the lake water evaporates and small mineral pools are left behind, like spots. Each pool is a different color than the others.

3. Cat Island

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This island is located off of Japan's east coast. The island is home to roughly one hundred humans, but they are vastly outnumbered by cats. The cats were originally brought to the island to kill the mice that would eat the silkworms on the island. The island is a large producer of silk. The island has a cat shrine as well as cat shaped cabins for tourists.

4. Fly Geyser

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This geyser is located in Nevada at the edge of the Black Rock Desert. The geyser was created accidentally when an energy company drilled into geothermal waters. The minteral build up from the fountain erupting causes the cone to grow by several inches each year.

5. The Catacombs

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The Paris catacombs are a network of old quarry tunnels and are the final resting place of nearly 6 million Parisians. Most of the bones were taken from overcrowded cemetaries in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Once the authorities realized the catacombs could be used to attract tourists, the bones were arranged as they are seen today.

6. Glass Beach

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Glass beach is located in California. It is the result of garbage washing up on the beach over many years. The waves eventually broke everything down into colorful pebbles and the beach became a major tourist attraction. The beach is now under threat because tourists keep taking pieces of sealass home.

7. Whale Bone Alley

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This attraction is located in Siberia, on a stretch of northern shore on Yttygran Island. On the island, various whale bones stand vertical in the ground, making for a spooky alley. The site dates back to the fourteenth or fifteenth century. It has not been determined whether or not the site was used as a meeting place for native tribes, or a sacrificial ritual site.

8. Goblin Valley State Park

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This park is located in an uninhabited valley in Utah. The soft sandstone has been eroded for many years by wind and water to form unique shapes that some people think resemble goblins. There are marked trails that will allow you to get close to the formations.

9. Red Beach

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This beach in China is covered in a red seaweed called Sueda. This particular seaweed turns red in autumn. Only a very small section of the beach is open to the public. It can be explored via a wooden walkway that stretches out into the sea.

10. Chocolate Hills

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The interesting looking hills are located on the island of Bohol in the Philippines. The hills range in high but have such regular shapes that they could be mistaken for being manmade. They are actually the uplift of coral deposits and a result of rainwater erosion. They get their nickname “chocolate” because in the fry season, the foliage turns from from green to brown.

11. The Hand of the Desert

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This sculpture in Chile is located in the middle of the desert. Mario Irarrázabal is the sculptor behind the unusual piece. The hand is meant to capture the feeling of loneliness, which is emphasized by its secluded location.

12. Socotra Island

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This island is located in Yemen. It separated from Africa around six million years ago. The unique biodiversity of the island includes plant life that isn't found anywhere else in the world. One such tree is the dragon's blood tree and the bulbous bottle tree.

13. The Bermuda Triangle

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The mysterious Bermuda Triangle has long been shrouded in conspiracy. The U.S. Coast Guard refuses to acknowledge that the Bermuda Triangle exists, but there are plenty of stories of ships experiencing weird magnetic readings as well as people and planes that have vanished without a trace.

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  1. Thank you for sharing! I haven’t heard of most of these. The Catacombs is still no.1 on my bucket list though!

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