A couple years back, we featured a travel guide put out by the team at Atlas Obscura, but the website itself is long overdue the JohnnyJet.com spotlight. Atlas Obscura, as noted in the post on that guide, is “an explorer’s guide to the world’s hidden wonders.” Its searchable catalog is jam-packed with 15,900 amazing, strange, surprising, and (often) incredibly niche things to do and see in destinations around the world. You can search by destination or navigate via the interactive map to turn up content relevant to where you’re going (or living), and you can expect to find unique travel inspiration just about every time you look for it.

When you narrow in on Vienna, for example, you’re served a list of 46 items, each with photos and context provided by a knowing traveler from the Atlas Obscura team and/or at-large community. Among those 46 items are:

  • The Viennese Clock Museum, which houses “around 1,000 clocks” in “one of the oldest homes in Vienna”
  • The Globe Museum, “the world’s only public museum dedicated solely to globes”
  • The Republic of Kugelmugel, “a spherical ‘micro-nation’ in the heart of Vienna”
  • The Cemetery of the Nameless, “the resting place for anonymous victims of the Danube’s dark waters”
  • Stock im Eisen Nail Tree, “an ancient tree trunk riddled with nails for good luck,” protected beneath glass in the middle of the city

In addition to things to see/visit, Atlas Obscura’s archive includes lists of staple foods and restaurants to try in a destination (like Salzburger nockerl in Vienna), interesting events to check out there (mostly in the U.S. for now), and original stories on world happenings and curiosities. You can even travel on Atlas Obscura-operated trips!

Advertisement

Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

APPLY NOW
  • Our best offer ever! Earn 100,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $1,250 when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®.
  • Enjoy new benefits such as a $50 annual Ultimate Rewards Hotel Credit, 5X points on travel purchased through Chase Ultimate Rewards®, 3X points on dining and 2X points on all other travel purchases, plus more.
  • Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards®. For example, 100,000 points are worth $1,250 toward travel.
  • With Pay Yourself Back℠, your points are worth 25% more during the current offer when you redeem them for statement credits against existing purchases in select, rotating categories.
  • Get unlimited deliveries with a $0 delivery fee and reduced service fees on eligible orders over $12 for a minimum of one year with DashPass, DoorDash's subscription service. Activate by 12/31/21.
  • Count on Trip Cancellation/Interruption Insurance, Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver, Lost Luggage Insurance and more.
  • Get up to $60 back on an eligible Peloton Digital or All-Access Membership through 12/31/2021, and get full access to their workout library through the Peloton app, including cardio, running, strength, yoga, and more. Take classes using a phone, tablet, or TV. No fitness equipment is required.

The comments on this page are not provided, reviewed, or otherwise approved by the bank advertiser. It is not the bank advertiser's responsibility to ensure all posts and/or questions are answered.

Editorial Note: The editorial content on this page is not provided by any bank, credit card issuer, airlines or hotel chain, and has not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

Leave a Reply

Required fields are marked *

Exit mobile version