“Think outside the box”, “travel beyond the well-trodden path”, “explore like a local”… these are familiar phrases for most seasoned travelers out there. We’re all aiming for the authentic, that local experience, because we each want a unique travel experience. If you’re familiar with our concept then you know that’s something we offer. But, even some of our spots go a step further than that. Have a look at some of the reviews from our Spotters that take the unique aspect, of exploring like a local, to the next level.
Pictured above is the museum of broken relationship, When relationships end; it’s not the end of the world, however, it is the end of a world. But what do you do with the items or things that your ex-flame gave to you when the relationship was still going strong? Well, there is a place where you can leave them behind seeing as they are no longer useful and no longer fit into that perfect relationship bubble. Who would have thought such a place even existed? Every exhibit has its own background and played a part in a real-life love story that once was. This incredible project started out as a travelling exhibition and has now turned into one of the most remarkable exhibits in the world. Definitely, a must visit spot in Zagreb!
Territori – Paris
There are plenty of you out there who have lost or broken (obviously not on purpose) a piece of jewelry, or perhaps the sentimental piece you currently own just doesn’t suit you very well. Chances are that Alessandra, the owner of Territori, can help you out! Either through finding a pair for that lonely cufflink or earring, or by incorporating your piece into a completely new design. This spot in Paris brings all of your old jewelry back to life! It goes without saying that this talented lady also does regular repairs.
Big Monster Toys – Chicago
This spot in Chicago is certainly not a place you will find in your regular tourist guides! In the West Loop of Chicago you will find the Big Monster Toys office. A big door with a doorknob that’s the size of a basketball! This is the perfect place to let your inner child out and jump up and down to try to hold on tight to the doorknob, says local Matthew! The perfect photo op! The West Loop area is a great place to shop, and especially dine since it’s away from the real heart of downtown. Certainly sounds like fun when exploring the hidden spots in Chicago!
Mr Brainwash Mural – Washington DC
Michelle Obama marked International Women’s Day and the first anniversary of Let Girls Learn, a U.S. government initiative aimed at educating girls around the world, at Union Market. Michelle Obama partnered with Los Angeles-based French street artist Mr. Brainwash, who had been commissioned by The Girls Lounge to make a mural about women’s education. Here you will find the most inspiring slogans like “Life Is Beautiful”, “Follow Your Heart” and “Love Is The Answer”. This is art for a cause at its best, definitely the icing on the cake for Washington D.C.!
Riverside crane – Belgrade
This is a weird one, granted, and Belgrade local Xavier understands that not too many people will share his fascination with hanging out on top of large metal structures, but for those of you who do – it doesn’t get much sweeter than this. Bring a drink, a book, and climb the stairs to the top to while away the hours in peace, or climb up just in time to catch the sun set over the river.