8 Unconventional Destinations for Unique Hobbyists


Jason is an adventure travel writer with a passion for exploring the world's most beautiful and remote destinations.

No matter what you’re passionate about, you’ll find incredible destinations to explore your hobby, meet like-minded people, and have the vacation of a lifetime. 

In this quick guide, we’ve rounded up seven unconventional destinations for unique hobbyists – is your passion on the list?

For Magicians: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires, Argentina

The magic of illusion has been around for centuries, and there are world-renowned shows all over the world showcasing some of the most talented magicians of our lifetime. 

But why not skip the crowded Vegas shows for something a little more unique? 

“Bar Magico is home to some of the most amazing magic in Argentina. On Fridays and Saturdays, they run three different illusionist shows that will blow your mind.” – Rory Adams from Book a Magician

And if you want to perfect the art of illusion, Bar Magico also has magic classes run by some of the show stars. 

For Ghost Hunters: Savannah, United States

Savannah, USA

Savannah is considered the most haunted city in the United States, and it’s not for the faint of heart. Centuries ago, Savannah, Georgia, was home to pirates, and colonists eventually built a town center on an Indian burial ground. 

The town is full of horror stories, and plenty of establishments offer ghost tours and visits for ghost hunters. 

The Olde Pink House is a must-visit – the original trader hung himself after his wife’s death, and it’s said that his spirit never left. The building was also used as a hospital for sufferers of yellow fever. Now, ghost hunters from around the world visit to try to connect with the spirits that roam the halls. 

For Dog Trainers: Pennsylvania, United States

Pennsylvania, USA

If you love training your dog, you’ll love the National Dog Show held in Pennsylvania annually. Arranged by the Kennel Club of Philadelphia, it’s been televised since 2002 and takes place every November. 

Over 150 breeds participate in seven categories, including herding, toy, hound, working, and terrier. Furry friends are welcome to attend, and many sport stylish outfits each year. 

For Geocachers: Berlin, Germany

Berlin, Germany

Germany is home to the second-largest community of geocachers in the world, and there are some great opportunities for finding hidden gems.

One of the most famous is the giant Lego Giraffe in Berlin, but although it’s huge and hardly hidden, the cache is a tough one to find. Or head to Treptower Park for tons of hidden caches in one of the most beautiful spots in Berlin.  

“Geocaching is the perfect hobby to get the entire family together. Kids love hunting for treasure, and they’ll learn so much about the environment and wildlife while they’re out exploring.” – Claire Law from Hollydog Blog

For Brewers: The Czech Republic

Prague, Czech Republic

Who doesn’t love a craft brewery? Although most people think of Germany when they think of craft beer, the Czech Republic is home to over 130 different breweries, most giving personal tours to show guests how their beer is made. 

The Czech Republic is also home to Budweiser, Pilsner, Staropramen, and hundreds of smaller brands, with the first beer factory opening its doors in the year 993 – that’s over 1000 years ago

There’s even a beer spa in Prague if you’re looking for a relaxing, unique holiday for your beer-loving partner. 

For Wrestlers: London, UK

London, UK

Whether you’re a wrestler yourself or just love watching shows, London is the place to be. WWE dominates the wrestling scene, and it comes to London twice a year – usually in April and November. 

But London is also home to some other incredible wrestling venues. 

“Bethnal Green’s famous boxing venue, York Hall, becomes packed to the rafters when the Revolution Pro show rocks around. The very best talent from the UK, America, Japan, and Mexico put on some of the most incredible matches.” – Andrew J Nasr from Rudis

If you’re looking for live-action brawls between local fighters, head to The Bedford for the best EWE wrestling shows. 

For Coffee Connoisseurs: Turkey

Turkish coffee

Turkey has a long-established coffeehouse culture, where you’ll find kahvehanes (coffeehouses) and Çay bahÇesis (tearooms) in courtyards throughout the nation. 

The coffee culture dates back to the elaborate ceremonies of the Ottoman Courts, where 40 coffee makers would prepare brews for the Sultan. Turkish men even used to choose their wives based on their coffee-making skills. 

“Turkey is home to some of the most unique and flavorful brews in the world. In some coffeehouses, the coffee is thick, and once you’ve finished your cup, you can get your fortune read in the patterns.” – Jee Choe from Coffee at Three

The Turkish philosophy of keyif (taking life easy) really resonates in the local coffeehouses, so this is the perfect destination for coffee lovers looking for a break from the rat race. 

For Parkour Runners: Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon, Portugal

Last but certainly not least on our list of unconventional destinations for unique hobbyists to Lisbon. 

Portugal has long been a parkour-friendly country, and Lisbon is the hub of the community where you can improve your skills and meet other parkour runners. 

And if you’re new to the hobby, the Spot Real Parkour and Freerun Academy welcomes anyone who is interested in the sport and looking for a place to learn and improve safely.  

Where Will Your Hobbies Take You?

Whether you love cheese rolling, knife making, toy voyaging, or wife carrying, you’ll find passionate, welcoming communities of like-minded people all over the world. 

The only question is, where will your hobbies take you? If your passion wasn’t on this list, we’d love to hear about your favorite unconventional destinations for unique hobbies around the world. 

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