True to the tradition of geeky vacation destinations, one must not only enjoy but learn something as well. Most family destinations can be termed geeky in a way although more of the geeky fun. If one wishes to stay true to nature, there are actually geeky vacation tours which one can join.
Museums and Life Science Exhibits
Travelers who wish to know more about the places they visit should not forget the museums and life science exhibits offered. Each exhibit can provide valuable information as to the place’s history as well as their culture and beliefs. There are no two museums or exhibits that are exactly alike so there is always something new to learn from each. Contrary to common perception, this is far from a boring activity as many museums have become interactive, enjoining visitors to do more than just watch and look.
TV and Movie Sets
Fans of TV shows and movies that have successively captured their imagination such as science-fiction adventures should include in their travel itinerary, the various TV and movie sets that have provided the fitting background for their favorite production. Many production sets have been preserved and have served as tourist attractions such as those used for Star Wars and The Lord of the Rings.
Cruises are always fun and exciting but how about an extraordinary cruise around the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station perhaps? Going to places where few people would think of going is part of the thrill. There are a lot of other unique off-the-beaten-path destinations found all over the world. The less commercial they are, the better for discovery.
Recent Historical Places
Tourists are always being directed to historical places of long ago which most people can hardly identify with. How about a change by opting to go to places that have made history whether for positive or negative reasons in the more recent times? How about Chernobyl? How about Japan’s tsunami restoration efforts? These are places that do not only make visitors look but also think seriously about what can be done to prevent such tragic occurrences.
Any place that provides joy to techies are candidates for the ultimate geeky vacation spots. Whether they are places of history or places of innovation, they will surely catch the interest of people who are certified believers in technology. We are not simply talking about Silicon Valley here but other places as well that has become identified with technology.
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