What We Love This Week, Volume CXXVIII

Published June 26, 2015
Updated June 25, 2015

The Most Unique, Unexpected Travel Destinations Worldwide

Cancun Underwater Museum Statues

Cancun Underwater Museum, Mexico Source: All That Is Interesting

Paris? Enchanting. Tuscany? Stunning. But let’s consider the less-trodden ground suited to the more adventurous traveler. Sometimes, the best destination is one you’d never imagine–lose yourself in the hypnotizing emptiness of Bolivia’s salt flats. Sometimes, the best destination is an overlooked corner of an otherwise bustling hotspot–tear yourself away from Cancun’s celebrated beaches and explore its underwater museum containing 470 sculptures. Either way, explore the world’s most unique destinations in this dazzling gallery.

Salar De Uyuni Sky

Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia Source: All That Is Interesting

Mount Lingyun China Buddha

Mount Lingyun, China Source: All That Is Interesting

Where The Government Would Have Gone After A Nuclear Holocaust

Greenbrier Nuclear Blast Door

The 25-ton blast door of a once-secret nuclear bunker built for members of Congress. Source: VICE News

In the late 1950s, the US government put Project Greek Island into action. Over the next ten years, the top-secret project turned a hotel in the mountains of West Virginia into the contingent headquarters of the federal government in the event of a nuclear holocaust. While the project was discontinued when exposed by a newspaper article in 1992, and while that nuclear holocaust never came to pass, these eerie underground facilities remain. Step through the 25-ton blast door and explore the rooms where Congress would have met and had lunch plus more haunting remnants of America’s atomic age at VICE News.

Greenbrier House Of Representatives

The room that would have served as the House of Representatives. Source: VICE News

Greenbrier Nuclear Shelter Cafeteria

The former cafeteria of the nuclear bunker built for members of Congress. Source: VICE News

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John Kuroski
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John Kuroski is the editorial director of All That's Interesting. He graduated from New York University with a degree in history, earning a place in the Phi Alpha Theta honor society for history students. An editor at All That's Interesting since 2015, his areas of interest include modern history and true crime.
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Kuroski, John. "What We Love This Week, Volume CXXVIII." AllThatsInteresting.com, June 26, 2015, https://allthatsinteresting.com/what-we-love-this-week-volume-cxxviii. Accessed June 21, 2024.