A Traveler's Guide to Dark Tourism

Exploring the World's Dark & Unusual Travel Destinations

Exploring the Drakelow Tunnels – All You Need to Know

The largest underground complex of tunnels in the UK is actually open to the public. Beneath Kingsford Country Park, the Drakelow Tunnels are a former “Top Secret”, underground military center, spanning over 3.5 miles. If you happen to be anywhere … Read More

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Leon Trotsky Museum [House and Murder Site]

The former Trotsky home in Mexico City, now a museum, remains much as it was on the day that the revolutionary was murdered. In fact, the room where a man named Ramón Mercader smashed an ice axe into Trotsky’s skull … Read More

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Moynaq: Desert Ships and the Aral Sea in Uzbekistan

The Aral Sea was once the fourth-largest lake in the world. As recently as 1960 this vast inland sea situated on the border between Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, had a thriving fishing industry supplying the Soviet Union with a sixth of … Read More

KGB Museum Riga [Dark Tourism in Latvia]

Like many dark tourism destinations, when you initially arrive at the location it is difficult to connect what you see in front of you, with the human suffering that took place there. That definitely applies to the former KGB headquarters … Read More

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John Lennon’s Murder: Dark Tourism New York

The senseless murder of John Lennon on December 8, 1980, shocked the world. Sporting events and television broadcasts were interrupted with special news bulletins, for those old enough to remember it, it was very much a case of where were … Read More

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The Stasi Museum – Dark Tourism in Berlin

The East German Stasi (Ministry of State Security) needs no introduction to the average dark tourism enthusiast. The infamous secret police force of the German Democratic Republic (GDR), was one of the most feared in the world. It considered itself … Read More

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The Romanov Execution and Burial Sites

In the spring of 2017, I traveled the Trans Siberian from East to west. I started in Beijing and finished in Moscow, a route I highly recommend as far fewer tourists take it. Along the journey, I was able to … Read More

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The Cu Chi Tunnel System – Dark Tourism in Vietnam

During my travels of Vietnam, the Cu Chi tunnels were one location I knew I couldn’t miss. My knowledge of the Vietnam war did not stretch much further than what I had learned watching movies such as Full Metal Jacket … Read More