HoliDaze Archive

museums

Offbeat NYC: Quirky Things To Do In New York City

Statue of Liberty, New York

New York City consistently ranks in the top ten of destinations for American travelers, and for good reason. With a population of over 16 million people and countless buildings and sights instantly recognizable around the world, NYC is always a “must-see” destination for both US citizens and foreign tourists alike. But few experience the real … Read More

The Great Shakespeare Museum Confusion: Knowing Less After Visiting

Shakespeare Museum

Just as Shakespeare has confounded high school students for generations, it seems the playwright has been doing the same to historians for even longer. Recently, new research found that as well as hoarding grain during food shortages, the Bard was also threatened with jail for tax evasion. Given my thirst for knowledge, this meant a … Read More

8 Reasons Northern Vietnam Should Be Your Next Travel Destination

Thien Hau Temple in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Raging motorbikes, breathtaking natural wonders, a thriving art and culture community, the northern region of Vietnam is truly as stunning as it sounds. Covering the larger area of land and has all the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, northern Vietnam is something not to be missed in your lifetime. Below are the top 8 reasons why … Read More

Photo Essay: House Of Sampoerna, Cigarette Factory And Museum

Old Style Cigarette Shop At House Of Sampoerna

Located in Surabaya, the House Of Sampoerna is museum and active factory, as well as a popular tourist attraction. In 1913 Liem Seeng Tee, a Chinese immigrant to Indonesia, started what would become one of the biggest cigarette businesses in the entire country. Despite the ridiculously high number of smokers in modern Indonesia, tobacco is … Read More

Now Museum, Now You Don’t: Strange American Museums

Road sign in the Valley of Fire State Park, Overton, New Mexico, United States

I love checking out the random cool, quirky or confusing museums that I stumble across while traveling. Some are educational, others are laughable, but most all are enjoyable for their own reasons. In fact the next time you pass by a museum, I encourage you to stop in and have a look around. Here are … Read More