HoliDaze Archive

strange / unique

Offbeat Orlando, Florida: Unique Sights and Activities

Relaxing lakeside in Orlando, Florida

Orlando is the Theme Park Capital Of The World, however there is much more to do in the heart of Florida than merely wandering around a sprawling, crowded amusement park on a hot day. There is art, food, nightlife, culture and everything else that comes with the modern metropolis. And then there are all those … Read More

Kumbhalgarh Fort And The Great Wall Of India

Kumbhalgarh Fort in Rajasthan, India

Kumbhalgarh Fort, also known as the Great Wall of India, is a new up-and-coming off the beaten path destination in Rajasthan that is starting to attract international tourists, instead of just Indian travelers. However the growth in the numbers of visitors over recent years definitely makes it a worthy destination to visit before it starts … Read More

Naadam Festival – A Celebration of Manliness & Sports in Mongolia

Eagle trained to hunt in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

I flew halfway around the world and was greeted by this… Right now the 3-day celebration that is the pinnacle of the Mongolian tourist season is in full swing. Naadam is a festival of merriment and machismo. A celebration of what it means to be a man. Athleticism and physical prowess is revered. And men … Read More

Offbeat London Sights & Activities

Shoreditch Street Art, London

People all over the world know two things that London has in abundance: amazing street art and crappy weather. While I cannot help you with the latter, I can show you where to find some magnificent street art — as well as a few other offbeat London sights and activities that should not be missed. … Read More

27 Things You Do Not Know About Bhutan

Punakha Dzong, Bhutan

A question I am commonly asked is “what is your favourite country to visit”? Having been to nearly 50 countries makes this a difficult question to answer but there is one country that will always be in my top three: Bhutan. There are so many things you do not know about Bhutan! A peaceful and … Read More

Destination Bhutan: A Unique Travel Experience

Bhutan Buddhism

Exploring Bhutan is an opportunity to discover a nation who are proud of and have retained their cultural identity. It is a place like no other and visiting it feels like stepping into a magical vortex frozen in time. Bhutan is a peaceful and spiritual oasis lying in the heart of the Eastern Himalayas, dwarfed … Read More

India Unexplored: 24 Incredible Offbeat Destinations

India off the beaten path

Ever thought of traveling off the beaten path and glimpsing a side of India that few tourists see? From pristine beaches to quirky villages, hidden architectural marvels and more, there is no shortage of such unseen places in India. These pristine surroundings are waiting to be discovered. Check out these 24 offbeat India destinations that … Read More

Offbeat South Padre Island Sights And Destinations

Blue skies and beaches at South Padre Island, Texas on the Gulf of Mexico

South Padre Island may be small, but it packs abundant sights and activities to ensure visitors have a remarkable vacation. While the crowds flock to the well-known attractions, break free from the masses and experience the island’s best hidden gems. Get off the beaten path and experience the real spirit of South Padre Island: Unique … Read More

Offbeat Honolulu, Hawaii Sights and Activities

Hawaii Plantation Village

Millions visit Hawaii every year for the beaches and volcanoes, however there is much more to the islands than that! Even in the capital city there is fun to be had. There are tons unique, offbeat Honolulu sights and activities scattered around town or just a short distance away — if you know where to … Read More

The Lovely Bones of Sedlec Ossuary in Kutna Hora

Sedlec Ossuary, Kutna Hora, Czech Republic

Some people think death is the end….but it needn’t be. As the good people at the Sedlec Ossuary in the Czech Republic have proven, it seems we can all still be of some use after we leave this earth…as ornate interior decorations. Be honest…who wouldn’t one one of these in their house? In what can … Read More