HoliDaze Archive

strange / unique

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

Offbeat Oslo, Norway: A Quirky Travel Guide

Offbeat Oslo, Norway

Exploring the fjords and glaciers. Embracing the midnight sun. Breathtaking scenery and one of the homes of the Northern Lights. A vibrant sauna culture. Yes, Norway is known for a lot of things. However the country is not known for its one-of-a-kind museums, eccentric artists and lust for liquor….but maybe it should be 😉 The … Read More

Japanese Toilets: Impressive, Futuristic…And Daunting To First-Timers

Instructions on how to use Japanese toilets

There is nothing more gratifying than a top notch toilet. And when it comes to fancy toilets it is fairly common knowledge that Japan leads the pack. Their toilets have features most Westerners have never dreamed of, including background noise to cover any sounds that the user may make, a warm cleansing spray, self-warming seat, … Read More

Strange, Unique & Quirky Museums in Central Europe

Zurich, Switzerland

There is nothing like a few good strange, offbeat or quirky museums to add a unique, memorable twist to your travels. For the last decade I’ve been crisscrossing the globe and visiting every weird museum I stumble across with a simple motto: the stranger, the better! If you plan on visiting Central Europe, be sure … Read More

Unique and Unusual: 6 Offbeat Things To Do In Sydney, Australia

Colorful Sydney skyline and reflection across the Harbour

Unique and offbeat activities and adventures make every destination more exciting. Thankfully, Sydney has a world of quirky, cool, and unique activities, many of which most tourists completely miss out on. The next time you find yourself in the Harbour City, be sure to squeeze a few of these offbeat things to do in Sydney … Read More

Unique Types Of Alcohol Only Found In Iceland

Unique Iceland Alcohol

“During summer when it’s 24 hours of daylight, we drink to celebrate that. When it’s winter and only a few hours of daylight, we drink just to get through it.” Welcome to Iceland, a country with a complex and interesting relationship love of alcohol — including several unique types of alcohol that are available nowhere … Read More

Mountain Gorilla Trek in Rwanda

Mountain gorillas in northern Rwanda

“Quick, stand still and get ready – they are coming towards us”. This was the moment I had been waiting for. 3 hours earlier. I was standing under a tree outside the headquarters of Parc National des Volcanos, having just been introduced to our local guide for the day, a handful of specially trained gorilla … Read More

Walk With Lions in Africa

Walk with lions and lion cubs in Zambia, Africa

Three months travel in Africa created endless ‘great experience’ opportunities and one of the most memorable was a walk – in fact, two walks! After six weeks travelling through Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Malawi I arrived in Zambia with the new addiction of admiring the African wildlife in their natural habitat. And the adrenaline … Read More