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Unique, Offbeat Auckland Activities & Destinations

Glenbrook Vintage Railway, one of the unique and offbeat Auckland activities

Auckland is the gateway to New Zealand and one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It is also a very popular tourist destination with plenty of obligatory sights to see. However don’t overlook the offbeat Auckland activities in and around city. Sometimes the most rewarding experiences can be found when you escape the … Read More

Experiencing The Best Offbeat Amsterdam Activities

Colorful buildings in a frozen white Amsterdam winter -- welcome to the Netherlands

Few cities are as quirky and universally known as Amsterdam. It is a wildly popular tourist destination, and for good reason. The general vibe in Amsterdam and the feeling you get walking the streets is distinctly unique and impossible to ignore. The next time you find yourself in Amsterdam and need something new to do, … Read More

Riding “The Lunatic Express” to Mombasa, Kenya

The Lunatic Express train from Nairobi to Mombasa, Kenya

My husband and I had been living in Nairobi for a month when we decided it was time to visit Mombasa, a coastal city in Kenya. Mombasa is about 475 kilometers (about 300 miles) from Nairobi. The trip is a 50-minute flight, a 7-hour drive, or a 14-hour train trip lovingly referred to as “The … Read More