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Offbeat Sights & Activities in Corpus Christi, Texas

Corpus Christi shoreline at sunset

Corpus Christi is a popular tourist destination both for Texans and travelers from all corners of the United States. Although most visitors stick to the beaches and other water-based activities, there are quite a few spectacular yet overlooked sights and attractions located around town. For anyone wanting to get off the beaten path and experience … 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

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

Tackling The Tongariro Alpine Crossing in New Zealand

Mount Ngauruhoe in Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

Of everything I’ve wanted to do in New Zealand, walking the Tongariro Alpine Crossing (TAC) has been at the top. Considered one of the best day walks in the country – if not the world – the hike is a steady climb between the peaks of one of New Zealand’s most spectacular, unique environments: the … Read More

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

Hong Kong Off The Beaten Path Travel Guide

At first glance, Hong Kong might appear to be just another sprawling modern metropolis that revolves almost entirely around technology, corporate business, and the global financial market. Little do first-time visitors realize that there is plenty more below the surface. For those eager to experience Hong Kong off the beaten path and explore its hidden … Read More

Auckland Travel Guide: Sights & Activities For First Timers

Auckland, New Zealand city centre skyline at night

Beautiful natural scenery and sights, fun water-based activities, top-notch shopping, addictive nightlife, amazing food, and so much more: Just because you only have a short time in New Zealand’s most impressive city doesn’t mean that you should miss out on some of the best things the city has to offer. This is an Auckland travel … 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