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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

Indonesian Food Cheat-Sheet: Tips & Translations For First-Timers

Mie Goreng Ayam

Indonesian food can be summed up in two words: delicious and inexpensive. Whether street food or actual restaurant, whether on Sumatra, Java, or somewhere further east, it is pretty hard to go wrong in this culinary country. I’ve eaten some amazing meals that cost only 15,000 rupiah ($1.50 USD) yet have left me so stuffed … Read More

Free Things To Do In Auckland, New Zealand

Mount Eden, also known as Maungawhau, is the tallest mainland volcano in Auckland, New Zealand

Traveling New Zealand can be expensive, however there are plenty of free things to do in Auckland, the largest city in the country — but NOT the capital. (That is Wellington.) Most of the residents of New Zealand live in Auckland and for a good reason. Auckland is amazing! You never get bored here. Not … 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

Iceland Off The Beaten Path Travel Guide

Road trip through the eastern region of Iceland

Iceland off the beaten path is a country like no other. Legendary Viking history. Intriguing culture and cuisine. Plus it is just far enough removed from its neighbors to make others curious about this island nation. Turns out that in addition to being breathtakingly beautiful, Iceland is overflowing with cool, quirky, unique and offbeat sights … Read More

The Ultimate Unique & Offbeat Indonesia Travel Guide

Nusa Penida island

Multi-colored volcanic lakes. Haunted resorts. The world’s largest mud volcano. The world’s most elaborate funerals. An abandoned chicken church and other abandoned structures. Welcome to the quirky and offbeat Indonesia few people discover. And the best part? Most of these places are near popular tourist destinations, meaning that you don’t need to go far to … Read More

Strange & Offbeat Orlando Theme Parks & Attractions

Unique & Offbeat Orlando Theme Parks

When people think of Orlando, Florida, the first thing that comes to mind is Walt Disney World and all the other theme parks dotting the horizon. After all, this is the “Theme Park Capital of the World” — home to so many amusement parks that there is a competitive Top 10 list just for the … Read More