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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. Japanese 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

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 ($1.00 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

The Best Barcelona Offbeat Sights & Activities

Breathtaking aerial view of Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona is an eclectic and vibrant city with a captivating culture. Travelers from around the world flock here for a taste of that savory Spanish cuisine, to admire the city’s history and architecture, and of course for the opportunity to bump to Barcelona’s rhythmic musical beats once the sun goes down. Given all there is … Read More

Iceland Off The Beaten Path Travel Guide

Road trip through the eastern region of Iceland

No other country can compare to the awesomeness of Iceland off the beaten path. That legendary Viking history and countless tales of mystery. An intriguing culture and an even more intriguing cuisine. Plus the country is just far enough removed from its neighbors to make others curious about this icy island nation. Iceland Off The … Read More

Offbeat Atlanta Activities & Attractions

Unique and offbeat Atlanta activities and attractions, a HoliDaze travel guide

Atlanta is home to the busiest airport in the United States, Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International, so it should be no surprise that millions of people visit Atlanta every year. Unfortunately many of them miss out on some of the coolest and quirkiest things that the city has to offer. Don’t make the same mistake! The next … Read More