Are you searching for something a little out of the ordinary for your next vacation? If you’ve had it with classic beach holidays, don’t feel like camping, and aren’t interested in the world’s most popular hotspots, then you’re in luck! There are some very unique adventure destinations out there. After all, we don’t all want to spend our downtime roasting in the sun, or jostling the crowds at the Louvre, Stonehenge, or the Grand Canyon.
Roll Downhill in a Plastic Ball in NZ
Zorbing is the word for rolling downhill in a plastic ball to keep you safe. You’ll get secured inside the inner capsule of a big transparent ball and then rolled around on the ground or down a hill. You could reach speeds of as high as 50 kilometres or 30 miles! Don’t worry though, you’ll have a cushion between you and the great outdoors to protect yourself. All you need to worry about is getting to Rotorua and strapping yourself in for a roll.
Race Cockroaches in Australia
If you’ve had enough of the first-rate services of bingo for real money in the UK for a while and long to get down and dirty, then going to Oz to celebrate Australia Day on the 26th of January may be just the thing. Not only is this a non-stop party all-round, you can join in the fun of a cockroach race while you’re there. You’re allowed to bring your own bug or purchase one right there at the rink, and if your little critter wins, you’ll get a cash prize. You can also name your racer whatever you like.
Swim With Pigs in the Bahamas
That’s right, you can actually take to the waters with pigs in the Bahamas! Big Major Cay is a Bahamian island famous because it’s home to a family of hogs. This uninhabited isle has 20 swine that call it home, which is why the atoll is fondly known as Pig Beach. The hogs have been there for many years now, and it’s become a popular place to visit with holiday makers who think outside the box.
You will be introduced to the drift when you arrive at the beach, with the hogs happily doggy-paddling to your boat in the hopes of convincing you to give them a treat. And, if the trip across have left you hot and sweaty, dive into the water and spend some time getting to know your new porcine pals.
Listen to Denmark’s Trees Singing
Turns out you don’t need human voices to sing beautifully, and you’ll find out why when you visit Denmark’s Park of Music in The Park of Music based in Kildeparken, in Aalborg city centre. Sir Cliff Richard planted a tree here in 1987 when he was performing at the Congress and Culture Centre, and many esteemed artists since have gone on to add their own marks to the trees. Some are even accompanied by artists’ music, and this will trigger when you press a button at the base of the tree.