So, perhaps you’re looking for a little adventure this holiday season. Tired of all the usual destinations? We’ve got a list of unusual holiday destinations that will blow your mind, and leave you with a great time! Read on to find out more!


1. Cat Island, Aoshima, Japan

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Ever wanted to be surrounded by an island of cats? Visit the Cat Island in Aoshima and feed hundreds of meowing felines! Embark on a scenic boat trip 2 times a day from Nagahama Port, where you’ll be taken to Aoshima. There are more cats than people on the island, so you’ll have the undivided attention of these furry friends. Fun fact — there are no inns or vending machines on Aoshima, so pack plenty of snacks for the day trip!

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2. Pulau Ubin, Singapore

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The only surviving natural kampong in Singapore, Pulau Ubin is an island on its own and the only way to get there is to take a ferry across the sea a short distance away. With telephone lines hanging from poles and houses on stilts, you’ll immediately feel like you’ve travelled back in time

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3. Pamukkale, Turkey

Known as the Cotton Castle, Pamukkale holds pools of mineral-infused water that attract a handful of tourists each year. You can dip your feet in the crystal-clear waters amidst shimmering snow-white limestones, which you enjoy the view above and beyond.

A recognised UNESCO World Heritage Site and featured in many publications, Pamukkale is that special spot you will want to visit with your loved ones.

Imagine taking a dip in crystal-clear waters amidst shimmering, snow-white limestone, while you enjoy the clear sky above. It is a recognised World Heritage Site and featured in many publications. Maybe even, a honeymoon spot for that special someone in your life?

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4. Door To Hell, Turkemistan

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A fiery hole in the ground might sound something out of Lord Of The Rings, but we assure you it’s real and has been burning in Turkmenistan since 1971. It was intentionally set on fire by scientists to reduce methane gas and which then resulted in this natural wonder. Tourists can visit the Crater Of Fire, and even camp on the grounds, at your own risk of course. A trip to Turkmenistan is never complete without a photo with the Crater of Fire!

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5. Montana, United States Of America

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Let’s broaden our horizons a little with this scenic state that usually, isn’t on the list for most tourists. Montana is most famous for its alpine mountains and Yellowstone National Park. It’s a quaint, picturesque natural getaway if you’re looking for somewhere peaceful.

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One of Montana’s best-kept secrets is its Hidden Lake Trail, an 8.5 km walking trail that winds through Glacier National Park. Be amongst wildflowers, tall mountains, creeks, and finally, a spectacular lake view. The lake water is said to be so clear that it’ll look as if you’re floating in pictures!

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Don’t be afraid to go on new adventures

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Off-the-beaten-path destinations can be really fun if you’re adventurous enough to take the adventure. You just might be surprised at what you discover about the destination and yourself on your next holiday!


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