5 Ideas for Holidays with a Difference

  1. Shongololo Express in South Africa

If you have ever wanted fully traverse the South African continent in style and without being hampered by your luggage, then hop onboard the Shongololo Express and be prepared to experience a holiday to remember. A fully serviced hotel train, the Shongololo Express is constantly on the move, bringing you exciting African experiences on the go. There are four main train routes – Good Hope Express, Southern Cross, Tracks of Dr Livingstone and Wildlife Focus. Choose the one that most appeals to you. One interesting feature of the Shongololo Express is that it brings along a number of mini vans that you can use to go on a sightseeing tour at any of its stops along the way. This is a truly unique way to enjoy the African experience.

  1. Ice Hotel in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden

For a truly unimaginable experience, head over to Jukkasjärvi, Sweden for a stay at the internationally-renowned ice hotel, the first of its kind in the whole world. The achitecture of the hotel will take your breath away, as will the beautiful ice scultures situated within the hotel itself. Guests sleep in thermal sleeping bags which arelaid out on beds of snow and ice covered by reindeer skin. There are three main types of room – Art Suite, Design Suite and a standard Ice Room. The Ice Hotel is rebuilt every year come winter and it is definitely an intriguing holiday opportunity you do not want to miss. 

  1. Mt Kinabalu in Sabah, Malaysia

The peak of Mount Kinabalu Sabah, Malaysia, is one of the highest points in Southeast Asia, and the journey to the top will take you through many rich experiences. Begin at the base camp at Timpohon Gate and climb manmade steps and rocks through green wilderness before stopping for a break at Laban Rata, where food and accommodation is available. Then slowly make your way to the top, where you will be helped by ropes and many experienced porters. If you reach the peak around dawn, you will be greeted by the exquisite sunrise, which will surely be an emotional moment. Mount Kinabalu is also famous for its rich biodiversity. It is home to pitcher plants and the Rafflesia plant, which is the world’s largest flower. 

  1. Moto Restaurant in Chicago

Moto gives the term “dining experience” a completely new meaning with its almost scientific focus on dining and on cuisine. With its edible menus and advertisements, food spiked with liquid nitrogen as well as the generally scrumptious food that is beautifully laid out, Moto has become THE restaurant to go to. The icing on the cake is Moto’s reasonable prices. You will not have to pay an arm or leg to dine in this one-of-a-kind restaurant so be sure to spice up your holiday with a visit to the Moto Restaurant in Chicago.

  1. Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi, UAE

If you want to spend your holiday in unparalleled luxury, make a booking at the Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi. It is truly a hotel befitting royalty. With beautifully landscaped grounds that stretch for miles and miles, serene idyllic beach that lies just adjacent to the hotel, scintillating architecture and impeccable service, a stay at the Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi will make for an experience never to be forgotten. Be sure to try its specialty coffee: coffee with real gold flakes.

The aforementioned places are just a few ideal holiday destinations that you can avail as apart from North America and Europe, even a small trip from DIA to Breckenridge is worth mentioning because travelling too can be included as a part of journey as they might not be as engaging as the sand dunes of Abu Dhabi or a wildlife sanctuary in Brazil but still they’re engaging enough to deserve a mention.