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Mind-boggling New York Attractions

While some people prefer to fritter away their vacations on a beach, sunscreen in one hand, margarita in the other, there are other options out there for those that prefer a bit more mental stimulation during their time away from work. New York is one such place where you can put your brain to work on your holidays.

So get your mental floss ready, and your creative juices flowing with some of these mind-boggling New York attractions. 

Escape the Room NYC

While it may just look like a plain run-of-the-mill room, this attraction is actually a puzzle that will put your problem-solving abilities to their ultimate test. Participants have 60 minutes to scan the room for hidden objects to aid in their escape. The clues will lead you and your friends to solve the puzzle and earn their freedom to “Escape the Room.” It costs about 25 dollars per person, but the reviews are through the roof for this attraction. (Note: the escape is NOT through the roof though — it’s not THAT easy!) 

Watson’s Scavenger Hunt

New York City

If you’re looking for a novel way to see the sights during your New York holidays, then testing your wits with a scavenger hunt may be the answer. You don’t collect rare and unusual things with on this hunt though, you find the answers to a series of sometimes tricky, sometimes hilarious questions designed to get you to out and about in the city. You’ll visit museums, get to roam neighbourhoods, and have an overall greater appreciation for this magnificent city. 

New York Hall of Science


I know what you’re thinking — “Great, another science museum.” But the New York Hall of Science (or NYSCI for short) is a little different than most. While it does offer the usual array of exhibits (over 450), interactive displays, and plenty of workshops explaining science, technology, math, and engineering — it’s the unique participation activities that sets this museum apart. Their extensive calendar of events offers everything from crayon making, to learning parkour, to making your own environmentally friendly tote bag.

So next time you’re in New York City, check out some these less widely known attractions — your brain will be happy you did. 

A Guy’s Weekend in Vegas Baby!

Home of the bachelor party, the quickie wedding (and the even “quickier” divorce), there’s a reason the town’s motto is “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.” If you’re heading for an unabashed weekend (or week, or month, or…you get the picture) of debauchery with your buddies, you’ll want to check out some of these activities fit for the most memorable of guy’s weekends.

Ladies and gentleman (but mostly gentleman), we give you the Travel Globe Guide to a Guy’s Weekend in Vegas.



This fixture just off the infamous is the starting point for many a night to remember, and plenty more forgotten nights. It’s the quintessential German brew haus, with larger than life steins, free-flowing beers, and buxom bar maids as far as the eye can see. There’s even something called a “Jagermeister Spanking” that’s sure to get you off your butt.

Dig This

DIg This Las Vegas

If you’re chained to a cubicle from 9 to 5 for your regular job and have perhaps dreamed of one day getting your hands dirty by dabbling in construction, then check out Dig This. You get to push stuff around by driving a bulldozer, or use a digger to excavate a an empty construction lot, and even play a spirited game of “Digger Basketball.” It’s Bob the Builder for big boys.

Sky Combat Ace

If you count Top Gun as one of your favourite movies, or plane-spotting as one of your preferred hobbies, Sky Combat Ace is definitely a bucket list experience you’ll never forget. Flying with a real fighter pilot, you’ll be shown various aerial maneuvers such as roll, four-point turn, loops, and spins. Best of all, once your pilot shows you how it’s done, you get to try the moves yourself. You’ll also get to speeds of up to 7 Gs. Although the experience can be pricey, for a lot of chaps it winds up being a lot cheaper than a night at the slots.

Cirque du Soleil

ZARKANA Cirque du Soleil

I know what you’re thinking – what’s a visit to Cirque du Soleil doing in a guy’s weekend round-up? The thing is, one show in particular is a metaphor for Vegas (and in particular a night out in Vegas) itself. Zarkana at Aria Las Vegas starts out as an abandoned stage, it slowly becomes populated with a motley crew of absurd characters, it turns mind-blowingly crazy and chaotic, and ends up being the most memorable of celebrations. And isn’t that what Vegas is all about?   


Mauritius at a Glance

A beautiful island in the Indian Ocean, Mauritius is popular with people looking for sunshine and relaxation. For visitors there is more to see here than you think. Take a look at some of the fascinating experiences to be had during your holidays to Mauritius.

Enjoy Nature

With over 700 species of flowers and plants on Mauritius the gardens here are spectacular. There are many conservation projects here as well as national parks where wildlife can be spotted. Casela on the west of the island has 140 bird species as well as tortoises, monkeys and orchids. Try Yemen Reserve for the deer watching and views out to sea.

Go Fishing

Mauritius harbour

Whilst people generally associate holidays to Mauritius with the beaches, one of the best ways to spend time here is with some sea fishing. There are several guided boat trips offshore where you can go for big catches like black marlin, barracuda, and even tuna. There are sharks here too so a day out will be an adventurous one.


For those who just want to relax, Mauritius is renowned for its beautiful spas which are along the coastal resorts. You can get a massage on the beach and all kinds of pampering treatments here. If you feel like spending time on yourself then check out the holidays to Mauritius with spa facilities.

Go Underwater

Scuba diving in Mauritius

On Mauritius some of the best sights are underwater. You could scuba dive here and see some spectacular sights or try snorkelling. Lucky visitors can spot turtles, rays, sharks and much more off the coast. Check out the colours of the reefs as well. There’s an underwater submarine here in Mauritius too which is perfect for those who want to get up close to nature but don’t dive.

The Beaches

Sun sand and sea on Mauritius

Mauritius is blessed with many stunning beaches which are ideal for relaxing, swimming and many different types of water sports. You could just top up your tan here or go windsurfing and snorkelling. Why not check out the resorts with private beaches, or explore the coastline for some variety. Belle Mere and Grand Bay are just two of the most famous beaches to go in Mauritius.

With a warm welcome and no end of things to do on holiday in Mauritius any visitor will love this beautiful island. Just be aware that one visit to Mauritius is never enough and you’ll be planning a second visit before long.

Ancient Ruins of the Caribbean

Brimstone Hill Fortress

When people plan vacations and look at spending some time in the Caribbean, chances are they have the sea, sun and sand in mind. Holidays are for relaxing but why not add a bit of culture to your next Caribbean vacation.

The area around the Caribbean is full of ancient ruins which add a bit of mystery and historical interest to any holiday.

Why not check out a few of the best.

Brimstone Hill Fortress, St Kitts

This historic fortress was built by the British and is known as the Gibraltar of the Caribbean. Constructed in the late 1600’s it acted as a military base for 200 years and is now a fascinating place to explore and to learn more about the history.

Lamanai, Belize

Mainland Caribbean is full of ancient ruins and makes an excellent tour. You can find Caribbean deals to places like Belize where 6th century ruins like Lamanai are intriguing to visit. The high temple and ornate copper artefacts are stunning and a remarkable place to visit in Belize. The mask standing 15 feet high is a memorable image of Lamanai as are the other sights here.

Tulum, Mexico

Tulum ruins Mexico

Mexico’s Caribbean coast is full of ancient historic sites and one of the best known is Tulum. This is a famous walled city dating from AD 564 and is an amazing place to explore. It rose to prominence between the 1200s and 16th century and was a prominent trading port on the Caribbean coast. Today you can wander the ruins and just imagine what it must have been like at the height of power. Its position on the coast is stunning and you can easily take time off the beach to spend a day here.

Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

San Juan Puerto Rico

Built around 1540 the historic centre of San Juan is a World Heritage Site. The Fort San Felipe Del Morro and la Fortesa are the main areas where visitors can see the historical architecture. These defences were used to keep out both local and European invaders and have seen many battles through history and over 400 years. Today it is popular with visitors to the island and is an excellent way to appreciate more of the culture in the Caribbean.

Wherever you find good Caribbean deals, don’t just spend time on a beach. There is so much more of the region to discover and when you get out and see the history you’ll have so much to talk about back home.

Cuba’s Diverse Museums

Havana Club Museum of Rum, Cuba

Many visitors to Cuba head directly for the beach and rarely leave their resort. And with cheap rum and beaches aplenty, who can blame them? For the more intrepid traveller though, there’s a myriad of history, knowledge, and culture right outside that resort door. And no where is this more evident than in the diverse museums in the nation’s capital, Havana.

Here are some of the best picks for those wanting to grab a taste of culture during their next Cuban vacation.

Havana Club Museum of Rum

El Museo de Ron Havana Club is situated in the historic Habana Vieja (Old Havana). It occupies an 18th Century colonial townhouse and offers visitors a glimpse into the production, distilling, and packaging of Cuba’s most cherished alcohol. Highlights include the fermentation and distillery rooms, an authentic mule-driven cane mill, and everyone’s favourite part of the tour — the rum tasting at the end.

Cigar Musuem

Havana Cuba

Partagas Cigar Factory (yes, it is an actual working cigar factory) houses a cigar museum on site that details Cuba’s rich history with this universal symbol of manliness. The exhibitions housed within include tools used during the processing of the tobacco, displays detailing the historical development of the cigar industry within the country, as well as marketing materials, smoking accessories, pipes, lighters, and of course, an extensive selection of cigars. The shop on site sells quite a selection of Cubanos as well. 

Museum of Chocolate

More of a café than a museum, this chocolate-lover’s paradise is known as much for its long lines as it is for its decadent chocolate. Long favoured by locals, this Havana fixture has now been discovered by tourists as well, but that still doesn’t diminish the appeal of the heavenly tastes that wait inside.

Taquechel Pharmacy Museum

Taquechel Pharmacy Museum Havana Cuba

For something a little different, take a step back in time with a visit to a working pharmacy with drugs that are packaged the old-fashioned way — in porcelain jars. It’s a popular attraction since it’s on a well-trafficked street in Old Havana — it’s even included on many escorted Cuba tours — and it’s a must-see for those wanting a glimpse into Cuba of olden days. While you’re there, take a peek at Hotel Ambos Mundos right next door — It’s where Ernest Hemingway wrote that seminal piece of classical literature For Whom The Bell Tolls.