The world is your oyster, which means that there is a very good chance of finding something unique and special. So, if you were looking forward to spending an unusual vacation, you are in luck. Now you can do things differently. Here are some cool and unusual things to while you are traveling the world. Every now and then, you must get out of your comfort zone and try new things. Forget about conventional and create your own sensational vacation. 

Choose the destination country and home you want to stay in and make the swap 

If you are sick and tired of the typical hotel accommodation, you might want to look into other options. What you need is a place where you can feel comfortable returning to after a long day of sightseeing. Airbnb has driven up rental rates in cities like Paris or London, so it is out of the question. Home swapping is a great alternative if you are interested in a cost-effective solution. You could leave with incredible memories if you stay in someone else’s home during your next holiday. 

A home swap, commonly referred to as a home exchange, is a great way to vacation far away from home. You are accommodated in someone’s home at your destination while they occupy yours. It is a win-win situation. You do not need to pay a dime for your stay and get the chance to live like a local. Just think about it. You can stay at the home-swapper’s vacation home. If you are from Brighton and would like to go to London on your next trip, find someone there who wants to visit Brighton. 

Before confirming the affair, get in touch with your exchange partner and make sure that both of you are comfortable with the swap. Agree on a date that suits both parties so that you can arrange a simultaneous swap. If you would like to feel at home when traveling at almost no cost, doing a home exchange is the right move. Renters can take part in home swaps too, but make sure to check with your landlord to see if they allow strangers in the place. Start your search early if you want to find a suitable option. 

Ride on top of a moving vehicle

In places like the Middle East, it is not uncommon to find people perched on cars. They do not do it for the thrill, but because it allows them to get from point A to point B. if you want to do something daring on your vacation, try car surfing instead of making for the first vacant seat. When you get to the end of the journey, you will be glad you did it. Climb on top of the car when the journey begins and make sure you are comfortable. 

Attention needs to be paid to the fact that car surfing can be dangerous. Numerous incidents have been reported, which is why you need to be careful. If you want to be more daring, bold, and audacious on vacation, try something like swimming with the sharks. Do not spend so much time on your phone or tablet and test your courage. Sharks do not want to eat humans; that is simply a myth. It is not recommended to look them in the eye, but it is impossible, anyway, given that sharks circle around you. 

Take lots and lots of pictures

There is no better time to take a photo or a selfie than when you are on vacation in an exciting new location. Many believe that taking pictures is somewhat narcissistic. But you must keep in mind that you do not have to please others. There is nothing wrong with taking one or two photos or selfies. Grab your phone and bring back home lots and lots of unforgettable memories. Explore the wild side of yourself and make sure the camera follows. 

No matter where you are heading for this year, bring back some interesting snapshots. Do your best to find original and one-of-a-kind situations if you want to spice up your vacation photo album. A photo on the beach can turn out to be spectacular if you use different angles. The rain can make the beach look more dramatic. Sometimes, a rainy day is better than a sunny day. Perhaps you are traveling solo. In this case, you can use strangers as secondary elements. Most people are happy to be photographed – in other words, they want to be noticed. 

Seize the moment, preserve it forever, and save the beauty of everything you see. Taking photos or selfies during vacation is not a waste of time, you can be sure of that. It gives meaning to your traveling experience. Explore and enjoy a new spot before photographing it. Save your memory card space until you have scoped the entire area. Get up early in the morning to avoid the crowds. Plus, it is much easier to interact with the locals. 

Eat everything in sight 

Chances are you have seen the movie Eat Pray Love. The main character, interpreted by Julia Roberts, loves to eat. She embarks on a self-discovery trip that leads her to Italy where she enjoys great food. Elizabeth Gilbert was so excited to be eating pizza and pasta. What about you? Do you want a delicious vacation? If the answer is yes, do not say “no” to local food. Stop counting calories and enjoy yourself. Use vacation as an excuse to eat foods you would not normally eat. 

Even if you have an active lifestyle back at home, you can indulge in some high-calorie food. In London, you can try various British dishes such as pie and mash or cockles. Eat like a pro and try new food on your plate. Taste food that is native to the region and enjoy special treats. It is not every day that you get the chance to go far away from home. You can get a fancy drink if you like. There is no shortage of beverage offerings, so why not? 

Author's Bio: 

Cynthia Madison