Welcome to The HoliDaze, I’m Derek Freal and I’ll be your host. After moving to Tokyo in 2008 I quit my job at the start of 2009 and have been traveling the globe ever since. Although I started blogging back in Japan, it was a drunken, laughable blog intended only for friends. I got serious with it in 2011 but as of 2017 I make most my money producing videos and doing consulting work. That pays the bills which means I don’t need to make money off my blog which means I can say whatever I want which means it will be much more entertaining around here for you. That’s why I have a tendency to Rant & Ramble 😉
First off, there are two parts to this site: The HoliDaze, which focuses on unique and offbeat adventure travel guides, and then The HoliDaze blog. This is obviously the latter. It’s an adventurous, anything goes, often controversial collection of stories from Derek Freal’s life as a perpetual nomad. The good, the bad, the ugly, the illogical and even those “what the fuck” moments — it’s all here, for better or worse.
If you are looking for helpful travel guides, top 10 lists, tips and advice, how-to guides or someone to hold your hand as they walk you across the busy streets of India…all that can be found in the primary section of the HoliDaze, not this F-bomb strewn wasteland of human observation.
Here is where I rant and rave about my adventures. There are travel guides and information for your adventures from over 100 different authors and covering over 60 different countries around the globe.
Unique + Offbeat Adventure Travel Guides
The HoliDaze blog is full of stories like:
That Time When I…
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Watch The Video! Behind The Scenes: My Film In Siak, Indonesia
Watch The Video! Derek Eats That! Episode #1
See More Strange & Unique Food Archives
Watch The Video! Life in Nepal after the quake