Unique is a tough adjective to live up to. Everybody claims to have a unique experience. Then you find out it is not so unique. After all what is unique about having tea or going fishing for lobster? Sometimes it is in the packaging: see that blogpost. Don’t get me wrong, There is not necessarily something wrong with the experience, I just have the problem with superlatives like BEST and UNIQUE.
See Virtual Tourist where people have described their “out of the way” experiences on PEI – not all unique but many that are unordinary.
The web site Walk and Sea Charlottetown lists 17 shoppes. 7 of them use unique in their descriptions. Some things may be unique like “one-of-a-kind jewellery items. Cows is different but not unique – they have 5 stores in PEI and a few off Island.
PEI Flavours looks for Uniqueness. They go out of their way to bring you a different culinary experience.
I have already spoken about Experience PEI – see that blogpost.
The Confederation Bridge is unique. it is the longest bridge over water that freezes.
One experience appears to be totally unique. When have you ever heard of a garden tour followed by tea and scones and topped off with a scrapbooking “make and take”? By themselves, each of the activities is not unique but the packaging is appealing because those are three things I love to do. If you search for garden tea scrapbooking, you seem to get two hits, but closer inspection reveals that there are two sites promoting the same event:
So when you see something labelled UNIQUE, always wonder what makes it stand out from the rest. If it does stand out, then maybe it is worth investigating.