Top Photos of the Month: January’s Caribbean Island Dreams

Go horse-back riding in Ocho Rios

If you’ve got the winter blues, dream your days away with the beautiful sights of the tropical Caribbean with January’s Top Photos of the Month!

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January 22, 2015 by
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Top 8 Places to See the Northern Lights

Norway Northern Lights

While travelers flock to the world’s northernmost countries for a glimpse of the Northern Lights, seeing them is no exact science and there’s no guarantee that you’ll see them. Thankfully, 2013 falls within the Solar Maximum period (occurring every 11 years), when increased magnetic activity offers the greatest opportunity for spotting the Northern Lights. From the snow-enveloped wilderness of Siberia to the northernmost tip of Canada, here are some of the best places to see the Northern Lights. So wrap up warm, pick a crisp, clear night and cross your fingers.

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January 20, 2015 by
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10 Must-Pack Items for a Europe Winter Trip

The weather in Europe in the wintertime is fickle. From sunny and mild in southern parts of the continent to downright frigid in others, packing for the winter months can be a challenge depending on where you are going and your length of stay. The good news is it doesn’t have to be. The key to any good packing job is being able to mix and match, layer to warm up, and peel off to cool down. So, what are the essentials to make sure you’ve got everything you need for a stylish European vacation?
The good news is it doesn’t have to be.

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January 14, 2015 by
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Exploring Brussels with a Chocolate Walking Tour and Workshop

At our chocolate workshop

When in Belgium, eat as the Belgians do – which, if tourist lore is to be believed, is a diet consisting of fries and waffles, washed down with beer and polished off with a buffet of chocolate. And so I had two goals when I arrived in Brussels. To try all the local delicacies on offer – I didn’t want to be rude, after all! – and to be able to button my pants upon departure. Thus, I signed up for Viator’s Chocolate Walking Tour and Workshop –the perfect combination of indulgence and activity.

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January 12, 2015 by
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20 Festivals Worth Traveling for in January

Niagara Falls

If you aren’t partied-out after New Year’s Eve, the rest of January awaits you. Consisting of some of the world’s most interesting – even controversial – festivals, the rest of the month puts New Year’s Eve to shame.

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January 9, 2015 by
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Travel with Viator: What’s Happening in January

Find deals, discounts, new tours and more below in our monthly blog update!

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January 9, 2015 by
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What the US’s New Stance on Cuba Means for Tourism

Cubans hanging out after a days work in Havana

One of the biggest political surprises of 2014 was the Obama Administration’s decision to “chart a new course” in US relations with Cuba. While social media buzzed with chatter that the US was “lifting the embargo,” the new policy towards Cuba is at most a step towards that. Lifting the embargo requires the approval of Congress, which given its current political makeup, is not likely to happen in the very near future.

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January 8, 2015 by
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Where to Go in January: 20 Great Spots for Winter Travels

Hit the slopes in Whistler

After the excitement of Christmas and the champagne-fuelled celebrations of New Year’s Eve, you might be ready to hang up your party shoes, but now is a perfect time to snag a travel bargain. Whether you want to shed your winter woollies at a tropical beach resort or hit the ski slopes in the Swiss Alps, make it your New Year’s resolution to tick off at least one of these destinations this month. Here are the top choices for where to go in January.

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January 7, 2015 by
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The World’s Top 50 Travel Destinations in 2015

Adelaide

Where will you go in 2015? We can’t plan your vacations for you, but we can certainly help you narrow your wish list of destinations with our annual Top 50 Travel Destinations list. No, we don’t propose that you visit all 50 in a year – although, hey, that’s an admirable goal – merely that you take these 50 places into consideration when planning your 2015 travels.

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January 6, 2015 by
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Top 10 Travel Photos: 2015 Viator Travel Awards

We bring you the 10 Best Travel Photos of 2014, as chosen by our own Viator Travel Team.

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January 5, 2015 by
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