Archive | February, 2007

Culinary & Wine Tours

According to a study commissioned by the Travel Industry Association, Gourmet magazine and the International Culinary Tourism Association, some 17% of American leisure travelers seek culinary and wine-related activities. During the past three years, that percentage accounted for some 27 million travelers. The top five destinations for food-related travel in the USA, according to the […]

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February 28, 2007 by | 1 Comment


A Spring Break Party Guide Helps Travelers of All Ages Make the Most of Their Getaway With Spring Break season getting into full swing in the U.S., Viator has selected its Top Ten Hottest Spring Break Destinations with suggestions on ‘the things you do when you get there’ to help travelers, whether students or their […]

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February 28, 2007 by | 1 Comment

Suggested Itineraries in Bali

Balinese Dancer Ah, Bali… gentle and delicate like the petals of a flower. It may sound like a contradiction for some, who only know this island in Indonesia from news reports of the bombings that took place here in 2002 and 2005. But rest assured, Bali is a tranquil island paradise — a little chunk […]

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February 27, 2007 by | 2 Comments

Hunter Valley Day Trip

To celebrate the week-long visit by some of our San Francisco colleagues, it seemed appropriate to check out one of the many Sydney tours we offer here at Viator. Always eager to try what we sell, it didn’t take long to find seven volunteers to join me on a tour to the Hunter Valley. Located […]

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February 22, 2007 by | Comments Off on Hunter Valley Day Trip

New York City: Be a traveler, not a tourist

Heading to New York City? With so much to see and do, not sure where to start? Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a seasoned traveler, we’re here to help you make the most of your next trip to the Big Apple. ‘The Big Apple’ was an expression borrowed by jazz musicians from the sports […]

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February 21, 2007 by | Comments Off on New York City: Be a traveler, not a tourist

Only in New York: The Hip-Hop Tour

Forget the negative stereotypes about rap music. There’s a whole lot of history and a whole lot of amazing music and personalities involved in the 30-odd years since Hip-Hop first arrived on the scene, and I dove right into it all last month in New York. What a blast! Hip-Hop culture combines four discrete elements: […]

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February 19, 2007 by | 3 Comments

Suggested Itineraries in Melbourne

It’s a paradise for sports fanatics, foodies, wine snobs, animal lovers and shopaholics. Straddling the curvy, lazy Yarra River, Melbourne is Australia’s second largest city but, some would say, its best. Get lost in its narrow, cobblestone laneways, stumble on a cozy little cafe or bar, take in a major art exhibition or join 100,000 […]

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February 16, 2007 by | Comments Off on Suggested Itineraries in Melbourne

A Sydney Cycling Farewell

On my last business trip to Sydney I stayed an extra Saturday with the objective of exploring a new part of the city on my day off. I know Surry Hills like the back of my hand, and have a pretty good grasp of the CBD and Haymarket, but for all I knew aliens lived […]

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February 15, 2007 by | Comments Off on A Sydney Cycling Farewell

New York City for Families & Kids

If you’re planning on bringing the kids to New York, there are plenty of options, including things interesting for the grown-ups as well. The #1 choice is probably the American Museum of Natural History. From dinosaurs and dodos to live butterflies and the planetarium space show, this museum is good for all ages. The cafeteria […]

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February 15, 2007 by | 1 Comment

Battlefields and War Sites

Very few countries have a history free of involvement in war, be it civil war or at the global scale. It is therefore not surprising that many places which have witnessed extraordinary occurences of war are of increasing interest to the weary traveler looking for a more meaningful experience than plastic Eiffel Towers and “I […]

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February 14, 2007 by | Comments Off on Battlefields and War Sites