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

VIATOR NAMES ITS TOP 10 HOTTEST SPRING BREAK DESTINATIONS FOR 2007

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

Take the Kids to Disney World

I am not afraid to admit it. Some of my fondest childhood memories include a haunted house, a handful of pirates in the Caribbean, a toad in the English countryside plus a roller coaster in space. Clearly, I grew up with Disneyland and Disney World in my blood. I was humming the theme to ‘Pirates […]

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February 25, 2007 by | Comments Off on Take the Kids to Disney World

Shark Diving x 3

On a recent trip to Sydney, Australia, Scott and Kelly joined Dominique on a shark diving excursion in Manly. Read on to find out what makes people decide it’s a good idea to get in a tank with a bunch of nurse sharks, and what they each thought about the experience. Scott: I’m a certified […]

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February 23, 2007 by | Comments Off on Shark Diving x 3

The Future of Air Travel?

Dreaming of a 6-foot-long flat bed There’s a new phenomenon in air travel: the 100% business-class airline. You may not have heard of these yet. But given their (much needed and long overdo) shake-up of the airline industry, it’s a safe bet you’ll be hearing a lot more from these innovative new airlines. So what […]

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February 22, 2007 by | 3 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

The New 7 Wonders of the World

The ruins of Petra, Jordan Editor’s Note: On July 7 the winners of the new 7 Wonders of the World competition were announced. You can read more about it here. It’s not long now until the New 7 Wonders of the World are announced, after 18 months of global public voting. The initiative was launched […]

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February 21, 2007 by | 7 Comments

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