Archive | April, 2007

The Grand Canyon for Beginners

As regular readers of the Viator Travel Blog will know, I recently took a trip to the US and had my first ever visit to Las Vegas. Now what is the one big thing you HAVE to do when you visit this part of America? The Grand Canyon of course! Our trusty ride for the […]

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April 29, 2007 by | 2 Comments

Will I Get Eaten by a Shark?

It is safe for women to dive any time of the month Viator’s customer care team is the best. I’m not kidding, our teams in Las Vegas and Sydney are incredibly good at responding to questions and concerns from you, our loyal travelers. They don’t just review each and every booking you make. They also […]

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April 28, 2007 by | 6 Comments

Vegas Virgin: First-Time Visit to Sin City

After a hideous 16 hours of airports and jumbo jets, I arrived in the city of sin for my first ever visit. I had only been to the US once before on a 4 day stopover in Los Angeles on my way home from the UK about 8 years ago, so this was like arriving […]

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April 25, 2007 by | 1 Comment

Suggested Itineraries for Panama

These suggested itineraries for Panama take in a few of the places I visited last year, on a route that (more or less) follows the Interamericana Highway from Panama City to the border of Costa Rica. It’s a guide only, and while it’s possible to cover the sights in 10 days, don’t let that stop […]

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April 24, 2007 by | 2 Comments

Spotlight on Sapa, Vietnam

Editor’s Note: This is the second installment focusing of Cheryn’s travels in Vietnam. Be sure to read Cheryn’s other blog post about Hanoi’s old quarter. A bridge near Sapa, Vietnam We arrived at the train station in the city of Lao Cai and boarded a bus to Sapa. An hour later, the landscape changed from […]

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April 20, 2007 by | 1 Comment

Jamaica: Sordid History of a Tropical Paradise

Rose Hall Plantation, Jamaica More than a million travelers each year come to Jamaica for the beautiful beaches and tropical climate. No doubt a few come for sex or drugs. Either way travelers looking for a tropical paradise are often less interested in learning about Jamaica’s sordid past. Jamaica provides an excellent example of how […]

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April 20, 2007 by | 4 Comments

Top Ten Destination Wishlist

Just as I was narrowing the field in my travel wishlist, Kelly beat me to the post (literally!) and blogged her Top Ten Travel Wishes. However, it takes more than a similar theme to dissuade me from my need to blog, so here are the Top 10 destinations on my travel wishlist. Narrowly beating Dubai […]

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April 17, 2007 by | Comments Off on Top Ten Destination Wishlist

Suggested intineraries in Tokyo

Tokyo is a blast! It’s a full-on head-rush and an explosion of sensory stimulation – sights and sounds, and the tastes of real Japanese food. Here the cutting edge and the traditional coexist in ethereal harmony — kimono-clad computer warriors, punk rockers with impeccable manners. There are some excellent multi-day tours that depart from Tokyo, […]

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April 17, 2007 by | Comments Off on Suggested intineraries in Tokyo Offers Travelers Carbon-Neutral Destination Activities Perfect for Earth Day…or Any Day

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April 10, 2007 by | Comments Off on Offers Travelers Carbon-Neutral Destination Activities Perfect for Earth Day…or Any Day

Eating in India

Indian delights Distinguished by an array of nose-tingling spices & herbs, dining in India is a fiery affair, full of heat, exotic flavor, and (for some) perspiration. From savory fried food to tangy relishes, pickled treats, and thick curries, Indian cuisine conjures images of an enormous spice rack stretching from Bombay to Chennai to New […]

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April 9, 2007 by | Comments Off on Eating in India