Archive | April, 2007

Suggested Itineraries: Cayman Islands

Scuba diving on the Cayman Islands The Cayman Islands (Grand Cayman, Little Cayman and Cayman Brac) are among the smallest islands in the Caribbean. Yet what they lack in size, they make up for in beauty, spectacular sea adventure and world-renowned scuba diving. If you’re not a diver, no worries. There’s still plenty to capture […]

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April 30, 2007 by | 2 Comments

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

The Latin word for what?

You know, it’s Latin for ‘traveler’ I was in New York City last week at a conference. The weather in NYC was mediocre (rain, cold blasts of chilly air, gray clouds…) but it didn’t get me down. That’s because I love New York. That’s right, as silly and cliched as it sounds, I really love […]

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April 24, 2007 by | 7 Comments

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

Washington DC: Better than Average!

Washington DC: Preferred 5 to 4 There’s a short article in last Sunday’s New York Times about Washington DC and its effort to create a new city slogan. Apparently the old slogan — ‘A Capital City’ — had to be retired due to a subtle double entendre. (When Washington DC’s crime rate, um, shot up […]

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April 22, 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