Archive | June, 2007

6 Tips for a Happy Time in London

A rainy Bank Holiday in London seems a good opportunity to lay out for you my 6 steps to a happy London visit. I’ve been a regular visitor for years but don’t worry. I’m not going to rabbit on about rich history, something around every corner, historical treasures’ etc. That’s all true enough but it […]

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June 26, 2007 by | Comments Off on 6 Tips for a Happy Time in London

Alt Amsterdam & the Bossa Nova

I had the good fortune to meet a Dutch avant-garde percussionist traveling through Berlin, and accepted an invitation to visit and discover the alternative wildness of Amsterdam. Now allow me to share some of the riotous and authentic flavors of one of the most sophisticated and urbane of Europe’s cities. This trip through Amsterdam’s wild […]

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June 25, 2007 by | 2 Comments

Ode to Zagreb

Zagreb’s Main Square The first time I flew into Zagreb, Croatia, was February 2005. The middle of winter. The plane approached a white field of snow. The only building I could see was a small shed painted with red and white checks. I wondered where on earth I’d been sent. I was there for four […]

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June 23, 2007 by | 2 Comments

Short Breaks in Madrid

If you’re staying for just a few nights in Madrid — especially if this is your first visit — then there’s simply no point trying to cram in everything. Yet that does not mean you can’t make great use of a short visit. The following suggested itineraries in Madrid are highlights from my own recent […]

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June 22, 2007 by | 1 Comment

Rugby World Cup Picks: Pools A & B

Only four months to the finals… Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of posts about the 2007 Rugby World Cup from Ian Frentz, who’s taking 10 weeks off work to follow the matches (every single match, apparently) live in France. In the run-up to the tournament, we’ve asked Ian for his tips […]

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June 21, 2007 by | 9 Comments

Luxury London

Sip champagne on a private London Eye flight As the British pound get stronger thoughts turn to traveling to London on a budget. Every dollar counts as the budget-conscious traveler looks for every possible saving while still seeing the best the city has to offer. The Viator travel blog has recently highlighted how to travel […]

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June 20, 2007 by | Comments Off on Luxury London

Rugby World Cup 2007

Ready for the Rugby World Cup??? Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of posts about the 2007 Rugby World Cup from Ian Frentz, Viator’s quality assurance (QA) manager and hardcore rugby fanatic. Somehow Ian convinced us to give him 10 weeks’ leave so that he can follow the matches in person. Stay […]

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June 18, 2007 by | 11 Comments

Australia’s World Heritage Sites and Photographic Exhibition

Lord Howe Island Group Did you know that Australia has 16 World Heritage sites located across the length and breadth of our vast continent and even offshore? Some are in such remote locations few people have had the opportunity to visit. Editor’s Note: 16 sites? Did we say 16 World Heritage sites? Since we posted […]

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June 15, 2007 by | 1 Comment

Area 51: Earthlings Always Welcome

WWMD: What Would Mulder Do? Names like ‘Dreamland Resort’ and ‘Paradise Ranch’ conjure up images of palm tree groves, froufrou blended drinks, dark oiled skin, and lazy days spent gazing at the ocean from the belly of a hammock. But for conspiracy theorists, UFO enthusiasts and old X-File fans, these places represent the end-all, be-all […]

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June 13, 2007 by | 1 Comment

Suggested Itineraries in Edinburgh

Edinburgh: The City of Alcohol, Tours and Filth? All great cities have a nickname that supposedly tells us something about their character. You know, Paris is the ‘City of Light’, Rome is the ‘Eternal City’, New York never sleeps and all of that. Back in the day Edinburgh was called ‘Auld Reekie’, which is Scottish […]

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June 11, 2007 by | 1 Comment