Archive | January, 2008

Love, Romance, Travel: Valentine’s Day for Travelers

In anticipation of Valentine’s Day (or in dread of, depending on your romantic perspective), I’ve been pondering the notion of love and travel. Not as in ‘the love of travel’ or ‘love to travel’. But rather love and travel as in expressing your love through travel. Do you follow me? Let me try explaining that […]

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January 30, 2008 by | 9 Comments

Mongol Rally: Meet the Optimistic Fools

Editor’s Note: Read the latest on the Optimistic Fools preparation for the 2008 Mongol Rally here. Viator is pleased to be a sponsor of the Optimistic Fools rally team, on their journey to complete the 2008 Mongol Rally from London to Ulan Bator, Mongolia. We’ll be checking in with the team over the next 6 […]

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January 18, 2008 by | 5 Comments

Belgrade & Serbia: A Guide for Beginners

A land of world class beaches and luxury hotels, Serbia is not. It is quite literally a land full of Serbs and others, getting by, looking forward, working if they can, but more than anything else, living life as people have for as long they can remember. Surely much has changed recently you think, and […]

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January 17, 2008 by | 6 Comments

Kyoto and Tokyo, a Tale of Two Cities

Kyoto and Tokyo are composed of the same letters, but that’s pretty much where the similarities end for these two cities. I like to think of them as twins separated at birth that have totally grown up into different people, kind of like the twins in the movie The Parent Trap.

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January 15, 2008 by | Comments Off on Kyoto and Tokyo, a Tale of Two Cities

Hello Queensland, I Really Must Be Going

Once you’ve stayed in to bat for while in the Northern Territories (NT), the score can become a little familiar. (Warning: skip this cricket metaphor if you’re not Australian — like even if it’s a long innings, you should have declared a while ago because the other team, in this case the Territory, is never […]

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January 11, 2008 by | 3 Comments

New Year’s in Japan

New Year’s is a holiday made for fun. No presents to buy, no families to visit, and a vacation day – do you need more excuses to take a trip? Last year we headed to Joshua Tree, this year we opted to visit some friends who had relocated to Japan. New Year’s is a huge […]

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January 11, 2008 by | 2 Comments

Munich River Surfing

Yes you read that right. River surfing in Munich. I was browsing the latest travel videos on the Viator YouTube site, and I noticed a new video titled Munich River Surfing. So of course I hit ‘play’, and glad that I did. I’ve been to Munich a dozen times and yet I’ve never, ever heard […]

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January 10, 2008 by | 1 Comment

Happy Coptic Christmas

To my Christian friends in Egypt – Happy Christmas to you! The majority of Christians in Egypt belong to the Coptic Orthodox church, one of the oldest denominations of the Christian faith, and they celebrate Christmas on January 7. Celebrations begin on the evening of January 6 when families attend large church services which run […]

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January 5, 2008 by | 2 Comments

Unforgettable Travel Experiences: The Viator Top 3

As part of Viator’s “2007 Travel Year in Review”, we have already announced our Top 25 Things to Do in each of the regions we cover, and we’re getting ready to announce (look for it next week) the Top 50 Travel Destinations of 2007. In the meantime here’s another window into the best travel experiences […]

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January 3, 2008 by | Comments Off on Unforgettable Travel Experiences: The Viator Top 3

The Viator Travel Blog: Top Posts in 2007

What were the year’s most popular stories on the Viator blog? Opening Day at the Grand Canyon Skywalk: Our #3 post in 2007 We’ve run the numbers and the most popular posts from 2007 (based on page views) are below. It’s an interesting list, to be sure. Enjoy the walk down memory lane in 2007, […]

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January 2, 2008 by | 1 Comment