Archive | February, 2008

Celebrity Travel Gone Awry

Call it synchronicity, call it what you will. When I receive two emails about something, then it must be a trend. Or a coincidence. Or possibly just another day on the internet. Case in point. A few weeks ago I was forwarded a link to a fascinating article on BudgetTravel.com about 10 Celebrity-Trashed Hotel Rooms. […]

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February 29, 2008 by | 5 Comments

Litchfield National Park 1, Kakadu National Park 0

More than a few years ago, back when the Earth was flat and tourist was just another name for traveller, I lived in a little piece of paradise some 80 kilometres out of that Ultima Thule, Darwin. The one that you hear so much about, middle of nowhere but somehow the centre of something. This […]

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February 27, 2008 by | 1 Comment

Mongol Rally: The Optimistic Fools Make a Plan & Find a Car

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. — Mark Twain Since the last article — which saw the […]

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February 21, 2008 by | 3 Comments

Things to Do in Paris: From Shopping to Art

I’ve been to Paris five times now and each time it’s like a different city. There’s just so many sides to Paris, and so many ways to approach it. And the thing is, each and every time I’ve loved it. Paris is that kind of city. So here’s an overview of the different Paris’ I […]

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February 17, 2008 by | 2 Comments

My Dentist is in Bangkok

He’s not visiting there, or on vacation, or anything like that. No, my dentist lives there. He works in a wonderful, big, shiny and modern dental centre with lots of other dentists and nurses and hygienists, and all the other people and equipment you expect to see at the dentist. I like him being there. […]

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February 14, 2008 by | 7 Comments

How to Travel (When You’re Not Actually Travelling)

Is there anything worse than waiting to travel? When you know you’ve got a trip coming up, but you’re still saving money. Or, even worse, if you want to travel, need to travel, but yet have no idea when you can spare the time or money to actually hit the road again. It’s at times […]

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February 11, 2008 by | 3 Comments

Solo Travel: One is Not the Lonliest Number

Tuscany cooking class

The time of year for romantic getaways, chocolates, and champagne was yet again upon us. While I won’t knock Valentine’s Day, anything celebrating love can’t be all bad, I do want to take a moment to acknowledge that some people are flying solo. Sometimes literally, as in people taking vacations all by themselves. I applaud […]

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February 10, 2008 by | Comments Off on Solo Travel: One is Not the Lonliest Number

Rock & Roll is the Way to Discover London

Editor’s Note: Speaking of rock music, don’t forget to enter Viator’s New York City Rock n Roll tour contest. Tell us in 10 words or less: Why do YOU rock? Memories of the Beatles are all over London It’s a sad fact that many London visitors only ever get as far as seeing the West […]

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February 9, 2008 by | Comments Off on Rock & Roll is the Way to Discover London

Washington Post: 54 Online Travel Sites to Bookmark Now

It’s not every day that your website is honored by a major media outlet. And when it does happen, well, hopefully you’ll forgive us for trumpeting the news. In Sunday’s Washington Post, as part of its “Best of the Web” series, Viator.com was listed as one of the 54 Online Travel Sites to Bookmark Now. […]

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February 7, 2008 by | 1 Comment

How Lost and Harvey Milk Convinced Me to Take a TV or Movie Tour

The Others are right over those hills… Here’s the thing, as much as I love, love, love, Viator and most of its 5,000+ products, there are some that I’d probably never consider doing. That’s not because they don’t have merit, they just don’t suit my taste. For example, I watch very little television. So the […]

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February 7, 2008 by | Comments Off on How Lost and Harvey Milk Convinced Me to Take a TV or Movie Tour