Archive | March, 2010

2 Days in Tropical Darwin

For many visitors to Australia, Darwin is little more than the departure point for other more exotic adventures east, west or south, but Darwin is an intriguing city in itself. Weathering cyclones (occasionally), hungry crocodiles (generally), and air raids (during WWII), Darwin is a city that takes these events and the often-horrendous humidity in its […]

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March 30, 2010 by | 2 Comments

The Quirky Joys of Copenhagen & Denmark

From theme parks and breakaway suburbs to fairy tales and Shakespearean castles, Copenhagen has plenty to offer for travellers heading to Denmark. It’s fair to say Copenhagen has a quirky charm, and that’s half the fun of uncovering its top things to do.

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March 26, 2010 by | 3 Comments

Munich Top Things to Do

There’s more to Munich than Oktoberfest – and whether it’s beer halls, historic walks, sports or technology, the German city has plenty to keep visitors occupied. And of course, there’s always a Maß of delicious Weissbier to keep you occupied while you ponder Munich’s top attractions. Tough decision, we fully understand.

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March 24, 2010 by | Comments Off on Munich Top Things to Do

Return to New Zealand: Milford Sound & Queenstown

I’m a proud Kiwi (even if I live in Sydney) and every time I head home to New Zealand I spend my time very enjoyably visiting friends and family. Which is great, but means I always go to the same parts of NZ. So this time I was visiting friends in Lake Hawea, outside Queenstown, […]

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March 23, 2010 by | Comments Off on Return to New Zealand: Milford Sound & Queenstown

Salzburg: Top Day Trips

Many adjectives are applied to Salzburg – picturesque, fairytale, bewitching – and most of them are true. It becomes immediately obvious why tourists have always been drawn to the city – even before the Sound of Music came on the scene. Not only that, but take a day trip out of Salzburg and you can […]

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March 19, 2010 by | Comments Off on Salzburg: Top Day Trips

Sydney’s Open-Air Cinema

This is the kind of Sydney evening that you want to mention casually to your Northern Hemisphere friends. “Shoveling snow, did you say? Hey, did I mention what a great time we had at the Bondi Open-Air Cinema the other night?”

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March 18, 2010 by | 2 Comments

Top Things to Do in Turin

Turin may not be on the classic Italian tourist route of Venice – Florence – Rome, but it is a hugely underrated city. The home of FIAT and Juventus Football Club has a genuine energy about it, an artsy streak, and is a wonderful place in which to wander around the side streets getting enjoyably […]

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March 17, 2010 by | Comments Off on Top Things to Do in Turin

New on Viator: 5-Star Rhine River Cruise

“Life is not a dress rehearsal – it is a live performance.” That is the motto of the Premicon Queen, the 5-star luxury riverboat that operates our new 6-Day Luxury Rhine River Cruise from Cologne (part of Viator’s Rhine River tours and cruises). This is no ordinary ship.

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March 16, 2010 by | 2 Comments

My Washington DC Segway Tour

As a DC local, it is not an uncommon site to see Segway tours going around the city – my office is two blocks from the National Mall and I jog around the monuments several times a week. After years of seeing these tours and snickering at them (all the while secretly jealous), my friend […]

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March 15, 2010 by | 2 Comments

Getting Soaked in Iceland Hot Springs

Icelanders love to soak. It’s no wonder given how well they do it. It is a land with a never-ending supply of geothermal water populated by a people who have elevated the divine bathing ritual to a national pursuit. Here baths are a necessity and bathing a right, not a privilege. Baths are simply part […]

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March 12, 2010 by | 3 Comments