Archive | March, 2011

Highlights of Prague, Czech Republic

Boat passing under Charles Bridge

In many ways, Prague is the perfect city break option. It is crammed full of so much gorgeous architecture – from many eras – that most other cities should be insanely jealous. You walk around the streets cooing at buildings, most of which have been lovingly preserved and repainted.

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March 30, 2011 by | Comments Off on Highlights of Prague, Czech Republic

Top 10 Places to Eat and Drink in New Orleans

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In New Orleans, eating and drinking is an essential part of the Big Easy lifestyle. Creole cuisine dominates the menus, for sure, but imaginative culinarians increasingly add flavors from France, Spain, Italy, Africa, Caribbean, and Asia to the mix, creating inventive, mouth-watering dishes. Try such specialties as creamy crawfish etouffee or spicy gumbo to wake […]

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March 28, 2011 by | Comments Off on Top 10 Places to Eat and Drink in New Orleans

Top 10 Things to See and Do in the Dominican Republic

Catamaran Cruise

Sharing the island of Hispaniola with Haiti, the Dominican Republic revels in its year-round summer reputation. On its perimeter are powdery sand beaches dotted with palm trees, colorful coral coves teeming with a kaleidoscope of fish flittering in warm, crystal-clear waters, and large seaside resorts and quaint fishing villages. Away from the beach is an […]

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March 25, 2011 by | 4 Comments

Packing: 10 Things NOT to Forget

Airport Layover

For some last–minute types packing for a vacation involves stuffing a handful of items into a suitcase and running out the door. For others, it is a process that requires meticulous planning, a detailed list and piles of stuff laid out on the bed. Whichever packing camp you belong to (or somewhere in between…), less […]

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March 22, 2011 by | 5 Comments

New York City Helicopter Tours: An Update

Lower Manhattan & Battery Park, taken on the tour

Is there any better place in the world to take a helicopter flight than New York City? If there is I want to go there, now! But some recent changes in flight regulations for helicopter operations in the New York City airspace made me wonder how much the tours had been affected. To find out, […]

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March 21, 2011 by | Comments Off on New York City Helicopter Tours: An Update

Why Guides Matter

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Viator is committed to helping our customers learn about and enjoy their vacation destination: we do that by selecting quality activities and tours offered by respected and established local tour operators all around the world. And over time, we’ve come to understand that one of the really vital elements in the products we offer is […]

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March 18, 2011 by | Comments Off on Why Guides Matter

Buon Compleanno Italia! Happy Birthday Italy!

Celebrations across town

When you think of Italy it is hard to get beyond images of ancient Romans filing into the Colosseum in its heyday; Michelangelo painting the Sistine Chapel or carving David’s steely thighs. So how can it be that Italy is this year celebrating its 150th birthday?

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March 17, 2011 by | 1 Comment

Milan Walking Tour – From the Duomo to da Vinci’s “The Last Supper”

Milan Walking Tour

From magnificent the Duomo Cathedral to da Vinci “The Last Supper”, stunning Galleria Vittorio Emanuelle, famous La Scala theatre, extensive shopping and museums, Milan is a real Italian gem.

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March 16, 2011 by | 1 Comment

Top 5 USA Spring Break Cities

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Over the years, students and adults alike flock to Spring Break destinations varying from USA beach towns to European and Mexican getaways. However, one truth remains, Americans started the party 50 years ago, making Spring Break a cultural phenomenon. Here are the Top Five American cities in which you should spend your Spring Break.

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March 14, 2011 by | Comments Off on Top 5 USA Spring Break Cities

Introducing St Kitts: Top Things to Do

St Kitts

We’re pleased to announce a new destination on Viator.com: St Kitts. We’ve just completed an exhaustive search for St Kitts’ best tours, shore excursions and things to do – from Snorkeling and Scuba diving in St Kitts’ famous coral reefs to day trips to its neighboring island, Nevis.

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March 10, 2011 by | Comments Off on Introducing St Kitts: Top Things to Do