Archive | January, 2012

[VIDEO] Cu Chi Tunnels of Vietnam

Cu Chi Tunnels

Step away from the bright lights of Ho Chi Minh City and step back in time to one of the most poignant times in Vietnam‘s history. This half-day trip takes you to the heart of Cu Chi – the core of Vietnamese guerrilla warfare during the Vietnam War.

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January 31, 2012 by | Comments Off on [VIDEO] Cu Chi Tunnels of Vietnam

An Insider’s Guide to Mardi Gras 2015 in New Orleans

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Check your bucket list, as it’s time for Mardi Gras in New Orleans – the festival of all festivals. Nothing quite captures the joie de vivre of New Orleans than this lively annual party. Two weeks of exciting street parades lead up to Fat Tuesday, which falls on February 21 this year, when revelers don […]

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January 31, 2012 by | Comments Off on An Insider’s Guide to Mardi Gras 2015 in New Orleans

Top 5 Unusual Museums in London

Pollock’s Toy Museum

So you’ve trawled the British Museum for Egyptian relics, the Science Museum for dinosaur bones and the V&A for Art Nouveau designer flair, but now you’d like to visit something a little different… London’s top-drawer museums are just the tip of the iceberg in this huge metropolis, and there are scores of tucked-away gems in […]

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January 30, 2012 by | 4 Comments

Cultural Wonders of Chiang Mai

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

Founded more than 700 years ago, Thailand’s northern capital of Chiang Mai grew through history in relative isolation before a railway system was built in the 1920s. These days, Chiang Mai is a hop and skip, either through its international airport or far cheaper bus alternatives. However, before the innovation of modernized transportation, the grueling […]

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January 27, 2012 by | 1 Comment

[VIDEO] Rome Hop-on Hop-off Double-Decker Bus Tour

Rome Hop-on Hop-off

Rome – like most Old World cities – is notoriously difficult to navigate because of its many intertwined layers of urban design, stretching back from antiquity to today. This is part charm, part treachery, for while it is certainly a thrill to wander in a place so beautiful and rich in history, it is also […]

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January 27, 2012 by | 2 Comments

The Joy of Trip Planning

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At the recent PhoCusWright Travel Innovation Conference a speaker waxed lyrical about their new web site, which would relieve its users of the burden of travel planning, letting them get hours of planning done in a few minutes instead. And they considered that a good thing!

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January 26, 2012 by | 1 Comment

[VIDEO] New York Hip-Hop Tour

nyc hip hop tour

So you’ve been to the Statue of Liberty, you’ve walked through Times Square, and spent an afternoon rowing around the pond in front of Bethesda Fountain in Central Park. But for those who want to get a different take on the Big Apple and, more importantly, for those into hip-hop, jump on the bus for […]

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January 26, 2012 by | Comments Off on [VIDEO] New York Hip-Hop Tour

Meet Private Guide Isabell in Rio de Janeiro

Isabell

Meet Isabell Erdmann, one of Viator’s local experts in Rio de Janeiro (and a highly rated licensed tour guide you’ll find at Viator Private Tour Guides).

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January 24, 2012 by | Comments Off on Meet Private Guide Isabell in Rio de Janeiro

Top 8 Spots to Dive and Snorkel in St Kitts and Nevis

Nevis scuba

Divers and snorkelers will find plenty of tropical treasures under the translucent waters that surround St. Kitts and its sister island Nevis. The island has some 70 dive sites, many of which harbor rarely explored shipwrecks and even thermal vents teeming with abundant sea life. Colorful coral reefs protect much of these waters, which serve […]

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January 24, 2012 by | Comments Off on Top 8 Spots to Dive and Snorkel in St Kitts and Nevis

Top 10 Adventure Tours

phuket elephant safari

Whether you’re an adventure seeker or a traveler looking for a new experience, adventure travel will get your adrenaline pumping plus you’ll see amazing sights and scenery along the way. On an adventure vacation, you can whiz through a rainforest on a zipline, discover an array of sea life along a colorful coral reef, hike […]

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January 24, 2012 by | 2 Comments