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

[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

[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

[PHOTOS] Greenwich

greenwich park

On a rainy weekend in London during August (the rumour was it was summer but clearly the sun has missed that memo), I headed downriver to Greenwich to where east meets west at 0 degrees of longitude, the Greenwich Meridian. Perhaps I was hoping the weather would be better on the other side. It wasn’t.

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January 23, 2012 by | Comments Off on [PHOTOS] Greenwich

[VIDEO] Private Tour: Old and New Delhi in a Day

old and new delhi tour

Getting to know India‘s capital city can feel difficult at first, but a private tour of Old and New Delhi will give you both the personal attention of having your own guide, and also the freedom to see the city at your own pace.

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January 20, 2012 by | Comments Off on [VIDEO] Private Tour: Old and New Delhi in a Day

DIY: Punk Backpacker in Berlin

The truth of the matter is, being punk in Berlin starts with an attitude, which is how the whole punk thing got started in the first place. Back in the glory days, the attitude came from your politics: social change, dissatisfaction with the way things were and nonviolent direct action. And like any decent cowboy […]

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January 19, 2012 by | 20 Comments