Archive | April, 2012

5 Essential Day Trips from Cape Town

Boulders Beach

The Mother City, as Cape Town is nicknamed, may be the Western Cape’s main draw and there’s plenty to see and do here to keep you busy for days. But with Table Mountain in your rear view, head out to explore these excellent day trip destinations from Cape Town.

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April 30, 2012 by | Comments Off on 5 Essential Day Trips from Cape Town

How to Spend One Day in Rome


You might think it’s impossible to see the sights of Rome in just one day – but Italy’s capital is actually very compact and easy to explore. With a bit of planning, a good map, and a decent pair of shoes to cope with all those cobbled streets, you can see many of Rome’s highlights […]

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April 30, 2012 by | 1 Comment

San Francisco Mission District Murals

Spanning the full range of SF’s art spectrum, and blurring the distinctions somewhat, are the murals for which the city is rightly famous. They’re all over town – in the lobbies of government buildings and along alleyways that double as urinals for the homeless. Celebrated treasures (including three by Diego Rivera) are hidden away in […]

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April 30, 2012 by | 1 Comment

8 Reasons to Love Austin

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Austin, Texas is probably best known as “The Live Music Capital of the World” – a moniker it earns 365 days a year. The nightlife, though, is only part of the city’s charm. The Texas capital is also a wonderland for super fit foodies, offering a world of cuisine to satisfy any palate and outdoor […]

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April 27, 2012 by | 1 Comment

Culture and Wildlife Shore Excursions in Panama

Gatun Lake

Now a full-time resident of Panama City, Kevin has been showing people the time of their lives in this extraordinary country since 2003. As a tour guide in Panama, Kevin is committed to maintaining Panama’s natural and cultural beauty, minimizing environmental impact, and contributing to local communities. We asked Kevin for his top activities for […]

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April 27, 2012 by | 1 Comment

New Orleans Beyond Bourbon Street

Garden District

New Orleans often evokes images of debauchery, drunken stupidity, endless parties and strip clubs and Bourbon Street. With its anything-goes attitude, the city can attract visitors looking to lose themselves in the party. But where is the real New Orleans lurking? The one that has inspired poets, artists, and songwriters. The New Orleans that charms […]

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April 26, 2012 by | 2 Comments

Exploring the History and Culture of the Turkish Coast

Ephesus Turkey

For those who do not see beyond Istanbul when they look towards Turkey as a travel destination, please realize that the Turkish coasts, especially the Aegean and Mediterranean coasts, are cluttered with world class destinations at a price that is unheard of this close to Europe. Here are a few choice places along the Aegean […]

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April 25, 2012 by | 2 Comments

Meet Private Guide Jitendra in New Delhi!


Meet Jitendra Kumar Sharma, one of Viator’s local experts in New Delhi (and a highly rated licensed tour guide you’ll find at Viator Private Tour Guides).

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April 24, 2012 by | Comments Off on Meet Private Guide Jitendra in New Delhi!

8 of America’s Lesser-Known National Parks

Petrified Forest in Arizona - photo courtesy of Barb Mayer via Flickr

The U.S. National Park system is arguably one of the greatest collections of preserved space the world has ever seen. From snow-capped glacial peaks to meandering coastal shorelines, some of the United States‘ most awe-inspiring natural sights are found within the national parks. That being said, utter the phrase “national park” and most people will […]

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April 24, 2012 by | 1 Comment

Top Things to Do in Fiji

Fiji is the multicultural crossroads of the South Pacific, the throbbing heart of Oceania. Here Polynesia meets Melanesia, Micronesia, China, India and Australia. And your choice of resorts, activities, and islands is huge, from the sunny paradise isles of the Mamanuca Group to the soaring volcanic islands of the Yasawas.

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April 20, 2012 by | 11 Comments