Archive | January, 2013

Small-Group Santiago Food Tour

soups and stews

Even though I live in Santiago, I decided to take a Small-Group Santiago Food Tour Including Mercado Central, which is essentially a tasting tour of central Chile, with a splash of colorful stories, a brief historical overview, and a bonus walk through the flower market.

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January 31, 2013 by | Comments Off on Small-Group Santiago Food Tour

Free NYC Tours on International Tourist Guide Day

Harvey leading a tour outside of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC

This February 21st, cities around the world will come to life as tourist guides commemorate International Tourist Guide Day. Harvey Paul Davidson, a leader and active member of both global and local guiding associations (as well as a top Viator Private Guide!) shared with us how International Tourist Guide Day came to be and what […]

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January 30, 2013 by | Comments Off on Free NYC Tours on International Tourist Guide Day

Best US Cities for Sports Lovers

Remington Park

What makes a city a great sports city? It could be the rabid, loyal fans who sell out every home game, the presence of pro teams in all four major sports, the historic stadium that is a must-see on every out-of-towner’s agenda or it could even be that the city hosts a variety of sporting […]

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January 30, 2013 by | Comments Off on Best US Cities for Sports Lovers

Meet Private Tour Guide Sunil Sathyan in Dubai

sunil 2

Meet Sunil Sathyan, one of Viator’s local experts in Dubai with a license to provide private tours.

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January 29, 2013 by | Comments Off on Meet Private Tour Guide Sunil Sathyan in Dubai

The San Diego Beer Highway

Stone Brewery

Long known to locals and a happy discovery for visitors, San Diego’s beer highway is an 18-mile stretch of California highway that’s home for 17 not-to-be missed craft breweries, running from the Carlsbad and Oceanside beach towns to inland Escondido. And to honor this California freeway, three local breweries recently released a collaboration, the Highway […]

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January 28, 2013 by | 1 Comment

Just Over the Border: 8 Places in Northern Mexico You Don’t Want To Miss

Paquime

The area along the U.S./Mexico border has long had a negative stereotype in the imagination of many Americans. Assuming the area to be riddled with drug-related murder, poverty, kidnappings, maquiladoras and a scorched desert landscape, many shudder at the mere mention of a trip to Northern Mexico. Though many border cities can indeed be dangerous, […]

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January 25, 2013 by | 1 Comment

Lesser Known Caribbean Destinations: Trinidad and Tobago

Sweets on the street, Port of Spain

When researching islands in the Caribbean for vacation, you might not immediately think of Trinidad and Tobago. But since they (especially Trinidad) have an economy that is not tourism-based, you get a chance to experience a different kind of not-specially-engineered-for-tourists Caribbean island, and you might just be surprised at what you find. The archipelago nation […]

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January 25, 2013 by | 1 Comment

From Ghost Hunting to Palm Reading: A Guide to Haunted New Orleans

The French Quarter

Many people associate New Orleans with jazz and fine Southern cuisine, but take the time to delve deeper, and you’ll discover the darker side of this city and a plethora of unsolved mysteries. As well as being the home of jazz, New Orleans has the reputation of being the most haunted city in America. Many […]

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January 24, 2013 by | 1 Comment

Meet Private Tour Guide Joyce Mousny in Brussels

Private tour guide Joyce

Meet Joyce Mousny, one of Viator’s local experts in Brussels and a qualified guide willing to introduce you to the entire country of Belgium and nearby Netherlands.

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January 23, 2013 by | 2 Comments

Meet Private Tour Guide Nadia Battani in Montreal

Private Tour Guide Nadia

Meet Nadia Battani, one of Viator’s local experts with a license to guide your travel group around her home city of Montreal.

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January 15, 2013 by | Comments Off on Meet Private Tour Guide Nadia Battani in Montreal