Archive | February, 2013

The World’s 10 Best Snorkeling Destinations

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Scuba diving requires training, a PADI qualification, and heavy equipment, but absolutely anyone who can swim and feels at ease in the water can snorkel. It’s the easiest way to discover an unbelievable underwater world full of color, critters, and beauty. Snorkelers only need a mask, a snorkel, and fins, and it’s free to practice […]

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February 27, 2013 by | Comments Off on The World’s 10 Best Snorkeling Destinations

Highlights of the Ecuadorian Andes

Avenue of the Volcanoes, Andes

The Andes are one of the greatest mountain ranges in the world. With an average elevation of 12,000 feet, the range stretches for 4500 miles, from the southern tip of South America all the way up to Panama. In Ecuador, they run the length of the country and vivisect it into three distinct regions, divided […]

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February 27, 2013 by | Comments Off on Highlights of the Ecuadorian Andes

Meet Private Tour Guide Aykut Altinisik in Antalya, Turkey

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Meet Aykut Altinisik, one of Viator’s local experts in Antalya, Turkey, and a licensed private tour guide.

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February 26, 2013 by | Comments Off on Meet Private Tour Guide Aykut Altinisik in Antalya, Turkey

Insider Guide to the Best Malaysia Beaches

Redang Beach

Thailand is not the only country in southeast Asia with stunning beaches. Malaysia has dozens of tiny islands on both the east and west coasts that rival the beauty of southern Thailand. Plus, the best Malaysia beaches have the added advantage of being relatively unknown (read: cheaper, less crowded, more unspoilt).

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February 25, 2013 by | 61 Comments

Salt Lake City Travel Guide, Winter Edition

Temple Square

For those looking for a fun winter getaway, Salt Lake City, Utah, is home to a variety of worthwhile experiences. Along with having some of the country’s best powder, the city showcases a rich arts scene, cultural sites, world-class spas and numerous snow adventures. To help you make the most of your trip, here is […]

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February 22, 2013 by | 1 Comment

Best US Cities for Foodies

Mamoun's Falafel

The Foodie, with an insatiable appetite for the finer things, knows what the finer things are all about. The nuance of flavor in a generations-old mole sauce, the unbearable lightness of crème fraiche, the pacifying subtleties of a well-made brick roux – these are the things worth living for, am I right? They can take […]

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February 21, 2013 by | Comments Off on Best US Cities for Foodies

Swim with Manatees on the Crystal River in Florida

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From petting stingrays in Grand Cayman to riding elephants in Thailand, animal interactions sit high on the universal travel bucket list. On the Gulf Coast of Florida, just and hour and a half away from the tourism juggernaut that is Orlando (and yet another creature – a very famous little mouse!) lies another such animal […]

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February 21, 2013 by | 1 Comment

Meet Private Tour Guide Igor Kasatkin in St. Petersburg, Russia

St Petersburg private tour guide

Meet Igor Kasatkin, one of Viator’s local experts in St. Petersburg, Russia with a love of history and a desire to introduce that history to visitors from around the world.

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February 20, 2013 by | Comments Off on Meet Private Tour Guide Igor Kasatkin in St. Petersburg, Russia

11 Reasons to Visit Cape Town Now

Cape Peninsula

With so many amazing destinations to choose from, it can be difficult to choose where you’ll spend your vacation time each year. For those of you who are still working out where you’ll go in 2013, we’d like to suggest you take a serious look at Cape Town, South Africa.

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February 19, 2013 by | 1 Comment

10 Mouth-Watering Food Festivals in Normandy, France

Escargots

There are few things that the French enjoy celebrating more than their cuisine and Normans regularly don their traditional costumes and haul out the cider barrels in ode to their homegrown delicacies – a fun way for visitors to not only taste the food, but to get a sense of its history. From cheese-eating and […]

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February 15, 2013 by | 4 Comments