Archive | May, 2013

7 Reasons to Roam Romania

8. Final

Romania is a place where the harshness of the recent past, dominated by oppression and injustice, is juxtaposed with the timeless charm of ancient medieval towns, beautiful castles, interesting beaches, and a genuine peasant culture that has all but disappeared from most of the world. Here are seven reasons to roam Romania:

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May 31, 2013 by | 3 Comments

Skiing in the Southern Hemisphere

Cardrona

It might seem like off-season to those skiers in North America and Europe, but don’t wax and store your skis just yet for the northern summer. While you’re breaking out the grill and packing up your winter clothes, down in the southern hemisphere, the ski season is just about ready to get started.

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May 31, 2013 by | Comments Off on Skiing in the Southern Hemisphere

Game of Thrones Tour of Dubrovnik

The Red Keep and Blackwater Bay, Kings Landing, Game of Thrones Tour, Dubrovnik

I nervously eye the battlements above the main gate to Croatia’s exquisite fortress city, looking for any revolting peasants that might be lurking about. However, the only storming of castle gates going on is by the stream of visitors entering Dubrovnik, now a.k.a. King’s Landing.

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May 30, 2013 by | 2 Comments

Highlights of Halifax

The view of Halifax from George's Island

Halifax great year round destination (if you don’t mind a little snow in the winter) but is at its very best in the late summer and early fall months. Here are some highlights of Halifax.

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May 30, 2013 by | Comments Off on Highlights of Halifax

Cruise International Awards: Vote for Viator Shore Excursions

Cruise Awards 2013

Cruise International magazine has listed its nominees for its annual Cruise Awards, and Viator Shore Excursions is up for Best Cruise Product or Service!

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May 29, 2013 by | Comments Off on Cruise International Awards: Vote for Viator Shore Excursions

The World’s Most Beautiful Parks and Gardens

Central Park

Visiting a local park can be a great way to escape from the noise and chaos of city life and enjoy a more serene atmosphere without needing to go very far. While some parks are simple with a few benches and a green lawn, others are destinations in themselves, with themed gardens, lakes, waterfalls, bridges, […]

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May 29, 2013 by | 3 Comments

20 Reasons to Fall in Love with Naples, Italy

Gulf of Naples

Few Italian cities cause as many arguments as Naples. Travelers either see it as chaotic and unwelcoming or else passionately believe that the city is one of Italy’s most vibrant and unique. Almost no travelers stand in the middle. Is the dividing line drawn between those looking for a quintessentially romantic Italian experience versus those […]

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May 29, 2013 by | Comments Off on 20 Reasons to Fall in Love with Naples, Italy

Highlights of Greenland

Nuuk by ilovegreenland via Flickr.

Greenland is the biggest island on earth. Its harsh but stunning terrain — full of soaring fjords and magnificent glaciers — is unlike anything you may encounter anywhere else. Covered with snow and ice for much of the year, and plagued by arctic temperatures, few travelers consider Greenland for their next trip. This is a […]

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May 29, 2013 by | 1 Comment

Meet Alberto Nosenzo, a Private Tour Guide in San Francisco

Meet Alberto!

As the name suggests, Alberto Nosenzo was born and raised in Italy but moved to San Francisco over 9 years ago after falling in love with the city. Because of his upbringing, Alberto is able to share his city highlights with visitors in either English, Italian or Spanish – the perfect tour guide for foreigners […]

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May 28, 2013 by | Comments Off on Meet Alberto Nosenzo, a Private Tour Guide in San Francisco

Why You Should Consider a Canada Cruise

Whale watching in Vancouver

For being such a large country, Canada is a little known cruise destination. Most people’s minds immediately go to tropical destinations like the Caribbean or Mediterranean when they think of cruising; however, a cruise farther north is just as fun and memorable. Canada cruises confirm this by offering an array of attractions both onboard and […]

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May 22, 2013 by | 1 Comment