Archive | February, 2014

Panama City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Panama City Hop-on Hop-Off Tour

Panama City is famous for a lot of wonderful things, like engineering marvel that is the Panama Canal, the beauty that is the city skyline, and the historical gem that is the UNESCO-recognized old town. It’s also famous for some not-so-wonderful things, like unscrupulous taxi drivers and mind-numbing traffic.

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February 20, 2014 by | Comments Off on Panama City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

7 Reasons to Visit Montevideo

Montevideo

Compact and historic, Montevideo is frequently overlooked by travelers in favor of Buenos Aires just across the river. Talk about Argentina, and everyone knows what you’re talking about. But mention diminutive Uruguay, and folks aren’t so sure. But for every great steak and tango Buenos Aires has, Montevideo’s got one, too, plus its own twists. […]

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February 19, 2014 by | Comments Off on 7 Reasons to Visit Montevideo

12 Worst Cruise Rip-Offs

(Photo: Kayaking Excursion via Pavel L Photo and Video/Shutterstock.com)

The cruise rip-offs come when you start buying the extras or conforming to the industry’s standard practices. That means if you’re careful and you avoid the many temptations thrown at you, you can avoid most rip-offs completely. Sadly, lots of people don’t want you to avoid the rip-offs, so diligence is the best defense. Here […]

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February 13, 2014 by | Comments Off on 12 Worst Cruise Rip-Offs

10 Creative Valentine’s Day Activities

Adler Planetarium

What would Valentine’s Day be without the clichéd dinner reservations at a dimly lit restaurant? Interesting, that’s what it would be. And since here at Viator, we like to encourage exploration, we have come up with this list of V-day date options that have just the right amount of romance mixed in with a little […]

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February 12, 2014 by | Comments Off on 10 Creative Valentine’s Day Activities

10 Reasons to Visit Hamburg

Hamburg canal

Most tours to Germany include Berlin, Munich and, if you’re lucky, the Black Forest. These are fantastic areas to visit, but there is so much more to Germany. Hamburg, the country’s second biggest city, has a personality of its own and is well worth a stop on a trip around Germany. Here are just a […]

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February 11, 2014 by | Comments Off on 10 Reasons to Visit Hamburg

Top 10 Romantic Destinations in Europe for Valentine’s Day

Budapest winter

Europe is full of romantic spots. With castles, winding paths through medieval cities, views of sparkling water from cliffs and intimate cafes in which to sip coffee with your significant other, it’s easy to plan a Valentine’s Day holiday anywhere on the continent. Need some destination ideas?

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February 11, 2014 by | 7 Comments

25 Incredible Ways to Propose Abroad

Empire State Building view

Forget dropping down on one knee at a glitzy restaurant; these days popping the question requires a little more thought. From drifting along the Venice canal ways on a romantic gondola ride to camping out under the Egyptian stars, or even from the top of the Empire State Building, here are 25 ideas for mind-blowingly […]

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February 7, 2014 by | 3 Comments

A Wild Ride: The Koh Samui 4WD Jeep Jungle Tour

Koh Samui 4WD Jeep Jungle Tour

From elephants and waterfalls, to mummified monks and coconut plantations, I never knew what I’d come across next on the Koh Samui 4WD Jeep Jungle Tour.

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February 6, 2014 by | Comments Off on A Wild Ride: The Koh Samui 4WD Jeep Jungle Tour

How to Spend One Week in Myanmar

The town of Nyaungshwe

While deciding which countries to visit during a recent trip through Europe and Southeast Asia, Myanmar was at the top of my list. Other countries came and went (next time, Hungary), but Myanmar steadfastly held its place, beckoning me with its ancient temples, fewer visitors and the chance to see a piece of Southeast Asia […]

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February 5, 2014 by | Comments Off on How to Spend One Week in Myanmar

Discovering the Old Italy: Puglia and Basilicata

Matera from above

It wasn’t long ago that travel guidebooks ignored Southern Italy, but the regions of Puglia and Basilicata have long been top travel destinations among Italy’s domestic travelers. Why let them have all the fun?

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February 3, 2014 by | Comments Off on Discovering the Old Italy: Puglia and Basilicata