Archive | February, 2014

Meet Maria Tsami, a Private Guide in Athens

Maria Tsami

It was Maria Tsami’s passion for traveling and an ongoing fascination with the history of her native Greece that led her into her career as a travel guide. It is a profession she adores, and she is eager to spread her enthusiasm with you, unfolding the secrets of her country in the most enchanting way.

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February 25, 2014 by | Comments Off on Meet Maria Tsami, a Private Guide in Athens

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

Meet Kim Uyen Huynh, a Private Guide in Ho Chi Minh City

KimUyen Huynh

If you want an authentic Vietnam experience, then Kim Uyen Huynh is the guide for you. A knowledgeable local who goes above and beyond what is expected, Uyen can custom-design a tour to fit your needs and desires. Whether you’re coming to Vietnam to see the sights, learn about the culture or to set up […]

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February 11, 2014 by | Comments Off on Meet Kim Uyen Huynh, a Private Guide in Ho Chi Minh City

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

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

Meet Safiye Kaban, a Private Guide in Istanbul

Safiye

If you’re coming to Istanbul and want to get as much as you can out of your trip, then Safiye Kaban is the tour guide for you. Though she was born in a small town on the Black Sea, Safiye has spent a good deal of her life living in and guiding travelers around her […]

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February 4, 2014 by | Comments Off on Meet Safiye Kaban, a Private Guide in Istanbul