Archive | September, 2014

Seven Unusual Ways to Greet People Around the World

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From sticking out your tongue to pressing noses together to breathing on someone way up close, there’s more than one way to say hello around the world.

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September 24, 2014 by | Comments Off on Seven Unusual Ways to Greet People Around the World

Why You Should Stop Skipping Montenegro and Go There Now

Montenegro mountains

I ended up in Montenegro by chance. I was trying to get from Greece to Croatia to hop on a yacht trip, and Montenegro just happened to be along the way. I had only meant to stay for two nights in Kotor before passing on to Dubrovnik. I stayed a week instead. Such is the […]

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September 22, 2014 by | Comments Off on Why You Should Stop Skipping Montenegro and Go There Now

Introducing Albania: Five Tips for Exploring

Beachside in Albania

Albania feels like an entire world apart from its neighboring Mediterranean countries, and it’s certainly more challenging. English-speakers can’t often be found, and the Albanian language is in an entire league of its own. Getting around is a challenge, and there’s no real efficient public transit. Chaos is pretty much mandatory.

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September 15, 2014 by | Comments Off on Introducing Albania: Five Tips for Exploring

Reasons to Go to Ghana

Masks for sale at a market

For those looking to visit Africa, Ghana is a great place to start. Known as “Africa for beginners,” it’s the perfect destination for getting acquainted with this diverse continent. And that’s not the only reason to visit. Rich history, an upbeat culture, wildlife-filled parks and beautiful beaches are just a few other facets worth exploring. […]

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September 12, 2014 by | Comments Off on Reasons to Go to Ghana

Top Photos of the Month: September Fall-Inspired Travels

Snapping a photo from the Express Rail Tour from Milan

Fall into autumn with September’s Top Photos of the Month!

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September 12, 2014 by | Comments Off on Top Photos of the Month: September Fall-Inspired Travels

Namibia: Six Reasons to Visit an Unknown Country in Southern Africa

The gorgeous Namibian Coast.

With only about two million people scattered across the expanses of its breathtaking savannahs, haunting deserts and fertile deltas, Namibia is one of the least-densely populated countries in the world. Yet somehow this southern African nation that’s approximately the size of California still offers some of the greatest ecological and cultural diversity in the world.

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September 10, 2014 by | Comments Off on Namibia: Six Reasons to Visit an Unknown Country in Southern Africa

World’s Strangest Festivals

Hadaka Matsuri photo courtesy of kc7fys via Flickr

One of the best reasons to travel is the resulting opportunities to experience a new country and culture; there’s no better way to better understand a foreign culture than through one of its festivals. From fire dancing to flesh piercing, there are some experiences that seem extremely strange to the uninitiated. However, once you’ve either […]

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September 8, 2014 by | Comments Off on World’s Strangest Festivals

September Viator Customer of the Month: Stacy Cooper’s Surprise Proposal in Las Vegas

At the famous Las Vegas sign

From volunteering with baby pandas in China to visiting the Sistine Chapel after its closed to the public, every year Viator helps thousands and thousands of travelers just like you have unforgettable experiences. To continue to inspire you, each month we’ll be highlighting one of our recent customer’s trips. We hope seeing how fellow Viator […]

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September 8, 2014 by | Comments Off on September Viator Customer of the Month: Stacy Cooper’s Surprise Proposal in Las Vegas

12 Cities to Explore on a Big Bus Tour

So much to see in this great city.

From open-aired roofless double-decker busses to big, red, air-conditioned British trolleys that fill a postcard, Big Bus Tours offer the convenience of hop-on hop-off location points with informative guides and the unique and charming Big Bus experience.

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September 8, 2014 by | Comments Off on 12 Cities to Explore on a Big Bus Tour

Charleston and Savannah: The Haunted Cities of the South

Marshall House

Separated by less than 100 miles of coastline and Hilton Head Island, Charleston and Savannah compete for the title of Most Haunted City in America. Episodes of the Sci-Fi channel’s Ghost Hunters and HGTV’s If These Wall Could Talk feature hotels, gravestones, and other sites known to host apparitions. Diner, pub, and brewery guests tell […]

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September 3, 2014 by | Comments Off on Charleston and Savannah: The Haunted Cities of the South