Archive | April, 2015

6 Highlights of the Basque Country in Spain

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While most of Spain is instantly recognizable from its rolling fields of wheat and hills of olive groves stretched out beneath wide blue skies, the farther you head north, the more you begin to realize just how diverse this southern European nation is. By the time you reach the Basque Country on the northern coast […]

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April 29, 2015 by | Comments Off on 6 Highlights of the Basque Country in Spain

10 Must-Try Food and Drinks of Southern Italy’s Puglia Region

Making homemade "orecchiette" pasta in Puglia, Italy.

It’s easy to be well-fed in Puglia, Italy. Situated in the southern heel of the boot-shaped country, the region is known for its broad plains and limestone hills, as well as its simple, rustic cuisine: handmade orecchiette pasta,creamy burrata cheese, and tons of locally harvested seafood. If you love good food and drink, here are […]

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April 28, 2015 by | Comments Off on 10 Must-Try Food and Drinks of Southern Italy’s Puglia Region

Map: 27 Game of Thrones Filming Locations to Visit in Europe

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The otherworldly landscapes seen on-screen in the Game of Thrones are as captivating as the dragons, direwolves and white walkers that make the story so unique. From the icy wilderness North of the Wall to the soaring fortress of King’s Landing, many of the show’s most memorable scenes were shot in real-life locations dotted all […]

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April 24, 2015 by | Comments Off on Map: 27 Game of Thrones Filming Locations to Visit in Europe

Commemorating ANZAC Day in Turkey and Australia

State War Memorial in Kings Park, Perth, Australia

The UK has Remembrance Day, the US has Memorial Day and Down Under we have ANZAC Day. Every child in Australia and New Zealand knows December 25 is Christmas Day, and April 25 is ANZAC Day. During our time at school, we learn about the day when Australia truly grew up and became a real […]

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April 22, 2015 by | 2 Comments

Out of Office: Michelle Takes in the Lights and Sights of Taiwan

At the Orchid Festival

Whether traveling for work or pleasure (or both!) our staff members are always on the go and we want to share their experiences with you! In this new series, Out of Office, we’ll bring you their stories, highlighting the best things to do and see in destinations around the world, as experienced by a real […]

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April 20, 2015 by | Comments Off on Out of Office: Michelle Takes in the Lights and Sights of Taiwan

Best Beaches in Mozambique

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Mozambique is the best vacation destination that you may have never considered. Sun-soaked, white sand beaches give way to translucent ocean water. Development – particularly of resort areas – is rapidly on the rise in the most picturesque beach areas of the country. If you want a unique vacation that’s off the beaten path, consider […]

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April 17, 2015 by | Comments Off on Best Beaches in Mozambique

Discovering the World of Game of Thrones in Croatia

View of the city and bay

Battling the wind on top of the ramparts, the view over Dubrovnik’s terracotta-tiled rooftops is familiar. Perhaps it’s because I’ve seen it in a million travel brochures, but when my guide pulls out a screen shot of King’s Landing, it clicks into place. I can see a CGI-generated giant Sept of Baelor replacing Dubrovnik’s more […]

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April 9, 2015 by | Comments Off on Discovering the World of Game of Thrones in Croatia

10 Norway Destinations for the Frozen Fan

Lofoten island in winter

Garnering Oscar nominations, number one hit songs and more than $1.2 billion at the U.S. box office since it was released back in November 2013, Disney’s “Frozen” has fast become the most successful animated film of all time and, with a hotly anticipated sequel in the works, this is the perfect time to set out […]

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April 6, 2015 by | Comments Off on 10 Norway Destinations for the Frozen Fan

April Top Photos of the Month: Spring has Sprung

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Spring is in the air which means all the flowers are in bloom. Check out the beauty of spring around the world in Viator’s April Top Photos of the month!

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April 2, 2015 by | Comments Off on April Top Photos of the Month: Spring has Sprung

How To Stay Healthy and Avoid Getting Sick While Traveling

Stay healthy while you travel!

Actively thinking about how to stay healthy while traveling, exercising caution, and arming yourself with knowledge of what to do if you do get sick should be on the top of every traveler’s priority list. The following information comes from veteran travelers, doctors, and healthcare professionals. Adopt these practices and keep yourself healthy and alive.

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April 1, 2015 by | Comments Off on How To Stay Healthy and Avoid Getting Sick While Traveling