Archive | July, 2015

Cruising the Zambezi River at Sunset

The anticipated sunset did not disappoint!

Just upstream on the Zambian shore, we set sail on a Zambezi River Sunset Cruise tour while we were in Livingstone, Zambia. We boarded the ship just as the sun was starting to make its slow drop down for the evening. Our captain for the evening guided us up the river to see African wildlife, […]

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July 31, 2015 by | Comments Off on Cruising the Zambezi River at Sunset

Five Top Sights in Lithuania

Siauliai Hill of Crosses.

Lithuania’s lovely, small capital of Vilnius has a deliciously photogenic Old Town and many reasons to tempt visitors to explore; but outside the capital there are many more attractions to discover, from remote sandy beaches to bravura Baroque architecture and a UNESCO World Heritage memorial constructed from crucifixes. Here are five top sights in Lithuania, […]

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July 30, 2015 by | Comments Off on Five Top Sights in Lithuania

Swakopmund Township Tour in Namibia

Musical performance from local university students.

The town of Swakopmund, Namibia was established as the main port for what was once German Southwest Africa in the early 1900s. During colonial times, the 12 native tribes of the area were moved to areas of the city called townships, where many still live today. In order to understand these integral parts of the […]

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July 29, 2015 by | Comments Off on Swakopmund Township Tour in Namibia

Small Carpathian Wine Country Day Trip

Daytripping to Carpathian wine country from Bratislava

The Carpathian Mountains run from Western Slovakia, near Bratislava, all the way to Transylvania in Romania. Slovakia was formerly behind the Iron Curtain, and part of the sprawling Austro-Hungarian Empire prior to World War I. Then it separated from Czechoslovakia to become its own country. Does Slovakia have an identity of its own? The locals […]

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July 28, 2015 by | Comments Off on Small Carpathian Wine Country Day Trip

The Best Way to See Greenville, South Carolina: By Segway

Gliding through Greenville on Segways

Of all the ways to see the sights in and around historic downtown Greenville, gliding effortlessly on top of a Segway has to be the most fun! The “people mover” machines used on the Greenville Segway Tour are fun and easy. The non-motorized machines are based on balance and respond to how your body shifts. […]

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July 27, 2015 by | Comments Off on The Best Way to See Greenville, South Carolina: By Segway

A Quad Biking Tour in Namibia

On a quad bike tour of the Namib Desert

Piled high against the shores of the Atlantic Ocean are the golden red sands of the Namib Desert. Between the towns of Swakopmund and Walvis Bay, a massive dune field backs the seaside. While on the coast of Namibia, we found time to jump on off-road bikes as part of a quad bike tour of […]

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July 24, 2015 by | Comments Off on A Quad Biking Tour in Namibia

Ten Great Day Trips from Riga

Sunset on the Jurmala coast.

Sandwiched between Estonia and Lithuania, Latvia’s capital of Riga has exploded with fun things to do since the end of Soviet occupation and has become party-central of the Baltic. Outside the capital, the frenetic pace of life slows right down in towns and villages where time has virtually stood still. To see the contrast between […]

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July 23, 2015 by | Comments Off on Ten Great Day Trips from Riga

Exploring Greenland: The Next Frontier for Travelers

Hiking the Arctic Circle Trail in Greenland during the summer

Call it the Walter Mitty effect, but Greenland is suddenly on the cusp of shedding its arctic-explorers-only reputation to become the next great travel destination. Rather than cold and inhospitable, its shores now appear like an unexplored frontier to sure adventure. While most won’t take an ice-cold leap of faith from a helicopter into the […]

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July 22, 2015 by | Comments Off on Exploring Greenland: The Next Frontier for Travelers

Out of Office: Patricia Dives in Bonaire

Patricia diving in Bonaire

Viator’s team of travel insiders is obsessed with finding the best things to do everywhere we travel. From traditional tours to once-in-a-lifetime experiences, everywhere from Australia to Zimbabwe, we spend our time scouring the globe for the best tours and activities around the world. Whether traveling for work or pleasure (or both!) our staff members […]

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July 21, 2015 by | Comments Off on Out of Office: Patricia Dives in Bonaire

A Walk Through Culture & Food of Sofia

Bulgarian sausages and dried meats.

To learn about the city we took a Food Tasting and Cultural Walking Tour on our first day in Sofia–which proved to be the perfect introduction. We set out to spend three hours sampling Bulgarian cuisine and discovering the layers of this fascinating city.

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July 20, 2015 by | Comments Off on A Walk Through Culture & Food of Sofia