Archive | August, 2015

How to Spend a Week in Nicaragua

Little Corn Island

If you have a week to travel Nicaragua, you don’t have to limit yourself to just one location — consider a multi-day adventure that lets you see some of the country’s best sights and attractions. If you want to see as much as possible, here are some ideas on how to spend a week in […]

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August 31, 2015 by | Comments Off on How to Spend a Week in Nicaragua

Top 10 Things to Do in Transylvania

Historical churches among mountains in the city of Huedin, Calata.

The mythical land of Vlad the Impaler, Transylvania is the wild frontier of once-secretive Romania. It’s a mysterious region encircled by the Carpathian Mountains and is rapidly opening up to the West. It’s home to enticing Saxon-cum-Baroque cities, medieval villages, fortified churches and magical castles. There’s so much to see and do, but here are […]

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10 Best Things to See in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar on the Neretva River, in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina has an ancient history at the crossroads between east and west in Europe, and a multiculturalism that reflects this legacy in its architecture, food, literature and art. Add to that the country’s unspoiled natural beauty and determination to fight back after the tribulations of the Balkan Wars of Independence, and it’s no […]

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How to Spend One Day in Papeete

Papeete waterfront.

When people talk about vacationing in Tahiti, they aren’t necessarily talking about staying on the island of Tahiti itself. Tahiti is the largest of the islands in French Polynesia, which many people commonly refer to collectively as Tahiti. Flights typically arrive to the capital city of the island of Tahiti, Papeete, early in the morning […]

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Best Boone Activities for Families

Grandfather Mountain at sunset

At an elevation of exactly 3,333 feet, Boone is the highest city of its size found east of Colorado. It’s home to Appalachian State University and is the unofficial capital of the North Carolina High Country that spans the surrounding mountains. Thanks to the city’s lofty elevation, it’s a refreshing respite from the summer heat […]

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Whitewater Rafting on the Zambezi River

Through the Batoka Gorge

Approaching the Zambezi River for the first time was like stepping from a room of silence into one of chaos. The rushing water of the river slammed over rocks, creating rapids with chalky white caps. Yet despite this first impression, after taking in a deep breath, it took only seconds to relax amidst the natural […]

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August Top Photos of the Month: Mediterranean Travels

Make sure to enjoy all of Croatia, including the Plitvice Lakes National Park waterfalls

We want to dig our toes in the sand, kick up the ocean waves on a cruise and pull out our binoculars from the highest mountain tops to make the most of our Mediterranean travels with Viator’s August Top Photos of the Month!

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Spending the Day at Trakai

Trakai Castle.

Lithuania is a country with rich history, beautiful scenery and Baroque architecture that will undoubtedly soon be a firm fixture on the destination hotlist. The small Eastern European nation joined the EU 10 years ago and is the home to the historic capital city of Vilnius. There are many charms lying within easy reach of […]

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8 Secret Places in China That Tourists Haven’t Discovered Yet

Hangzhou, China: Heaven On Earth

Don’t get us wrong: We’ll never stop being impressed with the Great Wall of China or the Forbidden City. But China is a vast country, and as more North Americans turn their sights eastward, we jumped at the chance to shine the spotlight on some less-known (at least to Americans) but exceptional experiences .

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A Helicopter Flight Over Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls, "the smoke that thunders"

Between the borders of Zambia and Zimbabwe lies a giant gash in the Earth’s surface that sends water plummeting and mist high into the air. The locals call it Mosi-oa-Tunya, “the smoke that thunders.” In English, it’s known as Victoria Falls. The local name seems more fitting as the falls drain 800,000 gallons of water […]

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