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About Leah Still

Born and raised in Missouri, Leah currently lives in San Francisco and is Viator’s Editorial Coordinator. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism and has been writing about travel and other fun things since 2003. She has lived in Vail, London, Birmingham and Perth, and some her favorite destinations are Bali, Lake Como, the Whitsundays, Big Sur, Jericoacoara, Melbourne and Lake Tahoe.

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

Exploring Indonesia Beyond Bali

Smoothie, watermelon salad and homemade banana bread at the Eco Deli, Nusa Lembongan

Bali is the stuff of vacation fantasies, no doubt, but three neighboring Indonesian islands offer similar dreamy landscapes, plus character all their own (and sometimes, less crowds). All can be reached by ferry or plane from Bali, so you can head straight to the island of your choice after flying into the Denpasar airport, or […]

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January 24, 2014 by | Comments Off on Exploring Indonesia Beyond Bali

Visiting the Acropolis of Athens on a VIP Tour

The Erechtheion at the top of the Acropolis

After five months of traveling in Europe and filling up on relics from the Middle Ages, I was excited to finally make it to Athens, where the medieval churches and castles of Western Europe, typically considered ‘old’ by most, are nothing but fresh-faced preteens by Greek standards. To see Athens’ famous Acropolis, I took the […]

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September 5, 2013 by | Comments Off on Visiting the Acropolis of Athens on a VIP Tour

Impressionist Art Tours in Paris

The Pont Neuf

For Impressionism aficionados, there’s no better city on the planet to visit than Paris. From the Musée d’Orsay to the Musée de l’Orangerie, from the banks of the Seine to the Gare St Lazare, Impressionism is dotted across the city and its surrounding villages in one way or another. The movement was born here in […]

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July 15, 2013 by | Comments Off on Impressionist Art Tours in Paris

The Best Harry Potter Sites in London and Beyond

Platform-Kings Cross-photo_991899-CROPPED

The books have long been published and it’s been nearly a year since the last movie was released, but you still can’t get enough of all things Harry Potter, right? London is the Harry Potter hotspot this summer, with the March opening of the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London. An insider look at movie sets, […]

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June 25, 2012 by | 2 Comments

Adventures in New Zealand & 2011 Rugby World Cup

Doubtful Sound Cruise

Every four years, the best rugby teams from around the world gather to have it out for the title of World Champion. The 2011 tournament started September 9 and stretches for six weeks in 12 stadiums across both the North and South Islands of New Zealand. Whether you’re a dedicated fan who will be touring […]

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September 12, 2011 by | 1 Comment

5 Reasons to Visit Phillip Island

Boardwalk at Nobbies

Wildlife and nature-lovers will be right at home on Phillip Island, an island approximately 90 minutes drive southeast of Melbourne. You can find some of Australia’s most lovable creatures here, like little penguins and koalas. The penguins’ nightly march from the water to their sand dune burrows is the island’s biggest natural attraction, but other […]

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June 23, 2011 by | 1 Comment