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Rescuing Elephant Orphans in Nairobi, Kenya

An older orphan comforts a younger one.

Kenya is without a doubt a wildlife paradise, its wilderness unparalleled and one of the few places on earth where one can admire the Big Five. But with these unique attributes come challenges, as poachers decimate herds for the ivory trade, killing mothers and leaving behind orphans. Several conservation groups are at the forefront of animal rescue and orphan rehabilitation.

The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Nairobi is considered one of the most successful programs in the world. In addition to rescuing and hand-rearing rhino and elephant orphans, it’s engaged in veterinary assistance, anti-poaching measures and habitat conservation. Other initiatives include community outreach, which involves improving the living conditions of the local communities and engaging them in protecting the wildlife and environment.

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May 11, 2016 by | Comments Off

Zanzibar Island Beyond Stone Town: Top 12 Things to Do

Red colobus monkeys

Zanzibar has been an important commercial stop since the ancient Assyrians, with traders coming from as far as Arabia, India and the Persian Gulf. This fusion of different African, Asian and Arab influences can be seen today in the island’s architecture. A prime example is Stone Town, a must-see while on the island. However, Unguja, or Zanzibar Island, is worth discovering outside the old town.

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May 9, 2016 by | Comments Off

Travel With Viator: What’s Happening in May

Go to the Galapagos for less.

Find deals, discounts, new tours and more below in our monthly blog update!

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May 1, 2016 by | 15 Comments

Safety in Belgium: What Travelers Need to Know Right Now

Grand Palace, Brussels, Belgium

On the morning of March 22, 2016, two explosions hit Brussels Airport, followed by an explosion at Maelbeek subway station in central Brussels about an hour later. Belgium has called for three days of national mourning and the prime minister has advised people to “avoid all movement.”

As the world learns more about these horrific attacks, we want to keep you informed of the latest news and security updates. Our thoughts are with the people of Belgium at this tragic time.

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March 22, 2016 by | Comments Off

Two Countries, One Trip: How to See More on Your Next Vacation

Even if you’re not the kind of traveler who wants to check off as many destinations as possible in a week-long vacation, you might get restless staying in one place for that long. With some cities, you not only have the option of visiting another region, you can also stamp your passport by going to a whole different country for a few days.

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February 24, 2016 by | 0 Comments

12 of the Best Places to Go for Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is the most important holiday on the Chinese lunar calendar – and because of its vibrant public events, we can join in on the fun as well! In 2016 it’s on February 8, but the celebrations start on February 7, or New Year’s Eve, and can go through February 22, known as the Lantern Festival. So let’s take a look at where you can enjoy ringing in the Year of the Monkey with locals!

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January 20, 2016 by | Comments Off

Best Countries for Tea Lovers

Tea time in Morocco

Tea may have just started gaining popularity in North America and Western Europe, but in the rest of the world it’s been a household staple for centuries. It doesn’t matter whether locals refer to it as “cha,” “tee,” “the,” “cay” or “tea,” whether the brew is black, green, white or red; local tea traditions are fascinating no matter where you go.

Tea lovers will attest, nothing beats a great cup of tea to start off your day — except maybe a great cup of tea to start off your day in a foreign country. Here are just a few examples of destinations where tea will, undoubtedly, be at the heart of your travel experience.

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January 7, 2016 by | Comments Off

50 Amazing Places to Go in 2016

Where will you go in 2016? We can’t plan your vacations for you, but we can certainly help you narrow your wish list of destinations with our annual Top 50 Travel Destinations list. No, we don’t propose that you visit all 50 in a year – although, hey, that’s an admirable goal – merely that you take these 50 places into consideration when planning your 2016 travels.

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January 5, 2016 by | 34 Comments

Top 25 Things to Do in Europe: 2016 Viator Travel Awards

Skip the line to see Gaudi's La Sagrada Familia.

You’ll find all kinds of activities and sights listed here, including skip-the-line access to major attractions, castle and palace tours, cabaret shows, ancient wonders and more. Join us for this tour of the Top 25 Things to Do in Europe in 2016!

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December 30, 2015 by | 8 Comments

Top 25 Things to Do in North America: 2016 Viator Travel Awards

You’ll find all kinds of activities listed below, including historic exploration in Cancun and Washington, D.C., enjoying the great outdoors in British Columbia and Miami, and acting like a kid again in Orlando and San Diego. Join us for this tour of the Top 25 Things to Do in North America!

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December 29, 2015 by | 1 Comment

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