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Out of Office: Jenna’s Family Trip to Maui

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.

This week, Destination Content Coordinator, Jenna, goes to Maui.

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February 25, 2015 by | Comments Off

10 Most Important Safety Tips for Travelers

Travel can be exhilarating but also scary at times. When you’re venturing into the great unknown, follow these 10 safety tips to protect yourself and ensure a happy and secure journey

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February 23, 2015 by | Comments Off

Panama City and Canal Sightseeing Tour Review

Paseo de Las Bovedas

My husband, 9-week-old daughter and I embarked on the Panama City and Canal Sightseeing Tour with excitement. We knew we wanted to see the Miraflores Locks, one of the Panama Canal’s three famous locks, and get our bearings in the city where we’d be staying for the next week. The tour provided us with an unexpectedly in-depth Canal experience that gave meaningful historical context to our whirlwind visit to Panama’s Casco Viejo (“Old Town”), also known as Casco Antiguo.

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February 20, 2015 by | Comments Off

Save up to 40% in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia deals

HURRY! Book by Feb. 26, 2015 to save up to 40 percent on select tours in Southeast Asia. This exclusive offer applies to all departure times and dates through Dec. 31, 2015.

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February 20, 2015 by | 0 Comments

Madagascar Wilderness Guide

Beautiful Madagascar

Madagascar has long been famous for being an island of incredible natural beauty. Cut off long ago from the African continent, the island’s wildlife has evolved into some of the most unique plants and animals on the planet. Most visitors to Madagascar are there for the wilderness. This Madagascar wilderness guide is perfect for those planning a trip to the island.

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February 18, 2015 by | Comments Off

7 Unmissable National Parks in Southeast Asia

Puerto Princesa Underground River

Southeast Asia is known for its warm beaches, plentiful islands, sprawling jungles, and varied wildlife. In addition to being a budget-friendly destination in a perpetual state of summer, Southeast Asia offers so much to do, and often in idyllic settings. While there are hundreds of national parks in Southeast Asia, there are a few that stand out from the pack. Some of the following are well known in the region, some are up-and-coming, and others are relatively unknown. These are some of the best national parks to target on your next trip to the beautiful countries that make up Southeast Asia:

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February 17, 2015 by | Comments Off

The Surprising History of Antarctic Tourism

Tourism is booming in Antarctica, with nearly 40, 000 people making the journey to the bottom of the earth during the October-February Antarctic summer. It’s quite the increase since the first commercial tickets were sold aboard the SS Fleurus mail ship during its annual trip to the South Orkney Islands in the 1920s.

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February 13, 2015 by | Comments Off

10 Things You Didn’t Know About the Panama Canal

The modern Plaza Carlos V in Casco Viejo, Panama City

You may think you’ve known all about the Panama Canal since middle school social studies. Most people know that the Canal was built across the isthmus of Panama to save ships from having to go all the way around South America to connect from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic and back. In fact, you may even know it only takes 8-10 hours for a ship to pass through the canal’s three locks, the Miraflores, the Pedro Miguel and the Gatún Locks. Even more impressively, you may not have just Googled “isthmus.” Still, as I learned on a recent trip to Panama, there’s a lot more to the story of the Panama Canal than you probably know. See if you knew any of these ten facts.

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February 12, 2015 by | Comments Off

Graceland Goes to Vegas: 11 Sights and Tours Perfect for the Elvis Fan

Visit Graceland

If you haven’t heard the exciting news, Graceland, Elvis Presley’s former home and one of the most visited tourist attractions in the United States, is headed to Las Vegas. While you’ll still be able to visit the original Memphis location, this second outpost at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino will feature Presley-inspired exhibitions, artifacts, memorabilia and Vegas-style live performances. In honor of the occasion — and to inspire all you Elvis Presley fans — here are 11 of the best Elvis sights and tours around the US.

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February 9, 2015 by | Comments Off

6 Plants and Animals You’ll Only Find in the Seychelles Islands

In a remote stretch of the Indian Ocean, nearly 1,000 miles off the coast of Africa, the tiny archipelagic country of Seychelles is home to many of the world’s most unusual plants and animals, many of which you’d be hard-pressed to find anywhere else on the planet. From skyscraping palms to miniscule frogs, here are six of Seychelles’ most remarkable plants and animals.

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February 6, 2015 by | Comments Off

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