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European Destinations to Escape the Crowds This Summer

The popularity of many European cities has exploded, so much so that it’s relatively difficult to find uncrowded European destinations in summer. While Paris, Rome and London remain the heavy hitters, there are a number of lesser-known places just as worthy of visiting throughout the continent.

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May 27, 2015 by | 0 Comments

May Top Photos of the Month: Ciao, Italy!

Say, “Ciao!” to Italy this spring by taking a look at Viator’s May Top Photos of the Month!

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May 5, 2015 by | Comments Off

Where to Go in May: 20 Great Spots for a Shoulder Season Trip

Enjoy scrumptious Czech cuisine at the May food festivals!

Whether you’ve had enough of the April showers and need a travel respite, or you’re trying to hit the tail end of the shoulder season, or you’re simply itching to add a new stamp to your passport – May is an excellent month to hit the road. Almost no matter where you’re headed, May has that “not too hot and not too cold” weather, as well as being a time for some pretty big festivals. Here are some ideas for where to go in May.

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May 4, 2015 by | 0 Comments

6 Highlights of the Basque Country in Spain

San Sebastian

While most of Spain is instantly recognizable from its rolling fields of wheat and hills of olive groves stretched out beneath wide blue skies, the farther you head north, the more you begin to realize just how diverse this southern European nation is. By the time you reach the Basque Country on the northern coast next to France, it feels almost as if you’ve left Spain and, well, according to many locals, you actually have.

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April 29, 2015 by | 0 Comments

10 Must-Try Food and Drinks of Southern Italy’s Puglia Region

It’s easy to be well-fed in Puglia, Italy. Situated in the southern heel of the boot-shaped country, the region is known for its broad plains and limestone hills, as well as its simple, rustic cuisine: handmade orecchiette pasta,creamy burrata cheese, and tons of locally harvested seafood. If you love good food and drink, here are ten treats you won’t want to miss.

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April 28, 2015 by | Comments Off

Map: 27 Game of Thrones Filming Locations to Visit in Europe

The otherworldly landscapes seen on-screen in the Game of Thrones are as captivating as the dragons, direwolves and white walkers that make the story so unique. From the icy wilderness North of the Wall to the soaring fortress of King’s Landing, many of the show’s most memorable scenes were shot in real-life locations dotted all […]

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April 24, 2015 by | Comments Off

Europe’s Most Colorful Gardens

Garden of Ninfa

It’s hard to resist a garden in full bloom, especially one sampling every color of the rainbow. While one can easily find a slew of scenic gardens and public parks in just about any city, there are a few European destinations boasting quite impressive flowerbeds this season. From larger-than-life palace grounds and artist-inspiring, free-growing shrubs to an island dedicated to wildlife, here are eight gardens definitely worth an afternoon stroll.

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April 13, 2015 by | 2 Comments

Discovering the World of Game of Thrones in Croatia

View of the city and bay

Battling the wind on top of the ramparts, the view over Dubrovnik’s terracotta-tiled rooftops is familiar. Perhaps it’s because I’ve seen it in a million travel brochures, but when my guide pulls out a screen shot of King’s Landing, it clicks into place. I can see a CGI-generated giant Sept of Baelor replacing Dubrovnik’s more modest cathedral and the towered Red Keep replaces Fort St. Lawrence (Lovrijenac) on top of the craggy rock, but the houses and some of the smaller churches still play a guest role in bringing Westeros’ capital, King’s Landing, to life.

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April 9, 2015 by | Comments Off

10 Norway Destinations for the Frozen Fan

Lofoten island in winter

Garnering Oscar nominations, number one hit songs and more than $1.2 billion at the U.S. box office since it was released back in November 2013, Disney’s Frozen has fast become the most successful animated film of all time and, with a hotly anticipated sequel in the works, this is the perfect time to set out on a Frozen-inspired adventure. To help plan your itinerary, here are ten of the most beautiful Norway destinations that inspired Frozen.

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April 6, 2015 by | Comments Off

April Top Photos of the Month: Spring has Sprung

Spring is in the air which means all the flowers are in bloom. Check out the beauty of spring around the world in Viator’s April Top Photos of the month!

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April 2, 2015 by | Comments Off

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