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Hacking Monaco: A Commoner’s Guide to One of the Wealthiest Countries in the World

Monaco - Prince's Palace

What do Novak Djokovic, Sir Roger Moore, Bono, and Princesses Charlotte and Stephanie have in common? Not much, besides the fact that they’re all loaded and therefore own homes in Monaco. The tiny country on the Mediterranean has more millionaires per capita than any other country in the world. It’s really is dripping in diamonds; everyone dresses beautifully, there are Aston Martins parked on every corner, there is not a speck of dirt on the floor, and every building looks like a big cake. We are pretty sure even the pigeons wear diamonds.

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November 11, 2013 by | 0 Comments

Sampling the Flavors of Amsterdam on a Food Tour

Hopjeswafels, a popular variation on stroopwafels

In a city of such colour and character as Amsterdam, the only way to cut to the “real stuff” is to have a local take you around. And there’s a lot of real stuff to cut to; Viator’s Amsterdam Food Tour is packed with plenty of good eats, interesting information, and great conversation.

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November 7, 2013 by | 0 Comments

Meet John Blakey, a Private Guide in London

Meet John!

As a former television and film actor with 20 years of experience, John Blakey knows how to breathe life into stories and characters associated with a place. His motto is ‘Bring history to life’, and his aim is to take clients into the heart of his native England — whatever their interest might be.

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November 5, 2013 by | 0 Comments

10 Norway Winter Activities

Norway horse riding in snow

Vast, glistening fjords? Horn-capped Viking invaders? The eerie glow of the Northern Lights? Whatever comes to mind when you think of Norway, there’s no doubt that it’s steeped in mystique. With its location on the cusp of the Arctic and wilderness blanketed with snow for up to 6 months a year, Norway is a country tailor-made for the winter and there’s no better time to explore than with a carpet of fresh snow underfoot. Whether sleeping in a suite carved from ice, careening across the plains in a husky-drawn sled or marveling over a city made entirely of gingerbread, here are 10 Norway winter activities you’re sure to enjoy.

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November 4, 2013 by | 0 Comments

Meet Dawn Blee, a Private Guide in London

Meet Dawn!

As a professional Blue Badge tour guide working in London and the Southeast of England, Dawn Blee’s entertaining and informative tours earned her the Tour Guide of the Year award in 2011, as well as a reputation for being one of the area’s best guides.

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October 29, 2013 by | 0 Comments

Kreuzberg District Tour: Food, Culture, and Street Art

One of many famous works of graffiti in Berlin

The Kreuzberg district of Berlin is a very hip area. Hence, it’s the perfect spot for a Kreuzberg District Food, Culture, and Street Art tour. Tour guide Jannes met me and the other tour participant by the East Side Hotel, just outside of the Kreuzberg district of Berlin, and directly across from the East Side Gallery. The East Side Gallery is the longest section of the Berlin Wall that remains standing – at 1.3kms. It’s covered in graffiti-like art, but it’s not for just anybody to come along and make their mark; artists are invited.

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October 24, 2013 by | 0 Comments

Helsinki in 48 Hours

Suomenlinna

Scandinavia’s northernmost capital city is elegantly sprawled around its Baltic Sea waterfront on a peninsula scalloped by inlets and scattered with rocky skerries. Today Helsinki is one of the coolest cities in Europe, with a pounding modern heart, buzzing seaside restaurants and bars, innovative contemporary architecture, fashion-forward shopping streets and an edgy nightlife. That it also manages to be one of the world’s friendliest cities, with many sights easily walkable, makes this pocket-sized capital all the more charming.

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October 23, 2013 by | 0 Comments

Meet Dilek Camurcu, a Private Guide in Istanbul, Turkey

Meet Dilek!

As a Tourism graduate and fully licensed guide approved by Turkey’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Dilek Camurcu is a well-qualified guide eager to shower clients with her knowledge of the history, mythology, archaeology, religion and art of her beloved Istanbul.

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October 22, 2013 by | 0 Comments

8 Great Destinations to Explore in the Balkans

Bay of Kotor, Kotor, Montenegro

Often overlooked, the Balkan region is a land of unexpected surprises where history, art, and culture merge to create unique bustling urban centers. Historical sites and museums, distinctive architecture, and lively restaurant scenes are the norm. Throughout the region, striking natural landscapes provide ample opportunity for outdoor activities with lakes, rolling mountains, and even historical ruins dotting the countryside. Throw in the fact that the Balkan countries are relatively small, transportation options are numerous, and prices are quite low, the region is ripe for exploration.

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October 21, 2013 by | 1 Comment

Save 50% on Tours in Edinburgh!

Edinburgh sale

HURRY! Book by October 24th, 2013 to save 50% on select tours in Edinburgh. This exclusive offer applies to select departure times and dates through March 31st, 2014. Please note that this offer is available for new transactions only and cannot be applied to any existing booking.

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October 18, 2013 by | 0 Comments

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