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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Tampa, Florida

Tampa Bayshore

Tampa, Florida sees barely a third of the visitors of Orlando, its more popular first cousin on the opposite side of the state. Too bad. Because what Tampa lacks in princess castles and theme parks, it more than makes up for in pirate ships and a booming craft beer scene.

Slap on an eye patch, grab a cigar and put ten new wrinkles in your brain with these crazy facts you never knew about Tampa.

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September 16, 2013 by | 0 Comments

Beyond Stonehenge: Five Incredible Stone Circles in England

Avebury Stone Ring

Stonehenge may be a magnificent prehistoric monument that attracts visitors to England in their thousands, but there are other stone circles in the country that are just as inspiring. Some are larger and more accessible, and others are small and charming, tucked away in fields or on bleak moorland.

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September 16, 2013 by | 2 Comments

Day Trips from Vilnius

Druskininkai

In a country the size of Lithuania, almost any place could make a good day trip from the capital, Vilnius. While Vilnius sits near Lithuania’s western border with Belarus, you can get to Klaipeda on the shores of the Baltic Sea in around 3 hours by car or 4 hours by train or bus. There […]

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September 12, 2013 by | 1 Comment

First-Timer Tips for Exploring Ireland

Ireland road

Dublin is a fine city, but so many of Ireland’s jewels and secrets live outside the capital and around the countryside. Then there are the other, sometimes overlooked cities: Belfast, Cork, Galway, Kilkenny…to name a few. On my five-week trip around Ireland, I was lucky enough to dip into all corners of the country, and I learned a few things along the way about getting around.

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September 10, 2013 by | 0 Comments

Touring the Acropolis of Athens

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 Viator Exclusive: Acropolis of Athens, New Acropolis Museum and Greek Dinner tour, the perfect choice for an evening of 5th century BC history in the place where democracy was born.

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September 5, 2013 by | 0 Comments

The Magic of Turin: 7 Reasons to Visit

Mole Antonelliana

Turin has never approached the popularity of top Italian tourist draws like Venice or Florence, but that undiscovered quality is just part of its charm. Turin, or Torino as the Italians call it, is an elegant city of arcaded streets and monumental squares, and on a clear day, the Alps gleam in the distance. But the magic doesn’t end there.

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August 29, 2013 by | 0 Comments

Buy 2 Florence Tours and Save 20% on Your 3rd!

From now until September 6, 2013, when you buy two Florence tours you get 20% OFF of your 3rd tour! That’s right – Buy 2 tours, save 20% on your 3rd!

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August 23, 2013 by | 0 Comments

On the Trail of Malta’s Ancient Ruins

An altar at the Tarxien Temples.

Although many people head to Malta for sun, sea and sand, there is a significant trail of Neolithic ruins across the little archipelago of islands. The provenance of Malta’s spectacular Neolithic and Bronze Age sites at Hal Saflieni Hypogeum, Tarxien, Hagar Qim, Mnajdra and Ta’ hagrat, plus the ruins at Ggantija on Gozo, have been obscured over the millennia. It’s possible that they were built between 5,000 AD and 2,500 BC to honor an unknown goddess of fertility and while of acute historical importance, some of the sites themselves are not well interpreted – and indeed were not well tended until the last 20 years.

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August 21, 2013 by | 0 Comments

Save 40% in Istanbul

HURRY! Book by August 22nd, 2013 to save 40% on select tours in Istanbul. This exclusive offer applies to select departure times and dates through March 31st, 2014.

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August 16, 2013 by | 0 Comments

Exploring the Natural Wonders of Norway

Lofoten Islands

Running from spruce forests in the south past countless lakes, mountain peaks, glaciers, fjords and island archipelagos all the way to the Arctic Circle, Norway is blessed with awesome natural beauty combined with plenty of indigenous wildlife in thousands of hectares of wilderness. As custodian of all this loveliness, this land of Northern Lights and midnight sun has created 43 national parks and safeguards its assets fiercely.

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August 14, 2013 by | 0 Comments

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