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8 Traditional Games to Play Around the World

The boomerang

Experiencing a country and its unique culture spans further than just visiting major tourist attractions. Interacting with the locals and engaging in their way of life and traditions brings an authentic flavor to each trip, and helps to break down the barriers that we put up between unfamiliar ideas and cultures. This can be achieved through food, clothing, holidays, and even recreational games.

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October 15, 2014 by | Comments Off

Reasons to Go to Ghana

Masks for sale at a market

For those looking to visit Africa, Ghana is a great place to start. Known as “Africa for beginners,” it’s the perfect destination for getting acquainted with this diverse continent. And that’s not the only reason to visit. Rich history, an upbeat culture, wildlife-filled parks and beautiful beaches are just a few other facets worth exploring. To help you plan your trip, here are 10 reasons to make Ghana, Africa, your next vacation destination.

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September 12, 2014 by | Comments Off

Namibia: Six Reasons to Visit an Unknown Country in Southern Africa

With only about two million people scattered across the expanses of its breathtaking savannahs, haunting deserts and fertile deltas, Namibia is one of the least-densely populated countries in the world. Yet somehow this southern African nation that’s approximately the size of California still offers some of the greatest ecological and cultural diversity in the world.

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September 10, 2014 by | Comments Off

The Big Five and Beyond: Going on Safari in the Serengeti

Popping up out of the safari jeep

Big Five hunting has waned in popularity, but there’s still a good deal of status associated with bagging a lion or an elephant for sport. How much better to go on a safari with only the intent of seeing, not diminishing these populations?

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July 28, 2014 by | 0 Comments

Nairobi in One Day

At the Karen Blixen Museum

Most people find themselves in Nairobi on either end of a safari trip. The city is Kenya’s capital and main area of business in the region. Aside from the few favorite restaurants in the downtown area, the city itself doesn’t offer a lot of action for tourists. The best way we found to spend a day in Nairobi is to explore the many attractions outside of the city limits. We toured the Nairobi National park, Langata Giraffe Center, and the home of one of Kenya’s most famous past resident Karen Blixen.

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July 14, 2014 by | 0 Comments

Dances to Learn Around the World

Hula dancing in Hawaii

Great art isn’t always found in museums. Dance varies from place to place, yet remains a constant way for people to express themselves. Whether performed in a grand theater or on a street corner, dance can be emotional, tell tales or be a way to celebrate. Whatever the reason or venue, the rhythm is out to get you. So grab your passport and take on a calorie burning challenge with these dances to watch and learn around the world.

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July 2, 2014 by | 0 Comments

Best Places to Go Diving

View of the Similan Islands

Sometimes it might feel like your list of must-see destinations around the world keeps getting bigger, even as you check countries and cities off. Divers have an even more daunting task, however, as they have lists that cover not only places on land but places underwater, too. Whether you’re an experienced diver, are looking to get certified, or simply want to do a bit of snorkeling on your next vacation, here are some of the best places to go diving around the world.

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June 23, 2014 by | 0 Comments

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 9, 2014 by | 0 Comments

Meet a Guide: Mustapha Ahitass in Marrakech

Meet Mustapha Ahitass

Meet Mustapha Ahitass, one of Viator’s local experts on Marrakech.

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April 28, 2014 by | 0 Comments

Game of Thrones Film Sites Around the World

The Alcázar of Seville

The HBO award-winning fantasy drama, Game of Thrones, returns for its fourth season this April, just in time to help inspire your summer travels. Dedicated Game of Thrones tours now run in all the key filming locations, so you can voyage to the wild landscapes North of the Wall or follow in the footsteps of royalty at the real-life King’s Landing.

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March 11, 2014 by | 0 Comments

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