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Winter Adventures Around the Arctic Circle

Ready to mush the dog team

The Call of the Wild … Jack London described a world of pure white, dangerous and exhilarating. Contrary to his time, today you can easily travel to the great northern territories of the USA and Canada and experience the thrills without the danger — just bring your adventurous spirit!

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October 5, 2015 by | Comments Off

Festivals Around the World in October

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. Photo credit: nicolicreer via Flickr.

From religious ceremonies to hot air balloons, October is filled with a variety of festivals. The changing colors in many places, along with cooler days, and the refreshing calm before the hectic holiday season draw locals and travelers to some of the world’s most famous – and obscure – events. Since festivals often showcase local and traditional music, arts and crafts, dance and food, attending an event is one of the best ways to learn about regional traditions, customs, cuisines and values. Here’s a roundup of October festivals around the world.

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October 2, 2015 by | 0 Comments

Eight Quirky Detours in the Southwest U.S.

Beautiful Death Valley is worth a road trip detour.

If you’re road tripping and looking to explore some off-the-beaten-path locations in the Southwest U.S. while en route to your destination, here are a few quirky detours to help break up the drive.

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September 21, 2015 by | Comments Off

Alpacas, Llamas & Goats at Apple Hill Farm in North Carolina

Get up-close with Alpacas on a farm in North Carolina.

Children shriek in giddy delight as alpacas nuzzle the fence—a strange feel of Andean charm in the middle of Appalachia. Alpacas are the main attraction here on Apple Hill Farm in North Carolina, about 25 minutes from Boone, but there are also goats, chickens, donkeys, and pigs that accompany them on this 42-acre property. As […]

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September 10, 2015 by | Comments Off

Viator Instagram ‘Summer Staycation’ Photo Contest Winner

Summer is coming to a close and so is the Viator Instagram ‘Summer Staycation’ photo contest. Viator insiders explored their own cities to bring us amazing photos and insider travel tips. Take a look at our top ten favorites:

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September 10, 2015 by | Comments Off

How To: Road Trip By Campervan

Road Trip By Campervan

Campervan road trips don’t run on gas—they run on unbridled freedom.

It’s heeding the call of the open road and its maze of possibility, where every junction, twist, and turn can lead to new adventures. It’s the feeling of being self-sufficient and gloriously untethered, where an itinerary, route, or destination can literally change on a whim. It’s spending time with your fellow passengers and bonding out on the road—incubating relationships that just need a little air to grow. It’s finding small towns and getting lost and impromptu roadside stops, and cultivating cross-country memories you can carry with you for life.

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September 3, 2015 by | Comments Off

Six Reasons to Visit the Mall of America in Minnesota

The famous Mall of America.

Mall of America is a massive shopping center located in Bloomington, Minnesota, just 10 miles from downtown Minneapolis. It’s the largest shopping mall in the United States and has a plethora of retail shops and activities covering four levels. Heading to a mall while visiting Minneapolis may not seem like something that that should be at the top of your travel list, but Mall of America is far from your average shopping center. From fun and games to fashion and food, this mega mall is a top place to experience when in Minnesota.

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August 3, 2015 by | Comments Off

The Best Way to See Greenville, South Carolina: By Segway

Gliding through Greenville on Segways

Of all the ways to see the sights in and around historic downtown Greenville, gliding effortlessly on top of a Segway has to be the most fun!

The “people mover” machines used on the Greenville Segway Tour are fun and easy. The non-motorized machines are based on balance and respond to how your body shifts. Leaning forward or backward or lightly moving the steering to the left or right is all you need to do — the Segway technology takes care of the rest.

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July 27, 2015 by | Comments Off

Six of the Most Beautiful Drives in Montana

Disappearing Ice in Yellowstone Lake

Montana is the fourth largest state in the U.S.A. and is home to a number of national parks and forests, making it a prime candidate for road trips. From the plains of the east to the Rocky Mountains in the west, Montana has no shortage of scenic drives, but here are some of the best.

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July 17, 2015 by | Comments Off

Best Summer Activities in Minneapolis

Minnehaha Falls in Minnesota

Minneapolis is covered in snow and ice for over half the year so when the weather finally gets warm, every day seems like a reason for celebration and fun. Much of the summer activities in Minneapolis take place around lakes — after all, Minnesota is the “land of 10,000 lakes.” In addition to nature, summer is a great time to experience some of the cultural aspects of Minneapolis as well. Here are some of the best summer activities to do when the weather finally gets warm in Minneapolis.

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July 7, 2015 by | Comments Off

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