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Top 10 Places to Eat and Drink in New Orleans

Get cookin'!

In New Orleans, eating and drinking is an essential part of the Big Easy lifestyle. Creole cuisine dominates the menus, for sure, but imaginative culinarians increasingly add flavors from France, Spain, Italy, Africa, Caribbean, and Asia to the mix, creating inventive, mouth-watering dishes. Try such specialties as creamy crawfish etouffee or spicy gumbo to wake your tastes buds and go from there. Even simple platters burst with personality, like a muffaletta stuffed with ham, salami, lettuce, and marinated olives or an icy plate of freshly-shucked oysters. Bring your appetite.

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March 28, 2011 by | 0 Comments

New York City Helicopter Tours: An Update

Lower Manhattan & Battery Park, taken on the tour

Is there any better place in the world to take a helicopter flight than New York City? If there is I want to go there, now! But some recent changes in flight regulations for helicopter operations in the New York City airspace made me wonder how much the tours had been affected. To find out, I booked our New York Manhattan Scenic Helicopter Tour.

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March 21, 2011 by | 0 Comments

Top 5 USA Spring Break Cities

Over the years, students and adults alike flock to Spring Break destinations varying from USA beach towns to European and Mexican getaways. However, one truth remains, Americans started the party 50 years ago, making Spring Break a cultural phenomenon. Here are the Top Five American cities in which you should spend your Spring Break.

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March 14, 2011 by | 0 Comments

The Woman Behind the Winchester Mystery House

Follow the footsteps of Melinda as she tours the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose. The mystery of the house lies in its owner, a woman convinced that to keep the ghosts at bay she must construct her house with as many turns, twists and dead-ends as possible to confuse them. The final design leaves modern day visitors quite confused as well.

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March 7, 2011 by | 1 Comment

Top 5 Cities to Celebrate Mardi Gras

Traditional Venice Carnival Masks

While Lent is not a tradition practiced the world over, everyone sure does love to go all out the night before, Catholic or not. French for Fat Tuesday (the night before Ash Wednesday) Mardi Gras is a yearly excuse to indulge, dress up and go to a fantastic party. Where can you do the best partying, people-watching and dressing up? We’ve got the top five.

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March 5, 2011 by | 2 Comments

Top 8 Things to Do in New Orleans

New Orleans conjures up so many images, from lively Mardi Gras parades and rollicking rhythm and blues to mansion-lined streets under a canopy of old oak trees and bowls of spicy gumbo. Its unique potpourri of African, French, and Spanish cultures gives it a colorful personality, unlike any other city in America. Along with Mardi Gras and Jazz Fest—which are must-see experiences in their own right—here’s our top 8 things to see and do while you’re in the Big Easy.

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February 25, 2011 by | 1 Comment

Boston: Take to the Streets

Revere Rides Out

Boston seems an eminently respectable city. The neatly arranged brownstones of Back Bay boast high-end shopping and café culture. The Massachusetts State House on Beacon Hill represents all that is good and fair about America. Across the Charles River, the alumni of MIT and Harvard include US presidents and Nobel prize-winners.

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February 18, 2011 by | 0 Comments

[Contest] Win Tickets to Yosemite National Park

***Editor’s Note: The contest is now closed and we have a winner! Congratulations Laura!***Escape the hustle and bustle of San Francisco and enjoy a relaxing day trip to Yosemite National Park, California’s most famous national park. From now until February 15, 2011, Viator is giving away one pair of tickets to our Yosemite National Park and Giant Sequoias Trip!

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January 31, 2011 by | 101 Comments

[Contest] Win 4 Tickets to The Lion King in Las Vegas

***Editor’s Note: The contest is now closed and we have a winner! Congratulations Lisa!***The Las Vegas production of THE LION KING, now in its second year at Mandalay Bay, is one of the most popular shows on the Strip, and should not be missed. And now Viator is giving one lucky winner the chance to catch this award-winning production while it’s in Vegas! Read on to find out how you can win 4 FREE TICKETS to THE LION KING at Mandalay Bay!

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December 27, 2010 by | 48 Comments

Exploring San Francisco by Segway

I believe the best way to see a city is through the soles of your feet. But after lifting those feet a few inches off the ground on the San Francisco Waterfront Segway Tour I have to say walking has some serious competition.

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December 14, 2010 by | 1 Comment

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