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Hipster’s Guide to the San Francisco Mission District

A modern hipster’s weekend is mainly spent in one of the City’s sunniest and most colorful neighborhoods – The Mission District, named after the Spanish Mission San Francisco de Asis or Mission Dolores, the oldest surviving structure in San Francisco.

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September 4, 2009 by | 3 Comments

An Open Letter to Complainers

Being a frequent traveler has its memorable moments, and one of them occurred recently when I had the chance to dine at a well-known Georgian restaurant in Moscow, Russia. It was a great meal, and the restaurant’s location combined with the balmy summer weather provided the perfect opportunity for a late-night stroll through the streets […]

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August 31, 2009 by | 20 Comments

Viva la Summer: San Francisco

As part of Viator’s celebration of summer 2009, we’re pointing a spotlight at top summer destinations around the world. This week’s featured destination is San Francisco. As always our first order of business: we’re pleased to honor our Viva la Summer traveler of the week. This week it’s Eduardo S. from the USA. He submitted […]

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August 28, 2009 by | 1 Comment

Five Great Cities for Children

As a general rule, children and cities don’t tend to mix. A family holiday can be far less stressful when it’s restricted to a resort or quiet countryside area. But there are some cities in the world that are jam-packed with child-friendly attractions and activities. Singapore, Sydney, London, Copenhagen & Los Angeles are arguably the […]

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August 18, 2009 by | 2 Comments

New Giant (small) Panda at the San Diego Zoo

It’s been a busy time for the giant pandas at San Diego‘s world renowned zoo this past week! First up, two birthdays were celebrated this week. Su Lin (meaning ‘a little bit of something very cute’ in Chinese) celebrated her fourth birthday on Monday with a massive two-tiered “cake” made of ice, carrots, bamboo and […]

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August 7, 2009 by | 2 Comments

San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge: Musings on Beauty & Death

When I was a kid I owned a book called This is San Francisco. It was essentially a child’s large-format guidebook to the city, with illustrations of cable cars, sea lions, dungeness crabs, Chinatown, Willie Mays, and other highlights that, to most children and out-of-towners at least, sum up the city. My awareness of the […]

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July 30, 2009 by | 1 Comment

Viva la Summer: New York City

Haven’t heard of Viva la Summer? Here’s the deal – as part of Viator’s celebration of summer 2009, we’re pointing a spotlight at top summer destinations around the world. This week’s featured destination is New York City (see below for some of our favorite things to do in New York). Our first order of business: […]

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July 29, 2009 by | Comments Off on Viva la Summer: New York City

Behind the Scenes at the California Academy of Sciences

The first time I went to the newly re-opened California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco I didn’t feel like I got the most out of my experience. On the plus side, I skipped the line outside with my pre-bought ticket and I saw the aquarium and the living roof, but I didn’t go in […]

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July 14, 2009 by | Comments Off on Behind the Scenes at the California Academy of Sciences

Viva la Summer: Las Vegas

Haven’t heard of Viva la Summer? Here’s the deal – as part of Viator’s celebration of summer 2009, we’re pointing a spotlight at top summer destinations around the world. This week’s featured destination is Las Vegas, Nevada (see below for some of our favorite things to do in Las Vegas). We’re very pleased to honor […]

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July 7, 2009 by | 5 Comments

Contest: Las Vegas Dinner & Show

Editor’s note: The contest is now closed and we’re pleased to announce the winners! It was not an easy decision, there were a lot of great entries. But we’ve selected 2 runners-up and 1 grand prize winner for answering one simple question: “Why should Viator give YOU free tickets to a Las Vegas dinner & […]

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June 28, 2009 by | 61 Comments