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9 of the Best River Journeys in the World

An aerial view of the Amazon

Rivers, the great, ever-changing highways of water on the banks of which nearly all early civilizations were built. Nehir in Turkish, rio in Spanish — the river’s signifier in almost every language is beautiful, conjuring images of life and death, of settlement and flight, of the unstoppable flowing movement and renewal of all things. Their names — Ganges, Nile, Congo, Amazon, Danube — evoke entire worlds. Here is my list of the nine greatest river journeys in the world.

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February 5, 2016 by | 1 Comment

The Civil Rights Trail: Significant Locations in the Struggle for Freedom

Detroit Rosa Parks bus

February is Black History Month in the United States, a time to reflect on the struggles and accomplishments of black Americans in their pursuit to widen the consciousness of their country and balance the injustices of the system they were born into. This was a long and arduous struggle, which culminated in the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s. For those wishing to explore this history, here are a few significant sites on the Civil Rights Trail you’ll want to check out.

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February 2, 2016 by | 1 Comment

26 Cheap Things To Do, Eat and See in New Orleans

Big cities can be a drain on the wallet, with pricey options for food, entertainment and transportation, but New Orleans, Louisiana, is particularly friendly for those traveling on a budget. Sure you can drop a ton of cash in the Big Easy, but it’s not necessary. Here are 26 cheap — and free! — things to do, eat and see in New Orleans.

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February 1, 2016 by | 0 Comments

Travel With Viator: What’s Happening in February

Stay warm in Iceland in the geothermal Blue Lagoon.

Find deals, discounts, new tours and more below in our monthly blog update!

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February 1, 2016 by | 15 Comments

Top 8 Places to See the Northern Lights

Northern Lights Easter 2006 in Norway by PJ Hansen (CC BY-SA 2.0)

While travelers flock to the world’s northernmost countries for a glimpse of the Northern Lights, seeing them is no exact science and there’s no guarantee. From the snow-enveloped wilderness of Siberia to the northernmost tip of Canada, here are some of the best places to see the Northern Lights. So wrap up warm, pick a clear night and cross your fingers.

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January 25, 2016 by | 1 Comment

Carnival Celebrations Around the World

Most of us are familiar with some of the most famous Carnival celebrations in the world — Rio, Venice and New Orleans among them. But Carnival is celebrated all over the world in nearly any place that has a strong Catholic background, so there are plenty of places where you can enjoy festivities even if you’re not in Brazil or Louisiana this year. In addition to the majors, here are places with some of the more interesting Carnival celebrations around the world.

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January 20, 2016 by | 2 Comments

Top 25 Things to Do in Europe: 2016 Viator Travel Awards

Skip the line to see Gaudi's La Sagrada Familia.

You’ll find all kinds of activities and sights listed here, including skip-the-line access to major attractions, castle and palace tours, cabaret shows, ancient wonders and more. Join us for this tour of the Top 25 Things to Do in Europe in 2016!

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December 30, 2015 by | 8 Comments

Top 25 Things to Do in North America: 2016 Viator Travel Awards

You’ll find all kinds of activities listed below, including historic exploration in Cancun and Washington, D.C., enjoying the great outdoors in British Columbia and Miami, and acting like a kid again in Orlando and San Diego. Join us for this tour of the Top 25 Things to Do in North America!

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December 29, 2015 by | 1 Comment

7 Amazing Places to Ring in New Year’s on the Beach

New Year's Eve fireworks at Copacabana Beach in Rio

Eating, drinking and dancing. These are three activities that define New Year’s Eve across the globe. But some people do them wearing winter jackets, while others get to feel the sand between their toes as the fireworks go off. Do you want to be one of the latter? Then spend December 31 at one of the following destinations.

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December 29, 2015 by | Comments Off

Top 25 Things to Do in Australia & New Zealand: 2016 Viator Travel Awards

You’ll find all kinds of activities listed, including climbing iconic bridges, learning about indigenous culture, tasting the fruits of the area’s vineyards, and getting up close to local wildlife. Join us for this tour of the Top 25 Things to Do in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands!

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December 22, 2015 by | 2 Comments

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