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Visiting Vittoriosa and Senglea in Malta

Located right in the middle of the Mediterranean, the island nation of Malta is known for two things: its breathtaking landscapes and its history.

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November 17, 2014 by | Comments Off

Five Must-Visit Markets in Montevideo, Uruguay

Jewelry for sale

Walking the streets of Montevideo’s Old Town, there is a comforting sense that city residents are happy living in the moment. To get your own gauge on the city, however, one of the best places to experience Montevideo is in the mix of the local markets. Street ferias are a common occurrence on most days of the year, and the larger markets are internationally renowned for their food, wine, and good times. So whether it’s shopping for local produce or tax-free souvenirs, the following are some of the best Montevideo markets to visiting when passing through town.

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November 10, 2014 by | Comments Off

Charlotte Food and History Tour by Bike

Tremaine chatting with our tour group

An extremely bike-friendly city, with wide-bike lanes and an easily navigated layout, there’s no better way to explore than on two wheels. I arrived at the office for my morning Food & Culture Bike Tour of Charlotte a few minutes early, eager to start. My guide Tremaine is a Charlotte native and was keenly interested and involved in the changes that were coming to Charlotte. He was also a history buff, having served as a docent at a local museum; I knew he would be an excellent guide.

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November 5, 2014 by | Comments Off

Nairobi, in the Footsteps of Hemingway

“I never knew of a morning in Africa when I woke up that I was not happy,” Earnest Hemingway wrote about the continent that became an important hub for his writing and life. His non-fiction book, Green Hills of Africa is an account of his month-long safari in East Africa. The Snows of Kilimanjaro, one of his most famous short stories, was also inspired by his time spent in East Africa. On many of his visits to East Africa, Hemingway used Nairobi, Kenya as a hub for big game hunting.

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November 3, 2014 by | Comments Off

Travel with Viator: What’s Happening in November

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

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November 1, 2014 by | 15 Comments

Where to Go in November

Go Whale Watching in Hawaii

As the autumnal hues give way to frosty mornings and Halloween decorations are swapped for twinkling Christmas lights, November marks the start of the winter season and there are plenty of atmospheric destinations to spend the cooler months. Whether you’re looking to celebrate Thanksgiving in style, join in the Diwali festivities in India, or escape to sunnier climes in the southern hemisphere, here are some ideas for where to go in November.

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October 29, 2014 by | 0 Comments

5 Offbeat Sights to See in Nicaragua

Nicaragua popularity also means you can’t expect privacy at any attractions that have made the top-ten lists. Luckily, for travelers with an appetite for adventure, there are still plenty of offbeat things to do in Nicaragua that are a departure from the average tourist itinerary.

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October 22, 2014 by | Comments Off

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

New England Fall Foliage: The Best State by State

Every fall, New England rolls out a foliage carpet dressed in blazing oranges and reds, yellows and purples. It’s the perfect time to visit the region. Leaf peepers come to drive the winding country roads, hike lush mountain paths, and stroll town greens to soak in the vibrant vistas of color. If you’re planning a trip to the region, here are the most stunning places to see fall foliage state-by-state.

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October 13, 2014 by | 2 Comments

Top 25 Haunted Places Around the World

There are 25 haunted spots featured on this list, and plenty more around the world besides what is listed below. How do you pick just one each year in which to spend your Halloween? Well, the good news is that these places retain their scary reputation year-round, so even if only one of them makes the cut for October 31st this year you can turn the rest into a frightening world tour if you want. It may not be a relaxing trip, but at least you’ll keep your adrenaline going at full speed.

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October 8, 2014 by | 5 Comments

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