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Where to Go in October: 20 Great Spots for Early Autumn

Central Park in Autumn

With the days getting cooler, the nights getting dimmer and the autumnal leaves beginning to shed from the trees, October marks the golden months of fall in the Northern Hemisphere and there are few more magical times to travel. Whether you’re looking to spot the best fall foliage, seeking a suitably spooky location to celebrate Halloween or hoping to swap the cold nights for sunnier climes, here’s our top picks for where to go in October.

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September 29, 2014 by | 0 Comments

Why You Should Stop Skipping Montenegro and Go There Now

Montenegro mountains

I ended up in Montenegro by chance. I was trying to get from Greece to Croatia to hop on a yacht trip, and Montenegro just happened to be along the way. I had only meant to stay for two nights in Kotor before passing on to Dubrovnik. I stayed a week instead. Such is the magnetic pull of beautiful Montenegro.

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September 22, 2014 by | Comments Off

Reasons to Go to Ghana

Masks for sale at a market

For those looking to visit Africa, Ghana is a great place to start. Known as “Africa for beginners,” it’s the perfect destination for getting acquainted with this diverse continent. And that’s not the only reason to visit. Rich history, an upbeat culture, wildlife-filled parks and beautiful beaches are just a few other facets worth exploring. To help you plan your trip, here are 10 reasons to make Ghana, Africa, your next vacation destination.

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September 12, 2014 by | Comments Off

Travel with Viator: What’s Happening in September

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

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September 9, 2014 by | 15 Comments

World’s Strangest Festivals

Hadaka Matsuri photo courtesy of kc7fys via Flickr

One of the best reasons to travel is the resulting opportunities to experience a new country and culture; there’s no better way to better understand a foreign culture than through one of its festivals. From fire dancing to flesh piercing, there are some experiences that seem extremely strange to the uninitiated. However, once you’ve either seen it firsthand—or taken part in it—you’ll never be quite the same. From the religious to the wacky, here are some of the world’s strangest festivals.

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September 8, 2014 by | Comments Off

September Viator Customer of the Month: Stacy Cooper’s Surprise Proposal in Las Vegas

At the famous Las Vegas sign

From volunteering with baby pandas in China to visiting the Sistine Chapel after its closed to the public, every year Viator helps thousands and thousands of travelers just like you have unforgettable experiences. To continue to inspire you, each month we’ll be highlighting one of our recent customer’s trips. We hope seeing how fellow Viator travelers experience the world will inspire you to get out and plan your own trip! Meet Viator’s September Customer of the Month, Stacey Cooper!

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September 8, 2014 by | Comments Off

12 Cities to Explore on a Big Bus Tour

From open-aired roofless double-decker busses to big, red, air-conditioned British trolleys that fill a postcard, Big Bus Tours offer the convenience of hop-on hop-off location points with informative guides and the unique and charming Big Bus experience.

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September 8, 2014 by | Comments Off

Charleston and Savannah: The Haunted Cities of the South

Marshall House

Separated by less than 100 miles of coastline and Hilton Head Island, Charleston and Savannah compete for the title of Most Haunted City in America. Episodes of the Sci-Fi channel’s Ghost Hunters and HGTV’s If These Wall Could Talk feature hotels, gravestones, and other sites known to host apparitions. Diner, pub, and brewery guests tell tales of having their hair pulled, feeling otherworldly presences, and even seeing dishware moved by invisible hands. With more buried history than in just about any other cities in the nation, it’s no wonder some souls are looking for redemption… or justice.

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September 3, 2014 by | 0 Comments

Where to Go in September: 20 Great End-of-Summer Spots

Rhine Valley

Why does everyone always ask, “are you going away at all this summer?” Traveling isn’t limited to July and August. Which means that just because you didn’t get a vacation this summer doesn’t mean you have to wait another ten months. The month ahead happens to be one of the best times to travel. From the changing colors of the leaves to the crisp pleasant weather to the tasty fall beers, we are actually surprised that more people aren’t jetting to the airports during the not-quite-fall-yet month of September. We aren’t complaining about the lack of crowds, though!

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September 1, 2014 by | 0 Comments

Two Countries, One Trip: How to See More on Your Next Vacation

Even if you’re not the kind of traveler who wants to check off as many destinations as possible in a week-long vacation, you might get restless staying in one place for that long. With some cities, you not only have the option of visiting another region, you can also stamp your passport by going to a whole different country for a few days.

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August 18, 2014 by | 0 Comments

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