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Explore the Castles of Transylvania from Bucharest

The impressive exterior of Peles Castle.

The Peles and Bran castles are a few hours drive outside of Bucharest, therefore making a great day trip to our Romania travel plans. Since we were traveling without a car, I chose to book the Castles of Transylvania from Bucharest Private Tour in order to discover the true history of the region.

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October 7, 2015 by | Comments Off

Winter Adventures Around the Arctic Circle

Ready to mush the dog team

The Call of the Wild … Jack London described a world of pure white, dangerous and exhilarating. Contrary to his time, today you can easily travel to the great northern territories of the USA and Canada and experience the thrills without the danger — just bring your adventurous spirit!

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October 5, 2015 by | Comments Off

Festivals Around the World in October

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. Photo credit: nicolicreer via Flickr.

From religious ceremonies to hot air balloons, October is filled with a variety of festivals. The changing colors in many places, along with cooler days, and the refreshing calm before the hectic holiday season draw locals and travelers to some of the world’s most famous – and obscure – events. Since festivals often showcase local and traditional music, arts and crafts, dance and food, attending an event is one of the best ways to learn about regional traditions, customs, cuisines and values. Here’s a roundup of October festivals around the world.

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October 2, 2015 by | 0 Comments

Travel With Viator: What’s Happening in October

Fall foliage in Massachusetts, US

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

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October 1, 2015 by | 15 Comments

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 30, 2015 by | 0 Comments

The Best of Bucharest With a Private Guide

Downtown Bucharest

Razvan Trancu has 13 years of tour guide experience as well as a varied background that includes a law school degree and operations work in a film studio. He was born and raised in Bucharest and enjoys the cultural exchange of his profession as well as putting travelers at ease as he takes them on tours around his city as a Viator private guide. He took the time recently to provide us his local perspective on Bucharest’s interesting history and many attractions.

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September 29, 2015 by | Comments Off

Eight Quirky Detours in the Southwest U.S.

Beautiful Death Valley is worth a road trip detour.

If you’re road tripping and looking to explore some off-the-beaten-path locations in the Southwest U.S. while en route to your destination, here are a few quirky detours to help break up the drive.

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September 21, 2015 by | Comments Off

Best Over-Water Bungalows in The Maldives

Tucked away off the southern coasts of India and Sri Lanka in the Laccadive Sea, The Maldives is a tiny island nation comprising 26 atolls. Characterized by white sand beaches and diverse underwater ecosystems, the Maldives has long been a favorite destination among honeymooners with cash to splash. And while many of the Maldives opulent resorts are certainly splurge-worthy, there are a few more modest accommodation options for those with tighter purse strings. Here are a few of the Maldives’ best over-water bungalows for travelers of all budgets:

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September 17, 2015 by | Comments Off

September Top Photos of the Month: Down Under in the Australia

Go down under in Australia with Viator with the September Top Photos of the Month!

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September 17, 2015 by | Comments Off

A Slovenian Coast and Karst Region Day Trip

Predjama Castle

From the moment my tour guide, Peter, introduced himself, I knew it was going to be a fun day. I’d arrived in Ljubljana, the charming capital of Slovenia, the day before this trip, eager to learn as much as possible about this small but vibrant country. I climbed into a comfortable, air-conditioned van and introduced myself to the other seven participants on the Slovenian Coast and Karst Region Day Trip from Ljubljana.

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September 14, 2015 by | Comments Off

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