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Thanksgiving Travel: 8 Amazing Things to Do and Places to Go

Pikachu balloon by Ben+Sam (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Thanksgiving’s eating, drinking and merrymaking tend to come with an element of stress over meal planning, preparation and cleanup. So take a break from the usual this year: Because what better way to celebrate an extra two days off in a row than to travel elsewhere than someone’s dining room? Consider going big — take your family and friends with you, or make a break for it with a private getaway — and skip the Black Friday shopping this year in exchange for experiences with far greater returns.

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October 19, 2015 by | Comments Off

The Beginner’s Guide to Food in Ljubljana

Discover Ljubuljana's culinary delights.

The Slovenes adore food and the ceremony of eating with family and friends; they are proud of their national cuisine and one of the best-loved sayings is “love comes through the stomach.” Their food is heavily influenced by the country’s history and surroundings. Arising from the ashes of the bitter break up of former Yugoslavia in the 1990s, tiny Slovenia is a wealthy country with a healthy GDP and a small, sophisticated capital city. At a cultural crossroads in Europe — Slovenia is surrounded by Italy, Croatia, Hungary and Austria — Ljubljana has borrowed from the cuisines of these countries.

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September 4, 2015 by | Comments Off

Small Carpathian Wine Country Day Trip

Daytripping to Carpathian wine country from Bratislava

The Carpathian Mountains run from Western Slovakia, near Bratislava, all the way to Transylvania in Romania. Slovakia was formerly behind the Iron Curtain, and part of the sprawling Austro-Hungarian Empire prior to World War I. Then it separated from Czechoslovakia to become its own country. Does Slovakia have an identity of its own? The locals certainly think so. I booked the Small Carpathian Wine Country Day Trip From Bratislava, the capital, in order to find out.

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July 28, 2015 by | Comments Off

July Top Photos of the Month: Eating Around the World

In Mumbai, try eating the street food like a local!

Get out and eat your way around the world this summer with some photo inspiration provided by Viator’s July Top Photos of the Month!

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July 10, 2015 by | Comments Off

Out of Office: Katie Wines and Dines in Burgundy

Viator’s team of travel insiders is obsessed with finding the best things to do everywhere we travel. From traditional tours to once-in-a-lifetime experiences, everywhere from Australia to Zimbabwe, we spend our time scouring the globe for the best tours and activities around the world. Whether traveling for work or pleasure (or both!) our staff members […]

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June 26, 2015 by | Comments Off

February Top Photos of the Month: Love Around the World

Go on the perfect morning date with a horseback ride

Catch a glimpse of love around the world with the Viator’s February Top Photos of the Month!

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February 5, 2015 by | Comments Off

Beyond Dracula: 7 Reasons to Visit Transylvania

Transylvania Castle of Bram

Howling wolves and things that bite in the night. Transylvania conjures up images of storm battered castles and flaky old counts out to drink your blood. However, if you dig beyond the cliché spawned by Bram Stoker’s infamous novel and a series of Hammer Horror films that followed, you’ll find this region of northwest Romania abundant in dramatic landscapes, artisanal traditions and warm welcomes. Transylvania is more than just Dracula, so here are seven reasons why it should make your bucket list.

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April 9, 2014 by | 1 Comment

Five Fun Things to Do in Inle Lake, Myanmar

It was my first day in Nyaungshwe, Myanmar, a bustling town that sits on Inle Lake, and already I was in awe. The placid lake and surrounding rolling mountains set the stage for a myriad of fun activities; from hiking and cycling to vineyard visiting and sweets tasting options abound.

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March 28, 2014 by | 0 Comments

Exploring Monterey County’s Wine Country in California

When most people think of Monterey, California, they think of pretty specific things. There’s the scenic Highway 1 coastline, legendary golf and the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium. Those things alone have all the makings of a great getaway, but more and more visitors are pouring into the area to taste another side of Monterey and Carmel.

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November 6, 2013 by | 0 Comments

7 Ways to Enjoy Santa Barbara Aside from the Beach

Santa Barbara Courthouse

With many exciting outdoor activities, Santa Barbara is perfectly poised to be your beach destination of choice. But there’s a lot more happening in this big little town than first meets the eye. With a population of around 100,000, a mean annual temperature of 72, and miles of beautiful coastline, Santa Barbara is a playground for the wealthy, and there is a lot to do here. If you’re hanging out in Santa Barbara and want more to do than just see the beach, here are 7 great ways to spend your time.

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July 1, 2013 by | 2 Comments

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