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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

Travel with Viator: What’s Happening in October

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

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October 11, 2014 by | 15 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

Top Photos of the Month: October Spooky Spots

See the petrified man in the ruins of Pompeii

Get ready for Halloween with these spooky destinations with October’s Top Photos of the Month!

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October 7, 2014 by | Comments Off

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

Seven Unusual Ways to Greet People Around the World

From sticking out your tongue to pressing noses together to breathing on someone way up close, there’s more than one way to say hello around the world.

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September 24, 2014 by | Comments Off

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

Introducing Albania: Five Tips for Exploring

Beachside in Albania

Albania feels like an entire world apart from its neighboring Mediterranean countries, and it’s certainly more challenging. English-speakers can’t often be found, and the Albanian language is in an entire league of its own. Getting around is a challenge, and there’s no real efficient public transit. Chaos is pretty much mandatory.

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September 15, 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

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