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France & Italy: The Best of Two Great Foodie Destinations

Enjoy Italian wine country!

There’s no disputing the culinary prowess of France and Italy. Both countries have long been held up as examples of the finest food traditions, although for completely different reasons.

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July 2, 2015 by | Comments Off

Where to Celebrate the 4th of July

There's no better place to watch fireworks than on a beach! Photo credit: Kyle Nishioka via Flickr.

For many Americans, July 4th is a family holiday — it involves backyard barbecues, maybe a parade through town and a local fireworks show. Some people, however, have dreams of celebrating the nation’s birthday with more pizzazz. Thankfully, there are plenty of options around the country that deliver 4th of July festivities worth traveling for.

So, where to celebrate the 4th of July? These 11 places around the U.S. each offer something special for the day, whether it’s a stunning backdrop for fireworks or a party that makes you forget the fireworks altogether.

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July 1, 2015 by | 1 Comment

Travel With Viator: What’s Happening in July

Beautiful Halong Bay, Vietnam

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

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July 1, 2015 by | 15 Comments

The Rums of Central America

Centario rum

One of the great benefits of traveling through Central America is that it’s easy to find really good rum for a ridiculously low price. While most people associate rum with the Caribbean, many of the best ones actually come from the mainland of Central America. They might not be as famous or as heavily marketed brands like Bacardi, but that’s a good thing. Thanks to more abundant sources of fresh spring water and the ability to store the barrels above sea level, these often beat out the island brands in international tasting competitions.

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June 23, 2015 by | Comments Off

June Top Photos of the Month: Summer Lovin’

Nothing quite says "summer travel" quite like a trip to the Grand Canyon

Get out and about and enjoy summer around the world with Viator’s June Top Photos of the Month!

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June 17, 2015 by | Comments Off

10 Things to See and Do in Winnipeg

Winnipeg skyline

Looking for fun in Manitoba’s capital city? Whether you’re into culture or nature, we’ve got 10 things to see and do in Winnipeg.

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June 9, 2015 by | Comments Off

Exploring Northern Cyprus

The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus has plenty of charm and history to explore, from Crusader castles to pretty harbor towns to often-deserted beaches.

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June 8, 2015 by | Comments Off

Discovering the Surprise of El Salvador

Cerro Verde, El Salvador

Rugged volcanos dotting the countryside, vibrant cities with a youthful spirit, colonial charm preserved and actively refurbished for future generations to enjoy. This may not be the El Salvador in your mind, but it’s the country that exists beyond the international headlines and doomsday CIA travel warnings.

In a week’s worth of travel, we found what makes El Salvador special. The land itself was diverse, bursting with natural beauty. The food, namely the Salvadoran staple of pupusas, never disappointed. Most of all, the people who eagerly shared their stories are what make El Salvador not only special, but one of the most rewarding travel destinations.

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June 5, 2015 by | Comments Off

Top Ten Summer Festivals in Ljubljana

Ljubljana Castle.

  The vibrant, on-trend capital city of Slovenia becomes a cultural hotspot in summer, with a series of cultural happenings to rival any major European city. Here are the top ten summer festivals in Ljubljana, when the streets of the old town will be filled with music, poetry and dancing. Promenade Concerts Every Sunday in […]

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June 3, 2015 by | Comments Off

Exploring the History of Malta on a Sightseeing Tour

Ghar Dalam cave

The Viator Malta Sightseeing Tour: Blue Grotto, Marsaxlokk and Ghar Dalam offers the best of what the island has to offer in terms of landscapes, and a great introduction to the prehistoric heritage of the island, including a visit to the Tarxien temples. After having spent some days exploring Malta’s cities and its more recent history, I was looking forward to getting away from the crowds, and exploring a historical period of which I know absolutely nothing.

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June 1, 2015 by | Comments Off

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