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Six Awesome Things to Do in Copan, Honduras

Luna Jaguar Hot Spring

While day trips to the archaeological site of Copán are common from Guatemala City and Antigua, the nearby city of Copán itself is also an option for travelers who want to stay close to the Maya site. Copán Ruinas offers several hotels in town, and these provide easy access to other nearby attractions. If you’re planning a trip to Honduras, here’s a look at what to see and do in the Copán area.

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March 27, 2015 by | Comments Off

Europe’s Cheapest Cities This Year

You’ve heard it a lot in the last few months: Europe is cheaper than it’s been in a long time. The time to go is now. But Europe is a big place. So where should you visit to make the most of the strong dollar?

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March 25, 2015 by | Comments Off

8 Reasons to Visit Belfast Now

Belfast restaurant street

The time of ‘The Troubles’ has passed, and Belfast no longer tops the Travel Advisory List where it was once lumped with Beirut, Baghdad, and Bosnia. This Northern Ireland city is busy redefining itself and here are eight reasons to witness Belfast’s dynamic comeback now.

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March 24, 2015 by | Comments Off

8 Most Extreme Florida Adventures

Go hang gliding!

Florida isn’t just about relaxing on the beach, margarita in hand, toe-tapping to Jimmy Buffet. It’s also one of the country’s premier destinations for extreme, once-in-a-lifetime experiences. From shark diving in the Florida Keys, to racing a Lamborghini in Miami, to skydiving in Tampa, there’s no shortage of adventure opportunities. Here are just eight of our favorite experiences for adrenalin junkies.

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March 20, 2015 by | Comments Off

7 of the Best SCUBA Diving spots in Southeast Asia

Banda Aceh sunset

Many visitors to Southeast Asia take advantage of the amazing SCUBA diving available and either get certified, take a liveaboard diving trip to maximize underwater time, plan the entire vacation around fabulous diving spots, or all three. When it comes to clear, warm waters, vibrant corals and underwater diversity showcasing both large and micro ocean life, Southeast Asia is undeniably one of the best regions of the world for SCUBA addicts. The following are five of the best places to dive in Southeast Asia, based on visibility, animal-life, corals, and probability of seeing rare species of both.

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March 18, 2015 by | Comments Off

Ultimate Summer Road Trip: San Francisco to Los Angeles

Point Dume State Beach and Preserve

The 450-mile stretch between San Francisco and Los Angeles is one of America’s most iconic road trips. And for good reasons: vast beaches, towering mountains, and uninterrupted views of the Pacific guide you down the California coast.

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March 16, 2015 by | Comments Off

March Top Photos of the Month: The Luck of the Irish

Take in the beautiful sites of Ireland with Viator’s March Top Photos of the Month!

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March 16, 2015 by | Comments Off

Discovering Coffee Culture in Nicaragua

Coffee beans

Coffee has played an important role in Nicaragua since its arrival in the 1800’s. Large-scale coffee crops started making an appearance in the 1850’s and by 1870, coffee was the primary export crop of Nicaragua. According to the Equal Exchange Co-op, whose mission is to foster mutually beneficial relationships between farmers and consumers, more than 40,000 coffee-farm families cultivate coffee beans, many of which help preserve the country’s forests and threatened biodiversity. By the late 1990’s, coffee production contributed $140 million US to Nicaragua’s economy and provided the equivalent of 280,000 permanent agricultural jobs. It’s estimated that 95% of Nicaragua’s coffee farmers are micro and small-scale producers.

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March 11, 2015 by | Comments Off

St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations Around the World

St Patricks Day Boston

St Patrick’s Day. The one time of year where it is totally acceptable to dye beer green. And drop green coloring into bodies of water. And strut around in head-to-toe green. It’s the day of festive parades, followed by a night of even more festiveness. All of this is done for one reason: to celebrate Saint Patrick, one of Ireland’s most well-known saints.

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March 9, 2015 by | 1 Comment

10 Things to Love About Myrtle Beach

Sink your toes into the sands at Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach is a favorite vacation destination in South Carolina—for good reason. With 60 miles (96.6 km) of beach known as the Grand Strand on the Atlantic Ocean, plenty of opportunities for entertainment and multiple cultural offerings, Myrtle Beach has been luring visitors for decades. A man-made island, with the Intercostal Waterway separating the city from the mainland, this separation just adds to the allure of Myrtle Beach. While there are lots of things to love in Myrtle Beach, here are our top 10 picks.

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March 4, 2015 by | Comments Off

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