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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

Top Photos of the Month: September Fall-Inspired Travels

Snapping a photo from the Express Rail Tour from Milan

Fall into autumn with September’s Top Photos of the Month!

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September 12, 2014 by | Comments Off

Namibia: Six Reasons to Visit an Unknown Country in Southern Africa

With only about two million people scattered across the expanses of its breathtaking savannahs, haunting deserts and fertile deltas, Namibia is one of the least-densely populated countries in the world. Yet somehow this southern African nation that’s approximately the size of California still offers some of the greatest ecological and cultural diversity in the world.

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September 10, 2014 by | Comments Off

Travel with Viator: What’s Happening in September

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

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September 9, 2014 by | 15 Comments

World’s Strangest Festivals

Hadaka Matsuri photo courtesy of kc7fys via Flickr

One of the best reasons to travel is the resulting opportunities to experience a new country and culture; there’s no better way to better understand a foreign culture than through one of its festivals. From fire dancing to flesh piercing, there are some experiences that seem extremely strange to the uninitiated. However, once you’ve either seen it firsthand—or taken part in it—you’ll never be quite the same. From the religious to the wacky, here are some of the world’s strangest festivals.

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September 8, 2014 by | Comments Off

September Viator Customer of the Month: Stacy Cooper’s Surprise Proposal in Las Vegas

At the famous Las Vegas sign

From volunteering with baby pandas in China to visiting the Sistine Chapel after its closed to the public, every year Viator helps thousands and thousands of travelers just like you have unforgettable experiences. To continue to inspire you, each month we’ll be highlighting one of our recent customer’s trips. We hope seeing how fellow Viator travelers experience the world will inspire you to get out and plan your own trip! Meet Viator’s September Customer of the Month, Stacey Cooper!

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September 8, 2014 by | Comments Off

Charleston and Savannah: The Haunted Cities of the South

Marshall House

Separated by less than 100 miles of coastline and Hilton Head Island, Charleston and Savannah compete for the title of Most Haunted City in America. Episodes of the Sci-Fi channel’s Ghost Hunters and HGTV’s If These Wall Could Talk feature hotels, gravestones, and other sites known to host apparitions. Diner, pub, and brewery guests tell tales of having their hair pulled, feeling otherworldly presences, and even seeing dishware moved by invisible hands. With more buried history than in just about any other cities in the nation, it’s no wonder some souls are looking for redemption… or justice.

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September 3, 2014 by | 0 Comments

Where to Go in September: 20 Great End-of-Summer Spots

Rhine Valley

Why does everyone always ask, “are you going away at all this summer?” Traveling isn’t limited to July and August. Which means that just because you didn’t get a vacation this summer doesn’t mean you have to wait another ten months. The month ahead happens to be one of the best times to travel. From the changing colors of the leaves to the crisp pleasant weather to the tasty fall beers, we are actually surprised that more people aren’t jetting to the airports during the not-quite-fall-yet month of September. We aren’t complaining about the lack of crowds, though!

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September 1, 2014 by | 0 Comments

12 Tips for Traveling Like an Insider, From the Viator Travel Ambassadors

To keep bringing you more insider knowledge of destinations around the world, we’re working with a team of Viator Ambassadors, expert travel bloggers who’ve been around the block (and around the world) a few times. Collectively, they’ve visited hundreds of airports, logged thousands of miles of flight time and learned through experience how to make the most of any trip. We asked our ambassadors for their best tips for traveling like an insider. Here’s what they had to say.

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August 27, 2014 by | Comments Off

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