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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

Out of Office: Jenna’s Family Trip to Maui

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.

This week, Destination Content Coordinator, Jenna, goes to Maui.

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February 25, 2015 by | Comments Off

Top Photos of the Month: January’s Caribbean Island Dreams

Go horse-back riding in Ocho Rios

If you’ve got the winter blues, dream your days away with the beautiful sights of the tropical Caribbean with January’s Top Photos of the Month!

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January 22, 2015 by | Comments Off

Auckland’s Best Beaches

Mission Bay

So you’re in Auckland, the sun is out and you’re thinking, wow this is a great day to go to the beach: where do you go? West to the black sand and surf? North to the sandy suburban shores? Or closer to home to a city beach?

Auckland is located on an isthmus between two coasts – east and west – so there are many beaches to choose from. For some you’ll need a car, for others a bus ticket or short ferry ride will get you there in no time.

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October 24, 2013 by | 0 Comments

St. Barth: France in the Caribbean

St Jean

The island of St. Barth is like a miniature French Riviera that has split from its mother country and sailed off into the Caribbean. With its sumptuous duty-free boutiques, world-class hotels, and yacht-lined harbor, it’s no wonder that the island has become the playground to the rich and famous. But ordinary travelers can enjoy St. Barth, too, and for those North American-based Francophiles and romantics who dream of a quick getaway to Paris, there is a taste of France much closer to home.

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September 18, 2013 by | 0 Comments

Tybee Island: Laid-Back Beach Style in Georgia

Tybee Lighthouse

Just 20 minutes from the heavy antebellum charm of Savannah, the landscape begins to change. The horizon spreads open to reveal Georgia’s low country: a coastal waterway lined with marshes, sinking landscapes and a slow, lazy river.

Off the side of the road, you may see alligators lurking in the water, or cranes standing still in marsh grass. You’ll feel the slow pull of the tide as you drive further down Hwy. 80, away from the mainland and closer to the coast.

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September 6, 2013 by | 1 Comment

Eight Best Beaches in Florida

(Photo: Ft. Zachary Taylor Beach, Key West, Florida via Shutterstock)

In some respects, you can’t go wrong with any Florida beach you choose. But with more than 1,200 miles of coastline, you may feel overwhelmed by the possibilities. Don’t fret! Here’s your primer on the best beaches in Florida.

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July 26, 2013 by | 0 Comments

Niagara Falls Day Trip from Toronto

View of Horseshoe Falls from Maid of the Mist boat

As a kid growing up in New York during the 80′s, Superman II put Niagara Falls on the map for me. In the movie, a young boy climbing on the guard rail accidentally falls over the edge. Luckily, Superman is there to rescue him before he hits the raging waters below. 32 years later, I finally had the chance to go on a Niagara Falls Day Trip from Toronto to see North America’s largest waterfall, and the world’s most powerful.

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July 11, 2013 by | 2 Comments

Florianopolis: Brazil’s Beach City

Relaxing at Barra da Lagoa in Florionoplis

While the name Florianopolis technically refers to the capital city of Santa Catarina state (also the name of the island), locals refer to the entire island by its nickname: Floripa. The island is located in southern Brazil, south of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paolo, and is home to 42 beautiful beaches. Given the large size of the island, we structured our trip to spend several nights on the northern side, followed by time further south in Lagoa da Conceição.

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June 28, 2013 by | 0 Comments

Sailing through Panama and Colombia

Snorkeling around the islands.

Because there is no road crossing, combining both Panama and Colombia into one trip has historically been difficult – the simplest way having been to hop on a plane. However, there is now another way. Signing on as ‘crew’ and hitching your way through the beautiful aquatic world of the Guna Yala archipelago. Not only will you be crossing continents, you will feel like you are traversing time itself.

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June 21, 2013 by | 2 Comments

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