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Ten Great Day Trips from Riga

Sunset on the Jurmala coast.

Sandwiched between Estonia and Lithuania, Latvia’s capital of Riga has exploded with fun things to do since the end of Soviet occupation and has become party-central of the Baltic. Outside the capital, the frenetic pace of life slows right down in towns and villages where time has virtually stood still. To see the contrast between the country’s turbulent history and its natural beauty, check out these suggestions for day trips from Riga:

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July 23, 2015 by | Comments Off

Scenic Spots Not to Miss on Moorea

Stunning landscape of Moorea Island as seen from the sea.

Located just off the coast of Tahiti, Moorea island is ideal for those wanting a more low-key Polynesian experience. It’s renowned for its unspoiled landscape, scenic views, and seemingly endless pineapple plantations. If you’re considering a holiday in Moorea, here are some of the island’s most scenic spots.

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July 10, 2015 by | Comments Off

National Parks to Explore in Venezuela

Angel Falls in Canaima National Park, Venezuela

Venezuela’s vast coastline, numerous mountains and variety of ecosystems provide the country a seemingly limitless number of beaches, lakes, mountains, waterfalls, rivers and lagoons to satisfy the most adventuresome spirits.

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May 18, 2015 by | Comments Off

Best Beaches in Mozambique

Bilene

Mozambique is the best vacation destination that you may have never considered. Sun-soaked, white sand beaches give way to translucent ocean water. Development – particularly of resort areas – is rapidly on the rise in the most picturesque beach areas of the country. If you want a unique vacation that’s off the beaten path, consider going to one of the best beaches in Mozambique.

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April 17, 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

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

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