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Top 11 Most Popular Things to Do Around the World on 11/11/11

See all the famous Parisian sights on a Seine River Cruise

November 11, 2011 is a unique occurrence on the calendar, but what’s just as unique are the experiences travelers are planning to have on that day. Our team at Viator has compiled a list of the 11 most popular activities as booked by actual travelers for Friday, November 11th. With everything from a 5-day Moroccan […]

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November 8, 2011 by | Comments Off on Top 11 Most Popular Things to Do Around the World on 11/11/11

Top 10 Characteristics of a Great Tour Guide

You could be standing inside a 12th-century French chapel, surrounded by rare stained-glass windows created for a king; the architecture is astounding, but if you don’t know what you’re looking at, its history and relevance, which king, why and when, you’ll be missing out on so much.

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September 29, 2011 by | 1 Comment

Top 5 Health & Wellness Retreats

Chiva-Som Health Resort

In an increasingly busy world, spas & health retreats are fast becoming one of the most popular vacation choices for the health conscious and burned out traveller. From indulgent spas attached to luxury hotel resorts to the complete health retreat experience, there are plenty of accommodation options to pick from when choosing where you want […]

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May 25, 2011 by | 1 Comment

Packing: 10 Things NOT to Forget

Airport Layover

For some last–minute types packing for a vacation involves stuffing a handful of items into a suitcase and running out the door. For others, it is a process that requires meticulous planning, a detailed list and piles of stuff laid out on the bed. Whichever packing camp you belong to (or somewhere in between…), less […]

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March 22, 2011 by | 5 Comments

Top 5 USA Spring Break Cities

Miami (Nightclub) Generic6-3

Over the years, students and adults alike flock to Spring Break destinations varying from USA beach towns to European and Mexican getaways. However, one truth remains, Americans started the party 50 years ago, making Spring Break a cultural phenomenon. Here are the Top Five American cities in which you should spend your Spring Break.

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March 14, 2011 by | Comments Off on Top 5 USA Spring Break Cities

Top 5 Cities to Celebrate Mardi Gras

Traditional Venice Carnival Masks

While Lent is not a tradition practiced the world over, everyone sure does love to go all out the night before, Catholic or not. French for Fat Tuesday (the night before Ash Wednesday) Mardi Gras is a yearly excuse to indulge, dress up and go to a fantastic party. Where can you do the best […]

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March 5, 2011 by | 2 Comments

Things to Do in New Orleans: Uptown Jazz to Carrollton Crawfish

This is where dreams of New Orleans become reality. There I sat in a timeless bar, in the cradle of jazz music, listening to a screaming clarinet player, propelled by a drummer, stand-up bass, piano and banjo. Time and space ceased to exist as the music, beer and crowd flowed into a singular composition we […]

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May 11, 2010 by | Comments Off on Things to Do in New Orleans: Uptown Jazz to Carrollton Crawfish

Immersing Myself in Hanoi

I do like to immerse myself in a culture. That’s not why I spilled my bowl of pho (Vietnamese noodle soup) all over myself on a recent tour to Hanoi. Yes, the Vietnamese national breakfast dish was reduced to a warm puddle with bits of meat and vegetables dripping off my thigh. I got up […]

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April 22, 2010 by | 4 Comments

My Washington DC Segway Tour

As a DC local, it is not an uncommon site to see Segway tours going around the city – my office is two blocks from the National Mall and I jog around the monuments several times a week. After years of seeing these tours and snickering at them (all the while secretly jealous), my friend […]

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March 15, 2010 by | 2 Comments

Things to Do in Marrakech

There are few cities that buzz like Marrakech – it boasts an incredible mix of exoticism, energy and romance. But the hectic activity of the main square and the souks is balanced out by a modern New City and peaceful gardens, as David Whitley discovers while checking out the Moroccan city’s highlights.

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February 18, 2010 by | 2 Comments