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Top Places to Ski Around the World

The Alps hold a certain charm that is undeniable. People from all over the world flock to this region in Europe at the first sign of fresh powder, aching to drop their skis or snowboards into the fluffy white snow.

But, the Alps are just one of many spectacular areas in the world where the skiing is world-class and the mountains are magical.

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February 9, 2016 by | 4 Comments

How To Prepare and Use Your Cell Phone Abroad

The last thing you want to come home to after an international trip is an unexpected cell phone bill. But making sure your cell phone will work is often low down on your pre-trip checklist, and it can be pretty confusing, too.

Of course, it’s important to have a working phone for safety reasons as well as social and practical considerations. So, before you get stuck trying to unlock your phone on the go or get left with hefty data roaming fees, brush up on these four common ways to go about prepping your phone for international travel.

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December 1, 2015 by | Comments Off on How To Prepare and Use Your Cell Phone Abroad

10 Most Important Safety Tips for Travelers

Travel can be exhilarating but also scary at times. When you’re venturing into the great unknown, follow these 10 safety tips to protect yourself and ensure a happy and secure journey

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February 23, 2015 by | Comments Off on 10 Most Important Safety Tips for Travelers

Top Travel Fears and How to Conquer Them

Travel fears may start small, but they can take over and quash the very spirit that inspires us to explore the world. Here are ways to manage some of the most common fears associated with travel, from flight phobias to the specter of food poisoning.

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January 28, 2015 by | Comments Off on Top Travel Fears and How to Conquer Them

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

11 Craziest Ice Cream Flavors in the World

Want to cool down this summer with some scrumptious ice cream? You’d think this delicious-sounding list would be safe to read while eating … but maybe not. From foie gras to creamed cod to jellyfish-flavored ice cream, these crazy flavors require an iron stomach to enjoy.

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June 16, 2014 by | 0 Comments

Travel With Kids: Top 10 Hotel Tips

Budget Travel - Family Travel hotel tips

Traveling with kids, grandkids, or nieces and nephews in tow can be wonderful—and a little terrifying. But you’ll be surprised at all the freebies, discounts, and conveniences you can get out of a kid-friendly hotel stay. Our author—a mother of five!—spills her secrets.

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February 21, 2014 by | 0 Comments

Six of Europe’s Top New Boutique Hotels

Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel

For many, traveling to Europe is an easy trip to arrange given the available guidebook resources and multitude of transportation options to and around the continent. One of the more difficult aspects of planning is choosing the right hotel. For a more intimate stay that almost guarantees personalized service and accents of local culture, we suggest choosing a boutique hotel with a convenient location. Recently, there have been several stunning smaller properties to open all across Europe – from swanky beach resorts to hip city hotels — each offering a unique and enjoyable experience:

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October 11, 2013 by | 1 Comment

Volunteering Abroad with Animals: 8 Must-Visit Countries

If your heart melts every time you look into the eyes of an animal, whether it’s a puppy or a frog, then it’s safe to say you’re an animal lover. Luckily for you, there are countless opportunities for animal people to help furry, feathery, scaly or slimy creatures while traveling the world. How is this possible? By volunteering abroad, of course! Programs for volunteering with wildlife abroad are located all over the world, but we’ve compiled a list of eight countries that are worth a second glance. Take a look at some of the animals you can work with in each country and what you can do by volunteering abroad with animals to make a difference.

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October 12, 2012 by | 2 Comments

How to Take Travel Videos that People Will Actually Want to Watch

Thankfully with the technology that is available these days in 2012 almost everyone has video capabilities, whether it’s on your phone, your laptop, point and shoot camera, or a reasonably priced video camera. With sites like the second largest search engine in the world (YouTube), creating and sharing videos from our travels with family, friends, and the world has never been easier. Of course, with the proliferation of videos out there, there are plenty of bad, boring videos to sift through. But with a little extra work, you can create interesting, exciting vacation videos that friends and family will actually want to watch.

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May 30, 2012 by | 0 Comments

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