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Graceland Goes to Vegas: 11 Sights and Tours Perfect for the Elvis Fan

Visit Graceland

If you haven’t heard the exciting news, Graceland, Elvis Presley’s former home and one of the most visited tourist attractions in the United States, is headed to Las Vegas. While you’ll still be able to visit the original Memphis location, this second outpost at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino will feature Presley-inspired exhibitions, artifacts, memorabilia and Vegas-style live performances. In honor of the occasion — and to inspire all you Elvis Presley fans — here are 11 of the best Elvis sights and tours around the US.

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February 9, 2015 by | Comments Off

Your European Vacation Just Got Cheaper: 8 Ways to Explore a Less Expensive Europe

Sample Italy's finest

You know what’s the best thing, when you’re a budget-conscious traveler? When something happens that makes your entire trip cheaper, without you having to change a single thing on your itinerary. That something, in this case, is a steep drop in the value of the euro, making European trips cheaper than they’ve been since 2003.

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February 2, 2015 by | Comments Off

Out of Office: Kate in Puerto Rico

Playing in the water off Culebra

Whether traveling for work or pleasure (or both!) our staff members are always on the go and we want to share their experiences with you! In this new series, Out of Office, we’ll bring you their stories, highlighting the best things to do and see in destinations around the world, as experienced by a real Viator Insider. Here, Kate Cornell soaks up the sun in Puerto Rico.

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December 8, 2014 by | Comments Off

Where to Go in August: 20 Great Summer Travel Spots

Celebrate Elvis Week in Graceland

Summer is almost over and if you haven’t had a vacation yet, it’s time to start planning. August is the prime time to visit many cities around the world, plus many festivals and fairs occur in August. Take your pick from this compilation of some of the top spots to visit in August and start planning – it’s not too late for a last minute summer getaway.

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August 4, 2014 by | 2 Comments

Best Summer Road Trips in the U.S.

Summer in the United States often means one thing to avid travelers: road trips. The good news is that no matter where you begin in the country or how much time you have, there are great options for road trip destinations nearby.

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June 6, 2014 by | 0 Comments

12 Great Travel Gifts to Show Mom You Care on Mother’s Day

Helicopter ride over the Statue of Liberty

Mother’s Day is quickly approaching – it’s May 11 this year — and for those who haven’t yet planned something special there is still time. Instead of simply getting a gift or taking mom to dinner, think about treating her to a special experience you both can enjoy together. Here are our top picks for things to do with mom on Mother’s Day.

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May 7, 2014 by | 0 Comments

How to Spend One Week in Myanmar

The town of Nyaungshwe

While deciding which countries to visit during a recent trip through Europe and Southeast Asia, Myanmar was at the top of my list. Other countries came and went (next time, Hungary), but Myanmar steadfastly held its place, beckoning me with its ancient temples, fewer visitors and the chance to see a piece of Southeast Asia not yet overrun by tourism development.

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February 5, 2014 by | 1 Comment

Ljubljana in 48 Hours

Ljubljana

Ljubljana is having a cool moment; it is awash with strutting university students bedecked in designer clothes; the countless bars and restaurants along the River Ljubljanica are overflowing all year around and the pocket-sized city has a Baroque Old Town, medieval castle, bucolic markets, and innovative museums to discover. The cultural soup caused by Slovenia’s proximity to Hungary, Austria and Italy can be seen in the heady mix of architecture – from Roman via Austro-Hungarian to Art Nouveau –and in the restaurant scene, where gastronomic influences range from Italian gelati through heart-warming Hungarian goulashes to Austrian pastries. Here’s how to see Slovenia’s pocket-sized capital Ljubljana in 48 hours.

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January 23, 2014 by | 0 Comments

Helsinki in 48 Hours

Suomenlinna

Scandinavia’s northernmost capital city is elegantly sprawled around its Baltic Sea waterfront on a peninsula scalloped by inlets and scattered with rocky skerries. Today Helsinki is one of the coolest cities in Europe, with a pounding modern heart, buzzing seaside restaurants and bars, innovative contemporary architecture, fashion-forward shopping streets and an edgy nightlife. That it also manages to be one of the world’s friendliest cities, with many sights easily walkable, makes this pocket-sized capital all the more charming.

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October 23, 2013 by | 0 Comments

10 Ways to De-Stress at the Airport

(Photo: Young Woman Doing Yoga at Airport Gate via Shutterstock)

Some preflight stresses—from lines to delays—can’t be avoided, but airports also offer a surprising number of ways to unwind while you wait. We’ve taken a look at the current offerings to bring you these 10 ways to de-stress at the airport (and we made sure that each of these stress busters was available in at least half a dozen major airports around the U.S. to boost your opportunities to relax). Ready to start your vacation early? Then let’s go.

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August 9, 2013 by | 0 Comments

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