Packing for Success: My Suitcase Secrets

I’m packing again. Another day, another suitcase.I love it and I hate it. Love it because it means I’m off somewhere. Hate it because there is just not enough room in there for everything I might need. How can I predict what mood I might be in on any given day and what I might […]

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March 28, 2008 by
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Things to Do in Istanbul

What is surprising about Istanbul is not the exotic atmosphere, it’s the cosmopolitan sensation of a city on par with New York or Paris. Sure, the call to prayer echoing from neighborhood mosques is nothing to scoff at — particularly when accompanied by an evening sunset. And sure, many aspects of Turkish culture and history […]

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March 26, 2008 by
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London Heathrow Airport Transfers: An Insider’s Guide

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Heading to London Heathrow? The easy part is finding a flight. The tricky bit is getting from Heathrow into London itself. That’s something we know a little bit about here at Viator, and we’ve decided to share it with you, unbiased, unvarnished, warts and all. Take a few minutes to check out the options.

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March 25, 2008 by
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What to do in Milan? Drink coffee, prego!

What to do in Milan? Start with an espresso. Drama. Passion. Coffee. Coffee, coffee, café. You guessed it, the land of the Boot. Italy. That’s where I am now, where the waving pointed finger is the only way to make a conversation work. Where you can never say “yes” just once (“si, si, si” in […]

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March 24, 2008 by
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A Black Cab Taxi Tour of London

In London I am always passing weird place names. The other day I saw a church called the Parish Church of St Andrew-by-the-Wardrobe. I had to know where on earth it had got that name. So I went on a Black Cab Taxi tour of London. A private two hours of being driven around by […]

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March 19, 2008 by
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Things to Do in Dubrovnik

If you only ever leave home once more in your life, make it a trip to Dubrovnik, Croatia. It’s a big statement, I know. But, as you are all aware by now, I’m a big fan of Croatia, and Dubrovnik is the pride of the country.

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March 17, 2008 by
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Travel Like Royalty

Let me make one thing clear, I am not stalking any of Britain’s royal family, and I’m not a royal family gossip monger. However, I read Yahoo! News, and I can’t help but notice when article after article on Charles and Camilla’s tour through the Caribbean keeps popping up. At first I was intrigued. Are […]

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March 13, 2008 by
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Take the Travellers’ Pulse Survey

Where have your itchy feet led you? Where have your itchy feet led you? That’s the question Viator, Lonely Planet, and STA Travel want to hear all about, right down to the last blister. Lonely Planet is launching its annual Travellers’ Pulse survey of travel trends — what’s hot, what’s not, how you’re researching your […]

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March 13, 2008 by
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Getaways in Germany: Escape to Stralsund & Rugen

Oh how I do like to be beside the seaside. Stralsund, that’s the place to be. To get anywhere in Germany not in Berlin, as logic would dictate, you need to get out of Berlin. We’re not exactly talking about Los Angelese-style overpasses and car-sized turnstiles, but there is a fair share of confusion in […]

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March 12, 2008 by
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Flying to Australia, Mate?

Are you planning a trip to Australia from the United States, or vice versa? Here’s some good news. On February 15 the two nations signed an open skies agreement that deregulates air traffic between all airports in both countries. In a nutshell, it means that any certified air carrier can now fly between Australia and […]

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March 10, 2008 by
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