Tourist Confusing & Sunsets in Alice Springs

The full moon is bigger in the desert. At least that’s what the denizens of open spaces say, those lucky enough to be spared the daily fluctuations of coastal climes. In the desert the full moon is bigger. Chamber Pillars: Is this your first sunset? The moon in Alice Springs ascends from behind the MacDonnell […]

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November 8, 2007 by
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Abu Simbel Tours & Travel Tips

When you do your checklist of things to see and do in Egypt, there’s one pretty amazing place that better be on it. Of course you will see the Giza Pyramids and the Sphinx, check out King Tutankhamun’s treasures at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo and walk amongst kings at Luxor’s Valley of the Kings, […]

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November 7, 2007 by
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Squatting in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is famous worldwide for its liberal attitudes. Amongst its residents, it is more known for its shortage of housing. In the past decades, this problem has been solved by squatting. Nearly everyone I met in Amsterdam lives, or had once lived, in a squat. But with the social and political climate of the city […]

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November 6, 2007 by
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Australia’s East Coast with Kid, Part 1

East Coast Australia: Have Kid, Will Travel After a great time travelling from Australia to Italy and Spain with our little boy a while ago, we’ve decided to stay a bit closer to home this time around. My wife, 20-month-old son Seamus, and I are heading up the east coast of Australia, visiting some of […]

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November 5, 2007 by
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New York Art Underground: Lower Manhattan to Astoria

NYC Underground Art: This is Your Last Resort Where’s the New York underground scene these days? Asking that question is a little like catching shooting stars with a fishing net: they will always slip through your fingers and lead you on a wild dance across the night. While it’s hard to keep up with the […]

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November 3, 2007 by
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The Viator Blog Turns One (Happy Birthday)

We didn’t want the day to pass without wishing ‘Happy Birthday’ to the Viator Travel Blog, which went live exactly one year ago today. Here’s an excerpt from our very first post: It’s official — the Viator travel blog is up and running. Tell your friends, tell your coworkers, tell random people in the street. […]

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November 2, 2007 by
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Temple Fatigue vs. Awesome Guide in Egypt

Temple fatigue – it happens in Egypt, it happens in Asia and it happens in Europe, only there it’s called church fatigue. Basically, there are only so many ancient/old sites you can see before they all look the same. On my recent trip to Egypt this phenomenon threatened to take over the vacation with no […]

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November 2, 2007 by
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Helpful Travel Sites Extravaganza

Every so often it becomes time for me to take stock of my lengthy list of bookmarks and clean out any bookmark remorse sites. At one time it seemed like having that link to toyvoyagers.com saved made some sort of sense, but now it is time to say goodbye. I thought I would share the […]

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November 1, 2007 by
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The Dubliner: Searching for Meaning at 2am

Editor’s Note: This is the 2nd post from writer and playwright Anto Howard. He’s writing about his hometown of Dublin — about the good, the bad and even the ugly. Last time round Anto explored Dublin on a Saturday at 2pm; this time he’s exploring the very same Dublin streets on Saturday at 2am. Temple […]

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October 31, 2007 by
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New York City: 5 (More) Things to Do

Here’s an idea: Spend New Year’s Eve on the NYC Harbor A few weeks ago our blog on New York City: Things to Do for $20 or less struck a nerve. Not in a bad way (nobody went to the hospital). Rather, we received some comments and emails asking for more ideas of things to […]

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October 30, 2007 by
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