It’s a bird, it’s a plane… it’s a really, really BIG plane!

The World’s largest passenger jet – the Airbus A380 – is set to take flight this month After 13 years of planning and development, the massive new Airbus A380 arrived in Singapore this week – nearly 2 years late and a few billions of dollars over budget. But that could not stop the hype and […]

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October 19, 2007 by
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Hot Air Ballooning in Luxor

After a hideous 3:45am wake up call it was time to stroll the 50 meters from our cruise boat to the motorboat which would take us across the Nile River to a waiting minibus. A short (but fast!) 10 minute drive through the darkness of the West Bank before sunrise and a briefing from our […]

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October 19, 2007 by
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Summer is coming to Sydney!

Seven Mile Beach Summer is well and truly on it’s way to Sydney with the temperatures rising and the bush fire season officially underway. The mood of the city has lifted with the departure of a particularly chilly winter and the return of warm rays of sunshine. Sydney Harbour sparkles in the sun, BBQ’s throughout […]

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October 18, 2007 by
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Welcome to Cairo: Ma’a salÄ?ma

It’s loud, it’s dirty, it’s chaotic – it’s Cairo and I love it! What the…?!? Expecting the worst but hoping for the best, our Cairo experience really began in the departure lounge for Singapore Airlines flight 492 at Changi Airport. As the announcement that boarding was about to commence boomed over the speakers, there was […]

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October 16, 2007 by
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Rugby World Cup: Those Damn Brits

Editor’s Note: This is part of Viator’s ongoing series of posts about the 2007 Rugby World Cup. Ian’s on the ground in France, England and Wales — you can read his most recent posts here. There were beers and tears here in Paris this last weekend: Beers before the England – France game, and tears […]

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October 15, 2007 by
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Dreaming of Boston: A Long-Distance Tour

I’ve read somewhere – I think it was Alain de Botton in The Art of Travel – that some of the best travel writers are “armchair travelers” who never leave the comfort of their own homes. They enjoy all the thrills of an exotic location, unfamiliar streets, strange languages, all without any of the disappointment […]

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October 15, 2007 by
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A Perfect Beach: No Sand, No Waves, No Seagulls

I am Australian. We pride ourselves on our beaches, about having perfected ‘chilling out by the sea.’ So here’s my evaluation of recent beaches I have known. This is a highly personal evaluation, but really, these are some very, very good beaches. St Ives, Cornwall, England Cornwall’s beach? 8 out of 10 Well, yes, England […]

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October 14, 2007 by
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Giza Pyramids & Sphinx – Tick Another Off the Travel Wishlist

As long as I can remember I have wanted to see the Pyramids and Egypt in general has always been on my top 3 wishlist. After months of anticipation I finally got to cross it off my list on the Private Tour: Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis, Sakkara. Our guide for the day, Akhmet (though he […]

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October 13, 2007 by
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5 Pretty Good Reasons to Take A Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Rod’s sure-fire, patented, 100% guaranteed cure for jet lag First, an admission: Until recently I had never, ever taken one of our many hop-on hop-off bus tours. That’s despite the fact Viator offers them in tons of great locations, like Rome, Paris, New York, London, Barcelona, Florence, Washington DC etc, etc. But I’ve always looked […]

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October 12, 2007 by
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El Dia de los Muertos

Heading to Mexico in the fall is a chance to participate in el Dia de los Muertos (Day of The Dead), festivities that take place all over Mexico on November 2. Though on the surface the celebrations may appear to be similar in both rural and urban parts of Mexico, the motivations for celebrating can […]

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October 11, 2007 by
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