Australian Outback in 3 Days or Less. It can be done.

The iconic Australian Outback – kangaroos, the Red Centre, akubra’s, four-wheel drives, Ayers Rock (Uluru). I always thought that it was something I would do when I “had more time”. But whether it’s 2 or 3 days out of your trip to Australia, or a long weekend from Sydney for me, this is an exhilarating […]

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June 17, 2008 by
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Day Trips from Amsterdam

Traveling further afield from Amsterdam? You can try the well-known tourist destinations in Belgium like Bruges and Ghent, or Antwerp and Brussels. Yet there are several options for quicker day trips from Amsterdam, whether your tastes lean towards modern urbanism or pastoral tulip fields.

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June 13, 2008 by
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Ardmore. Yes, Ardmore.

The Disillusioned Dubliner isn’t usually one for giving romantic advice, but here’s a pearl of wisdom for all you lonely hearts out there: Get yourself a lover from somewhere else. Katie Lincoln comes from a small fishing village (I know every village says that, but you can take my word for it, people fish there) […]

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June 7, 2008 by
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2008 Mongol Rally: The Countdown Begins

Editor’s Note: Read the latest on the Optimistic Fools preparation for the 2008 Mongol Rally. Viator is pleased to be a sponsor of the Optimistic Fools rally team, on their journey to complete the 2008 Mongol Rally from London to Ulan Bator, Mongolia. The race starts July 19, so the next time we hear from […]

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June 6, 2008 by
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Things to Do in Nice, Cannes, Monaco

So the south of France, the French Riviera, the Côte d’Azur. I know what you’re thinking: expensive, clichéd. Think again. I discovered that the south of France is one of the most beautiful places on earth, plus it’s relaxed, fun, affordable and very, very welcoming. The south of France / Côte d’Azur / French Riviera. Call […]

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June 3, 2008 by
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Things to Do in Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki, Greece’s second city, is a mélange of culture and activity. Though a Turkish city until1912 (as part of the Ottoman Empire), Thessaloniki is now most definitely Greek. It is a major destination and port entry to the Balkans, specifically the former-Yugoslavia. There is a hint of South Beach in the atmosphere, and a 2007 […]

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June 2, 2008 by
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Ken’s Book Report: Solving the Mysteries of Stonehenge

Editor’s note: Good news! The mystery of Stonehenge has been solved. No kidding, apparently it’s a cemetery. Always has been, too. Read more here in the SF Chronicle. Stonehenge is one of the most famous ancient monuments in the world, but what do we really know about it? Anyone intending to visit Stonehenge will be […]

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May 30, 2008 by
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[contest!] Win a $500 Viator Tour of Your Choice

Hit the Road in Style this Summer! Viator has partnered with Lonely Planet for this summer’s One Tank Getaways contest. Lonely Planet has put together an assortment of travel prizes to make your next road trip unforgettable. If winning $500 worth of tours and activities from Viator isn’t enough incentive to enter, Lonely Planet is […]

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May 28, 2008 by
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When traveling in Spain…

Editor’s note: Anthony Lye has been traveling around Spain, checking in with us as he goes. His last post was about short breaks in Madrid. Casa Cervantes in Valladolid, Spain Set amidst the desolate, sweeping rural plains of Castilla, the small bustling city of Valladolid boasts a population of over 300,000 with an energetic ambience […]

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May 28, 2008 by
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Life Lessons in Thailand

Editor’s Note: Jordan Digby lives in Baan Pluai (aka “BP”), Roi-Et province, Thailand. If you want to find it on a map, the coordinates are 15 degrees 39′ 34″ N, 103 degrees 56′ 45″ E. Please, no ICBMS. Lesson 1: The 10-Ticket Bus So we’ve lost the use of the neighbour’s pickup, due to her […]

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May 23, 2008 by
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