Pacific NW Travel Tip: Canoeing the Willamette River

Editor’s Note: John Chilson blogs about mid-century Portland history and lost Oregon hotels and eateries at Lost Oregon. His previous post was about finding a decent donut in Portland. The last time I stepped into any sort of boat with paddles was about 20 years ago at some private lake in San Diego that had […]

Continue reading...

July 12, 2008 by
1 Comment

Joyeux Anniversaire Quebec!

Quebec City looks really good for just having turned 400 on July 3rd. If I had to guess I would say the city is not a day over 250. In celebration Quebec City has plans all summer and fall to make year 400 a memorable one, so even though the official day has past, there’s still plenty of party left (including a concert by Quebec’s own Celine Dion and a special show by Cirque du Soliel).

Continue reading...

July 11, 2008 by
3 Comments

A Cure for Jet Lag in Melbourne

This is the second in a three-part series on beating jet lag after a long flight to Australia. If you’re touching down in Sydney, read our tips for overcoming jet lag in Sydney. This installment is all about beating jet lag after an arrival in Melbourne. The third post will focus on Brisbane arrivals. From […]

Continue reading...

July 8, 2008 by
0 Comments

Guest Blogger: Jeff Hits the Road, Again

Editor’s Note: Loyal readers will remember Jeff Gates’ posts from last summer, when he took his family on an all-American vacation to Yosemite, Las Vegas and the Sierra Nevadas. Happily Jeff is hitting the road again this summer, first to Spain and then to the Pacific Northwest with his family. This is his first post […]

Continue reading...

July 7, 2008 by
4 Comments

Belgium’s Gentse Feesten Festival

If you’re going to go somewhere, first you have to leave somewhere. Makes sense don’t it. To get to Belgium first I had to get out of the Netherlands. And the Netherlands is a funny place, all flat and below sea-level, 10 metres of dikes holding back the ocean to the north and all these […]

Continue reading...

July 5, 2008 by
1 Comment

Austria’s Big Three*: Vienna, Graz, Salzburg

Imagine my surprise: I got on a train in Bratislava, Slovakia, bound for Vienna, Austria — the land of mountains and snow, high lakes and skiing skiing skiing! Austria: More than just Alps But out the window all I saw was flat land. As far as the eye could see, it was flat. And covered […]

Continue reading...

July 3, 2008 by
5 Comments

Staycations: Arguments For and Against

Editor’s Note: Recently we’ve been hearing a lot about ‘staycations’. So we asked Viator’s founder (Rod) and one of Viator’s most travel-loving staffers (Kelly) to ponder the following resolution. Resolved: That staycations are the new hot trend in travel. In true Lincoln-Douglas debate style Kelly argues the affirmative, Rod argues the negative. (What, you didn’t […]

Continue reading...

July 1, 2008 by
8 Comments

Ode to Midsummer Madness

I used to think that “Northern Lights” was just an exotic name for nasty skunk / plutonium-powered hydroponic weed from the boffins back at the Smoking Lab in Amsterdam. Turns out it’s more than just the stars you see on the back of your lids when you’re belly-up in a back alley outside a “coffee […]

Continue reading...

June 30, 2008 by
0 Comments

A Cure for Jet Lag in Sydney

For almost everyone in world getting to Australia takes a long time. Sure, it’s no longer necessary to hang your head over the ship’s rail for a month or more, as visitors from the mother country (that’s England, for the history-challenged among you) routinely did until just 40 years ago. But a flight time that […]

Continue reading...

June 28, 2008 by
3 Comments

Things to Do in Istanbul: Go Shopping

It’s wrong to buy designer ripoffs, right? But when they are being sold as ‘original copies’ do the same rules apply? Because that is the sales pitch of the guys in the markets of Istanbul. Sincerity abounds as they shake Dolce and Gabbana shirts and Prada boots and Versace jeans in front of you: ‘Original […]

Continue reading...

June 27, 2008 by
4 Comments

Page 186 of 237« First...102030...184185186187188...200210220...Last »
48?