Central California on a Shoestring: My Credit Card Vacation

“I haven’t got any money either,”my friend Colin commiserated, as we discussed the absolutely irresponsible idea of spending a week exploring California. “Well, all the banks are supposed to fail anyway,” I rationalized. “Won’t they take our credit card debt with them?” And so the trip was on. The Griffith Park Observatory, the Los Angeles […]

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September 27, 2007 by
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Bath, England: A ‘How To’ Guide

Bath is a World Heritage Site for its architecture and history. But it’s also a modern city with a well-regarded university, cinemas, theatres, clubs, pubs, and shopping with excellent rail links. I highly recommend a visit. Rain is the one similarity between this visit and my last visit to Bath. The big difference between this […]

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September 26, 2007 by
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Montserrat: A Near Perfect Day Trip from Barcelona

Editor’s note: Despite being somebody who “doesn’t do tours,” Jodi surprised herself recently by having a great time on a day trip to the Pyrenees from Barcelona. This time around Jodi tackles Montserrat, vortex and all. Once again I leap into the friendly green mini-van for today’s tour to Montserrat and the Codorníu winery in […]

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September 25, 2007 by
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Rugby World Cup – Ian’s Update on the Pool Games

Rugby World Cup

This is part of Viator’s ongoing series of posts about the 2007 Rugby World Cup. Ian has been tipping his favorite teams in Pools A & B and Pools C & D, and writing about players that matter. Now he’s on the ground in France — you can read his most recent posts here.

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September 24, 2007 by
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“Sold Out” – A Love Story Not Meant to Be

Editor’s note: Rod Cuthbert (a.k.a. Viator’s Founder and Chairman) is working on a screenplay. If you’re a Hollywood agent looking for a ‘sure thing’, leave Rod a comment and his people will call your people. “SOLD OUT” A Love Story Not Meant to Be By Rod Cuthbert FADE IN: ACT 1, SCENE 1 INT. SUBURBAN […]

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September 23, 2007 by
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Darwin to Alice, Part IV

Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series of articles about Darwin, Alice Springs, and the quirkiness that is the Northern Territory of Australia by Jack Brown. You can read Jack’s first, second and third posts posts to catch up on where the road’s taken Jack. After 1,000 weary kilometres, hopefully you’ve managed some […]

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September 22, 2007 by
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God is My Copilot

God is my pilot, and copilot, and navigator… I’m not a frequent reader of christiantoday.com, but I did find this story illuminating (uplifting? enlightening?): apparently the Vatican has just launched its own low-cost airline. It’s billed as the “first-ever Roman Catholic airline” with service from Rome to the world-famous pilgrimage site of Lourdes (more destinations […]

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September 21, 2007 by
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Wild Cow Milking? An Unplanned Rodeo Experience

There are those great moments when “no itinerary” and “total spontaneity” walk hand-in-hand to deliver a unique and completely memorable travel experience. This was the case a few weeks ago when I stumbled upon the Ellensburg Rodeo. Yes, rodeo. Rope ‘em, cowboy! Ellensburg is a quaint town located about two hours east of Seattle, tucked […]

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September 21, 2007 by
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Art of Travel: 7 Trips to New Worlds

I’ve noticed that some artists choose to live and work in one place, rarely leaving the confines of ‘home’. Others take journeys in their hometown, or to foreign lands. Others travel inside their own body or create virtual journeys through sound. Some artists even make travel an integral part of their work and life. This […]

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September 20, 2007 by
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A Contemporary Family Vacation: Yosemite

Editor’s Note: This is the fourth in a series of posts from Jeff Gates, the New Media Lead Producer for the Smithsonian American Art Museum and Managing Editor for its blog, Eye Level. Jeff is on a family vacation, which sounded like a great excuse to publish his trials and tribulations from the road. You […]

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September 18, 2007 by
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