Meet Richard, a Viator traveler from Australia who booked several tours and activities in 2012 for his family’s 5-week trip around the world. We asked him about his favorite tours from the year, why he uses Viator, and some of his best travel tips.
When given the choice between a stress-free elevator ride and a dusty old stairwell, the elevator almost always wins. While there’s nothing wrong with trying to save a few minutes on your morning rush to work by riding the elevator, plan on taking the stairs on your next vacation. Most cities are best explored on foot and there are countless hidden gems just waiting to be discovered. From the famous steps at Machu Picchu to Switzerland’s suspended bridge over the Traversinertobel, exercising has never felt so thrilling. Here are 11 fantastic steps worth the climb.
Created by an act of Congress in 1872 “for the benefit and enjoyment of the people” (as the welcoming Roosevelt Arch proudly proclaims), the preservation of Yellowstone National Park’s 3,468 square miles of rugged wilderness is widely considered the world’s first government-mandated effort in environmental conservation.
Whether sleeping in a suite carved from ice, careening across the plains in a husky-drawn sled or marveling over a city made entirely of gingerbread, these 10 winter adventures are just some of what Norway has to offer.
With city skylines glittering with illuminations and enough festive delicacies to make everyone loosen their belt buckles a few notches, the Christmas season is upon us once again. The only question is: where should you spend the big day?
HURRY! Book by December 6, 2012 to save 50% on the recommended retail prices for a Dubai Super Saver: City Sightseeing Tour and Desert Safari. This exclusive offer applies to all scheduled departure times and dates through October 31, 2013. Please note that this offer is available for new transactions only and cannot be applied to any existing booking.
While the foods of other southeast Asian countries like Thailand and Malaysia are readily available and well known in most parts of the world, Filipino food is a lot harder to find outside the country. With all of its cultural influences over the years, from Chinese to Spanish, and its range in dishes from region to region, the Philippines is actually a foodie’s dream, if you know what to order and where to find it.
If you’re searching for a place to get you in the mood for Christmas, look no further than Germany. With hundreds of Christmas markets (Weihnachtsmärkte), a mouth-watering selection of festive dishes, and perfect conditions for winter sports, you’ll quickly fall in love with this enchanting destination. Christmas is a wonderful time to visit Germany–the locals embrace the season of goodwill by adorning the streets with colorful decorations and inviting visitors to sample the tasty local cuisine, as well as a glass or two of the famous Glühwein (mulled wine).
When I signed up for the Brussels Beer Tasting Tour I thought it actually just seemed like a nice way to say pub crawl. But little did I know how serious Belgians were about their beer. Not only did we taste beer at 8 different places, but we learned about how it was made as well as the history of the industry.