Viator Traveler Visits Every Summer Olympic Game Stadium in the World

Helsinki Olympic Stadium

Since 2007, Guy Whitehead has been traveling the world with a mission to visit every single stadium used in the Summer Olympic Games. This fall, after just six years of sporadic travel, he’s accomplished his goal of visiting all 27 stadiums used in the Summer Olympic Games.

We thought that was a pretty impressive feat, so we talked to Guy – who has taken quite a few Viator tours throughout the years – about what started his quest, what he loves about travel and what plans he has for future trips.

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October 3, 2013 by
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Exploring Colombia’s Lake Guatavita and Zipaquira

The surprising mountaintop cauldron of Lake Guatavita

Claudia and her driver Pedro were taking my fiance and me on a tour of Lake Guatavita and the Zipaquira Salt Cathedral. Guatavita has served as a worship site for hundreds of years and Zipaquira is one of only three underground churches in the world. The tour included lunch, transportation and entry fees. Our only job was to listen as Claudia told stories about our destinations’ histories.

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October 3, 2013 by
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Decoding Finnish Festivities

Laskiainen

At first glance, some of Finland’s traditions and rituals may seem more than a little peculiar, even relative to Europe’s wacky standards – self-flagellation with branches, seafood-themed parties and it’s really quite incredible how many occasions it has been deemed acceptable to wear coloured overalls. In fact, many stem from Christian festivals, just with vestiges of ancient paganism and a sufficient dose of homespun absurdity. Finnish celebrations may be mad but they’re certainly quite magical.

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October 3, 2013 by
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Amsterdam’s Secret Gardens

Bosschehofje

Imagine walking around Amsterdam – it’s busy, there are crowds of people everywhere, you’ve just spent an hour and a half walking around the Rijksmuseum after queuing for two hours to get in. You’ve had enough; you’re tired and fed up. You want to sit down somewhere without someone bothering you. That’s when you spot a doorway. You try the handle, and it opens. Inside is a beautiful courtyard with a garden and some houses – maybe even a chapel. You walk in, and sit down. There is nobody else there. You have found one of Amsterdam’s best kept secrets. It’s called a ‘hof.’

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October 2, 2013 by
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Exploring Tallinn Beyond the Walls of Old Town

Pirita convent

While the charming Old Town is undeniably the highlight of a visit to Tallinn, there is a lot to see elsewhere in the city as well. Kadriorg Park and the Cultural Kilometre are a long walk or short bus ride away and the Estonian Open Air Museum, the Tallinn Zoo and the Pirita Convent are all easily accessible by bus or trolley. If you have the time, be sure to spend a couple days exploring the sights in Tallinn outside of the Old Town.

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October 2, 2013 by
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Buy Any New Zealand Tour and Save 15% on Your 2nd!

From now until October 15, 2013, when you buy any New Zealand tour, you get 10% OFF of your 2nd tour! That’s right – Buy any tour, save 10% on your 2nd!

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October 1, 2013 by
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How and Where to Celebrate the Day of the Dead

No holiday celebrates death quite like Latin America’s Día de los Muertos, or ‘Day of the Dead’. The roots of this peculiar festival date back to number of ancient Mesoamerican cultures, all of which shared a fascination with death, but the main influence came from the Aztecs, who dominated central Mexico before the arrival of the Spanish. The Aztecs had a specific annual festival for the dead, held in the middle of the year. When the Spanish began to rule the area, however, the colonial powers moved the festival’s date to November 2 in order to coincide with the Catholic holiday of All Saints’ Day.

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October 1, 2013 by
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Festivals Around the World in October

Treasure Island Music Fest

From religious ceremonies to spotlighting breakout bands, October is filled with a variety of festivals around the world. The changing colors in many places, along with cooler days, and the refreshing calm before the hectic holiday season draw locals and travelers to some of the world’s most famous – and obscure – events.

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September 30, 2013 by
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Where to Go in October: 20 Great Spots for Early Autumn

Central Park in Autumn

With the days getting cooler, the nights getting dimmer and the autumnal leaves beginning to shed from the trees, October marks the golden months of fall in the Northern Hemisphere and there are few more magical times to travel. Whether you’re looking to spot the best fall foliage, seeking a suitably spooky location to celebrate Halloween or hoping to swap the cold nights for sunnier climes, here’s our top picks for where to go in October.

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September 30, 2013 by
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13 Reasons to Be Excited Tokyo is Hosting the 2020 Olympics

Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Tokyo will host the summer Olympic Games in 2020, and it’s sure to be one of the most exciting and memorable in modern history. The vast majority of Japan’s population supports hosting the Games, the proposed budget comes in at a (relatively) reasonable $75 million, and the Opening Ceremony will be broadcast in a level of high-definition not yet created. Tokyo is guaranteed to host a safe and seamless Olympic Games, but that barely scratches the surface of all that attendees and fans can look forward to.

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September 27, 2013 by
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