Ten Amazing Things to Do in Montenegro’s Kotor Bay

Many people who come to Kotor Bay, Montenegro do so as a day trip from Dubrovnik, Croatia. They tend to loiter around Kotor Bay just long enough to have a light taste of what the area has to offer, before heading back the way they came.

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October 3, 2014 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 29, 2014 by
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Seven Unusual Ways to Greet People Around the World

From sticking out your tongue to pressing noses together to breathing on someone way up close, there’s more than one way to say hello around the world.

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September 24, 2014 by
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Why You Should Stop Skipping Montenegro and Go There Now

Montenegro mountains

I ended up in Montenegro by chance. I was trying to get from Greece to Croatia to hop on a yacht trip, and Montenegro just happened to be along the way. I had only meant to stay for two nights in Kotor before passing on to Dubrovnik. I stayed a week instead. Such is the magnetic pull of beautiful Montenegro.

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September 22, 2014 by
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Introducing Albania: Five Tips for Exploring

Beachside in Albania

Albania feels like an entire world apart from its neighboring Mediterranean countries, and it’s certainly more challenging. English-speakers can’t often be found, and the Albanian language is in an entire league of its own. Getting around is a challenge, and there’s no real efficient public transit. Chaos is pretty much mandatory.

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September 15, 2014 by
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Reasons to Go to Ghana

Masks for sale at a market

For those looking to visit Africa, Ghana is a great place to start. Known as “Africa for beginners,” it’s the perfect destination for getting acquainted with this diverse continent. And that’s not the only reason to visit. Rich history, an upbeat culture, wildlife-filled parks and beautiful beaches are just a few other facets worth exploring. To help you plan your trip, here are 10 reasons to make Ghana, Africa, your next vacation destination.

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September 12, 2014 by
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Top Photos of the Month: September Fall-Inspired Travels

Snapping a photo from the Express Rail Tour from Milan

Fall into autumn with September’s Top Photos of the Month!

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September 12, 2014 by
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Namibia: Six Reasons to Visit an Unknown Country in Southern Africa

With only about two million people scattered across the expanses of its breathtaking savannahs, haunting deserts and fertile deltas, Namibia is one of the least-densely populated countries in the world. Yet somehow this southern African nation that’s approximately the size of California still offers some of the greatest ecological and cultural diversity in the world.

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September 10, 2014 by
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World’s Strangest Festivals

Hadaka Matsuri photo courtesy of kc7fys via Flickr

One of the best reasons to travel is the resulting opportunities to experience a new country and culture; there’s no better way to better understand a foreign culture than through one of its festivals. From fire dancing to flesh piercing, there are some experiences that seem extremely strange to the uninitiated. However, once you’ve either seen it firsthand—or taken part in it—you’ll never be quite the same. From the religious to the wacky, here are some of the world’s strangest festivals.

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September 8, 2014 by
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September Viator Customer of the Month: Stacy Cooper’s Surprise Proposal in Las Vegas

At the famous Las Vegas sign

From volunteering with baby pandas in China to visiting the Sistine Chapel after its closed to the public, every year Viator helps thousands and thousands of travelers just like you have unforgettable experiences. To continue to inspire you, each month we’ll be highlighting one of our recent customer’s trips. We hope seeing how fellow Viator travelers experience the world will inspire you to get out and plan your own trip! Meet Viator’s September Customer of the Month, Stacey Cooper!

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September 8, 2014 by
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