Europe’s Most Colorful Gardens

Garden of Ninfa

It’s hard to resist a garden in full bloom, especially one sampling every color of the rainbow. While one can easily find a slew of scenic gardens and public parks in just about any city, there are a few European destinations boasting quite impressive flowerbeds this season. From larger-than-life palace grounds and artist-inspiring, free-growing shrubs to an island dedicated to wildlife, here are eight gardens definitely worth an afternoon stroll.

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April 13, 2015 by
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Discovering the World of Game of Thrones in Croatia

View of the city and bay

Battling the wind on top of the ramparts, the view over Dubrovnik’s terracotta-tiled rooftops is familiar. Perhaps it’s because I’ve seen it in a million travel brochures, but when my guide pulls out a screen shot of King’s Landing, it clicks into place. I can see a CGI-generated giant Sept of Baelor replacing Dubrovnik’s more modest cathedral and the towered Red Keep replaces Fort St. Lawrence (Lovrijenac) on top of the craggy rock, but the houses and some of the smaller churches still play a guest role in bringing Westeros’ capital, King’s Landing, to life.

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April 9, 2015 by
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10 Norway Destinations for the Frozen Fan

Lofoten island in winter

Garnering Oscar nominations, number one hit songs and more than $1.2 billion at the U.S. box office since it was released back in November 2013, Disney’s Frozen has fast become the most successful animated film of all time and, with a hotly anticipated sequel in the works, this is the perfect time to set out on a Frozen-inspired adventure. To help plan your itinerary, here are ten of the most beautiful Norway destinations that inspired Frozen.

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April 6, 2015 by
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April Top Photos of the Month: Spring has Sprung

Spring is in the air which means all the flowers are in bloom. Check out the beauty of spring around the world in Viator’s April Top Photos of the month!

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April 2, 2015 by
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How To Stay Healthy and Avoid Getting Sick While Traveling

Stay healthy while you travel!

Actively thinking about how to stay healthy while traveling, exercising caution, and arming yourself with knowledge of what to do if you do get sick should be on the top of every traveler’s priority list. The following information comes from veteran travelers, doctors, and healthcare professionals. Adopt these practices and keep yourself healthy and alive.

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April 1, 2015 by
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Out of Office: Katie Explores the History of Wales

Viator’s team of travel insiders is obsessed with finding the best things to do everywhere we travel. From traditional tours to once-in-a-lifetime experiences, everywhere from Australia to Zimbabwe, we spend our time scouring the globe for the best tours and activities around the world. Whether traveling for work or pleasure (or both!) our staff members […]

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March 30, 2015 by
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Six Awesome Things to Do in Copan, Honduras

Luna Jaguar Hot Spring

While day trips to the archaeological site of Copán are common from Guatemala City and Antigua, the nearby city of Copán itself is also an option for travelers who want to stay close to the Maya site. Copán Ruinas offers several hotels in town, and these provide easy access to other nearby attractions. If you’re planning a trip to Honduras, here’s a look at what to see and do in the Copán area.

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March 27, 2015 by
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Europe’s Cheapest Cities This Year

You’ve heard it a lot in the last few months: Europe is cheaper than it’s been in a long time. The time to go is now. But Europe is a big place. So where should you visit to make the most of the strong dollar?

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March 25, 2015 by
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8 Reasons to Visit Belfast Now

Belfast restaurant street

The time of ‘The Troubles’ has passed, and Belfast no longer tops the Travel Advisory List where it was once lumped with Beirut, Baghdad, and Bosnia. This Northern Ireland city is busy redefining itself and here are eight reasons to witness Belfast’s dynamic comeback now.

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March 24, 2015 by
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8 Most Extreme Florida Adventures

Go hang gliding!

Florida isn’t just about relaxing on the beach, margarita in hand, toe-tapping to Jimmy Buffet. It’s also one of the country’s premier destinations for extreme, once-in-a-lifetime experiences. From shark diving in the Florida Keys, to racing a Lamborghini in Miami, to skydiving in Tampa, there’s no shortage of adventure opportunities. Here are just eight of our favorite experiences for adrenalin junkies.

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March 20, 2015 by
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