6 Highlights of the Basque Country in Spain

San Sebastian

While most of Spain is instantly recognizable from its rolling fields of wheat and hills of olive groves stretched out beneath wide blue skies, the farther you head north, the more you begin to realize just how diverse this southern European nation is. By the time you reach the Basque Country on the northern coast next to France, it feels almost as if you’ve left Spain and, well, according to many locals, you actually have.

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April 29, 2015 by
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10 Must-Try Food and Drinks of Southern Italy’s Puglia Region

It’s easy to be well-fed in Puglia, Italy. Situated in the southern heel of the boot-shaped country, the region is known for its broad plains and limestone hills, as well as its simple, rustic cuisine: handmade orecchiette pasta,creamy burrata cheese, and tons of locally harvested seafood. If you love good food and drink, here are ten treats you won’t want to miss.

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April 28, 2015 by
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Map: 27 Game of Thrones Filming Locations to Visit in Europe

The otherworldly landscapes seen on-screen in the Game of Thrones are as captivating as the dragons, direwolves and white walkers that make the story so unique. From the icy wilderness North of the Wall to the soaring fortress of King’s Landing, many of the show’s most memorable scenes were shot in real-life locations dotted all […]

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April 24, 2015 by
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Commemorating ANZAC Day in Turkey and Australia

Turkish soldier carrying wounded ANZAC soldier

The UK has Remembrance Day, the US has Memorial Day and Down Under we have ANZAC Day. Every child in Australia and New Zealand knows December 25 is Christmas Day, and April 25 is ANZAC Day. During our time at school, we learn about the day when Australia truly grew up and became a real country. This year marks the 100th anniversary of ANZAC Day, and it’s being commemorated in Australia and Turkey.

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April 22, 2015 by
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Announcing Our Spring Break Instagram Photo Contest Winners!

Here are our Top Ten photos from the Spring Break Instagram Photo Contest!

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April 22, 2015 by
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Out of Office: Michelle Takes in the Lights and Sights of Taiwan

Whether traveling for work or pleasure (or both!) our staff members are always on the go and we want to share their experiences with you! In this new series, Out of Office, we’ll bring you their stories, highlighting the best things to do and see in destinations around the world, as experienced by a real Viator Insider.

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April 20, 2015 by
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Best Beaches in Mozambique

Bilene

Mozambique is the best vacation destination that you may have never considered. Sun-soaked, white sand beaches give way to translucent ocean water. Development – particularly of resort areas – is rapidly on the rise in the most picturesque beach areas of the country. If you want a unique vacation that’s off the beaten path, consider going to one of the best beaches in Mozambique.

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April 17, 2015 by
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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.

The onscreen kingdom of Arendelle might be fictional, but the icy wonderland was famously based on Norway, where the vast fjords, alpine villages and snowy peaks appear tailor-made for the big screen. It doesn’t even have to be snowing to enjoy the fairy-tale landscapes — fans can follow in the footsteps of Elsa, Anna and Sven all year-round. 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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