ANZAC Day

Turkish soldier carrying wounded ANZAC soldier

The UK has Rememberance 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 […]

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April 23, 2014 by
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Meet a Guide: Mindy Chia in Singapore

Meet Mindy Chia, one of Viator’s local experts on the island of Singapore and Singapore City. Mindy’s extensive knowledge of Singapore City, her friendly disposition and endless curiosity (as well as fluency in both English and Chinese) make her the perfect guide for delving deep into one of the most polished places on earth.

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April 21, 2014 by
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How to Spend Three Days in Whitehorse, Canada

When I first arrived in Whitehorse, the capital of Canada’s northern Yukon Territory, I expected to find a rough-edged old mining town that had seen better days. But today’s small city has moved well beyond the cliché of the bearded old prospector squatting over a gold pan and then spending his winnings at the local saloon.

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April 16, 2014 by
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Meet a Guide: Dicky Woollard in Hong Kong

Viator Tour Guide Dicky Woollard

Meet Dicky Woollard, one of Viator’s local experts on the bustling metropolis of Hong Kong.

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April 14, 2014 by
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Beyond Dracula: 7 Reasons to Visit Transylvania

Transylvania Castle of Bram

Howling wolves and things that bite in the night. Transylvania conjures up images of storm battered castles and flaky old counts out to drink your blood. However, if you dig beyond the cliché spawned by Bram Stoker’s infamous novel and a series of Hammer Horror films that followed, you’ll find this region of northwest Romania abundant in dramatic landscapes, artisanal traditions and warm welcomes. Transylvania is more than just Dracula, so here are seven reasons why it should make your bucket list.

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April 9, 2014 by
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A Local’s Guide to Rome

Born and raised in Rome, Dino Margiotta has always been fascinated by the city’s winding cobblestone streets, famous sights and rich history. His love for his hometown inspired him to pursue a Ph.D. in history from the University of Rome. Today he shares his passion and extensive knowledge with visitors, working as a private Viator guide and creating custom tours for travelers interested in Rome’s food, culture and history.

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April 7, 2014 by
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Out of Office: Katie in Seoul

Gyeongbokgung Palace

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 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. This time it’s blog editor Katie Hammel in Seoul.

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April 2, 2014 by
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Meet a Guide: Ariti Katsarou in Athens

Ariti Katsarou in Athens

Meet Ariti Katsarou, one of Viator’s local experts on the great city of Athens.

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March 31, 2014 by
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Five Fun Things to Do in Inle Lake, Myanmar

It was my first day in Nyaungshwe, Myanmar, a bustling town that sits on Inle Lake, and already I was in awe. The placid lake and surrounding rolling mountains set the stage for a myriad of fun activities; from hiking and cycling to vineyard visiting and sweets tasting options abound.

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March 28, 2014 by
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Easter Week in Rome, Italy

There is nothing like attending mass in Saint Peter’s Square. It’s the stuff bucket lists are made of. Packed inside the little area are thousands of people from all over the world. This year, Easter mass and the events leading up to Easter will be especially busy in the Vatican.

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March 21, 2014 by
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