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The World’s Top 10 Classical Music Cities

tokyo concert hall

What makes a great concert hall? The conductor? Acoustics? Its design? All these elements come together in the concert halls of the world’s top 10 classical music cities.

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September 6, 2016 by | Comments Off on The World’s Top 10 Classical Music Cities

TripAdvisor’s World’s Top 25 Landmarks

Lists covering the world’s top attractions or travel destinations are nothing new — magazines, guidebooks and TV shows put them out every year. The jet-setting editor or TV host can be helpful, but sometimes you just want to hear what fellow travelers are out there doing. The TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Landmarks Awards are just that.

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May 26, 2015 by | Comments Off on TripAdvisor’s World’s Top 25 Landmarks

Unique Transport Tours Around the World


Seeing the world takes time and energy. Being on the move, going here and there to see all the sights can really take it out of you. So instead of spending your evenings propping up your aching feet, think about cruising, rolling, trotting or even floating from place after place. There are some pretty unique […]

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July 9, 2014 by | Comments Off on Unique Transport Tours Around the World

Cooking Classes Around the World

One of the best ways to learn about a country, its people, history and its culture is through its food. Tasting the recipes and spices from around the world that are unique to a country or city can help you connect to a place, and bonding with people over food – even if you don’t […]

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June 12, 2013 by | Comments Off on Cooking Classes Around the World

10 of the Best Cities to Explore by Bike

Norway trampe

Whether you’re a health fanatic or just a curious traveler on the hunt for an adventure, biking is an ideal way to explore a city. There’s nothing quite like taking in the sights and sounds of a new destination as you whip past monuments, street vendors and public parks. Due to the increased popularity of […]

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April 9, 2012 by | 4 Comments

Top Things to See in Beijing

Night Market Stalls

Beijing is a city that embodies China’s ancient civilization and rich political and cultural history. Alongside all of the historical buildings, temples, and gates is the juxtaposition of a modern China filled with skyscrapers, luxury shopping malls, and a vibrant art and music scene. Here are suggestions of what to do when you come to […]

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June 13, 2011 by | 1 Comment

Trans-Mongolia Part 1: Beijing to Yunguan Caves

We’re not going to catch the train out of Beijing. Our first leg of the Trans-Mongolian train and the cab doesn’t seem to be going fast enough to get us to Beijing West Train Station. It’s about 10 minutes before departure and I’m trying to communicate with my scraps of Mandarin – and frantic pointing […]

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March 24, 2009 by | 11 Comments

2008 Beijing Games: Travel Tips for the Beijing Olympics

Editor’s Note: If you’re visiting China as the 2008 Beijing Olympics come to a close, check out Viator’s mini-guide for travelers. We’ve also covered suggested itineraries in Beijing as part of our Beijing tours & things to do in Beijing listings. Since 2004, a giant digital clock in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square has been counting down […]

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August 17, 2008 by | 6 Comments

Rod’s Top 5 Travel Destinations in 2008

Editor’s note: We asked Viator’s founder, Rod Cuthbert, to make a list of his top 5 travel destinations for 2008. Favorite, that is, when he’s not surfing and people-watching on his local beach, Sydney’s Bondi Beach. Sometimes Rod, you do make us a little jealous. Gordon River, Tasmania 1. Tasmania, Australia And not just because […]

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December 14, 2007 by | 3 Comments

Beijing Tours & Day Trips

Beijing surely is a city of China’s past, present, and future – and for me, of all cities, it embodies the quixotic romance of ancient China. Beijing has a history of warlords and revolution, architectural antiquities, the old-world charm of Hutong neighborhoods that contrast with newer, tree-lined boulevards full of mirrored skyscrapers, glitzy shopping malls, […]

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January 18, 2007 by | 1 Comment