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Top 10 US Travel Photos You Need to Take

Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas

Back in the day, you had to pick and choose your shots since you might have only one roll of film and 24 to 36 possible photos. You had to worry and wonder if you’d blinked, as you couldn’t tell before the film was developed (at a store, inevitably taking more than an hour). Then there was the awful time you accidentally opened the back of the camera and exposed the entire roll, rendering all of your vacation shots black. Those were dark times.

Now, taking that perfect vacation shot is much easier, and so it’s become more important to have those iconic shots in your photo gallery. You know the ones, the shots that prove you’ve traveled the length and breadth of our fair country, seeing the most important sights and sites. Here are the top 10 travel photos from the United States.

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May 16, 2016 by | Comments Off

Get There First: The Newest National Parks to Visit in 2016

Valles Caldera National Preserve

In 2015, the NPS established seven new national parks, bringing the total number to 58. These new parks include a desert on the edge of Las Vegas, a supervolcano and the birthplace of America’s 16th president. The addition of these seven parks adds 250,000 acres of protected land to the total. The last significant addition prior to this was during the Carter presidency; 1,974,005 acres were added with the adoption of the National Parks and Recreation Act of 1978.

This year, to celebrate the centennial anniversary of U.S. national parks, make plans to visit the newest additions. While these parks are new to the NPS, they’re not totally brand-new sites. However, with the new funding (and title of national park), these lesser-known gems won’t remain under the radar for long.

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March 8, 2016 by | Comments Off

The World’s Strangest Beaches

While white-sand beaches with azure waters and billowing palms are nice, they’re far from unusual. For those looking for a unique coastal experience, the following beaches provide just that. Barking sand, star-shaped fossils and natural underground hot springs are just a few of the experiences you’ll find on some of the world’s strangest beaches.

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February 18, 2016 by | 2 Comments

Thanksgiving Travel: 8 Amazing Things to Do and Places to Go

Pikachu balloon by Ben+Sam (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Thanksgiving’s eating, drinking and merrymaking tend to come with an element of stress over meal planning, preparation and cleanup. So take a break from the usual this year: Because what better way to celebrate an extra two days off in a row than to travel elsewhere than someone’s dining room? Consider going big — take your family and friends with you, or make a break for it with a private getaway — and skip the Black Friday shopping this year in exchange for experiences with far greater returns.

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October 19, 2015 by | Comments Off

Eight Quirky Detours in the Southwest U.S.

Beautiful Death Valley is worth a road trip detour.

If you’re road tripping and looking to explore some off-the-beaten-path locations in the Southwest U.S. while en route to your destination, here are a few quirky detours to help break up the drive.

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September 21, 2015 by | Comments Off

Out of Office: Katrina Hikes and Camps in Yosemite

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 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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May 6, 2015 by | Comments Off

Ultimate Summer Road Trip: San Francisco to Los Angeles

Point Dume State Beach and Preserve

The 450-mile stretch between San Francisco and Los Angeles is one of America’s most iconic road trips. And for good reasons: vast beaches, towering mountains, and uninterrupted views of the Pacific guide you down the California coast.

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March 16, 2015 by | Comments Off

Announcing Our July Instagram Photo Contest Winners!

Ocean City Boardwalk, Delaware zaptie20 July Insta Contest

Here are our Top Ten photos from the July “America the Beautiful” Instagram photo contest!

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August 1, 2014 by | 0 Comments

Festivals Happening Around the World in July

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The summery (at least for the Northern Hemisphere) month of July is host to a number of exciting festivals around the globe. From America’s Independence Day to the Darwin Beer Can Regatta, here are some of the month’s most fascinating festivals.

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July 16, 2014 by | 4 Comments

7 Classic Boardwalks to Visit This Summer

It could be the thrill that comes as the wooden roller coaster climbs to crazy heights, or the sugar high compliments of funnel cakes and salt water taffy. Whatever the reason, boardwalks have a magnetic effect, attracting visitors of all ages looking for a taste of seaside Americana.

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June 25, 2014 by | 0 Comments

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