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Where to Go in May: 20 Great Spots for a Shoulder Season Trip

May's a great time to hit the beach in Rio.

Whether you’ve had enough of the April showers and need a travel respite, or you’re trying to hit the tail end of the shoulder season or just itching to add a new stamp to your passport, May is an excellent month to hit the road. Almost no matter where you’re headed, the month has that […]

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April 29, 2016 by | Comments Off on Where to Go in May: 20 Great Spots for a Shoulder Season Trip

St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations Around the World

Happy Saint Patrick's Day 2010, Dublin, Ireland by || UggBoy?UggGirl || PHOTO || WORLD || TRAVEL || (CC BY 2.0)

St. Patrick’s Day. The one time of year when it is totally acceptable to dye beer green. And drop green coloring into bodies of water. And strut around in head-to-toe green. It’s a day of festive parades, followed by a night of more celebration. All of this is done for one reason: to celebrate one […]

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March 14, 2016 by | 1 Comment

10 Great Observation Decks Around the World

The Shard

There’s no better way to experience a location than to peer down upon the landscape from a great height. From the world’s tallest man-made structure to a walkout platform shadowing the Grand Canyon, these 10 observation decks around the world offer some of the world’s most breathtaking views.

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February 16, 2016 by | Comments Off on 10 Great Observation Decks Around the World

12 of the Best Places to Go for Chinese New Year

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Chinese New Year is the most important holiday on the Chinese lunar calendar – and because of its vibrant public events, we can join in on the fun as well! In 2016 it’s on February 8, but the celebrations start on February 7, or New Year’s Eve, and can go through February 22, known as […]

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January 20, 2016 by | Comments Off on 12 of the Best Places to Go for Chinese New Year

Top 25 Haunted Places Around the World

Dublin has plenty of haunted landmarks.

There are 25 haunted spots featured on this list, and plenty more around the world besides. How do you pick just one each year in which to spend your Halloween? Well, the good news is that these places retain their scary reputations year-round, so even if only one of them makes the cut for October […]

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October 28, 2015 by | 5 Comments

November Viator Customer of the Month: Nathan’s Wedding Anniversary in Chicago

A lovely Chicago-style anniversary

From volunteering with baby pandas in China to visiting the Sistine Chapel after its closed to the public, every year Viator helps thousands and thousands of travelers just like you have unforgettable experiences. To continue to inspire you, each month we’ll be highlighting one of our recent customer’s trips. We hope seeing how fellow Viator […]

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November 5, 2014 by | Comments Off on November Viator Customer of the Month: Nathan’s Wedding Anniversary in Chicago

9 of the Best Summer Music Festivals Around the World

Sziget Festival

It’s that time of year again, when music concerts swap sticky dive bar floors for well-tramped grass and enormous open-air stages. 2014’s festival season is finally upon us and to get in the mood, here are 10 of the world’s best. From America to Australia via Europe and Japan, just about every artist you can […]

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May 30, 2014 by | Comments Off on 9 of the Best Summer Music Festivals Around the World

Ultimate US City Summer Guide

Philadelphia in the summer

We’ve put together a list of 15 great US cities to check out this summer, plus some ideas on what to see and do when the weather heats up. On top of classic outdoor tourist attractions, these destinations also host festivals, markets, concerts, outdoor film screenings and more no through September.

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May 27, 2014 by | Comments Off on Ultimate US City Summer Guide

Touring the Windy City from Above on a Chicago Helicopter Tour

Chicago helicopter tour

I’ve explored the Windy City from plenty of angles: often on foot, sometimes by boat, but never before from the air. To say that touring Chicago by helicopter provides a different perspective would be a huge understatement. Taking off from Midway Airport, located to the southwest of the city, I immediately developed a new appreciation […]

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March 14, 2013 by | Comments Off on Touring the Windy City from Above on a Chicago Helicopter Tour

Best US Cities for Foodies

Mamoun's Falafel

The Foodie, with an insatiable appetite for the finer things, knows what the finer things are all about. The nuance of flavor in a generations-old mole sauce, the unbearable lightness of crème fraiche, the pacifying subtleties of a well-made brick roux – these are the things worth living for, am I right? They can take […]

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February 21, 2013 by | Comments Off on Best US Cities for Foodies