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International Moonshine: Local Drinks From Around the World You Have to Try

Woman brewing raksi (Nepali whisky) by Greg Willis (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Most countries have an indigenous beverage distilled at home — either legally or illegally. Some are tasty, some are scary, but all are potent. The difficulty of finding these local versions of America’s moonshine varies from location to location, but each provides an opportunity to learn a bit more about the people and places you’re […]

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March 23, 2016 by | Comments Off on International Moonshine: Local Drinks From Around the World You Have to Try

The World’s Strangest Beaches

New Zealand: Hot Water Beach by Eli Duke (CC BY-SA 2.0)

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

Europe’s Cheapest Cities This Year

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You’ve heard it a lot in the last few months: Europe is cheaper than it’s been in a long time. The time to go is now. But Europe is a big place. So where should you visit to make the most of the strong dollar?

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March 25, 2015 by | Comments Off on Europe’s Cheapest Cities This Year

How to Snack Like a Local in Europe

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With so much food in the world to try, every traveler needs an excuse to snack between meals. Happily, many European countries build snacking right in to their culinary culture.

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August 1, 2014 by | Comments Off on How to Snack Like a Local in Europe

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 | Comments Off on Meet a Guide: Ariti Katsarou in Athens

Meet Maria Tsami, a Private Guide in Athens

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It was Maria Tsami’s passion for traveling and an ongoing fascination with the history of her native Greece that led her into her career as a travel guide. It is a profession she adores, and she is eager to spread her enthusiasm with you, unfolding the secrets of her country in the most enchanting way.

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February 25, 2014 by | Comments Off on Meet Maria Tsami, a Private Guide in Athens

New Year Traditions Around the World

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What are you doing when the clock strikes 12 on New Year’s Eve? Depending on where you are, this answer could vary. In America, there is the tradition of watching the ball drop from Times Square in NYC (or the Peach drop in Atlanta and so on), along with an impressive fireworks display that rivals […]

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December 27, 2013 by | 1 Comment

8 Great Destinations to Explore in the Balkans

Bay of Kotor, Kotor, Montenegro

Often overlooked, the Balkan region is a land of unexpected surprises where history, art, and culture merge to create unique bustling urban centers. Historical sites and museums, distinctive architecture, and lively restaurant scenes are the norm. Throughout the region, striking natural landscapes provide ample opportunity for outdoor activities with lakes, rolling mountains, and even historical […]

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October 21, 2013 by | 1 Comment

Visiting the Acropolis of Athens on a VIP Tour

After five months of traveling in Europe and filling up on relics from the Middle Ages, I was excited to finally make it to Athens, where the medieval churches and castles of Western Europe, typically considered ‘old’ by most, are nothing but fresh-faced preteens by Greek standards. To see Athens’ famous Acropolis, I took the […]

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September 5, 2013 by | Comments Off on Visiting the Acropolis of Athens on a VIP Tour

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