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10 European Road Trips to Take This Summer

Furka Pass, Switzerland

From America’s Route 66 to Australia’s Great Ocean Road to South Africa’s Garden Route, the world is full of unforgettable road trips, but don’t write off Europe for your next adventure. Whether you want to hire a campervan and get off the beaten track, cruise along the coast in a convertible or tackle one of […]

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May 23, 2016 by | Comments Off on 10 European Road Trips to Take This Summer

Game of Thrones Film Sites Around the World

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The HBO award-winning fantasy drama, Game of Thrones, returns for its sixth season this April, just in time to help inspire your summer travels. Dedicated Game of Thrones tours now run in all the key filming locations, so you can voyage to the wild landscapes North of the Wall or follow in the footsteps of […]

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April 6, 2016 by | Comments Off on Game of Thrones Film Sites Around the World

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

Map: 27 Game of Thrones Filming Locations to Visit in Europe

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The otherworldly landscapes seen on-screen in the Game of Thrones are as captivating as the dragons, direwolves and white walkers that make the story so unique. From the icy wilderness North of the Wall to the soaring fortress of King’s Landing, many of the show’s most memorable scenes were shot in real-life locations dotted all […]

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April 24, 2015 by | Comments Off on Map: 27 Game of Thrones Filming Locations to Visit in Europe

8 Reasons to Visit Belfast Now

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The time of ‘The Troubles’ has passed, and Belfast no longer tops the Travel Advisory List where it was once lumped with Beirut, Baghdad, and Bosnia. This Northern Ireland city is busy redefining itself and here are eight reasons to witness Belfast’s dynamic comeback now.

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March 24, 2015 by | Comments Off on 8 Reasons to Visit Belfast Now

March Top Photos of the Month: The Luck of the Irish

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Take in the beautiful sites of Ireland with Viator’s March Top Photos of the Month!

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March 16, 2015 by | Comments Off on March Top Photos of the Month: The Luck of the Irish

First-Timer Tips for Exploring Ireland

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Dublin is a fine city, but so many of Ireland’s jewels and secrets live outside the capital and around the countryside. Then there are the other, sometimes overlooked cities: Belfast, Cork, Galway, Kilkenny…to name a few. On my five-week trip around Ireland, I was lucky enough to dip into all corners of the country, and […]

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September 10, 2013 by | Comments Off on First-Timer Tips for Exploring Ireland

Festivals Around the World in September

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From the world’s largest and most famous beer festival to Mexican Independence Day and even an African Reed Dance ceremony; there are plenty of good excuses to celebrate this month. Here are some of the best festivals happening around the world in September.

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August 26, 2013 by | Comments Off on Festivals Around the World in September

Meet Garvan Rushe, a Private Guide in Dublin, Ireland

Although Garvan Rushe is a certified tour guide and has given over 200 tours in The Emerald Isle’s current capital, he seems like someone who could continue telling stories in the local pub, long after his tours. Not only is he enthusiastic about welcoming visitors, he has a Bachelor of Arts in Medieval Irish and […]

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August 7, 2013 by | Comments Off on Meet Garvan Rushe, a Private Guide in Dublin, Ireland