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17 of the World’s Most Extraordinary National Parks

Hakone National Park

Yellowstone was the world’s first national park. As the US National Park Service turns 100 years old this year, people from around the country (and globe) are flocking to these iconic reserves. US National Parks now number more than 400 and welcomed more than 305 million visitors in 2015. The idea of creating protected wilderness […]

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May 25, 2016 by | Comments Off on 17 of the World’s Most Extraordinary National Parks

12 Off-the-Beaten-Path Destinations to Visit in 2016

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Editor’s Note: This post is part of the Viator Travel Awards, an annual awards competition where we – along with our readers, travelers, and fans – select the top things to do and see in each of the major regions we serve, the top things to do in our most popular tour categories, and more. * […]

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January 11, 2016 by | Comments Off on 12 Off-the-Beaten-Path Destinations to Visit in 2016

50 Amazing Places to Go in 2016

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Where will you go in 2016? We can’t plan your vacations for you, but we can certainly help you narrow your wish list of destinations with our annual Top 50 Travel Destinations list. No, we don’t propose that you visit all 50 in a year – although, hey, that’s an admirable goal – merely that […]

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January 5, 2016 by | 24 Comments

Swakopmund Township Tour in Namibia

Musical performance from local university students.

The town of Swakopmund, Namibia was established as the main port for what was once German Southwest Africa in the early 1900s. During colonial times, the 12 native tribes of the area were moved to areas of the city called townships, where many still live today. In order to understand these integral parts of the […]

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July 29, 2015 by | Comments Off on Swakopmund Township Tour in Namibia

A Quad Biking Tour in Namibia

On a quad bike tour of the Namib Desert

Piled high against the shores of the Atlantic Ocean are the golden red sands of the Namib Desert. Between the towns of Swakopmund and Walvis Bay, a massive dune field backs the seaside. While on the coast of Namibia, we found time to jump on off-road bikes as part of a quad bike tour of […]

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July 24, 2015 by | Comments Off on A Quad Biking Tour in Namibia

Namibia: Six Reasons to Visit an Unknown Country in Southern Africa

The gorgeous Namibian Coast.

With only about two million people scattered across the expanses of its breathtaking savannahs, haunting deserts and fertile deltas, Namibia is one of the least-densely populated countries in the world. Yet somehow this southern African nation that’s approximately the size of California still offers some of the greatest ecological and cultural diversity in the world.

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September 10, 2014 by | Comments Off on Namibia: Six Reasons to Visit an Unknown Country in Southern Africa

Suggested Itineraries: Africa

What is it about Africa that makes the eyes widen and the adrenaline start pumping? Maybe it’s the element of the unknown, maybe it’s the sheer range of things to do. Whether you fancy a five-star safari experience in Kenya, or hurling yourself with a bungee cord off the Victoria Falls Bridge over the Zambezi, […]

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