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Thailand on $20 a Day


Traveling in Thailand today is a far cry from the days when you could get a picture-perfect bungalow on a white-sand beach for less than two dollars a night. Accommodation, transport, food and drink have all risen in price, and many visitors find their baht doesn’t go as far as they had hoped. All the […]

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May 7, 2012 by | Comments Off on Thailand on $20 a Day

The 5 Strangest Attractions in Asia

Pyongyang Restaurant

For those who are not amused by the gleaming mountain tops of China’s snowy Chogori Peak, the historic behemoth of Angkor Wat in Cambodia, or the increasingly spectacular skyline of Kuala Lumpur, there are other reasons to visit Asia than the everyday destinations that bring in millions upon millions of tourists every year.

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April 12, 2012 by | Comments Off on The 5 Strangest Attractions in Asia

Five of the Most Beautiful Temples in Southeast Asia

Wat Rong Khun

Southeast Asia has many advantages that make it an ideal destination for international travelers. For one thing, the warm weather makes many of its exotic beaches a prime location. In the cities and on the road, it is also extremely affordable and the big attractions are mostly surrounded by accommodations for any budget. Then, of […]

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March 26, 2012 by | 4 Comments

10 Weird, Cool, Quirky Things to Do Around the World

Sedlec Ossuary

The beauty of travel is finding those unexpected gems–the places, the festivals, the moments–that translate beyond travel and leave a lasting impression. Traveling and exploring new places doesn’t mean people have to make the obligatory stops at the historic churches, national museums, and cookie-cutter hotel rooms. How about visiting a church with an interior constructed […]

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March 22, 2012 by | 9 Comments

[PHOTOS] 7 Southeast Asian Islands You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

Koh Mak

With tens of thousands of islands in the Southeast Asian region, there is no end to the exploration opportunities constantly rising from the nearest horizon. Here’s a list of seven islands to keep your Southeast Asian wanderlust alive.

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March 6, 2012 by | 4 Comments

Top 12 Festivals around the World

Masked participants at the Carnevale celebrations in Venice

Need some help with your travel itinerary? Why not take inspiration from the world’s rich smorgasbord of festivals, and plan your next vacation around the dates and locations of some of the planet’s most exciting events. To get you started, here’s our top 12 far-flung festivities, one for every month of the year…

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November 3, 2011 by | 1 Comment

Viator Local Experts: Meet Irene K. in Bangkok

Viator is proud to introduce some of our new local experts. This network of licensed tour guides covers most every destination you can imagine, so check ’em out the next time you’re looking for a private tour – or simply looking to explore a destination from a local’s perspective. In this seventh installment we meet […]

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December 15, 2010 by | Comments Off on Viator Local Experts: Meet Irene K. in Bangkok

To Travel is To Cook

For years travel was a great excuse to sample much of the local food and drink wherever I went. And then at some point, I found myself signing up for cooking classes everywhere I went – I no longer want to just eat it, I want to cook it for myself. So what exactly have […]

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August 9, 2010 by | 4 Comments

Phuket, Thailand – Cruising to Phang Nga Bay

Thailand is one of those special places that has it all: amazing scenery, super-friendly people, a colorful and vibrant culture, great food, warm weather… and it’s all packed into a country that you can get around quickly, with low-cost air fares and plenty of other transport options. You could never hope to see it all […]

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July 6, 2009 by | 1 Comment

One Pick-Up Truck, 9 People, 900 Kilometers, No Map

Here’s a recipe for adventure: a long weekend visit to family in Nakon Patom, Thailand. Naturally nobody has a map, but the general instructions seem to be, “head west to the big road, then head south; turn right just before you hit Bangkok“. Uh-huh. Great instructions to cover a 900km trip! So it’s 4am, off […]

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February 23, 2009 by | 1 Comment