Pressed for time? Just hit the play button for the Cliff Notes version of our most recent PR accomplishments. (Of course when you have a little extra time we'd love you to scroll down and take a look at all our mentions, awards, and television appearances!)
Smart Money magazine; April 8, 2010
"4 Web Sites That Help Travelers Connect" Out of all the travel websites in the world writer Kristen Bellstrom picked four to highlight for her article and VT was one of them!
New York Post; February 9, 2010
"Unusual Places for Romance"
Well, we didn't make the Post's famous "Page Six," but we did make their "Weird But True" column (in both print and online).
CNNGo; January 5, 2010
"Harbin Ice and Snow Festival"
VT contributes to CNN's new travel feature, CNNGo with a piece about the Harbin Ice and Snow Festival.
New York Times; December 31, 2009
"In the Shadows of a Commuter Hub"
Revisiting the press release that won't die, the New York Times includes us in a piece about sites of interest around the Port Authority building.
Fox.com; July 29, 2009
"Deadly Travel Dangers You Didn't Think Of"
We all know about pickpockets and hotel bedbugs, but what about those unforeseen dangers that only experienced travelers know about? VT helps uncover some hidden dangers.
L.A. Times Blog; May 29, 2009 "World's Top 10 Best Ceilings"
L.A. was buzzing with the news that its observatory was named as one of the world's best ceilings. Take a look and see what other ceilings made the list.
The Independent; April 17, 2009 "Top 10 Most Interesting Place Names"
For a really funny and intriguing look at some very out-of-the-ordinary places, take a look at our list of Top 10 Most Interesting Place Names on The Independent.com.
Boston Globe; November 21, 2008 "The not-so-ugly truth about City Hall"
Not everyone agrees with our top pick for the world's ugliest building. For a dissenting opinion and some interesting history, read this story!
Chicago Time Out; February 14-20, 2008 "Find a last-minute travel deal"
Columnist John Dugan looks to VirtualTourist to help figure out how to get great travel deals.
The Washington Post;; February 3, 2008 "54 Online Travel Sites to Bookmark Now"
In a sea of user-generated travel and opinion sites, The Washington Post puts VT on its list of "54 Online Travel Sites to Bookmark Now"
Transitions Abroad; July/August 2007 "Best of the Web 2007"
This publication for those studying, working and living abroad selects VirtualTourist as one of the best travel resources out there for its wealth of useful information and reviews.
Florida Times-Union; July 11, 2007 "Best Bets on the Net"
VirtualTourist is named a "best bet" for being a "top resource for those wanting to review and/or share real-life travel advice and experiences."
Kansas City Star; June 20, 2007 "Making it big on the Internet"
General Manager and Kansas City native Giampiero Ambrosi has helped advance VirtualTourist.com from humble beginnings to its position as a travel-information leader.
Associated Press; May 30, 2007 "On the Net: Web Sites to Travel By"
VirtualTourist.com is one of the social-networking sites recommended in this article about utilizing the Internet for summer-vacation planning.
ABC7 Television; May 9, 2007 "Secrets to Finding a Picture-Perfect Hotel Room"
Want a "picture-perfect" getaway? ABC7's consumer specialist Ric Romero recommends sites, including VirtualTourist, that feature reviews by real travelers with first-hand knowledge.
The Ratings Guy; April 10, 2007 "Great Travel Websites Awards"
VirtualTourist.com ranks among the top travel and leisure websites, for its "network of people sharing their knowledge and experience, based on their love of travel."
Times of London; March 22, 2007 "People Power"
The "fresh and informal" reviews by VirtualTourist's international members help make the site one of the best for peer-to-peer information.
The Guardian (UK); February 18, 2007 "50 Essential Travel Websites"
The wealth of travel tips on VirtualTourist.com secured it a place on this list of "essential" sites.
Times of London; January 18, 2007 "The 130 Best Travel Websites"
VirtualTourist.com makes the "130 Best" list for its unique forums and deals pages, its international community and member meetings.
PC Today; December 6, 2006 "Travel Tip of the Day"
Its abundance of hard-to-find travel information and its handy do-it-yourself travel guides are just a couple of the features that make VirtualTourist an important resource for travelers.
New York Times; September 27, 2006 "More Travelers, Still at Home, Meeting Online"
Socializing isn't limited to the online world on VirtualTourist.com. Members regularly meet in person, forming face-to-face friendships during travels and meetings around the world.
The Guardian (UK); August 26, 2006 "The Sites That Changed Our World"
VirtualTourist.com, with hundreds of thousands of tips by international travelers, is one of the sites that has "made travel agents of us all" in this past decade of internet travel.
BudgetTravelOnline.com; February 22, 2005 "Five DIY Travel Blog Websites"
VirtualTourist is one of the "five best DIY sites," for its customization options aplenty, space for content from photo albums to maps, and sheer variety of tips.
The Washington Post; December 4, 2004 "In Blog We Trust?"
Says the author about VirtualTourist.com, "It was only a few clicks from the interactive world map on the home page to a list of more than 1,000 ?off the beaten track' restaurants in greater London."
Travel and Leisure, October 2004 "The 35 Best Travel Sites"
Bookmark VirtualTourist.com for its "astounding number of posts?on subjects ranging from diving in Oman to bird-watching in Mauritania."
Boston Globe; August 1, 2004 "No Solos if You Use the Net"
Through VirtualTourist.com, an American solo traveler finds a local to show her around Edinburgh. Finding friends online has never been easier.
Newsweek, April 2004 "Living Like Locals"
VirtualTourist.com travelers connect with online buddies around the world for everything "from restaurant recommendations to a bed for the night."
The Globe and Mail; May 2, 2003 "Travel Links: VirtualTourist.com"
The author tours VirtualTourist.com, exploring the unique features that make up this site consisting of "a large community of people who have caught the travel bug."
World's Top 10 Ugliest Buildings
From the merely unpleasant to the borderline criminal, ugly buildings somehow manage to pop up in even the prettiest cities. With this in mind, VirtualTourist.com has announced its 2nd Annual List of the "World's Top 10 Ugly Buildings," as decided by its members and editors.
- November 20, 2009
World's Top 10 Chocolate Museums
For those with a sweet tooth, there is nothing more divine than a great piece of chocolate. Check out our list for the best places to see that glorious candy on display.
- October 20, 2009
The World's Top 10 Most Unusual Foods
Proving that one man's winged rat is another man's pricey appetizer, VT has put together a list of the world's most unusual foods.
- September 11, 2009
Top 10 Overlooked Stunning Buildings
Lists of beautiful buildings laud the Taj Mahal, the Eiffel Tower, and at least one token Frank Gehry building, but there are dozens of other equally beautiful choices that somehow always seem to remain unnoticed.
- August 7, 2009
The World's Top 10 Most Legendary Bars
From Jack London's favorite haunt to the scene of a famous mob murder, we've made our picks for the world's most legendary watering holes.
- June 26, 2009
Top 10 Most Mispronounced Places
Nothing can make a traveler feel more like a clueless tourist than mispronouncing the name of a local destination. Check out our picks for the 10 most mispronounced destinations around the world.
- March 6, 2009
Top 10 Unusual Stores for Holiday Gifts
Online shopping is great but sometimes there's just no substitute for the brick and mortar experience. Check out our picks for the 10 most unusual stores for holiday gifts.
- December 19, 2008
Top 10 Quirky Places to Dance
Thanks to reality television, people are putting on their Capezios like never before. For some great suggestions about where to cut a rug, check out our list.
- September 5, 2008
VirtualTourist.com Announces the Top 10 Great American Spas
It's not easy spending hour after hour posting great tips and forum replies, so we decided to come up with a list of the Top 10 Great American Spas. We show you ten great places to get those knots and kinks worked out so you can come back and keep posting!
- June 19, 2008
VirtualTourist.com Announces Top 10 Ways to Avoid the Euro
If the exchange rate is putting a crimp in your travel plans this year, check out our list of places that will help you avoid breaking the bank. We've got some great ideas to help keep you traveling in spite of the economy.
- May 8, 2008
VirtualTourist.com Reaches Millionth Member Mark
Did you stay up to watch the counter change? If you did, you know that VirtualTourist has reached its millionth member! To hear more about it, and how you took us there, check out this press release.
- April 9, 2008
VT Team Wins ''Race for the Clinically Insane'' in Land of Traffic Fatalities
And you think you have a long commute: if you haven't heard the news, our general manager, Giampiero Ambrosi, and his team recently took top honors in the third annual ''CEAT Classic Autorickshaw Rally''; an event described by organizers as a ''race for the clinically insane.'' Check out the details of G's death-defying road trip.
- January 23, 2008
VirtualTourist.com to Support New OpenSocial APIs
We recently announced that we will be supporting the new OpenSocial APIs launched this month by Google as a fundamental step toward making the web more social more quickly and easily. Check out our press release to see how it will benefit VirtualTourist.com members.
- November 8, 2007
VirtualTourist Gives Away 1,000,000 Miles Using Facebook Application Mapster
How would YOU blow 1,000,000 miles? VirtualTourist has just launched the "1,000,000 Mile Giveaway," the first sweepstakes that uses a Facebook app as a means of entry. The sweepstakes, in which one lucky winner will win one million frequent-flier miles, celebrates the recently released travel map Mapster.
- September 27, 2007
Five Great Miniature Cities
They say that good things come in small packages and we loved these exhibits that brought big cities down to size.
- December 4, 2009
Five Great Airport Museums
Who says layovers have to be torturous. These five great museums will make those in-between hours much more endurable.
- November 20, 2009
Five Great Jazz Cities
New York, Paris, and New Orleans may get all the attention when it comes to jazz, but they're certainly not the only places travelers can go to hear great riffs and rhythms.
- November 13, 2009
Five Great Sights for Edgar Allan Poe Fans
Poe fans will not need reminding that 2009 marks the 200th anniversary of the Master of the Macabre's birth. Here are our suggestions for great places to mark the milestone.
- November 6, 2009
World's Top Crypts
If the holiday has you feeling the need to get your creep on, a crypt is a great place to do it.
- October 30, 2009
World's Best Cider Locations
Nothing signals fall like turning leaves and warm cider. Here we name some surprising places to find the ultimate comfort drink.
- October 16, 2009
Five Great Breweries
If the words "malt," "hops," or "foam" mean anything to you, you'll want to be sure to check out this list.
- DATE, 2009
Top Mountains for Non-Climbers
The song may say to climb every mountain, but for some travelers, this just isn't doable. Here are some options for those who would be happy to just climb one or two.
- September 4, 2009
Here at VirtualTourist, we love hearing from our members. Whether you email us, write to us, or post in the forums, we are always listening to your ideas and thoughts about the site, so don't be shy! We want to hear from you!