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Things To Do In: Nairobi

Things To Do In: Nairobi

While we’d be the first to say that Nairobi is a pretty awe-inspiring city because of its National Park and all those giraffes, those aren’t the only things to do in Nairobi. Get down to some Kenyan culture, local style, by following these Nairobi travel tips from our local guide,...
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Can ‘responsible travel’ really help to alleviate poverty?

Can ‘responsible travel’ really help to alleviate poverty?

Earlier this year I wrote about what a great opportunity 2017 presents having the full force of the UN behind the idea of Sustainable Tourism for Development. That article was well received (thanks!) and everyone seemed supportive of the rationale and sentiment. The point of the initial article was about...
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This Kenyan social venture is taking people from slums to sales

This Kenyan social venture is taking people from slums to sales

When you’re walking through the dusty Nairobi slum of Kawangware, the general bustle of the place overwhelms you. But local woman Grace Njeri lives in the neighbourhood and she’s got work to do amid the chaos. She recently signed on as a sales rep for the social enterprise LivelyHoods and...
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How a local group is fighting poverty in Kenya, one pig at a time

How a local group is fighting poverty in Kenya, one pig at a time

It’s our first day in Nairobi, and we’re on our way to market to buy some fat pigs. Except this time, we won’t be going home again and doing a jig. Instead, we’ll be delivering them to some ‘grandmas’ on the outskirts of the city, as part of Urban Adventures’...
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Meeting the Maasai: A day with Peris

Meeting the Maasai: A day with Peris

Our A Day with the Maasai tour is run in partnership with One Horizon Africa, a non-profit organisation dedicated to alleviating poverty in Kenya and South Africa. One traveller tells us about her day with Peris, one of the women benefiting from the program. Mention Kenya, and many people will...
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11 travel movies to feed your wanderlust

11 travel movies to feed your wanderlust

Movies are one of the best mediums for inspiring travel. From epic adventures to stunning landscapes, movies offer inspiration, making us want to replicate what we see on the big screen within our own travels. Here’s a round-up of some of our favourite wanderlust-inducing films. One Week Many Canadians dream...
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5 lessons from 5 years of selling travel

5 lessons from 5 years of selling travel

If there’s one thing that’s constant in the travel and tourism industry, it’s that everything is always changing. It’s a moving target, and keeping up requires total willingness to open up to whatever may be around the bend. This month (today, actually!) marks the 5th anniversary of Urban Adventures, a...
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4 Foot-Friendly Cities for Runners

4 Foot-Friendly Cities for Runners

Real travellers know the best way to see a city isn’t behind the window of a tour bus—it’s on foot. And when those feet are flying, whether it’s through the downtown core or into an urban park oasis, you can get in a workout along with your sightseeing. Whether you’re...
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Our Local Expert: Sandra in Houston

Our Local Expert: Sandra in Houston

For International Women’s Day on March 8th, we’re talking travel to some of our female guides around the world. Give it up for Sandra in Houston! What is your best travel memory? Seeing a tiny Roman bridge under a Welsh bridge. It put history into perspective! Why did you start...
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14 Instagrams of New Year’s Eve Around the World

14 Instagrams of New Year’s Eve Around the World

We’ve all seen images on TV of New Year’s Eve around the world, particularly at iconic spots like the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Times Square. For those of us in the Western Hemisphere, half the fun of New Year’s Eve day is watching as parts of the world enter the...
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