Meet Guillem, the last palmito artisan of Mallorca

Meet Guillem, the last palmito artisan of Mallorca

On Mallorca, as well as a lot of other Mediterranean islands, there are many ancient artisanal traditions that we are at risk of losing. Making and selling handmade products has become harder since so many buyers no longer value the hours of labour required, or they fail to recognise the...

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Meet: Mahsa, our local expert in Seville

Meet: Mahsa, our local expert in Seville

Most of us would assume that a motorcycle accident that left you with two broken legs would destroy any chances of you ever again wanting to climb atop a bike. But for Mahsa Homayounfar, an Urban Adventures partner operating in Seville, Spain, it made her want to hop back on...

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Meet: Olga, our local expert in Moscow

Meet: Olga, our local expert in Moscow

Olga Sitnik is the owner of Moscow Urban Adventures, as well as the director and co-founder of ExploRussia. Despite running two tourism businesses, she actually doesn’t have a background in the tourism industry — which is the way she likes it, instead viewing travel from the traveller’s perspective. Her business...

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Our local expert: Nikki in New York City

Our local expert: Nikki in New York City

For International Women’s Day on March 8th, we’re talking travel to some of our female guides around the world. Today we head to New York City, to talk to our local expert, Nikki. She is the winner of our 2016 award for Guide of the Year, as well as an avid solo...

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Our local expert: Amy in Chiang Mai

Our local expert: Amy in Chiang Mai

For International Women’s Day on March 8th, we’re talking travel to some of our female guides around the world. Today we head to Chiang Mai, to talk to our local expert, Amy.  What is your best travel memory? It’s definitely travelling in my own country of Thailand. which I can...

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Like a local: The artisans behind the Venice Carnival masks

Like a local: The artisans behind the Venice Carnival masks

Did you know that when Carnival (or Carnevale) was held during Venice’s Golden Age (about the 18th century), it was much longer than the few weeks it lasts today? Or do you know the significance of the “Plague Doctor” mask? No? Well, if you step into Giancarlo Tamburini’s shop, he’ll tell you...

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Like a local: Chocolate tasting tips from Adil of Chocolátl Amsterdam

Like a local: Chocolate tasting tips from Adil of Chocolátl Amsterdam

Amsterdam Urban Adventures went on a chocolate journey to interview one their city’s confectionery experts to find out more about the sweets industry of Amsterdam. We talked to Adil, owner of Chocolátl, to learn more about his work, passion, and leadership in the chocolate industry, and came away fascinated by...

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Home Cooked Delhi: Connecting locals and travellers with food

Home Cooked Delhi: Connecting locals and travellers with food

Last year, we launched our Home Cooked Program, in which travellers can meet with a local family in their home and enjoy a meal with them. We started with Delhi and Istanbul, and grew into other cities around the globe: Bucharest, Merida, Krakow, San Jose, Lima, Cairo, and more! As...

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Should you feel badly about taking a favela tour?

Should you feel badly about taking a favela tour?

There are tours, and then there are tours. So-called “slum” tours (or, in Rio de Janeiro, favela tours) are a constant topic of debate in the tourism industry. Should they exist? Can they be done ethically and with sensitivity? Or do they exploit rather than support? There are two ways...

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Our Local Expert: Summer in Los Angeles

Our Local Expert: Summer in Los Angeles

To honour International Women’s Day on March 8th, we’re talking travel with some of our female guides around the world. Last, but by no means least, here is Summer in Los Angeles! What is your best travel memory? There are so many amazing memories and experiences, but the one to...

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