The complete guide to: Philadelphia travel

The complete guide to: Philadelphia travel

So you’re travelling to Philadelphia — smart choice! This guide will give you everything you need to know about visiting Philadelphia, from getting to and from the airport, to the best Philly books you should read, to the cool local spots you should check out. Getting to and from PHL...

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Best snacks under $5 around the world

Best snacks under $5 around the world

As any traveller knows, eating well doesn’t require dropping a ton of cash at a high-end restaurant. Sometimes the best meals come from street food snacks, food court stalls, and mom-and-pop shops where the food is cheap and the flavours are rich. We asked our guides around the globe to...

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Why there are so many temples in Bali

Why there are so many temples in Bali

We asked Brett, our local guide in Bali, what’s with all the temples everywhere on the island — and how to be respectful when you visit one. “There seems to be temples everywhere!” That’s what travellers always say to me. And, well, yes, they are everywhere — small shrines in...

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12 city surprises you can find on a Locals on Tap tour

12 city surprises you can find on a Locals on Tap tour

You’ve arrived, you’ve unpacked, you’ve battled your jet lag. So what’s next? Do you check out Shanghai’s local beer scene? (Yes, there is one!) Or soak in Lima’s bohemian vibe? Instead of turning to Google or that dog-eared guidebook from the ’90s, turn to local experts. Connect with in-the-know locals...

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How to hail a cab in NYC

How to hail a cab in NYC

We asked Nikki, our local guide and expert in New York City, how to properly hail a cab so you don’t look like a silly tourist flapping your arms about on Broadway. 1. Get on a street that’s headed in the direction you want to go. Aim to be toward...

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The world in your home: How to build the ultimate international wine collection

The world in your home: How to build the ultimate international wine collection

Wine is a great excuse to travel the world. Many of my best travel memories — and photos — are from touring wineries in some of the world’s great wine regions. But wine is also a splendid way to have the world come to you. Think of a wine rack...

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Ramadan kareem! Stories of devotion from around the world

Ramadan kareem! Stories of devotion from around the world

I’ve spent five years living in the Middle East (based predominantly out of Cairo but also doing lengthy stints in Turkey and Morocco), and so non-Muslim travellers often ask me if Ramadan is a good time to visit the Islamic world. From my own experience, I can say with some...

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Read this post, take better photos

Read this post, take better photos

When you put in the time, effort, and money to travel somewhere, it’s only natural to want to document the experience in order to relive it down the road (and — let’s be honest — it’s fun to show off a little on Instagram). But not all photos are created...

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Ethical gift ideas for responsible travellers

Ethical gift ideas for responsible travellers

If it’s better to give than receive (and we think it totally is), then these gift ideas might just be the best gifts you could ever give someone. That’s because you won’t just be giving something to a loved one, you’ll also be giving something back to the community that...

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Holiday celebrations around the world

Holiday celebrations around the world

‘Tis the season to celebrate! It’s that time of year when we start thinking about Christmas, New Year’s, Hannukah, King’s Day, the solstice, and how we’re going to fit into our pants after all those holiday dinners. But because we realise that all around this great big world of ours no two celebrations...

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