Photo of the week: A potter in Udaipur

Photo of the week: A potter in Udaipur

The best way to get to know a destination and learn its culture is to meet the people who live and work there. In Rajasthan, India, our Ancient Arts tour introduces travellers to the artisans who craft jewellery, shoes, utensils, pottery, and more. Not only do travellers get to learn...

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Photo of the week: Street art in Rio

Photo of the week: Street art in Rio

This month’s Local Mission is all about appreciating the art beyond gallery walls! Street art in Rio de Janeiro is more than meets the eye. It tells a story of the community, of the people. It provokes thought and dialogue. Since its decriminalization in 2009, street art has become ubiquitous...

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Photo of the week: Lunch with the Blue Mosque

Photo of the week: Lunch with the Blue Mosque

With spring coming to the Northern Hemisphere (finally!), we love making the most of blue skies to eat outside! Our locals in Istanbul certainly know how to maximize sunshine and amazing views over a Turkish lunch in front of the Sultanahmet, or Blue Mosque on their Istanbul Conquered tour! Doesn’t get...

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Photo of the week: Sandstorm in Dubai

Photo of the week: Sandstorm in Dubai

No this isn’t some cool Instagram filter, this is live from a sandstorm in Dubai! Although somewhat rare, sandstorms are quite an experience! The eerie colour they cast on the city would make you think you were on Mars, not the Dubai Marina. But like a true local, our Dubai team is unphased and still...

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Photo of the week: Yarn bombing in Melbourne

Photo of the week: Yarn bombing in Melbourne

Two words – yarn. bomb. Street art isn’t just what’s painted on a wall, it’s anything that plays with the urban landscape. And honestly, we love it even more when it’s responsible! From moss graffiti to yarn bombing, we love these unique projects that make everyday life a little more fun!...

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Photo of the week: Spring in Amsterdam

Photo of the week: Spring in Amsterdam

While much of the Northern hemisphere is still battling a deep freeze, the first signs of spring are popping up in Europe. This field of crocuses means it’s just about time to head to Amsterdam for an afternoon cruise by the canal and a picnic in the park!

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Photo of the week: Paris, je t’aime!

Photo of the week: Paris, je t’aime!

February was the month of love and we celebrated the heart-eyes we have for cities around the world in the Local Mission. Whether you reignited an old flame for your hometown or developed a new crush, we loved discovering what you love most about cities. From its food to its...

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Photo of the Week: The Baianas of Carnival

Photo of the Week: The Baianas of Carnival

We’re sure all of Brazil is still sleeping it off. Carnival — one of the world’s biggest parties — was on last week and, in Rio de Janeiro, we celebrated right along with everyone, partying in the streets with locals and capturing moments like this one: a group of Baianas...

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Photo of the Week: Happy Tết from Vietnam!

Photo of the Week: Happy Tết from Vietnam!

It’s that time of year when everyone seems to celebrating! As carnival celebrations rage in Rio (currently being live Instagrammed for #TheLocalTakeover) and across Europe and the Caribbean, the people of Vietnam prep for their own special celebrations for the Lunar New Year.  Tết marks the beginning of the Vietnamese calendar and if...

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Photo of the Week: Carnevale in Venice

Photo of the Week: Carnevale in Venice

Elegant and mysterious, Carnevale in Venice is a magical time when the city is transformed into a living theatre full of masked figures. We wouldn’t want to meet this masked character in a darkened alley, but in the light of day, his presence brings welcome drama to an ordinary day in...

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