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Discovering the best of Los Angeles with a local

Discovering the best of Los Angeles with a local

Eight hours. That’s how long the Urban Adventures Total LA Tour I’m taking today will last. I’ll be checking out the city’s iconic landmarks as well as venturing to its hidden gems. Best of all though, the tour’s description had promised I’d be escaping the LA cliché. Having visited Los...
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Los Angeles locals are falling in love with cortados (and here’s where to get the best)

Los Angeles locals are falling in love with cortados (and here’s where to get the best)

Short and sweet. It’s finally hit LA’s hippest coffeehouses and I’m in a cortado craze. Also called a “Gibraltar,” this perfect little package of an espresso drink combines equal parts espresso and steamed milk in a glass tumbler. It’s the livelihood of most Moroccan café owners — where men sip...
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A guide to market hopping in Los Angeles

A guide to market hopping in Los Angeles

Sure, Los Angeles may be known for its glitz and glam, but the locals know that when it comes to grocery shopping, the best stuff is to be found in the markets. The City of Angels is a paradise of local produce, delicious desserts and sustainable seafood, and those in...
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Traveller stories: Claire in Los Angeles

Traveller stories: Claire in Los Angeles

Los Angeles is a hard city to get to know. You can’t just stroll the backstreets and get lost like you can in Paris, or take the subway and pop up somewhere new like in New York, or stumble across your new favourite organic grocer like in San Francisco. LA...
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The complete guide to: Los Angeles travel

The complete guide to: Los Angeles travel

So you’re travelling to LA — smart choice! This guide will give you everything you need to know about LA travel, from getting to and from the airport and around the city, to the best LA books to read and the cool local spots you should check out! Getting to and from LAX Public...
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Eat Like A Local: Where To Find The Best Los Angeles Bakeries

Eat Like A Local: Where To Find The Best Los Angeles Bakeries

There are lots of things that may come to mind when you think of Los Angeles—bars and nightclubs, celebrity spotting, amazing bakeries… Wait. Say what? Yes, amid all the must-dos and must-sees in LA, there are some fantastic Los Angeles bakeries, far off the typical tourist track. Last year, our...
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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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Food Friday: Los Angeles’ Bottega Louie

Food Friday: Los Angeles’ Bottega Louie

Where in Los Angeles can you admire a 20-foot long glass case of perfectly poised, artistically arranged European-style pastries? Marvel at the colours, cremes, and delicate designs associated with French and Italian bakeries? Ruminate over the virtues and possibilities of purchasing a gargantuan pink gift box of gourmet goodies? Why,...
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Best street food in Gran Canaria: Woodies Kitchen

Best street food in Gran Canaria: Woodies Kitchen

The annual #streetfood50 Awards recognise the top street food vendors around the globe, handpicked by Urban Adventures’ own local guides-in-the-know. Local vendors Woodie and Mateo of Woodies Kitchen received top accolades from our Gran Canaria tour guides for the best street food in Gran Canaria in 2018, for their pizzas....
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Meet the finalists for the 2018 #streetfood50 Awards

Meet the finalists for the 2018 #streetfood50 Awards

Big-name, high-end, fancy-pants restaurants may have their place, but for us, we prefer to take it to the streets. We’re more into slurping noodles from nameless shops, grabbing tacos from street corner carts, and snacking on all things served on sticks, served piping hot from a sidewalk grill. The inaugural...
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