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Travel trivia: December

Travel trivia: December

Want a quick workout for your brain? Test your travel knowledge against our cheeky little travel trivia quiz —2014 throwback edition! The song “We Are One (Ole Ola)” was the anthem for a major 2014 sporting event in what country? Move over Toronto and Dubai. The new record for tallest...
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Photo Of The Week: View From The Top In Rio

Photo Of The Week: View From The Top In Rio

In this month’s Local Mission, we’ve been exploring ways you can be a Tourist @ Home and re-appreciate the local gems in your own backyard. We’ve advocated for exploring the underground, wandering unfamiliar streets, and relaxing on a city beach, but there comes a time when you need to get the...
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11 unexpected destinations to go vegetarian

11 unexpected destinations to go vegetarian

Making travel plans can be a bit challenging when you’re a vegetarian. Sure, you could try to explain to the waiter that you’d like that daily special sans meat, you could opt for a salad, or a disappointing bowl of plain rice, but where’s the fun in that? You want...
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Photo of the Week: Sunshine at Rio Carnival

Photo of the Week: Sunshine at Rio Carnival

Last week, our Rio de Janeiro partners took over our Instagram for The Local Takeover and shot some really cool pictures of the infamous Rio Carnival. It was hard to choose just one photo to post up for this week’s Photo of the Week, but this shot eventually took the...
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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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10 cities with an awesome street art scene

10 cities with an awesome street art scene

You can learn a lot about a city from its street art scene: political views, cultural expression, sense of community and local pop culture references are all conveyed in the murals and messages adorning buildings, bridges and sidewalks. And what was once a fringe form of art, often seen more...
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So you want to start a tour business…

So you want to start a tour business…

Check here for our upcoming free training courses to show you all you need to know to start a day tour business in your city. So, you want to start a tour business. Yeah you do! We happen to think we’re the experts in the field, because turning passionate city...
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10 ways to bring yourself good luck in the new year

10 ways to bring yourself good luck in the new year

If you want this year to be your year, then you need to ring in the new year the right way. After all, a kiss at midnight is swell, but is that going to help you get richer or get your wishes granted or keep the bad spirits away over...
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40+ things locals say you should know about their cities when you visit

40+ things locals say you should know about their cities when you visit

There are some basic rules that follow travellers around wherever they go: watch out for pickpockets in tourist zones; negotiate a taxi rate before you get in the cab; when in doubt, don’t drink the water. But then there are some specific rules for each country, and even each city....
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It’s not what you know. It’s who you know. Introducing… Locals on Tap!

It’s not what you know. It’s who you know. Introducing… Locals on Tap!

Pop quiz. You’ve just arrived in a strange new city. What’s your next move? Do you: (a) Reach for your guidebook? (b) Awkwardly try to make friends at the bus stop (or, God forbid, on Tinder)? (c) Join a small group of travellers and a friendly local host for a drink in a cool...
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