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Our Local Expert: Sandra in Houston

Our Local Expert: Sandra in Houston

For International Women’s Day on March 8th, we’re talking travel to some of our female guides around the world. Give it up for Sandra in Houston! What is your best travel memory? Seeing a tiny Roman bridge under a Welsh bridge. It put history into perspective! Why did you start...
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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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The complete guide to: Tijuana travel

The complete guide to: Tijuana travel

One of the most crossed borders in the world, Tijuana draws visitors in with its nightlife, restaurants, and bars. The city also has a vibrant arts scene and emerging independent arts spaces in Zona Centro. If that weren’t enough, where else can you watch lucha libre and drink some fine tequila? If...
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Why you should talk to strangers when you’re abroad

Why you should talk to strangers when you’re abroad

When I was growing up, my mother used to tell me that life is like a train: it runs its course, it makes many stops, and while some people hop in and out, others stay for the ride. I fondly think of this tale while I am travelling. In the...
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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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Things to do in: Tijuana

Things to do in: Tijuana

Looking for things to do in Tijuana? Surprise! This Mexican border city is far more than just a party town (although we’ll forgive you if you do want to stay out until the sun comes up). Here’s how to make the most out of your time in TJ, no hangover...
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24 hours in: Tijuana

24 hours in: Tijuana

Okay, so you’ve got a mere 24 hours in Tijuana. How are you going to spend it? If you answered shots of tequila at the beach followed by a hangover, step aside, please — you’re in the wrong city. Leave the spring break shenanigans to those other resort towns, and...
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Aftershock: How a natural disaster made me find beauty in loss of control

Aftershock: How a natural disaster made me find beauty in loss of control

In the name of food and travel research, this was to be my fifth visit to Mexico City. I had an invitation to stay with my good friend Milton Estrada of Mexico City Urban Adventures. Nine years before, on my first trip to Mexico City, Milton had been my informative...
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When the Dead come to dinner: Celebrating Día de Muertos

When the Dead come to dinner: Celebrating Día de Muertos

Imagine you’re hosting a huge party. Everyone is invited — all the family members and friends you love will be there. Even the ones who are dead. In Mexico, this party is celebrated every November 2, when locals honour Día de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead. Locals...
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