Are we okay continuing to shop, until they drop?

Are we okay continuing to shop, until they drop?

When travellers head out to markets in search of souvenirs, they often don’t know if the goods they’re buying are made locally or responsibly. Instead of supporting touristy markets selling mass-produced imported goods, Urban Adventures wants to highlight the independent artisans who are preserving local culture — and through that,...

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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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Meet: Lala, our local expert in Bucharest

Meet: Lala, our local expert in Bucharest

Learn more about our guides around the globe — everything from what makes the perfect day in their city, to how they landed in tourism, to why they love working with Urban Adventures. On what it means to be a native Bucharestian… I am happy to be born and raised...

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How to be a responsible tourist in Lisbon

How to be a responsible tourist in Lisbon

Ah, vacations! That wonderful time of the year when you can just relax and enjoy yourself in a new place. But sometimes it’s not always so fun for the locals in your chosen destination. As tourism continues to grow everywhere, pressure falls on locals to take in more people (who...

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10 unusual sights to see in Prague

10 unusual sights to see in Prague

Prague is a magical city, no doubt about it. It will charm you from the get-go with its jaw-dropping architecture and well-preserved historic sights. There’s just something about walking across a nearly empty Charles Bridge at 2am when it seems like you have the city all to yourself. One of...

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November 2017: What’s on in San Sebastián

November 2017: What’s on in San Sebastián

In the Basque Country, we love autumn! Why? Well, for starters, autumn is harvesting time, it’s corn and sunflower season, the landscape is a beautiful scene at this time of year, and there’s the mouthwatering smell of roasted chestnuts! As well, this region is a place of an ancient civilisation,...

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6 haunted cities for wannabe ghostbusters

6 haunted cities for wannabe ghostbusters

Admit it: you secretly wanted to suit up with Egon and the gang when you were a kid. (Or with Patty just last year because Leslie Jones is everyone’s dream bestie.) And even though it’s been years since you confessed to needing a nightlight, you still love getting too scared...

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One wrong turn in the Andes: A local guide’s personal tale

One wrong turn in the Andes: A local guide’s personal tale

“I was panicking. I screamed ‘Help! Help!’ And nothing. I asked my grandfather to look after me.” Tito, a local guide with Urban Adventures, recounts his story to me as we sit on a bench in Parque Kennedy in Lima, Peru. It’s something that happened to him while he was...

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Should you visit a city after a natural disaster?

Should you visit a city after a natural disaster?

When the earthquake struck on September 19, 2017, the residents of Mexico City had just finished their annual drill. It was the anniversary of the 1985 8.1-magnitude quake that killed some 10,000 people. Every year on that date, the city runs through safety drills, in the hopes that if a...

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15 Halloween costume ideas for travellers

15 Halloween costume ideas for travellers

Heading out for Halloween and looking to put a little wanderlust into your costume? Don’t just be a Bavarian beer girl or a French mime, pump your costume full of originality! We’ve pulled together a list of 15 less-than-predictable travel-themed Halloween costumes to help inspire you! Mexican luchadore Lucha Libre...

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