The complete guide to: Santorini travel

The complete guide to: Santorini travel

Planning a visit to Santorini? You’ve made an excellent choice! From beautiful beaches and dazzling sunsets, to charming villages and amazing food – Santorini packs a pretty alluring punch. Whether you just want chill out for a few days of aimless wandering and beach-hopping, or get more active with an...

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How to have a 5-star vacation without the price tag

How to have a 5-star vacation without the price tag

Vacation is meant to be relaxing: it’s the opportunity to put work and the stresses of daily life aside and spend time doing what you love with the people you love to be with. Not only that, but studies show vacationing reduces stress, increases happiness and creates a favourable work-life...

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Advice from a local: Is it safe to travel to Cairo?

Advice from a local: Is it safe to travel to Cairo?

When it comes to travelling on our tours, we put safety first, which is why we wanted to address travel advisories recently released by the UK and US governments, advising against travel to certain parts of Egypt. We spoke with our Cairo Urban Adventures team, who have said that Cairo...

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Travel like a boss on Central Europe’s trains

Travel like a boss on Central Europe’s trains

Travelling by train in Central Europe is cheap, effective and will connect you to many Urban Adventures cities. Here’s how to travel like a boss and make the most of Central Europe’s extensive and easy train service. Krakow Taking a train, without doubt, is the most effective way of travelling...

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Tips for travellers during Ramadan

Tips for travellers during Ramadan

Travelling to a Muslim destination during Ramadan and not sure what to expect? We’ve got you covered with all the basics you’ll need to know about the holy month. Let’s start with the basics. What is Ramadan? Ramadan is the holy month of the Islamic calendar, when all Muslims dedicate...

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9 ways your travels are harming the planet… and how to fix them

9 ways your travels are harming the planet… and how to fix them

One of the greatest things about travel is getting to see the planet; unfortunately, there are some aspects of travel that can harm the very thing we’re going out to explore. Carbon emissions, animal exploitation, water waste — there are a lot of eco-unfriendly factors that you could be contributing...

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Why we’re out of love with love locks

Why we’re out of love with love locks

At first glance, it seems like the ultimate symbol of romance: carve your names on a padlock, lock it to a bridge, and throw the key into the water, leaving you and your partner “locked” together for eternity. Except it’s not so romantic when the bridge collapses under the weight...

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Read this post, take better photos

Read this post, take better photos

When you put in the time, effort, and money to travel somewhere, it’s only natural to want to document the experience in order to relive it down the road (and — let’s be honest — it’s fun to show off a little on Instagram). But not all photos are created...

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How not to piss off a Parisian

How not to piss off a Parisian

Parisians often carry the reputation of being rude and arrogant — especially to travellers in their city. But this stereotype is dated and, in fact, over the last several years the City of Love has become much more customer service oriented. If there are any rude ones, trust us they’re...

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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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