The best ethnic restaurants in Moscow

The best ethnic restaurants in Moscow

One of my tourists recently asked what makes Moscow really special. My answer was the country’s diversity – especially when it comes to food. Visiting Russia isn’t just about Russian cuisine. What makes us so unique is that you can try food from different Russian republics and from the former...

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The art of pottery in Mallorca

The art of pottery in Mallorca

Although pottery and ceramics are a world still to be discovered by many visitors that come to Mallorca, pottery has been linked to the tradition and craftsmanship of the island since ancient times. Products made with clay are still a faithful representation of the gastronomy, culture, and life of Mallorca...

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Things to do in: Santorini

Things to do in: Santorini

If there was ever a destination that embodies the description of “postcard perfect,” it’s Santorini. Beautiful beaches, epic sunsets, towering cliffs, and Instagram-worthy views nearly everywhere you turn don’t usually disappoint even the most seasoned of travellers. But if you’re wondering what to do besides staring blissfully at whitewashed villages...

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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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See Nairobi through the eyes of its resilient women

See Nairobi through the eyes of its resilient women

For many travellers, the people of Kenya have been whittled down to iconic images: extravagantly beaded Maasai dancing across the pages of National Geographic, and impoverished women and children featured in appeals for donations. But who are these people, really? Urban Adventures’ Resilient Women of Kenya tour offered us the...

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10 responsible travel resolutions for the new year

10 responsible travel resolutions for the new year

New year, new you, blah blah blah, right? Wrong. Why does January 1st always have to mean overhauling your life? After all, your life is probably already pretty awesome. Sure, maybe there’s a few things you could improve, but there’s something to be said for appreciating who you are right...

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5 reasons why tours are a great way to discover a city

5 reasons why tours are a great way to discover a city

We live in an age where the idea of “learning” has become a bit misconstrued. We bumble in our pockets, pull out our devices, and consult the all-knowing gods of the Internet to settle matters both mortal and immortal. But when we decide to go on our tour, we’re looking...

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TripAdvisor gives us a pat on the back

TripAdvisor gives us a pat on the back

The TripAdvisor ‘Certificate of Excellence’ is the equivalent of receiving a gold star on your homework from your favourite teacher after weeks of study. Or the ‘MVP’ award from your respected football coach after months of training. Or finally collecting the honourable Eagle Scout badge after years of orienteering. A...

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9 of the world’s best Christmas markets for merrymaking

9 of the world’s best Christmas markets for merrymaking

Year-round, local markets are the best place to get a taste for local life (literally, since you can scoop up tasty snacks as you browse!). But at Christmas time, markets become so much more than just a place to shop — they become magical winter wonderlands filled with tasty cold-weather...

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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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