Meet the nominees for the 2018 #streetfood50 Awards

Meet the nominees for the 2018 #streetfood50 Awards

Big-name, high-end, fancy-pants restaurants may have their place, but for us, we prefer to take it to the streets. We’re more into slurping noodles from nameless shops, grabbing tacos from street corner carts, and snacking on all things served on sticks, served piping hot from a sidewalk grill. The inaugural...

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Urban Adventures named Innovator of the Year for responsible travel… twice!

Urban Adventures named Innovator of the Year for responsible travel… twice!

We are honoured, humbled and oh-so-happy to report that Urban Adventures has been named Innovator of the Year by not one, but two associations honouring the best in the travel industry. In late December we were presented with the 2017 New Innovator in Travel Philanthropy Award at Tourism Cares’ Hearts...

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The best souvenir I ever bought was…

The best souvenir I ever bought was…

We recently asked our travellers about the best souvenirs they had picked up on their travels. And the answers were hilarious, cool, charming, precious and sometimes a little weird… Vintage records, a handcrafted kaleidoscope, an alpaca jumper from Peru, an ogre mask, a good ol’ bottle of hot sauce from...

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Impact Statement 2017: Our responsible business highlights

Impact Statement 2017: Our responsible business highlights

The United Nations declared 2017 the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, with a call for tourism businesses to better support local economies and to help foster a better understanding of different cultures. At Urban Adventures, we have always believed in the importance of sustainable tourism, but we took...

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Bring home a souvenir that has a tale to tell

Bring home a souvenir that has a tale to tell

Our creative locals around the globe have teamed up with talented artisans in their cities to form a (very) different type of shopping experience that brings authentic urban craftsmanship to life. We’re bypassing those cheap souvenirs to take you on a journey into local lives. Introducing our new range of...

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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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Pop in for some culture, the USA way!

Pop in for some culture, the USA way!

From the Rocky steps in Philly to the neon Las Vegas Strip, no place is more pop culture iconic than the USA! And we want to help you see the sites in this landmark-packed country. But don’t just tick off the mainstream ‘to-dos’ — see the USA the #localsknow way....

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Can ‘responsible travel’ really help to alleviate poverty?

Can ‘responsible travel’ really help to alleviate poverty?

Earlier this year I wrote about what a great opportunity 2017 presents having the full force of the UN behind the idea of Sustainable Tourism for Development. That article was well received (thanks!) and everyone seemed supportive of the rationale and sentiment. The point of the initial article was about...

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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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“I don’t do groups.” How to go your own way on an Urban Adventure

“I don’t do groups.” How to go your own way on an Urban Adventure

Let’s face it, as much as we love group travel (ahem, let’s clarify that: small group travel), we know that not everyone shares our passion. Sometimes you just want to do your own thing. Or sometimes you already have a built-in group of travel pals and you’d rather just tour...

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