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“I would rather starve in Marrakech than be a millionaire in Alberta,” said Juan Goytisolo, one of Spain’s most popular writers. Founded 1,000 years ago by a confederation of Berber tribes, Marrakech is the stuff of Orientalist dreams. With winding souks, stunning mosques and enchanting gardens set amongst the desert,...Read more
The city of Essaouira, on the Atlantic coast of Morocco, is rich in culture, architecture, and character. Once known as Mogador, its modern name means “the little rampart,” a nod to the fortress walls that still enclose part of this coastal city. If you’re planning a trip, take a look through our...Read more
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....Read more
If I asked you to think of Indonesia, you’d probably conjure up images of crystal-clear water, sunset walks along coconut and palm tree-lined beaches, thatched-roof huts shading you from the warm sun, peace, serenity — realistically, you’d be describingRead more
Bali. I think it’s safe to admit that the film “Eat,...
Travelling to Portugal and checking out the sights in Lisbon? This guide will give you everything you need to know about visiting the city, from getting to and from the airport, to the best Portuguese music you should listen to before you go, to the coolest local events you should...Read more
Travelling to Java and checking out the sights in Jakarta? This guide will give you everything you need to know about visiting the capital, from getting to and from the airport, to the best Indonesian music you should listen to before you go, to the cool local events you should...Read more
When you first come to Prague, you’ll quickly discover that Czech beer culture is much different from the more Westernised countries. Firstly, we drink a lot here. But secondly, the manner in which we drink is vastly different. It is quite rare to see people shouting over music, or on their...Read more
Urban Adventures was awarded the Rising Brand of the Year award at this week’s Travolution Awards 2014, the UK travel industry’s highest accolade for innovation and excellence online. The awards were judged by a panel of business leaders, experts, and entrepreneurs, and recognise companies that excel in the fields of...Read more
Movies are one of the best mediums for inspiring travel. From epic adventures to stunning landscapes, movies offer inspiration, making us want to replicate what we see on the big screen within our own travels. Here’s a round-up of some of our favourite wanderlust-inducing films. One Week Many Canadians dream...Read more