Responsible Tourism in Cambodia: A Khmer meal that gives back in the heart of Phnom Penh

Responsible Tourism in Cambodia: A Khmer meal that gives back in the heart of Phnom Penh

Urban Adventures’ Phnom Penh Secrets tour begins with an enlightening morning learning about the Khmer Rouge at S21 Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and Choeung Ek Killing Field. After such a humbling experience, it was soothing to enter the lush gardens of Romdeng. We’d faced the worst of humanity–and now we had...

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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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How can tourism help fund your NGO’s mission?

How can tourism help fund your NGO’s mission?

5 financing ideas for NGOs and nonprofits Financial sustainability is necessary for the long-term survival of any business, but for non-profits, money-making comes with an entirely different set of factors to consider — and collecting sufficient and continuous funds to deliver their organisational mission has long been giving NGOs and...

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Join Urban Adventures’ In Focus program

Join Urban Adventures’ In Focus program

Are you looking for a new revenue stream for your NGO, non-profit or social enterprise? Our In Focus Program might be the answer! Urban Adventures’ In Focus experiences are day tours run in partnership with local NGOs, non-profits, and social enterprises tackling real local issues – and are travellers’ access to...

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How our partner LivelyHoods is changing lives in Kenya

How our partner LivelyHoods is changing lives in Kenya

“I was not lucky enough to pursue my education dreams. My parents were poor and could not afford school fees for me. They also just never bothered with education since they themselves were never schooled, so they didn’t know the importance.” This is the story of Ann Nyongesa, a sales...

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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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Our NYC guide Olivia explains why she also works at a women’s centre in the Bronx

Our NYC guide Olivia explains why she also works at a women’s centre in the Bronx

My job as a guide with Urban Adventures is such a beautiful part of my life, but living in one of the most expensive cities in the world requires that it is not my only means of employment. I’m so lucky and honoured to have the opportunity to work with...

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How to be a responsible tourist in Venice

How to be a responsible tourist in Venice

Oh, Venice! The bucket-list destination for so many people around the world. I can’t even tell you how many times people have told me it’s like living a dream to take a boat ride along the Grand Canal or sit at an outdoor cafe with a good glass of Prosecco...

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Why we must visit Cambodia’s Killing Fields and S21

Why we must visit Cambodia’s Killing Fields and S21

Phnom Penh’s Killing Fields is the most terrible place I’ve been in all my travels. Which is why I think everyone should go. I admittedly say this without having been to Auschwitz in Poland or the genocide memorials of Rwanda — places of equal shock and horror. But I trust...

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