Supporting women in Jaipur: In conversation with Jaipur Rugs Foundation

Supporting women in Jaipur: In conversation with Jaipur Rugs Foundation

We love what our friends over at the Jaipur Rugs Foundation are doing to help underprivileged women in Jaipur. So much so, that we’ve teamed up with them to offer you the opportunity to see this inspiring project for yourself on a special Urban Adventures In Focus tour; Rajasthan Artisan...

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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 Courageous Kitchen inspires marginalised youth through food

How Courageous Kitchen inspires marginalised youth through food

Down an unassuming residential street of Bangkok, Dwight Turner and his colleagues are helping refugee youth to find their way in a country they don’t know. His charity, Courageous Kitchen, is dedicated to “inspiring marginalised youth through the power of food.” Through cooking classes, dinner parties and other food-focused activities,...

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My cooking class with young women in Bangkok (who happen to be refugees)

My cooking class with young women in Bangkok (who happen to be refugees)

I visited Bangkok because I had to. I was headed to Chiang Mai and since it was my first time in Thailand, I thought it was silly to not at least stop by. Being from New York City, I should have known better. I had imagined Bangkok filled with tourists,...

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How to be a responsible tourist in Crete

How to be a responsible tourist in Crete

Beautiful beaches, mountain villages, cosy tavernas serving delicious local food and wine, and a rich history just waiting to be discovered are just a few of the reasons to plan a trip to Crete. To make the most of your visit while also minimsing your impact, keep the following tips...

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How to be a responsible tourist in Krakow

How to be a responsible tourist in Krakow

A vibrant café culture, a UNESCO-listed Old Town steeped in history, plentiful parks and an exciting nightlife are just a few of the reasons to pay a visit to Krakow. But with so much to take in as a tourist, it can be easy to forget you’re a guest in...

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Meet: Sergiu, our local expert in Bucharest

Meet: Sergiu, our local expert in Bucharest

Learn more about our guides around the globe — everything from what makes the perfect day in their city, to how they landed in tourism, to why they love working with Urban Adventures. On how he became a tour guide… It all started three years ago when Bucharest Urban Adventures...

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How to be a responsible tourist in Prague

How to be a responsible tourist in Prague

Prague is romantic, historic, beautiful and the ultimate beer lovers’ paradise. It’s also a tourist hot spot, which means when travel season rolls around, the city can be packed. To make the most of it while also minimising your impact, keep the following tips in mind. The locals will appreciate...

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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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The Cuban cocktail that can help save the planet

The Cuban cocktail that can help save the planet

If you’ve ever ordered a cocktail anywhere in the world (like, say, a mojito in our city of Havana), it’s probably come with a plastic straw. But did you know that many cocktails actually taste better when drank without a straw? The ‘mafia mojito’ is a lesser known (but more...

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