24 hours in: Istanbul

24 hours in: Istanbul

The mighty Istanbul. Famous for straddling two continents, this city’s east-meets-west vibes have been attracting travellers for decades. The city can easily overwhelm the uninitiated, so we asked our local team of Istanbul tour guides to tell us what they would do with just 24 hours in Istanbul. Morning: 7am...

Read more
San Sebastián on wheels! Tips for cycling the city

San Sebastián on wheels! Tips for cycling the city

Frequently, travellers on our San Sebastián tours compare San Sebastián to Amsterdam because we have a similar cycling culture. Yes, San Sebastián is a bike-friendly city, and the number of bikers getting around is growing every day. There’s nothing Basques enjoy more than getting around our dense mountains, fields, and...

Read more
My neighbourhood: A local’s guide to La Calatrava and Cort, Palma de Mallorca

My neighbourhood: A local’s guide to La Calatrava and Cort, Palma de Mallorca

No one knows local life like our guides. That’s why we’ve asked them take us around their favourite ‘hoods and offer their insider tips on seeing the city like a true local. If La Calatrava and Cort sounds like your kind of place, local Mallorca guide Marialaura and her team...

Read more
24 hours in: Philadelphia

24 hours in: Philadelphia

Philadelphia is truly a city of layers, as well as being known as a city of neighbourhoods, and, most commonly, the City of Brotherly Love. It isn’t uncommon for someone to not know where to begin when travelling in Philadelphia, but we’re here to fix that. Say you have 24...

Read more
Meet: Misa, our local expert in Prague

Meet: Misa, our local expert in Prague

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 she came to live in Prague… I come from Frydek-Mistek, a medium-sized town in the...

Read more
Things to do in: Accra

Things to do in: Accra

Ghana’s capital and largest city is a fascinating place to visit. Whether you go for the food, the friendly people, the history, culture, or a combination thereof, you definitely won’t be bored. If you’re on the hunt for some of the best things to see and do while you’re visiting...

Read more
How to shop like a local Parisian

How to shop like a local Parisian

Paris is synonymous with haute-couture, straight-off-the-runway gowns, and pieces of clothing many of us think we can’t afford. Case in point: take a stroll along the Champs-Élyssés or on the luxurious St-Germain-des-Près district, and you will come across expensive and luxurious fashion labels such as Chanel, Louis Vuitton and the...

Read more
The lunar-like landscape of Cappadocia

The lunar-like landscape of Cappadocia

Cap a what now? Kap-ah-dok-yah. It can be a hard one to pronounce, but make every effort to get it right as this enchanting part of the world is one that you will never forget. Turkey’s grand natural wonder of the world, Cappadocia, makes you feel like you have lifted...

Read more
The story behind Panama’s unique fusion cuisine

The story behind Panama’s unique fusion cuisine

“Panama’s cuisine is fusion by obligation.” That’s how Mario Castrellón, who could be considered the most important Panamanian chef these days, describes the gastronomy of his home country. This makes complete sense since Panama has been a crossroads for the world since the 16th century, growing rapidly as an important...

Read more
Things to do in: Dubai

Things to do in: Dubai

Dubai is a city where you can have one foot in the future and one in the past. One day you could be exploring old souks and taking a ride on a traditional wooden boat, and the next, staring up at the tallest building in the world. This is a...

Read more