Food Friday: LA’s Hey That’s Amore

I’d always walked past this hole-in-the-wall Italian sandwich shop/pizzeria (what was it anyway?) in Los Angeles. I never stopped in because it looked a bit dumpy and limited on the menu, and I’d never had a chance to be enticed by the owner, like I did last week. “The Best...

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Photo of the Week: Dia de Muertos

Photo of the Week: Dia de Muertos

This week’s Photo of the Week comes from our friends at Mexico City Urban Adventures. These mildly creepy, yet beautifully creative figures (called Catrinas) are synonymous with celebrating Dia de Muertos, otherwise known as ‘Day of the Dead’, a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and elsewhere around the world. This...

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Make Us Drool for World Responsible Tourism Day 2013!

Make Us Drool for World Responsible Tourism Day 2013!

Here at Urban Adventures, we love responsible travel. From using local tour guides to preserving local culture and customs, we support all forms of travelling responsibly. November 6th 2013 is WTM World Responsible Tourism Day, and we’re going to have a little fun showing our support…and we want you to...

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Traveller Stories: Susan in Morocco

Traveller Stories: Susan in Morocco

When Susan H. was travelling alone through Morocco in 2002, she encountered some surprising and heart-warming local hospitality. Here’s her story: “I travelled from Malaga, Spain by boat to Melila, Morocco. Upon arriving in Melila I took a bus to the small town of Nador in Morocco in order to take the...

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Traveller Stories: Lisa in Ecuador

Traveller Stories: Lisa in Ecuador

Lisa was seeking authentic ceviche while in Ecuador, and was determined to have some. Here’s her story: “I had just finished shopping for a Galapagos souvenir, when I saw it; an advertisement for ceviche. I had to catch my ride back to my vessel, should I attempt the order and risk being late? Yes! There...

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Traveller Stories: Lindsay in Hong Kong

Traveller Stories: Lindsay in Hong Kong

Our Digital Marketing Manager, Lindsay was recently in Hong Kong, where she met up with our local guy Danny. After doing the Story of Hong Kong tour in the morning, she grabbed a bite to eat with Danny, and it was easily one of her best local experiences in Hong Kong. “After the tour, I...

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Traveller Stories: Michelle in Delhi

Traveller Stories: Michelle in Delhi

Michelle from Global Jaunt recently spent some time in India, and had the chance to enjoy a home-cooked meal with a local family. “If there are two things I love about trips, it is eating delicious foods and meeting interesting people. The Home Cooked Delhi tour provided both, and then some! While...

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Photo of the Week: A Corner of Life in Marrakech

Photo of the Week: A Corner of Life in Marrakech

This photo, taken by our local guy, Kris, is a despondent scene, blurry in parts, and not your average picture of Marrakech. However, we think that’s exactly why it deserves to be this week’s Photo of the Week. It’s honest and real, and the depth of colour makes you feel...

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It’s Beer O’Clock Somewhere: Prague’s U Pinkasů

It’s Beer O’Clock Somewhere: Prague’s U Pinkasů

I remember so well the first time I grew familiar with this place. The spring was flourishing, and the sun was so rewarding after a long and cold winter. It was the perfect time to explore new places, discover new recommendations for travellers, and find ways to incorporate these into our...

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Photo of the Week: Contrasts in Cusco

Photo of the Week: Contrasts in Cusco

This week’s pick for photo of the week is by our local partner in Lima, Mary. We love the composition of the photo, and the colours are beautiful. The photo, taken at a church in Cusco, has a somber feel to it, despite the array of bright colours.

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