Street eats: Papa Abdo, Cairo

Street eats: Papa Abdo, Cairo

I want to share a little tip I’ve learned whilst out travelling the world. This one is no-brainer and an absolute never-fail. Write this down. When your local friend/local guide (those two terms are interchangeable in the Urban Adventures world) purchases two full shopping bags of sandwiches to take home...

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Traveller stories: Pascaline in Zanzibar

Traveller stories: Pascaline in Zanzibar

Have you ever had the feeling of travelling to a new place and, even though you didn’t know any of its culture, language, or customs, you felt like you could call it your new home? Zanzibar was one of those places for me. I was rushing to end my breakfast...

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24 hours in: Addis Ababa

24 hours in: Addis Ababa

So you’ve got a free day to explore Addis Ababa. Awesome! We’re here to help you make it a great one. From the perfect morning coffee (this is Ethiopia, after all), to music and food after the sun goes down, here’s our guide to an excellent 24 hours in Addis...

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Things to do in: Kumasi

Things to do in: Kumasi

Exciting, bustling, and yes, a bit overwhelming, Kumasi is totally worth exploring for a few days. You can learn about Ashanti traditions, escape to a sacred lake just beyond the city, or find out why the city’s lifeblood is held in a stone. Here are five things to see and...

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Things to do in: Johannesburg

Things to do in: Johannesburg

Johannesburg has long broken the shackles of its past and is now one of the trendiest cities in the world; no visit to South Africa would be complete without spending some time discovering this fascinating city. Joburg (or Jozi, Joeys, or JHB) has truly become a foodie mecca with hundreds...

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Photo Of The Week: Moroccan Sunset

Photo Of The Week: Moroccan Sunset

Sunset photos may be cliché, but we can’t help feel like life should be remembered through its sunsets. Sure they happen daily, but we all remember the moments we’ve taken to stop and savour the fleeting light, to watch as the sky changes through cycles of pinks, purples, yellows, and reds....

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Things To Do In: Nairobi

Things To Do In: Nairobi

While we’d be the first to say that Nairobi is a pretty awe-inspiring city because of its National Park and all those giraffes, those aren’t the only things to do in Nairobi. Get down to some Kenyan culture, local style, by following these Nairobi travel tips from our local guide,...

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Photo Of The Week: Deserted at the Great Pyramids

Photo Of The Week: Deserted at the Great Pyramids

Do you see what we see? It’s our partners in Cairo out on their Pyramids Adventure! It looks mighty deserted out there (get it?), but that’s probably because locals know how to beat the crowds and the heat, all while representing this month’s Local Mission! Keeping it red and white...

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4 Foot-Friendly Cities for Runners

4 Foot-Friendly Cities for Runners

Real travellers know the best way to see a city isn’t behind the window of a tour bus—it’s on foot. And when those feet are flying, whether it’s through the downtown core or into an urban park oasis, you can get in a workout along with your sightseeing. Whether you’re...

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7 Festivals Around The World That You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

7 Festivals Around The World That You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

We’ve all heard of Carnival, Coachella, and Oktoberfest, but the world is full of festivals, many of which we’ve never heard of. The good news is, the world is big enough for them all! Here are our picks for seven festivals around the world we bet you’ve never heard of....

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