Can ‘responsible travel’ really help to alleviate poverty?

Can ‘responsible travel’ really help to alleviate poverty?

Earlier this year I wrote about what a great opportunity 2017 presents having the full force of the UN behind the idea of Sustainable Tourism for Development. That article was well received (thanks!) and everyone seemed supportive of the rationale and sentiment. The point of the initial article was about...

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Things to do in: Paris

Things to do in: Paris

Sure, you probably already know to see the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre. But if you really want to see authentic Paris life, you need to escape the typical tourist haunts and check out where the locals go. (Hint: hop on one of our Paris city tours, which are entirely...

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This Roman wine tasting pairs local wines with a good cause

This Roman wine tasting pairs local wines with a good cause

It was a typically hot June evening in Rome as our taxi pulled up alongside the imposing ruins of the Trajan Forum, one of the last forums built in ancient Rome. Soaked in late afternoon sunlight, the ruins were absolutely beaming and I couldn’t think of a more spectacular location...

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How to do Korean barbecue

How to do Korean barbecue

We asked Jamie, our local guide at Seoul Urban Adventures, how to properly experience Korean barbecue, from picking your meat to wrapping your ssam. For me, as a Korean, going out for Korean barbecue is easy-breezy — but if you are trying it for the first time, you might need...

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The complete guide to: Paris travel

The complete guide to: Paris travel

If you’re travelling to the city of love and are in need of some help to plan your trip, read on! Our local Paris tour guides have the lowdown on all the necessary information you need to get around and see the sites, so that you don’t fall out of love...

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Top 7 places to grab a beer in San Francisco

Top 7 places to grab a beer in San Francisco

A wise man once said, “Beer makes you feel the way you ought to feel without beer.” That wise man was Henry Lawson, a 19th-century Australian writer. And while we’re not sure if he ever had the privilege of visiting San Francisco, his sentiment is universal. So whether you’re looking...

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The sweet side of Mexico City: Where to get the best desserts in town

The sweet side of Mexico City: Where to get the best desserts in town

It’s impossible to think of Mexico and not think about its gastronomy. After all, the first thing most travellers ask when they arrive in Mexico City is where they can find the best tacos, where to get a nice tequila, etc. Yes, we know we have good tacos and we...

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Discover Mauerpark, Berlin’s biggest flea market and best karaoke party

Discover Mauerpark, Berlin’s biggest flea market and best karaoke party

While the local nightlife is world-famous, truth is Berlin isn’t just about hard-hitting parties. Seek and you shall find a more low-key way to spend your weekend. You can catch some sunshine, feel the city’s open-minded community spirit, and collect odd trinkets at Berlin’s biggest flea market, Mauerpark. Located in...

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Meet: Elena, our local expert in Bucharest

Meet: Elena, 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 she came to live in Bucharest… My hometown is the small, wonderful and peaceful Drobeta...

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24 hours in: Paris

24 hours in: Paris

It’s impossible not to love Paris. It may not be off the tourist track, but it’s still packed with hidden gems that could take days, weeks, months or even years to explore. (#localsknow hint: if you want to get the fast-track on seeing the best of the city, we can...

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