What a Burmese monk taught me about love and friendship

What a Burmese monk taught me about love and friendship

Little did I know that four days after stepping foot in Myanmar, I would be sitting in the presence of one of the country’s most well-known monks. In my journey to circumnavigate the world by couch-surfing through my social network, Myanmar has brought me the most serendipitous memories. While this...

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Life and death on the Ganges ghats

Life and death on the Ganges ghats

Sometimes, as you travel the winding roads of life — slowly, then speeding up, navigating the curves and bumps you meet along the way — you find yourself stopped, halted suddenly in just the place you need to be. I believe firmly that all we encounter in life — from...

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Like a local: Sailing the seas of Mallorca

Like a local: Sailing the seas of Mallorca

On Mallorca, it’s easy to enjoy almost everything, but if I could pick just one of the best experiences you could have here, it would be to enjoy Mallorca’s crystalline waters aboard a sailing boat. And we’re not just talking about boat tours for tourists. On weekends, locals love to...

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12 ways to be a more responsible traveller

12 ways to be a more responsible traveller

Wherever we go in the world, we take a responsible attitude with us. That means travelling in a way that both respects and benefits local people, their culture, their economy, and their environment. But if you’re not familiar with the term, sometimes it’s hard to know what people mean by...

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10 ways to bring yourself good luck in the new year

10 ways to bring yourself good luck in the new year

If you want this year to be your year, then you need to ring in the new year the right way. After all, a kiss at midnight is swell, but is that going to help you get richer or get your wishes granted or keep the bad spirits away over...

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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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Behind the fine art of Christmas baubles

Behind the fine art of Christmas baubles

It’s that time of year, to hang lovely balls and baubles from the tree as you decorate your house for Christmas. But as you’re hanging all those colourful charms, did you ever wonder who invented these now traditional decorations, and how they’re made? The first Christmas bauble similar to the...

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Why you need to visit the Great Wall of China

Why you need to visit the Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China might be synonymous with Coke as one of the most recognised brands in the world. And yes, I do mean “brand” because tourist attractions to the wall are businesses unto themselves. But just because it’s a major hub for crowds of tourists (and money-making) doesn’t...

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Meet: Damiá, our local expert in Mallorca

Meet: Damiá, our local expert in Mallorca

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 being a Mallorcan… I consider myself a Mallorcan even though I was actually born in Barcelona....

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Meet: Sofia, our local expert in Mexico City

Meet: Sofia, our local expert in Mexico City

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 being a native Chillangua… ‘Chilango’ used to be slang for people who moved to Mexico City...

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