Meet: Nikki, our local expert in NYC

Meet: Nikki, our local expert in NYC

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 New Yorker… A lot of natives take the city for granted but I...

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Why there are so many temples in Bali

Why there are so many temples in Bali

We asked Brett, our local guide in Bali, what’s with all the temples everywhere on the island — and how to be respectful when you visit one. “There seems to be temples everywhere!” That’s what travellers always say to me. And, well, yes, they are everywhere — small shrines in...

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Meet: Marialaura, our local expert in Mallorca

Meet: Marialaura, 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 how Marialaura ended up in Mallorca… I’m from Italy and I met my husband in Paris...

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Why you should talk to strangers when you’re abroad

Why you should talk to strangers when you’re abroad

When I was growing up, my mother used to tell me that life is like a train: it runs its course, it makes many stops, and while some people hop in and out, others stay for the ride. I fondly think of this tale while I am travelling. In the...

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Meet: Mike, our local expert in Toronto

Meet: Mike, our local expert in Toronto

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 he ended up in Toronto… This is my second round in Toronto. I originally moved...

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12 city surprises you can find on a Locals on Tap tour

12 city surprises you can find on a Locals on Tap tour

You’ve arrived, you’ve unpacked, you’ve battled your jet lag. So what’s next? Do you check out Shanghai’s local beer scene? (Yes, there is one!) Or soak in Lima’s bohemian vibe? Instead of turning to Google or that dog-eared guidebook from the ’90s, turn to local experts. Connect with in-the-know locals...

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Meet: Oihana, our local expert in San Sebastián

Meet: Oihana, our local expert in San Sebastián

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 why she loves San Sebastián… I live 20 minutes away from San Sebastián in a neighbouring...

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How to hail a cab in NYC

How to hail a cab in NYC

We asked Nikki, our local guide and expert in New York City, how to properly hail a cab so you don’t look like a silly tourist flapping your arms about on Broadway. 1. Get on a street that’s headed in the direction you want to go. Aim to be toward...

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How to master your next stopover

How to master your next stopover

Why visit just one country when a stopover can let you see two for little-to-no extra cost? Many airlines permit a stopover on their transit routes, and making the most of it means you can experience the cafés in Paris or hit up the markets in Hong Kong. Not only does...

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40+ things locals say you should know about their cities when you visit

40+ things locals say you should know about their cities when you visit

There are some basic rules that follow travellers around wherever they go: watch out for pickpockets in tourist zones; negotiate a taxi rate before you get in the cab; when in doubt, don’t drink the water. But then there are some specific rules for each country, and even each city....

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