So you want to start a tour business…

So you want to start a tour business…

Check here for our upcoming free training courses to show you all you need to know to start a day tour business in your city. So, you want to start a tour business. Yeah you do! We happen to think we’re the experts in the field, because turning passionate city...

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Is it safe to travel to Greece right now?

Is it safe to travel to Greece right now?

As someone who is Greek, lives in Athens, and works in the travel industry, I have been asked a lot lately about whether it’s safe to travel to Greece right now. Greece is a country with deep history; a history of great deeds, courage, and enlightenment, but a culture that...

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Should you feel badly about taking a favela tour?

Should you feel badly about taking a favela tour?

There are tours, and then there are tours. So-called “slum” tours (or, in Rio de Janeiro, favela tours) are a constant topic of debate in the tourism industry. Should they exist? Can they be done ethically and with sensitivity? Or do they exploit rather than support? There are two ways...

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9 ways your travels are harming the planet… and how to fix them

9 ways your travels are harming the planet… and how to fix them

One of the greatest things about travel is getting to see the planet; unfortunately, there are some aspects of travel that can harm the very thing we’re going out to explore. Carbon emissions, animal exploitation, water waste — there are a lot of eco-unfriendly factors that you could be contributing...

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10 ways to travel like a local anywhere

10 ways to travel like a local anywhere

No matter where you go — from New York to Hanoi — travel can be a lot more rewarding when you dive head first into the local way of life. Here are 10 ways to put a local twist on your next trip. 1. Learn a few key phrases When you...

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Why we’re out of love with love locks

Why we’re out of love with love locks

At first glance, it seems like the ultimate symbol of romance: carve your names on a padlock, lock it to a bridge, and throw the key into the water, leaving you and your partner “locked” together for eternity. Except it’s not so romantic when the bridge collapses under the weight...

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The 8 best cities to break up in

The 8 best cities to break up in

Most of the time, breaking up sucks. In some cities, however, it’s not as bad as others. If you have to break up, here’s where you’re going to want to be to make it suck less. Prague As a city so full of energy, you cannot go wrong with Prague....

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8 cities we’d rather be in right now

8 cities we’d rather be in right now

Don’t get us wrong, being home for the holidays can be awesome. We love the family, the food, the friends, the food… more of the food. But what we don’t love? The crowds at the mall, the stress of finding the “perfect” New Year’s Eve bash, the anxiety of trying to...

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How to plan a spontaneous getaway

How to plan a spontaneous getaway

Plan a spontaneous trip? Sound like an oxymoron? It’s not! Sure you can’t plan for the when and where, but you can be prepared for when the mood strikes, or when you see a killer travel deal. We got some awesome tips on this week’s  Travel Talk On Twitter that we thought...

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The complete guide to: Siem Reap travel

The complete guide to: Siem Reap travel

Travelling to Cambodia and checking out the sights in Siem Reap? This guide will give you everything you need to know about visiting Siem Reap, from getting to and from the airport, to the best Siem Reap-themed books you should read before you go, to the cool local spots you...

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