Photo of the week: #LocalsKnow the canals of Venice

Photo of the week: #LocalsKnow the canals of Venice

As you know, we’re kind of obsessed with local travel – especially seeing a local side of a “touristy city”. That’s why we’re challenging you to find out what locals know as you travel the world. And while you’re at it, share your best local adventures with the hashtag #localsknow...

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Photo of the week: Teatime in Delhi

Photo of the week: Teatime in Delhi

“Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” – Miriam Beard If you’ve travelled to India, you remember that feeling of getting off the plane and being thrown into a new pace. Beyond the beeping of...

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Photo of the week: Winter in Prague

Photo of the week: Winter in Prague

Even if you’re not a winter person, you have to admit that a fresh coat of snow does wonders for a historic city like Prague. Between its amazing Christmas markets (and Christmas market treats!) in the winter and beer gardens in the summer, there is no shortage of festive things to...

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Photo of the week: Monkey temple in Kathmandu

Photo of the week: Monkey temple in Kathmandu

It’s lunchtime for the monkeys at Swayambhunath in Kathmandu. Every day, 100s of them gather to have a chat with their monkey friends at the temple appropriately nicknamed “Monkey Temple”.  These holy monkeys who live in the northwest part of the temple get treated to a daily lunch by locals and devotees....

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Photo of the week: Christmas with the Colonel

Photo of the week: Christmas with the Colonel

Japan always does things a little differently and Christmas is no exception! Likely one of the world’s quirkiest holiday traditions takes place on December 24th in cities across Japan from Kyoto to Tokyo when people line up for their holiday feast of…KFC! That’s right, the traditional meal for Christmas Eve...

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Photo of the week: From Philly with Love

Photo of the week: From Philly with Love

With homemade cookies accompanying handwritten letters to Santa, DIY presents, and hand-crafted Christmas sweaters, December is a month when we appreciate a simpler time, an analogue time, a time when sharing wasn’t just a hashtag. Don’t get us wrong, we love our Instagramming – especially for sharing awesome gifts. But this...

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Photo of the week: Surf’s up in San Sebastián

Photo of the week: Surf’s up in San Sebastián

In this month’s Local Mission, we’re taking a look back at the moments that made 2014 the Best. Year. Ever. There’s no doubt that most of our favourite memories (at least in the Northern Hemisphere) were made in the summertime – when the living is easy! For surfers, living doesn’t...

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Photo of the week: Sadhus of Kathmandu

Photo of the week: Sadhus of Kathmandu

No matter where you travel, it’s the people you meet that make the trip. Whether it’s the friends you make, the locals you meet, or even those characters you have the pleasure of people-watching, they make your experience unique and memorable. If you’ve sat with a Sadhu in Nepal, you...

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Photo of the week: Vietnamese coffee time in Hoi An

Photo of the week: Vietnamese coffee time in Hoi An

This month, we’re indulging our caffeine obsession with a look at coffee culture around the world. It’s amazing that something as simple as a bean can produce so many different exciting local variations. As a coffee drinker, you have a surprising amount of choice. You can choose how your coffee is served, flavoured,...

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Photo of the week: Life on the Yarra River

Photo of the week: Life on the Yarra River

When it comes to exploring a city, we often talk about perspective. Whether you’re discovering a new city or re-appreciating your own, there are infinite ways to see the urban landscape. Familiar views take on new wonder when appreciated from a different angle. A city you’ve researched and seen represented...

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