The many faces of New York: Why revisiting a city is always a good idea

The many faces of New York: Why revisiting a city is always a good idea

I once had a friend who told me she only travelled to a city or country once. “But, but, but…why? And HOW?” I sputtered. “Because you know, been there, done that — it’s the same each time. Plus, there are so many other places to see.” While I can’t argue...

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How to feel like a local in Toronto

How to feel like a local in Toronto

We caught up with local expert and Toronto Urban Adventures owner, Jason, to find out what it takes to feel like a local in Toronto. In a city as big and diverse as Toronto, there are so many things to do that it can be a bit overwhelming. So instead of...

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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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From bust to boom: 5 cities stepping up their game

From bust to boom: 5 cities stepping up their game

One of our favourite things about cities is how quickly they can change. A new delicious restaurant can open at any moment, a new festival may roll into town any season, or a neighbourhood could suddenly become the new “it” spot overnight. Spread those moments out over five years and...

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5 lessons from 5 years of selling travel

5 lessons from 5 years of selling travel

If there’s one thing that’s constant in the travel and tourism industry, it’s that everything is always changing. It’s a moving target, and keeping up requires total willingness to open up to whatever may be around the bend. This month (today, actually!) marks the 5th anniversary of Urban Adventures, a...

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The Local Takeover: Live Instagramming, Urban Adventures Style

The Local Takeover: Live Instagramming, Urban Adventures Style

One of our favourite ways to learn about cool local things to do and places to see when travelling is to check out local instagrammers. We love to see which coffee shops they’re chilling in, which parks they’re reading in, and which bars they’re drinking in, and we figure you’d...

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Eat like a New Yorker in Times Square

Eat like a New Yorker in Times Square

New Yorkers have a slightly passive aggressive relationship with Times Square. The title of this post, in fact, might seem like an oxymoron considering most New York locals would avoid eating in Times Square at all costs. Why eat in Times Square where each step is a struggle through thick...

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Meet A Local Expert: Michael From Houston

Meet A Local Expert: Michael From Houston

Hi, I’m Michael and I’ve been your local expert in Houston, Texas, for a little over a year and a half now. Our city is becoming very metropolitan. Millions of people from all around the world! Meeting these people is actually one of the things I love most about leading...

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The Complete Guide To: Perth Travel

The Complete Guide To: Perth Travel

So you’re travelling to Perth – smart choice! This guide will give you everything you need to know about Perth travel, from getting to and from the airport and around the city, to the best Perth books to read, and the cool local spots you should check out! Getting To and...

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The Complete Guide to: Sydney Travel

The Complete Guide to: Sydney Travel

So you’re travelling to Sydney – smart choice! This guide will give you everything you need to know about Sydney travel, from getting to and from the airport and around the city, to the best Sydney books to read, and the cool local spots you should check out. Getting To and From SYD...

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