What is Urban Adventures all about?

What is Urban Adventures all about?

At Urban Adventures, we firmly believe local travel is one of the best ways we can support responsible tourism. In fact, we believe it so strongly that we’ve made it our entire business. All our tours are run by local experts, not some faceless corporate team located halfway around the...

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Ethical gift ideas for responsible travellers

Ethical gift ideas for responsible travellers

If it’s better to give than receive (and we think it totally is), then these gift ideas might just be the best gifts you could ever give someone. That’s because you won’t just be giving something to a loved one, you’ll also be giving something back to the community that...

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Forget Black Friday; let’s celebrate #GivingTuesday

Forget Black Friday; let’s celebrate #GivingTuesday

If you’re like us, Black Friday probably doesn’t tend to get you too excited. Battling crowds at the mall and fighting over laptops just isn’t our thing — and we know there are lots of you out there like us who just don’t get the buzz. Something we can get behind, however,...

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We’ve won gold at the World Responsible Tourism Awards!

We’ve won gold at the World Responsible Tourism Awards!

Today is World Responsible Tourism Day, and we are beyond excited at today’s news: Urban Adventures has won a World Responsible Tourism Award! We won gold in the category of “Engaging People and Culture,” which honours the best examples of holidays that celebrate local people, traditions, and ways of life....

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5 ways to celebrate World Responsible Tourism Day at home or on the road

5 ways to celebrate World Responsible Tourism Day at home or on the road

How responsible of a traveller are you? If you’re like us, sustainable tourism isn’t just something to talk about — it’s the mandate that guides your travels. And you know that being responsible doesn’t end once your plane touches down back home. November 4th marks World Responsible Tourism Day, and...

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Urban Adventures turns 6!

Urban Adventures turns 6!

It is a really nice parallel having both a business and a child of similar age growing up side-by-side. At the beginning it’s all so new and a little bit confusing. You do what comes instinctively and hope you get it right. It seems most of the time you do...

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Why you should just say no to bottled water

Why you should just say no to bottled water

Bottled water is an easy habit to get into, but one that makes absolutely no sense when you sit down and think about it. It’s a product that you can essentially get for free almost anywhere in the world, and it’s slowly choking the environment many of us travel to...

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Saving lives in India, one lamp at a time

Saving lives in India, one lamp at a time

Pollinate Energy is a social business with a simple mission — to improve the lives of India’s urban poor by giving them access to life-changing and affordable products. With a focus on sustainable solutions, such as portable solar lights and improved cookstoves, people are able to reduce indoor smoke, have...

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How ethical is your chocolate bar?

How ethical is your chocolate bar?

There’s bad news, chocolate fans: industry experts are predicting that the world’s supply of cocoa could run out as soon as 2020, spelling disaster for chocolate-lovers and for six million farmers around the world (not to mention their families and their communities), who rely on growing and selling cocoa to...

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We’re a World Responsible Tourism Awards finalist!

We’re a World Responsible Tourism Awards finalist!

We’re bursting with pride today – we’ve been named as a finalist in the 2015 World Responsible Tourism Awards! If you know us at all, you know how much responsible travel means to us, and how (not-so) mildly obsessed with it we are. It’s a huge honour to be recognised...

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