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13 April 2014

Docent Spotlight: Richard Steiner

Docent Richard Steiner shares a bit about living life in Kyoto as an artisan.

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10 March 2014

Docent Spotlight: Heribert von Reiche

Longtime Berlin docent Heribert von Reiche shares his love for his native city with us.

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10 February 2014

Docent Spotlight: Flavie Thomas

We chat with Paris docent Flavie Thomas about what it’s like to lead family walks in the French capital.

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8 December 2013

Context’s Ultimate Gift Guide

Ready for the holidays?  So are we!  We’ve surveyed our docents and city managers across the world to put together…

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26 August 2013

Practical Facts: 5 Food Traps to Avoid in Rome

Our culinary experts give their advice and tips on how to avoid tourist traps while eating in Rome.

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Dining near a major tourist monument may spell trouble. Photo ©Jessica Stewart

29 July 2013

Best Beach Trips Outside Rome

As summer heats up, find our suggestions for the best beaches to visit outside of Rome.

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8 July 2013

Venice Biennale: What Not to Miss

Need help deciding what to see at Venice’s Biennale? We tell you what’s not to miss.

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22 June 2013

Berlin and Beijing, Contemporary Art Cities

What makes Berlin and Beijing two capitals of contemporary art? Our docents help us find the answer.

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Exploring Beijing's 798 art district. (c) Alessandro Gloder

4 June 2013

Why You Should Skip San Gimignano: 3 Alternate Excursions

We tell you why you should think about skipping San Gimignano, Pompeii, and Siracusa during your next trip to Italy.

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1 April 2013

Preparing Your Children to Learn About the Holocaust

Some resources to help parents prepare their children the difficult topic of the Holocaust.

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Memorial to the Murdered Jews in Berlin

14 March 2013

Enter A Japan Scavenger Hunt & Win

Enter our interactive scavenger hunt and win a free Japan walking seminar!

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22 February 2013

Slideshow: Inside Naples

Get an insider’s view on Naples, one of our favorite Italian cities.

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As Italy's third largest city, Naples can be an underrated venue for tourists.  Our Naples Welcome Kit helps unravel the city for visitors, giving inside tips on how to tackle one of Italy's most vibrant cities.

10 February 2013

Guest Post: Introducing the Sustainable Preservation Initiative

Former docent Rebekah Junkermeier introduces us to the Sustainable Preservation Initiative.

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6 February 2013

In Focus: Children’s Games by Pieter Bruegel

Learn more about one of our favorite paintings in Vienna’s Kunsthistorisches Museum.

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1 February 2013

First Friday: Kunstkammer, Vienna’s Grand Re-Opening

While we wait for Vienna’s Kunstkammer to re-open, Barbara Karl gives us a preview of what we can expect.

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Salt Cellar by Benvenuto Cellini

21 January 2013

Best Hands-on Activities for Traveling Families

Looking for something active and hands-on for your family? See our list of picks from across our cities.

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