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13 May 2014

Touring the Colosseum with Kids

We sit down with docent Linda Nolan for her advice on how to bring the Colosseum to life for families.

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17 January 2014

Welcome to 2014

Co-founder and owner Paul Bennett talks a bit about what’s in store for Context Travel in 2014.

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26 February 2013

Four Myths of the Greek Crisis

We sit down with a local economist to discuss common myths of the Greek crisis and our new walking tour in Athens.

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Gathering in front of the Parliament Building at Syntagma Square

14 December 2012

Making an Impact in Our Cities

The Context Foundation grew its investments in cultural heritage and transformative travel 32% in 2012. What’s new for 2013.

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The invitation to Nagar Aziri's shop opening

31 July 2012

5 Reasons to Visit M50 Art Zone in Shanghai

We sat down with Marissa Fox, a young curator in Shanghai, to chat about the city’s contemporary art scene, what’s…

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Art in Shanghai

18 July 2012

Putting Context into China

Few things have been as thrilling for me at Context as opening our China branches this year in Shanghai and…

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Tours in Shanghai

12 June 2012

Chatting the Future with Anna Greenspan

Futurist Anna Greenspan leads our new Accelerated City walk in Shanghai, a look at China’s economic and political growth. A…

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Context Shanghai guide Anna Greenspan

11 May 2012

China Visas – What You Need to Know

What to do when you need a visa to China and you have not planned in advance.

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2 April 2012

Rediscovering Rome

Context began in Rome nearly 10 years ago. Since then we’ve expanded to 18 cities, including several in North America…

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31 March 2012

Ostia With Kids

 We love Ostia Antica, the ancient port of Rome just 25 kilometers outside the city. Partly this is because it…

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Ostia tour with Kids

5 March 2012

Beijing Trip Planners: Bespoke Beijing

We were delighted to meet Sarah and Tom from Bespoke Beijing a few weeks ago over plates of dumplings, noodles,…

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29 February 2012

A Day in Shanghai

On a small plot of land wedged between the southern end of the Bund and a densely packed neighborhood of…

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Getting lot in the labyrinth of Shanghai

24 February 2012

Slow Berlin, An Urban Appreciation

On April 22 we are running our Divided City tour of Berlin for €1 per person in honor of Slow…

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a tour of Berlin focused on the cold war

22 January 2012

Why We Became a B Corp

Context began as a protest. I love travel. But, to be honest, I hate the travel industry, which is one…

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16 November 2011

El Caganer and Other Barcelona Holiday Traditions

  Because of its weather (always good) Barcelona is a great place to visit at Christmas. Don’t worry about cold…

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30 September 2011

Classical Rome walk

  Yesterday, I joined Rome docent Rebekah Junkermeier for our Classical Rome walking seminar. Here are a couple of take…

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Classical Rome