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3 September 2014

Best Hotels on the Bosphorus for a Unique Stay in Istanbul

Giving one of the best, and most historic, views in Istanbul. We give our picks for the top hotels along the Bosphorus.


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Penthouse balcony of the House Hotel Bosphorus, photo courtesy of House Hotels

11 August 2014

Five Unique Hotels in Rome

We share our favorite, unique accommodations in Rome – from former monasteries to art deco treasures.


Natalie Holmes  |  No Comments

Garden at the Kolbe Hotel. Photo courtesy of Kolbe Hotel.

8 August 2013

Stay Like a Local in Edinburgh and Amsterdam

Learn more about our new partnership with Be My Guest and why it makes sense to live like a local in an apartment.


Natalie Holmes  |  No Comments

Courtesy Be My Guest

27 June 2012

48 Hours in Prague

When launching a new city there is nothing better than hitting the ground running and taking in the best of…


Jessica Stewart  |  1 Comment


2 October 2011

Travel and Fiction: Introducing a month of literary posts.

When I think about the connection between travel and literature, the first author that comes to mind is W Somerset Maugham.

In some ways, he’s an odd choice: although he did write a few travel books, those aren’t what he’s best known for. Instead, it’s in his fiction that one can find the perfect example of how travel can shape a writer, and provide him with a near-limitless source of material and new perspectives on the world…


Jessica Stewart  |  6 Comments

The Collected Stories of Somerset Maugham, Vol 2

5 May 2011

Cozy Accommodations in Boston

One of our favorite ways to travel is to stay in small inns, guesthouses and bed and breakfasts. We feel…


Carolyn Macuga  |  No Comments

Beacon Hill

3 May 2011

A guide to Green London

A guide to visiting London in a more sustainable way.


Petulia  |  No Comments


28 February 2011

Behind Closed Doors in Paris: March Apartment & Walk Special

Erica Berman, from Haven in Paris shares with us her favorite parts of Paris and the props of staying in an apartment when visiting the city.


Jessica Stewart  |  4 Comments


16 February 2011

Apartments in Florence

We have always been advocates of apartment rentals as a great way to experience a city like a local while…


Jessica Stewart  |  4 Comments


3 February 2011

Traveling with family: Q&A with expert Rhonda Carrier

Context talks to travel writer Rhonda Carrier about the challenges of traveling with family


Petulia  |  5 Comments


14 October 2010

Hotels in Istanbul

Context docent and bazaar expert recommends hotels in Sultanahmet for travelers on a budget.


Paul Bennett  |  3 Comments


17 August 2010

Historic New York Hotels

New York is a city filled to the brim with hotels. With all of the new, trendy boutique hotels opening…


Carolyn Macuga  |  1 Comment

Hotel Lucerne

30 July 2010

A chat with a travel expert: Nadia from Travel Intelligence

Petulia sits down with hotel expert Nadia Latif from Travel Intelligence


Petulia  |  No Comments

patio 6

28 May 2010

Hotels in Madrid, our recommendations

I sat down with Almudena Cros, one of our docents in Madrid, and asked her about hotels in Madrid. Based…


Paul Bennett  |  1 Comment

Villa Reale hotel, Madrid

27 April 2010

Paris Hotels with an expert

We are often asked by clients for hotel recommendations for their trips to Paris. Context keeps a short list of…


Lani Bevacqua  |  No Comments

18 March 2010

Something old, something new…

A peek at Naples’ via Carbonara.


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