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1 November 2014

Uncovering El Raval, Barcelona’s Gentrifying Neighborhood

Docent and architectural historian Celia Marin shares some interesting facts about El Raval, Barcelona’s former bohemian center and red light district, now one of the city’s most up-and-coming districts.

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22 September 2014

Transformative Travel Experiences

Context staff relays their most transformative travel experiences and how they have shaped their world vision.

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Rome-native Petulia has been with Context since the beginning. Now living in London with her husband and young daughter, she currently managers our London/Edinburgh programs as well as helping steer our customer service team.

I was 10 (so it was 27 years ago!) and my family and I took a 1 month long trip to the US. We flew to NYC, spent a week there, and then to Phoenix and from there we rented camper vans and traveled West covering most of the National Parks, as well as cities.

I will never forget that trip, meeting people from all over the world, seeing amazing places, and starting my lifelong love for American culture and people.

9 July 2014

Castles and Mazes, Medieval Sites around London

Some suggestions for a fairy tale day out in the English countryside with some Medieval sites near London.

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23 June 2014

Cutting Edge Design Barcelona: A Chat with Suzanne Wales

We recently sat down with our docent and design journalist Suzanne Wales, who leads our Made in Barcelona walk, to learn more about the Barcelona “school” of design, its roots and the current trends of today.

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10 May 2014

Practical Facts: Visiting the Vatican with Kids

Visiting the Vatican with your kids? Make sure you have our handy list of tips to help make the experience easier.

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18 April 2014

Beneath the Crypta Balbi

We interview archeologist and docent Patrizia Sfligiotti about her time digging at Rome’s Crypta Balbi.

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1 March 2014

Philadelphia: Five Reasons to Skip the Liberty Bell

Philadelphia is more than the Liberty Bell for those wanting to delve into American history. Our docent give their list of what to visit in lieu of the crowded monument.

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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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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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Athens

23 November 2013

Passports with Purpose 2013: Bloggers Making a Difference

Learn about Passports with Purpose and win some great travel prizes for a good cause.

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8 November 2013

Did You Know? 9 Facts to Celebrate the London Tube’s 150th Anniversary

As the London Tube turns 150, we look at some fun, quirky facts about its history and use, past and present.

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27 September 2013

Revamping Stonehenge: The Environmental Improvement Project

Learn about some new changes happening at Stonehenge, and how they will affect visitors to the site.

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Stonehenge

11 July 2013

Enter a London Photography Contest and Win!

Enter our London photography contest with Instagram and win 2 spaces on a walk!

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London Photography Contest

22 June 2013

Practical Facts: Iconic Monuments In and Around London

Very often people ask us about the iconic monuments in and around London. With so much to see and do,…

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24 May 2013

Spotlight on the Seaport District, South Boston

Summer is arriving and we would love to show you one of our favorite outdoor destinations, the Seaport district in Boston.

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One of our favorite ways to explore the Seaport and South Boston neighborhoods is by strolling the Boston Harbor Walk, which covers over 39 miles of the city's waterfront. Although there are many ways to cross the Four Points Channel from Boston's downtown into the form industrial waterfront,  the Old Northern Bridge  remains the most historic and atmospheric.

7 May 2013

History Lesson: Bourbons in Spain

Who are the Spanish Bourbons? We look at some of the highlights of their 300 year reign.

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