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15 August 2016
The Palio in Siena is one of the most historic horse races in the world, attracting thousands of international spectators…
3 August 2016
City planners share inside tips for getting around during the Rio Olympics, including new tram routes and critical changes to the city’s infrastructure.
2 August 2016
Nicknamed the City of Dreaming Spires by poet Matthew Arnold for its harmonious university architecture, Oxford is nevertheless much more than just its acclaimed academy. Docent Emily Knight, local resident and PhD candidate at Trinity College, shares her favourite facts about the eccentric city she calls home.
15 June 2016
Tartan is synonymous with Scottish identity, and the focus of many a myth. We’ve woven together the top ten things to know about Scotland’s famous fabric, and smashed some stereotypes along the way.
8 June 2016
In May 2016, we hosted our first ever Selfie in Context contest. What is Selfie in Context, you ask? Perfect harmony between place and you. View the winning selfie plus a few of our favorites.
7 June 2016
One of the best ways to really get to know a city is through its food culture. Context docent, culinary expert and longtime local Hilary Sturzaker takes us on a journey through Edinburgh’s hidden gastronomic highlights, from secret street food stalls and unmissable markets to the best restaurants in Edinburgh.
24 May 2016
Icons of Japanese traditional clothing, the kimono and yukata have captivated travelers for over a thousand years. Unwrap the history of these garments to find out about their role in Japanese society, and efforts to save the tradition in the face of modern forces.
16 May 2016
From Blenheim Palace to Highclere Castle, We Explore Capability Brown’s Most Notable English Landscapes We’re having a particularly British dream: Gently rolling…
6 May 2016
In the List of Popes, These Are the 5 Greatest Since the declaration of Habemus Papam – we have a…
25 April 2016
Travel Broadens the Mind. Can tourism bring down walls? In short, can travel broaden the mind? Student Travel – Positive…
15 April 2016
Boston: From the Paul Revere House and Faneuil Hall to the Union Oyster House and All Points In-between One of the…
4 April 2016
Few places across the British empire encapsulates all that is England more than gothic Westminster Abbey. Born from the…
1 April 2016
Great things come in fours. Good luck requires four leaves on a clover, four seasons round out the personality of…
29 March 2016
There’s more to fiercely independent Catalonia than football. Sure when we mention Catalonia and its capital city of Barcelona, many…
17 March 2016
Happy St. Patrick’s Day from the Contextuals here at Context Travel! Whether your family hails from the Emerald Isle or…