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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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The Crypta Balbi

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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Stonehenge

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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3 May 2013

Picture of the Day: Vatican Museums at 2 pm

If anyone is wondering how the crowds in the Vatican look this year, we have the answer.

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23 April 2013

Meyhane (Turkish Taverns): A Primer

Learn about meyhane, traditional “wine taverns” that are a mainstay of Istanbul culture.

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5 April 2013

First Friday: Visiting the Louvre Like an Insider

We’ve asked one of our Paris docents to give us 5 tips for experiencing the Louvre like the ultimate insider.

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The Napoleon Courtyard of the Louvre at Dusk

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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13 March 2013

Practical Facts: How to Tip When Abroad

Our guide to tipping across our European and Asian cities is full of surprises.

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