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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…
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.
17 May 2016
These neighborhoods give you 5 great reasons to leave Rome’s historic center and explore.
1 April 2016
Great things come in fours. Good luck requires four leaves on a clover, four seasons round out the personality of…
17 March 2016
Happy St. Patrick’s Day from the Contextuals here at Context Travel! Whether your family hails from the Emerald Isle or…
15 March 2016
Our insider tips for visiting the Orsay museum in Paris, a world-class collection of French Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art.
1 March 2016
On a recent trip to Milan, we set out to find out more about what the city has to offer culinarily.
22 February 2016
Interview with Cartagena docent Alex Rocha, founder of the Alexander Rocha Youth Center, the focus of our Deep Travel experience on The Barrio, visiting and volunteering in San Francisco walk.
13 February 2016
Our experts share some special places to spend a perfect Valentine’s Day with your loved one.
12 February 2016
London expert Sheila shares her time in London, full of discoveries and hidden finds.
1 February 2016
Using “The Physiology of Taste” (1825) and our docents’ advice as a guide, we explore the anatomy of a French meal.
26 January 2016
As the northern hemisphere lies in the midst of chilly and dark days, our distant neighbours in the South, or…
21 January 2016
What’s in a name? We look at the history behind the naming of Berlin’s biggest squares and boulevards.
16 January 2016
Washington D.C.’s Renwick Gallery, home to the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s craft and decorative arts program, has been restored, reenergized, and…