Docent Essays – Context Travel Blog

Looking for the latest news and updates from our host of experts around the world, from art historians to archeologists? Check here for writeups, reviews, and other docent essays from our team on the ground, be it thoughts on museum openings to restaurant suggestions around the world, from Rome to Rio. Frequent travelers should check back for docent essays, insider city guides, and tips for visiting museums, restaurants, and monuments in over 40 cities, put together by local writers, curators, and professors. From our docents’ favorite local galleries to historic sites off the beaten path, our docent essays provide an intellectually curious take on happenings across the globe—or in your home city.

The Context vision is to create an atmosphere—a context, if you will—for curious travelers to engage with local experts; to give them access to places and cultures that might otherwise remain out of sight to the casual visitor; to invite them off the tourist track and into the real life of the people, history, and culture that makes these cultural capitals amazing. In other words, to travel deeper. Deep travel helps build cultural bridges that foster tolerance and understanding. But it doesn’t just change travelers. It changes places, too. Deep Travel connects locals with smart, curious outsiders, making the world a little smaller and a little more connected.

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