Excursions – Context Travel Blog

Looking for the latest news and updates about excursions around the world? Check here for guides, tips, and thoughts about excursions, day trips, and traveling from cities around the world, from Rome to Rio. Frequent travelers should also check back for insider city guides and tips for visiting towns, historic sites, and beautiful countryside near over 40 cities, put together by local travel writers, journalists, and experts, as well as Context staff. From a quick day trip to a thorough rustic expedition, we provide an intellectually curious take on excursions across the globe—or near 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.

Visiting Madrid

6 Offbeat Things to Do in Madrid

Any Madrid trip planning surely inc ludes the Prado Museum, the Royal Palace, and Plaza Mayor. But whart about beyond these requisite highlights? What kinds of offbeat things can we recommend to flesh out your itinerary? We sat down with the architects,…

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