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7 June 2016

Top 10 Places to Eat in Edinburgh

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.


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Donuts at Lovecrumbs

25 April 2016

Positive Impacts of Tourism

Travel Broadens the Mind. Can tourism bring down walls? In short, can travel broaden the mind? Student Travel – Positive…


Lindsay Poulin  |  No Comments

Destyni and Ana at Eiffel Tower

29 March 2016

Vino and Cava and Vermut, Oh My! Drink like a True Catalan

There’s more to fiercely independent Catalonia than football.  Sure when we mention Catalonia and its capital city of Barcelona, many…


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Wine is essential to any Catalonian meal

15 March 2016

How to Tour the Musée d’Orsay

Our insider tips for visiting the Orsay museum in Paris, a world-class collection of French Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art.


Sara McCarty  |  No Comments


1 March 2016

The Taste of Milan Beyond the Classics

On a recent trip to Milan, we set out to find out more about what the city has to offer culinarily.


Luisa Grigoletto  |  No Comments

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26 February 2016

Guest Post: A Foodie’s Guide to Istanbul

Blogger and Marrakech-based foodie Amanda Ponzio-Mouttaki of Marocmama shares her passion for Istanbul’s diverse and delicious cuisine.


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13 February 2016

Valentine’s Day: Deep Travel Dates Around the World

Our experts share some special places to spend a perfect Valentine’s Day with your loved one.


Sheila O'Donnell  |  No Comments


12 February 2016

New Discoveries in Old London

London expert Sheila shares her time in London, full of discoveries and hidden finds.


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1 February 2016

The Anatomy of a French Meal

Using “The Physiology of Taste” (1825) and our docents’ advice as a guide, we explore the anatomy of a French meal.


Lindsay Poulin  |  1 Comment


3 December 2015

Festive December in Milan and the Celebration of St. Ambrose

Some insider tips on what makes Milan special during the month of December.


Sarah Branduardi  |  No Comments

A traditional Panettone from Cova pastry shop. 
Photo by Sarah Branduardi for Context Travel

12 October 2015

Rosé and Beyond: Wines of Provence

We sit down with Context docent and wine expert Frédéric Duverger to whet our appetites for wines of Provence and get some coveted tips on how to identify and choose the best of what the region has to offer.


Sara McCarty  |  No Comments

Rosé wine.

Photo credit: Arthur Caranta, Flickr.

25 September 2015

How To Eat Like A Local in Milan

Deep Traveler and Milan local, Margherita from The Crowded Planet, shares five of her favorite restaurants in Milan.


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20 September 2015

Exploring Greek Cuisine in Athens

We explore the cuisine of Athens and the delicious surprises that await during your next trip to the Greek capital.


Katie Nadworny  |  No Comments

Greek cuisine celebrates freshness, beginning with fresh-baked bread. Whether you prefer a crusty country loaf or a circle of sesame-encrusted breakfast called koulouri, there’s always time for breaking bread. Bakeries are inexpensive and scattered throughout neighborhoods.

7 September 2015

Madrid: Tapas, Tavernas, and Cultural Codes

We sit down with docent and local food expert Helena Vaello to dive into the deeper meaning of tapas and tavernas in the Spanish capital.


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24 August 2015

Rome Eats

Our quick tips for putting together a satisfying foodie experience in Rome.


Paul Bennett  |  1 Comment

Rome food market

15 August 2015

Mouth-watering photos: 5 tips from the expert

Five valuable tips for delectable photos from our London experts.


Petulia  |  1 Comment