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29 September 2016

Athens Archaeological Museum

Insider insights into the Athens Archaeological Museum to make visiting easier and more enjoyable.


Katie Nadworny  |  No Comments

Bronze Poseidon in the Athens archaeological museum

2 August 2016

Quirks and Oddities in Oxford

Nicknamed the City of Dreaming Spires by poet Matthew Arnold for its harmonious university architecture, Oxford is nevertheless much more than just its acclaimed academy. Docent Emily Knight, local resident and PhD candidate at Trinity College, shares her favourite facts about the eccentric city she calls home.


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Magdalen College Tower at Oxford

15 April 2016

Notebook Boston: An Insider’s View of Beantown

Boston: From the Paul Revere House and Faneuil Hall to the Union Oyster House and All Points In-between One of the…


Katie Kirchhoff  |  No Comments

Notebook Boston Front and Back Covers on White  Background

4 April 2016

How to Tour Westminster Abbey

  Few places across the British empire encapsulates all that is England more than gothic Westminster Abbey. Born from the…


Petulia  |  No Comments

westminster 8

1 April 2016

7 Best Paintings at Vienna’s KHM

Great things come in fours.  Good luck requires four leaves on a clover, four seasons round out the personality of…


Stephanie Taralson  |  No Comments

Junge Frau bei der Toilette by Giovanni Bellini

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


10 March 2016

Say Wat? 3 Bangkok Must See Temples

Bangkok: a city of layers. Shiny skyscrapers reflect gilded temples. Skytrains speed above above chugging canal boats, while the MRT’s…


Lara Budge  |  No Comments


8 March 2016

Getting Around Athens – Sightseeing by foot, taxi or metro

Athens is a charming and compact city that is easy to explore by foot, by metro, or by taxi.


Katie Nadworny  |  No Comments


26 January 2016

How To Stay Cool in Melbourne

As the northern hemisphere lies in the midst of chilly and dark days, our distant neighbours in the South, or…


Lara Budge  |  No Comments


16 January 2016

The New Renwick: Dedicated to the Future of Art

Washington D.C.’s Renwick Gallery, home to the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s craft and decorative arts program, has been restored, reenergized, and…


Katie Kirchhoff  |  No Comments

Renwick Stairwell Carpet

17 November 2015

Understanding Modern Art in Turkey

We share how modern art in Turkey reflects the birth of the Turkish Republic, and the complex identities of Turkish artists.


Katie Nadworny  |  No Comments

Inside the Istanbul Modern

12 November 2015

What Not to Miss in Naples, from the locals’ perspective

Our docents in Naples give their advice on the best places to visit while in the city.


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Bay of Naples, photo by  Luigi Scuderi for Context Travel

1 November 2015

The Best of Prague: 7 Things to Skip and What to Do Instead

As tourism in Prague soars, we explore the dos and don’ts for your next visit.


Stephanie Taralson  |  No Comments


11 September 2015

How to Visit Dresden

We look at Dresden, a fascinating city that is our newest excursion from Berlin.


Stephanie Taralson  |  No Comments

A renewed urban landscape

21 July 2015

125 Years On: The Legacy of Vincent Van Gogh

As the 125th anniversary of Van Gogh’s death approaches (July 29, 2015), we sat down with docent and art historian Lora Sariaslan, who leads our Van Gogh Museum Seminar, to dive deeper into the enigmatic artists’s personal history, creative spirit, and cultural legacy.


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Self-Portrait, 1889, Vincent Van Gogh. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

4 May 2015

The Story Behind Goya’s May 1808 Paintings

Spain manager Sara shares the story behind Goya’s haunting works “The 2nd of May 1808” and “The 3rd of May 1808”, which hang in the Museo del Prado.


Sara McCarty  |  No Comments

"El dos de mayo de 1808 en Madrid" by Francisco Goya - Museo del Prado, Madrid. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.