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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


15 June 2015

Colony to Nation, an American History Crash Course for Families

We share the perfect itinerary for learning about early American history in Philadelphia with your family.


Carolyn Macuga  |  No Comments


1 March 2014

Philadelphia: Five Reasons to Skip the Liberty Bell

Philadelphia is more than the Liberty Bell for those wanting to delve into American history. Our docent give their list of what to visit in lieu of the crowded monument.


Carolyn Macuga  |  2 Comments

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8 December 2013

Context’s Ultimate Gift Guide

Ready for the holidays?  So are we!  We’ve surveyed our docents and city managers across the world to put together…


Jessica Stewart  |  No Comments


11 March 2013

Forgotten Genius: A Philadelphian in the Vasari Corridor

Cecilia Beaux: one of the Vasari Corridor’s “best-of-the-best”, but today unknown.


Liz Roller  |  No Comments

Cecilia Beaux

17 February 2013

In Focus: Presidential Trivia

Test your American history knowledge with our presidential trivia.


Carolyn Macuga  |  No Comments

Context President's Day Trivia

2 October 2012

Iconic Architecture of Philadelphia

Philadelphia, the birthplace of the country and the cheesesteak, is often overlooked as a center of historic and iconic architecture. Here’s a smattering of some of our favorite buildings in the city.


Sara McCarty  |  2 Comments

Union League of Philadelphia

8 August 2012

Summer Evenings in the City

Late summer can be a tough time to visit the city. The pavement and buildings can trap the heat making…


Carolyn Macuga  |  1 Comment

Evening Walking Tours

31 January 2012

Off the Beaten Path: Tours in the Public Interest

At Context, our philosophy has always been about promoting and protecting the cultural heritage in each of the cities in…


Carolyn Macuga  |  No Comments


29 December 2011

Five Walks That Rocked 2011

We have selected some of our favorite walking tours of 2011. You can read about them here, and let us know what you’d like to see in our cities in 2012.


Petulia  |  No Comments

Casanova in Venice

12 December 2011

Five Free Holiday Activities in Philadelphia

The holidays are rapidly approaching, and amidst the shopping crunch we all need to take little time to revel in…


Carolyn Macuga  |  No Comments

Since 1956 the historic department store Wanamakers has been entertaining shoppers with its festive holiday light and music show,

13 July 2011

5 Tips for Photographing Your Vacation

Over the past few years I’ve spent quite a lot of time photographing the Context cities, whether it be for…


Jessica Stewart  |  4 Comments

17 June 2011

Best Outdoor Urban Retreats

Some of our favorite city parks to escape to when the heat becomes too much to bear.


Carolyn Macuga  |  No Comments


26 March 2011

Context Travel Launches Mobility Program

Context Travel announces the launch of its Mobility Program, dedicated to accessible travel.


Megan  |  3 Comments


3 March 2011

Philadelphia’s Unsung History of Medicine

Most people visit Philadelphia to learn about its early colonial history and the pivotal role the city played in the…


Carolyn Macuga  |  4 Comments


9 February 2011

Hot New Walks for 2011

We count down our list of Hot New Walk for 2011 across all Context cities.


Jessica Stewart  |  8 Comments

Daily Life in Ancient Athens