Shopping – Context Travel Blog

Looking for the latest news and updates about shopping from around the world? Check here for reviews, previews, and thoughts about local markets, famous department stores, and long-standing artisans around the world, from Rome to Rio. Frequent travelers should also check back for insider city guides and tips for how to have the best shopping experience in over 40 cities, put together by local experts as well as Context staff. From boutiques to bazaars, we provide an intellectually curious take on shopping 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.

Digging in at the Foodhallen - definitely one of our favorite things to do in Amsterdam.

9 Undiscovered Things to Do in Amsterdam (and What Not to Do)

Thanks to years of economic prosperity, traditions of warm hospitality, and a relaxed sense of community, Amsterdammers make great hosts. There’s certainly no shortage of things to do in Amsterdam. For proof, look no further than the thousands of visitors…

Read more
things to do in melbourne

12.5 Things to do in Melbourne

Melbourne has been ranked the ‘most liveable city’ for six consecutive years by the EIU (Economist Intelligence Unit). It’s like a beautifully mixed salad bowl of culture, food and nightlife all washed down with a carefully constructed flat white. Our…

Read more

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 our ultimate gift guide.  The best part is that many of our selections are now available via web for those…

Read more
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5