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6 April 2014

Inside Slow Art Day, an Interview with Claire Bown

Slow Art Day is a global event that has taken place annually for the last five years across the globe. We interview Amsterdam Docent Claire Bown to find out more.

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Cathedra by Barnett Newman, via Wiki Commons

25 January 2014

Ringing in the Year of the Horse

As we begin the Year of the Horse, we share some history and background on how Chinese New Year is celebrated in China.

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13 December 2013

Where does Santa come from? St. Nicholas in Central Europe

Where does Santa come from? We share the history behind St. Nicholas in Central Europe

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Krampus and Saint Nicholas visit a Viennese home in 1896

11 December 2013

5 Christmas Mass Options in Rome

With Christmas fast approaching, you may be wondering which service to attend in Rome. We have your answers here.

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St Peter's at Christmas © Bruce McAdam

23 November 2013

Passports with Purpose 2013: Bloggers Making a Difference

Learn about Passports with Purpose and win some great travel prizes for a good cause.

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8 November 2013

Did You Know? 9 Facts to Celebrate the London Tube’s 150th Anniversary

As the London Tube turns 150, we look at some fun, quirky facts about its history and use, past and present.

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4 October 2013

First Friday: 5 Masterpieces of the Picasso Museum

Barcelona docent Biel Heredero shares five masterpieces of the Picasso museum in celebration of its 50th anniversary.

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20 August 2013

A New Way to (Re)Discover London

Think you know London? Think again. We have some off the beaten path experiences to share with you.

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8 July 2013

Venice Biennale: What Not to Miss

Need help deciding what to see at Venice’s Biennale? We tell you what’s not to miss.

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1 July 2013

History Lesson: Gion Festival

July 1 kicks off one of the most important festivals in Kyoto, with parades and celebrations all month long.

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©Miyuki Kobayashi

19 June 2013

How to Celebrate the Festival of Sant Joan

A brief history of and recommended tips for celebrating the Festival of Saint Joan in Barcelona.

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17 June 2013

Summer at Blenheim Palace

Kevin Childs helps us discover the history of Blenheim Palace, as well as some of the best summer events taking place on the grounds.

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Grand Bridge, Blenheim Palace

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1 March 2013

First Friday: Roy Lichtenstein at the Tate

Think you know Lichtenstein? The Tate Modern’s exhibit challenges this notion.

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Drowning Girl, 1963 by Roy Lichtenstein

18 January 2013

History Lesson: 57th Presidential Inauguration

Want to learn more about the history behind the Presidential inauguration? Docent Jackie Burns give us a little context.

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Capitol Building, Washington, D.C.

30 November 2012

Bolets in Catalonia, A Time For Wild Mushrooms

Ester Dotras helps us examine the Catalan love for wild mushroom picking during the autumn season.

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17 November 2012

Discover the Folio Society with Context Travel

An interview (and a special offer) with one of the most interesting publishers of fiction and non fiction: The Folio Society

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