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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


16 March 2015

Practical Facts: Using Shanghai’s Metro

Scared of the metro in Shanghai? Don’t be. We have a quick guide to make things easy on you.


Sophie  |  3 Comments


10 February 2015

Practical Facts: How to Navigate Buenos Aires

Lily Heise shares insight on how to navigate the newest Context city – Buenos Aires.


Lily Heise  |  No Comments

Buenos Aires bus

28 January 2015

10 Facts About the History of the Paris Metro

We share ten facts about the rich history of the Paris metro.


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Around 3,500 workers began constructing the metro in 1898, which was finished on July 19th, 1900, just in time for the World’s Fair and Summer Olympic Games at the Bois de Vincennes. Parisians immediately loved the new means of transport and it was quickly adapted as an inescapable feature of the Paris daily life.

18 January 2015

Disembarking in Venice: How to Reach the Center

Arriving in Venice by cruise? We’ve put together a guide on how to make your way into the center from the different terminals in Venice.


Luisa Grigoletto  |  3 Comments


19 September 2014

How to Use Transport in Beijing

We break down the best ways to traverse Beijing during your next visit.


Sophie  |  1 Comment


16 July 2014

3 Reasons to Skip a Gondola in Venice

We give you three good reasons not to spend on a gondola ride the next time you are in Venice.


Emily Knight  |  No Comments


12 March 2014

Practical Facts: How to Navigate Budapest

From tipping to taxis, our best advice on how to navigate the Hungarian capital successfully.


Natalie Holmes  |  No Comments

15 November 2013

Practical Facts: How to Visit Normandy

Our France expert offers tips and suggestions for visiting Normandy, France.


Sara McCarty  |  No Comments

WWII bomb craters at the Pointe du Hoc, west of Omaha Beach

25 June 2013

Prague’s Metro Designs

We explore the architecture and design of Prague’s metro stations.


Natalie Holmes  |  No Comments


11 June 2013

Practical Facts: Getting to the Airport in Paris, Madrid & Barcelona

Skip that taxi by learning some practical tips for traveling from the airport in Paris, Barcelona, and Madrid.


Genevieve Timmins  |  3 Comments

Paris metro

27 September 2012

Keeping fit in Paris: a few tips from our local expert

Paris docent and runner Bryan Pirolli tells us all about keeping fit in Paris


Bryan Pirolli  |  1 Comment

baguette on display

7 August 2012

Alternatives to walking tours: other ways to discover a city

What are the best alternatives to walking when visiting a new city? We’ve selected a few of our favorites.


Petulia  |  5 Comments

bikes in Paris

10 July 2012

London (and the UK) Beyond the 2012 Games

A few alternatives for visitors to London who are not interested in the Olympic Games


Petulia  |  1 Comment

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27 June 2012

48 Hours in Prague

When launching a new city there is nothing better than hitting the ground running and taking in the best of…


Jessica Stewart  |  1 Comment


14 June 2012

“A Capitol Fourth”: Celebrating in D.C.

Throughout America, from big cities to backyard BBQs, Independence Day is celebrated each July 4. But few places offer the…


Jackie Burns  |  No Comments

July 4th Fireworks