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London Neighbourhood Guide: Stoke Newington

By Naomi Lewis

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Visiting London and want to discover an off the beaten path local neighbourhood? Stoke Newington in the north east of the city is a great place to start if you want authentic and creative vibes and a strong community feel! Londoners are loud and proud about which of the city's characteristic areas they call home, and our local Naomi is no differernt! Check out her guide to the best spots to eat, drink and live like a local in Stokey and escape the city centre for a day to explore this vibrant area that's loved by locals.

 

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5 Best Off the Beaten Path Shops in Amsterdam

By Huanhuan Guo


“Let’s do what we love and do a lot of it.” I couldn’t agree more with Marc Jacobs on that. There is nothing wrong with treating yourself to some quality shopping time, and what brings out even more joy is a successful shopping mission for your loved ones in which you found exactly what you wanted. But where to start? Shopping is time-consuming when you only have limited time to explore a new city, especially if you want to ‘shop like locals’. Here are the 5 teeny-tiny shops full of character which could offer a little bit of everything for you to explore and appreciate.

 

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Local's Guide: A Day in Manchester

By Tanja Wittrock

If you're only visiting Manchester for a quick weekend break or on a day out, want to see all the amazing sights this city has to offer but don’t want the price tag or running commentary of the guided bus tours then this is the travel hack for you! Our local Tanja has put together a guide to seeing the best of Manchester in a day like a local!

 

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Berlin Neighbourhood Guide: Neukölln

By Jessica Sattabongkot

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Berlin’s characteristic identity lies in the diversity of its neighbourhoods, so if you’re visiting Berlin but aren’t sure where to start, check out our neighbourhood guide to Neukölln. Our local Jess has put together a Berlin area guide to this artistic and progressive quarter in the south east of the city of the best spots to eat, drink, relax and party like a local Berliner! Neukölln, also known as ‘Little Istanbul’, is loved by locals for its laid back vibes, graffiti covered streets and self expression, so come and see for yourself why this is one of our favourite Berlin neighbourhoods!

 

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The Best City Breaks With Kids

By Edited by Kathryn Foley

Children on city breaks. Running amock in galleries and demanding emergency ice-cream stops. Are alarm bells ringing? Well they shouldn’t be. Relax, check out our guide to a few of the best cities to visit with kids, and be confident in the knowledge that weekenders and short breaks to beautiful cities don’t have to come to an end now you’ve got little ones of your own and are restricted by the school holidays and finding activities that don't involve long, lazy (and peaceful) lunches. Family friendly city holidays do exist, and here are 3 of the best places to head with the family.  

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Top 7 Pizza Spots in New York Recommended by a Local

By Gabriella Hammond

Wondering where the very best pizza joints in New York are? Of course you are. Our local Gabby has been on a mission to track down only very best New York pizza for you to try - because no one wants a mediocre slice, right? But if you want to get involved in the search, why not book Gabby in New York and eat your way around New York's best pizzerias together?! 

It goes without saying that New York doesn't joke around when it comes to good pizza. But with such a huge city, and so many different options to choose from, it can be incredibly difficult to decide where to go. So I’ve narrowed it down to 7 unique, authentic, and most importantly delicious spots to get the best pizza in New York City.

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Berlin's Film Culture

By Jessica Sattabongkot

 

The Berlin International Film Festival may be over for this year, but if you love film culture, Berlin is a great city to be in all year round! Our local Jessica, a film-maker herself, shares some of her favourite indie cinemas where you can catch international films and indie new releases in their original language. . Check out Jess's profile and book her to explore more of Berlin’s film culture.

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5 Hidden Gems in Madrid

By Jorge Roses

As a local of the amazing Madrid, I have the pleasure of being able to discover more and more every day. It’s such a shame that many foreigners don’t enjoy my city as much as they could, due to the fact that many go to the typical places that appear in any guide of Madrid, but we all know that in every city there is something else that makes it special. Those are the hidden gems. I’ve chosen five gems that not even all locals know about and that everyone should visit for sure!

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5 Outdoor Adventures in San Francisco

By Myles Fenwick

 

With a mild climate, acres of national parks, and boundless activities – San Francisco is the perfect destination for every single type of active traveller. For the competitive athletes we’ve got shark dodging triathlons, and world-class golf courses. For the hikers we have over 3,000 acres of state parks with mind-blowing views. For everyone in-between we have boundless, sometimes unconquerable, hills dotted with historic landmarks. As a local San Franciscan, there are 5 active activities that I can’t get enough of in this amazing city.

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Manchester's Hidden Gems

By Tanja Wittrock

Want to get off the beaten path in Manchester? Our local Tanja lets us in on a few hidden gems so you can discover Manchester through the eyes of a local! If you like the sound of these suggestions, why not check out Tanja's profile and book her to explore Manchester together! 

Manchester may generally be known for the opulent Trafford Center or much visited Manchester United Football Stadium but away from the hustle and bustle of the crowds there are many hidden gems which offer a rare insight into a very different Manchester, full of inspirational street art, industrial history and fascinating architecture. Best of all, these attractions are easy on the budget as they are almost all completely free!

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