Today more than half of the world’s population live in cities. Monuments honour the distant past, steadfast icons throughout the centuries; while cafés, bars and restaurants change on a regular basis. A dynamic shifting on modern trends.

A hotbed of energy and life, clinging to a rich, historical past.

These urban playgrounds are also an exploration of humanity. Places to challenge your perspective, to meet locals and understand the world through their eyes.

Here are our journeys through the cities that fascinate us the most.

URBAN EXPLORERS

3 days in Marrakech Itinerary
3 days in Marrakech – Bustling souks and fondouks

Our 3-day Marrakech itinerary explores the best tourist attractions but also gets under the skin of local life in this energetic city.

A Belgian town worthy of a Mechelen Star

Our guide to the best things to do in Mechelen - a historic gem with world-class museums, award-winning beer and a thriving art scene.

Our favourite things to do in Leuven

Leuven is a medieval city in Flanders with a young, cool edge. Here’s our guide with the best things to do in Leuven.

Things to do in Essaouira
Quick Guide to Essaouira, Morocco

Chilled and relaxing Essaouira is the perfect antidote to the chaos of Marrakech. Here’s our quick guide of things to do in Essaouira.

guided walking tour Fez medina
Our self-guided walking tour of Fez medina

Finding your way around the labyrinth of Fez Medina can be tricky. So we have designed a 1-day walking tour and map to help you see it all.

3 days in Havana itinerary
3-day Havana itinerary – City of decaying grandeur

Under the crumbling buildings and decaying infrastructure, Havana hides an intriguing spirit. Here’s our 3-day Havana itinerary.

What to do in Trinidad, where to eat and drink in Trinidad
Quick guide to Trinidad, Cuba

Colourful buildings, colonial squares and great places to eat and drink. Here’s our pick of the best things to do in Trinidad, Cuba.

Quick Guide to Havana, Cuba

Just want the essentials? Here’s our quick guide to Havana with our favourite places to eat, the most atmospheric places for a drink as well as our top picks for the best things to see and do.

3 days in seville itinerary
3 days in Seville itinerary – A perfect spring or fall break

In early spring or fall, Seville’s massive cathedral and stunning Alcázar are bathed in sun. Here's how to spend 3 days in Seville.

3 days in Lisbon itinerary
3 days in Lisbon itinerary: The city of seven hills

Lisbon may be lacking in great sights. But this city is so much more than its parts. Here is how to have an excellent 3 days in Lisbon.

3 days in Paris, a complete 3 day itinerary
3 Days in Paris – An itinerary for the city of lights

The city of love has so much to do it’s a challenge to fit it all in. Here is our detailed itinerary for your 3 days in Paris.

Paris Café Scene: Finding the best coffee in Paris

Cute picture perfect cafes in Paris are making room for cool spaces where the focus is firmly on the quality of the brew. Here's our list of the best coffee in Paris.

3 days in mexico city guide
3 days in Mexico City – A complete itinerary

Mexico City is fascinating yet sprawling. Our 3-day Mexico City itinerary visits all the bets bits making sure you're not forever in transit.

3 days in Bangkok Guide
3 days in Bangkok – A glorious assault on the senses

A concrete jungle packed with beautiful temples, floating markets and sublime street food. Here’s how to spend 3 days in Bangkok.

5 day cape town itinerary, south africa
5-day Cape Town itinerary for your perfect trip

Our 5-day Cape Town Itinerary captures all that is great about one of the most beautifully set cities in the world.

Langa Township Tour in Cape Town
Should you take a Township Tour in Cape Town?

Here's our experience of a township tour in Cape Town's Langa township. What we learnt and why you should consider going on one.

5 day istanbul itinerary
5-day Istanbul itinerary – Our perfect city break

We think Istanbul is the best city destination in the world. But with so much to do, here’s our recommendation for how to fit it all in.

Things to do in Istanbul
Uncovering Istanbul’s mighty past & uncertain future

Istanbul has been one of the most important cities in world history. But we soon discovered its uncertain future was just as fascinating.

Things to do in Istanbul, exploring Istanbul
Top 10 experiences not to be missed in Istanbul

From gazing over its ancient history, trying its tasty food and exploring its modern vibe; here are our top 10 things to do in Istanbul.

best things to do in Cádiz
Best things to do in Cádiz – Walk, drink, eat

The best things to do in Cádiz is not simply ticking of all the sights. Instead, we suggest, you just eat, drink and stroll the streets.

2 days in Cordoba Itinerary
2 days in Córdoba – Our complete itinerary

Here's how to spend 1 or 2 days in Córdoba, marvelling at the Mezquita-Catedral and strolling beautiful patio-filled streets.

Moorish sites in Córdoba Mezquita-Catedral, free things to do in Córdoba
Mezquita tickets & other free things to do in Córdoba

Córdoba allows you to see many of its sights for absolutely nothing. Here's our pick of the best free things to do in Córdoba.

moorish sites in cordoba
An Islamic Caliphate in the Moorish Sites of Córdoba

The Moorish sites in Córdoba tell the story of the only Islamic Caliphate to rule from western Europe; one that yearned for scientific advancement and spread knowledge across backward Christian empires.

Alcázar of the Christian Monarchs Patios of Córdoba
Palacio de Viana and the gorgeous patios of Córdoba

There are over 50 patios of Córdoba, tucked in alleyways and backstreets. Here is our pick of the patios you definitely should not miss.

7 day Israel itinerary Jerusalem to Tel Aviv, Jerusalem to Bethlehem
Into the West Bank on a Jerusalem to Bethlehem day trip

A day trip from Jerusalem to Bethlehem is a great way to get into the West Bank and explore some great sites. Here is what you need to know.

holy sites of Christianity
Christian sites in Jerusalem – Dishevelled and intriguing

Exploring the holy Christian sites in Jerusalem taught us a valuable lesson in the power and wealth of religion and empire. Here's what we learnt in this intriguing city.

Jerusalem Walking Tour of Jewish History
6 Jewish sites in Jerusalem that teach us their history

Our pick of the 6 best Jewish Sites in Jerusalem, that help to explain the remarkable ancient history of the Jewish people.

7-day Israel itinerary – Jerusalem to Tel Aviv

Our 7-day Israel itinerary uncovers the amazing history of Jerusalem, as well as hipster-cool Tel Aviv. Here is all you need to know.

temple of the sacred tooth kandy sri lanka
Kandy Cultural Show: Traveller bliss or tourist hell?

The Kandy Cultural Show and Temple of the Sacred Tooth ceremony have become popular tourist fodder. Are they worth the trip?

Jemaa el Fna marrakesh, morocco
Magical Marrakesh at Jemaa el Fna, Morocco

Jemaa el Fna in Marrakech is bursting with storytellers, magicians and exotic mystery that keep the crowds happy night after night.

URBAN EXPLORERS

3 days in Marrakech Itinerary
3 days in Marrakech – Bustling souks and fondouks

Our 3-day Marrakech itinerary explores the best tourist attractions but also gets under the skin of local life in this energetic city.

A Belgian town worthy of a Mechelen Star

Our guide to the best things to do in Mechelen - a historic gem with world-class museums, award-winning beer and a thriving art scene.

Our favourite things to do in Leuven

Leuven is a medieval city in Flanders with a young, cool edge. Here’s our guide with the best things to do in Leuven.

Things to do in Essaouira
Quick Guide to Essaouira, Morocco

Chilled and relaxing Essaouira is the perfect antidote to the chaos of Marrakech. Here’s our quick guide of things to do in Essaouira.

guided walking tour Fez medina
Our self-guided walking tour of Fez medina

Finding your way around the labyrinth of Fez Medina can be tricky. So we have designed a 1-day walking tour and map to help you see it all.

3 days in Havana itinerary
3-day Havana itinerary – City of decaying grandeur

Under the crumbling buildings and decaying infrastructure, Havana hides an intriguing spirit. Here’s our 3-day Havana itinerary.

What to do in Trinidad, where to eat and drink in Trinidad
Quick guide to Trinidad, Cuba

Colourful buildings, colonial squares and great places to eat and drink. Here’s our pick of the best things to do in Trinidad, Cuba.

Quick Guide to Havana, Cuba

Just want the essentials? Here’s our quick guide to Havana with our favourite places to eat, the most atmospheric places for a drink as well as our top picks for the best things to see and do.

3 days in seville itinerary
3 days in Seville itinerary – A perfect spring or fall break

In early spring or fall, Seville’s massive cathedral and stunning Alcázar are bathed in sun. Here's how to spend 3 days in Seville.

3 days in Lisbon itinerary
3 days in Lisbon itinerary: The city of seven hills

Lisbon may be lacking in great sights. But this city is so much more than its parts. Here is how to have an excellent 3 days in Lisbon.

3 days in Paris, a complete 3 day itinerary
3 Days in Paris – An itinerary for the city of lights

The city of love has so much to do it’s a challenge to fit it all in. Here is our detailed itinerary for your 3 days in Paris.

Paris Café Scene: Finding the best coffee in Paris

Cute picture perfect cafes in Paris are making room for cool spaces where the focus is firmly on the quality of the brew. Here's our list of the best coffee in Paris.

3 days in mexico city guide
3 days in Mexico City – A complete itinerary

Mexico City is fascinating yet sprawling. Our 3-day Mexico City itinerary visits all the bets bits making sure you're not forever in transit.

3 days in Bangkok Guide
3 days in Bangkok – A glorious assault on the senses

A concrete jungle packed with beautiful temples, floating markets and sublime street food. Here’s how to spend 3 days in Bangkok.

5 day cape town itinerary, south africa
5-day Cape Town itinerary for your perfect trip

Our 5-day Cape Town Itinerary captures all that is great about one of the most beautifully set cities in the world.

Langa Township Tour in Cape Town
Should you take a Township Tour in Cape Town?

Here's our experience of a township tour in Cape Town's Langa township. What we learnt and why you should consider going on one.

5 day istanbul itinerary
5-day Istanbul itinerary – Our perfect city break

We think Istanbul is the best city destination in the world. But with so much to do, here’s our recommendation for how to fit it all in.

Things to do in Istanbul
Uncovering Istanbul’s mighty past & uncertain future

Istanbul has been one of the most important cities in world history. But we soon discovered its uncertain future was just as fascinating.

Things to do in Istanbul, exploring Istanbul
Top 10 experiences not to be missed in Istanbul

From gazing over its ancient history, trying its tasty food and exploring its modern vibe; here are our top 10 things to do in Istanbul.

best things to do in Cádiz
Best things to do in Cádiz – Walk, drink, eat

The best things to do in Cádiz is not simply ticking of all the sights. Instead, we suggest, you just eat, drink and stroll the streets.

2 days in Cordoba Itinerary
2 days in Córdoba – Our complete itinerary

Here's how to spend 1 or 2 days in Córdoba, marvelling at the Mezquita-Catedral and strolling beautiful patio-filled streets.

Moorish sites in Córdoba Mezquita-Catedral, free things to do in Córdoba
Mezquita tickets & other free things to do in Córdoba

Córdoba allows you to see many of its sights for absolutely nothing. Here's our pick of the best free things to do in Córdoba.

moorish sites in cordoba
An Islamic Caliphate in the Moorish Sites of Córdoba

The Moorish sites in Córdoba tell the story of the only Islamic Caliphate to rule from western Europe; one that yearned for scientific advancement and spread knowledge across backward Christian empires.

Alcázar of the Christian Monarchs Patios of Córdoba
Palacio de Viana and the gorgeous patios of Córdoba

There are over 50 patios of Córdoba, tucked in alleyways and backstreets. Here is our pick of the patios you definitely should not miss.

7 day Israel itinerary Jerusalem to Tel Aviv, Jerusalem to Bethlehem
Into the West Bank on a Jerusalem to Bethlehem day trip

A day trip from Jerusalem to Bethlehem is a great way to get into the West Bank and explore some great sites. Here is what you need to know.

holy sites of Christianity
Christian sites in Jerusalem – Dishevelled and intriguing

Exploring the holy Christian sites in Jerusalem taught us a valuable lesson in the power and wealth of religion and empire. Here's what we learnt in this intriguing city.

Jerusalem Walking Tour of Jewish History
6 Jewish sites in Jerusalem that teach us their history

Our pick of the 6 best Jewish Sites in Jerusalem, that help to explain the remarkable ancient history of the Jewish people.

7-day Israel itinerary – Jerusalem to Tel Aviv

Our 7-day Israel itinerary uncovers the amazing history of Jerusalem, as well as hipster-cool Tel Aviv. Here is all you need to know.

temple of the sacred tooth kandy sri lanka
Kandy Cultural Show: Traveller bliss or tourist hell?

The Kandy Cultural Show and Temple of the Sacred Tooth ceremony have become popular tourist fodder. Are they worth the trip?

Jemaa el Fna marrakesh, morocco
Magical Marrakesh at Jemaa el Fna, Morocco

Jemaa el Fna in Marrakech is bursting with storytellers, magicians and exotic mystery that keep the crowds happy night after night.