Tag Archives: locals

Have You Ever Wanted to Hug Your Concierge?

Have You Ever Wanted to Hug Your Concierge?

Staying in holiday rentals and settling into a place for a while offers opportunities to get close to people in ways that a hotel can’t. Don’t believe us? These are some of the special people we befriended who touched our souls over the last year...
Learning Swahili from the Locals

Learning Swahili from the Locals

Learning Swahili from the locals in the Masai Mara was part of the Kenya experience. Every person we met made an effort to teach us a word or two. Imagine how much better we’d all communicate if that enthusiasm for sharing language was global. “Jambo!...
What We Love Most About Local Travel: Meeting Locals

What We Love Most About Local Travel: Meeting Locals

Connecting with locals has been the most satisfying part of our travels so far this year. By far. Not seeing the Sagrada Familia, the Eiffel Tower, the Empire State, or any other important monument or major sight. Because we haven’t visited any of those, in fact....
Local Knowledge: Marie Theres from Montmartre

Local Knowledge: Marie Theres from Montmartre

Our latest insider we’re profiling for the Paris edition of our Local Knowledge series is Parisian artist and art historian Marie Theres from Montmartre. It’s a beautiful spring evening when Marie Theres Berger takes us to her small studio, hidden, with a dozen other artists’ ateliers,...
Local Knowledge: Sergio from Barcelona

Local Knowledge: Sergio from Barcelona

“I love working with people, having a common goal, and seeing the evolution of the project,” our Local Knowledge expert Sergio from Barcelona tells us as we soak up some sunshine with his friends at a café terrace opposite his home in Gracia. “And then at...