View of Edinburgh and the Port of Leith

The Hidden World of Edinburgh

Local scenes and off the beaten path treasures in the “Auld Reekie”.

Things to Know and Places to See in Mexico City

A few tips on where to go and how to get around Mexico’s largest City

A beautiful view of the London Eye and Wesminster from a tower carousel at Jubilee Gardens.

London: A City of Hidden Gems

A London local’s guide to ‘The Old Smoke’

Picture of a fake Buddhist Monk in Hong Kong Scamming a Tourist

10 Tips for Spotting Tourist Traps

As the travel industry grows, so do the opportunities to take advantage and exploit tourists. Here are a few tips on how to avoid tourist traps.

Picture of Wine tours in Israel

Israel’s Wine Country in an Old-New Holy Land

Israel has become known for its exquisite wines only in the last two or three decades, but wine making and wine consumption in the holy land date back to biblical times.

Picture of Marion, a CityPal tour guide in Nairobi with with masai.

Meet Marion from Nairobi, Kenya

Marion is passionate about travelling and showing travelers around her home city of Nairobi. Here is her CityPals Story:

CityPal Katya offers private tours in Kiev

Meet Katya from Kiev, Ukraine

Katya has a passion for travel, design, literature and for Mukluk shoes. Here is her CityPals story:

CityPal Michela of Tokyo Japan with Mount Fuji in the Background

Meet Michela from Tokyo, Japan

Michela is an Italian student living in Tokyo and a CityPal who can provide unique insight as a European living in Tokyo. Here is her CityPals Story:

Meet Sara from Tokyo, Japan

Originally from Australia, Sara provides CityPals tours and experiences that show the funky side of Tokyo, Japan. Here is Sara’s CityPals Story:

Jet lagged travelers sleeping at an international airport

10 Tips for Getting Through Jet Lag

Jet lag is often not part of a travel plan. Here are a few tips on how to reduce jet lag and get through it.

The Gold Souk in Dubai where you will find cheap gold only if you haggle for it.

Cultural Awareness When Planning a Trip to The Middle East

Some background information to avoid cultural blunders when travelling in the Middle East

Solo Traveler in Bangkok Thailand

10 Security & Personal Safety Tips for Solo Travelers

A few tips for the solo travelers who venture to explore the world on their own and meet people along the way.

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