Urban Travel Blog

Author: Marissa Tejada

Marissa Tejada is an American journalist, travel writer and author living in Athens. She's a regular contributor to Forbes Travel, Wine Enthusiast, GQ and Urban Travel Blog. Full bio here.

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bologna weekend break

Europe’s oldest university city has plenty of distinctive features, from Ferrari factories and epic arcades to great food, lively nightlife and even its own leaning towers. Marissa Tejada reveals the best things to do on a city break. Bologna is hardly high profile, keeping under the radar in northern Italy.…

sapa-prague-vietnamese-district

Prague’s Little Hanoi, known as Sapa, doesn't show up on those classic postcards adorned with gothic spires and majestic castles. There isn’t a skyline at all in Sapa. Behind a strip mall exterior is a market district built by the Czech Republic’s Vietnamese community...

fun things to do in Athens

Besides its ancient wonders, locals know another side to the Greek capital, one that includes gypsy treasures, alternative panoramas and Friday night bike rallies. Marissa Tejada reveals her Secret Seven tips…

art-tour-athens-culture-s

What can one expect from an art tour? A guided view of the city’s most famous museums and galleries? Marissa Tejada finds an activity in Athens that promises to dig deeper… Hidden in the flow of the crowds that pack St. Irene Square, Athens’ latest day and night hotspot, I…

antiques-and-boutiques-barcelona

We’ve all followed a man with an umbrella around a city’s major sights, but Barcelona now offers a slew of specialist tours. Marissa Tejada signs up for a shopping tour, that incorporates design, fashion and food into its agenda… To block the glare of the Mediterranean sun, personal tour guide…