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Just 35 minutes away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Durban, Kerri's retreat offers a peaceful escape to the tropics. Surrounded by birds nested in this lush valley, step into a world of mindfulness, in tune with the nature and the environment. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Check the link in our bio to book your adventure. #NotYetTrending ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Photo: @Glashier

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Get to know LA after dark with Andrei, who will share his passion for night photography. With a knack for capturing still, dark moments, he’ll show you how to zoom in on the city’s evening pulse. Or compose a rooftop skyline view. And just maybe, you’ll walk away with that certain sense of peace that comes from a brief pause while a city sleeps. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ For more #AirbnbExperiences created and led by locals, plus lots of places to stay, click the link in our bio.

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Check out Bushwick street art from a local artist’s perspective—and then join that artist in his studio to create something of your own. Ko, a talented and patient Brooklyn painter, will help you realize your vision, or at least have fun trying. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Click the link in our bio for more #AirbnbExperiences created and led by locals, plus lots of places to stay. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Photo: @natepoekert

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Good vibes are a defining feature of Durban, @SouthAfrica, a seaside city where the beaches are beautiful, the Indian Ocean is warm, and the sun is always blazing. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Thanks to homegrown entrepreneurs reviving the city's creative spirit through music, arts, food, local businesses and sports, Durban is finally stepping out of the shadows of its siblings - ambitious Johannesburg and picture-perfect Cape Town. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Read more about our newest #NotYetTrending destination on airbnbmag.com and check the link in our bio to find your own city break by the beach. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Photo: @kentandreasen

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They say one of the best ways to combat winter blues is to create something new. Meet Sierra and Jazmin, passionate artists and co-founders of Franca Design—an 1890's bottle factory turned ceramics studio in Brooklyn. With them, you'll channel your inner artist as they show you how to make your own masterpiece at the potter's wheel. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Click the link in our bio to discover more #AirbnbExperiences that can give you an added boost this winter. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Photo: @adailysomething

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Get to know Trinidad from the inside with Mari, who was born and raised in a nearby village. On a coffee-fueled walk around town, she’ll share her intimate knowledge of the town’s history and show you how it shapes the day-to-day lives of her friends. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Click the link in our bio for more #AirbnbExperiences created and led by locals, plus lots of places to stay.

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Eva Verónica is a local marathoner and triathlete whose knowledge of the city runs deep. Join her for a dash around town customized to your interests and ability. You’ll slow down long enough to check out especially fascinating spots, including a few that most locals don’t know about. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Click the link in our bio for more #AirbnbExperiences created and led by locals, plus lots of places to stay.

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Christopher, aka Captain Planet, will take you on an eco-cruise into hidden inlets and mangrove stands in search of wild orchids, sunbathing alligators, and double-crested cormorants. You’ll come back ashore with an understanding of the city’s unique marine environment, along with a tan and maybe a slight buzz. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ For more #AirbnbExperiences created and led by locals, plus lots of places to stay, click the link in our bio.

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Saira has explored, photographed, and written about hundreds of hidden London gems, from bingo halls to nature reserves. Join her in the Dalston district to discover a secret garden, a vibrant street market, and a beautiful Turkish mosque—and to meet the locals who make them special. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ For more #AirbnbExperiences created and led by locals, plus lots of places to stay, click the link in our bio.

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The only expletive-filled reaction we have for a country like El Salvador is the following: "Holy &%$@! This must be paradise." Because, really, how else would you describe an eco-friendly bamboo cabin surrounded by mountains and lush jungle? A place where you can hang out with the kindest hosts who will set up a picnic of handmade tamales in the yard. #weaccept ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Photo: @buraiankan

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Shoot the Bondi Beach sunrise with Amaury, who’s been running a blog devoted to mornings here for years. He’ll guide you through the best locations and techniques, introducing you to some of his favorite locals along the way. Bring your swimsuit—this time of year, the water's warm even in the early morning. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ For more #AirbnbExperiences created and led by locals, plus lots of places to stay, click the link in our bio.

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When you experience Sevilla’s street art scene with one of its very own artists, it's hard not to feel inspired. Alexandra will take you through the streets of Casco Antiguo, lined with sky-high paintings and graffiti walls, where you’ll see many of her vibrant murals and discover the stories behind them. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ For more #AirbnbExperiences created and led by locals, check out the link in our bio.

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Designer and calligrapher Alice wants to show you how much fun you can have writing your own name. In her Shoreditch studio, she’ll guide you through modern calligraphy methods, pausing occasionally for cake. You’ll come away with everything you need to keep practicing at home, including a solid foundation of technique. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ For more #AirbnbExperiences created and led by locals, as well as lots of places to stay, click the link in our bio. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Photo: @haarkon_

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Spend a morning exploring Ubud and Tampaksiring with local photography pros David, Nyoman, and Stephen. They’ll share composition tips and other techniques for capturing the unique beauty of the area, indoors and out, and even provide a sarong for temple visits. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #AirbnbExperiences are now available in Bali. Click the link in our bio for more.

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As third-generation Chinese locals, Buay and Eng know all the hidden temples and tucked-away shops in Bangkok Chinatown. Join them on a walk down back roads and busy market streets as they share stories of the neighborhood’s rich Thai-Chinese heritage. Buay may even take you to an unexpected coffee spot, an old pushcart, for some traditional (and delicious) Thai iced tea. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ For more #AirbnbExperiences led by locals like Buay and Eng, check out the link in our bio. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Photo: @humminglion

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Self-proclaimed adventure addict Henk knows Lion’s Head well enough to climb it differently every time. Meet him on Signal Hill and take a unique route tailored to your abilities, exploring hidden caves along the way to the spectacular summit. You won’t even see other hikers until you're near the top. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ For more #AirbnbExperiences created and led by locals, as well as lots of places to stay, click the link in our bio.

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