Balmaha • A Very Scottish Getaway

Just an hour north of Glasgow, within the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, sits a small town, Balmaha, nestled in the hillside on the shore of Loch Lomond. Traffic through the town consists almost entirely of walkers (the famous West Highland Way passes by the town) and there seem to be more boats than…

Glen Nevis, Scotland • Easy Access to Another World

Glen Nevis is the neighbouring glen to Ben Nevis, Scotland‘s highest mountain. Or translated into more easily understood language, it is the river valley that sits below the mountain. And it is so beautiful and other-worldly that it amazes even the most experienced and well-travelled walkers. To get there, you drive north from the town…

Southern France – The Secret of the Ardeche River

Imagine a crystal clear river lazily winding its way through a gorge of towering limestone cliffs, topped with the greenest of trees that grow beneath a bright blue sky with the sun sparkling on the water. Then imagine sitting in a canoe in that river, slowly paddling your way down the flowing water, with not…

Finale Ligure, Italy – Blissful Fish on the Coast

Hidden down a little alley off the main streets in Finale Ligure is Sapore di Mare, a traditional, family owned, Italian seafood restaurant. Sitting opposite the fish shop owned by the same family, the restaurant’s menu is handwritten, changed everyday according to the day’s catch. You can speak to the chef who will personally recommend…

Zermatt, Switzerland – Beautiful Views & Delicious Crepes

If you are in Zermatt, the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise View Point (3883m), accessed by a cable car from the town centre, is an experience that no one should miss. With breath-taking views of the surrounding Alps (especially the world-famous Matterhorn) this view point really is one of the best around. Here at Tiplr, we recommend heading…

Grimentz, Switzerland – A Must-See Show in The Mountains

To all those in the mountains this winter: It is no secret that watching the sun rise and set is both a beautiful and humbling experience, yet few people actually bother getting out of bed or pausing in the evening to admire them. One of my biggest Tips would be to make that effort, especially…

Chandolin (Val D’Anniviers), Switzerland – A Mountain Top For Everyone

Often when people ski they spend days gazing at the mountain tops that surround them, acknowledging their immense beauty and power but also recognising that their summits are unachievable, not a possibility for your everyday person who isn’t a mountaineer. This is not, however, always the case. Sometimes you just need to know the hidden…