Isla Mujeres, Mexico • Buggies, Beer and Burritos

So it’s not everyday you read an article encouraging you to drink and drive, and whilst we’re aware of the strict laws and dangers in our own Western countries, for one time only, Tiplr is bringing you the only occasion where this kind of behaviour is acceptable and if you’re sensible, also safe. It all…

San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua • Surprisingly Good Sushi

Where in the world would you expect to find the best sushi outside of Japan? Perhaps in one of many leading capital cities: New York, Paris or London. Or possibly in Japan’s neighbouring counties? Well, I’m pretty sure I found it in the tiny town of San Juan Del Sur, in Central America’s Nicaragua, and…

Brooklyn, NYC • A Secret Skyline Spot

New York City has a million-dollar skyline and for that reason, most places you can go to enjoy said skyline cost you almost a million dollars per drink. Well, not quite, but you get the picture, they’re expensive! Head to any rooftop bar in Manhattan or Brooklyn and you’re easily looking at $20 USD for…

Europe • Brexit: A Holiday-Makers Guide

So you were about to book your summer holiday and then came the referendum? Or perhaps you took advantage of RyanAir’s Sale, which urged all those on the airline’s mailing list to vote ‘remain’ to keep our beloved low-cost airlines well, low cost! Either way, what happens next is the question on everyones lips. Whether…

Rose Goes South • Ometepe, Ome-Sweaty!

Ometepe is a difficult one for a traveller like me. I often find it hard to choose between roughing it and flashpacking, whilst all the time wanting to get the most authentic experience of a place that is physically possible. After spending 5 luxurious days by the Australian owned pool at Casa Del Olas in…

Cartagena, Colombia – La Paleterria: A Sweet Secret

Cartagena is seriously hot. I’m talking extreme humidity. The kind where you’ll spend all day melting and take every chance you can to find places to cool down. Tiplr has the best way to do so and today’s Tip is to visit La Paletteria in the Old, walled Town for a Palette, to chill out in…

Bogotá, Colombia – Beyond Brilliant Beer

It’s no surprise that Brits love their beer. It’s in our blood…from a young age most English kids will tell you they accompanied their parents to the pub on a weekend for a good family feed and for dad to enjoy a couple of pints after a hard weeks work. The Brit pub culture is…

Rose Goes South • Passing Through Costa Rica

3 words to describe Costa Rica? Tropical, Rastafarian and expensive. The latter is why we chose to spend only 2 nights here, and the first and second are also why we chose to spend as many 2 nights here. Renowned for being Americanized and out of budget, so many travellers choose to avoid Costa Rica,…

Rose Goes South • Bocas Del Toros… Panama’s Playground 

Post-San Blas Adventures, our group were in need of a recoup. After spending a single night in Panama City which turned into Ladies Night at a Rooftop Bar, it was necessary catch a boat to Bocas Islands where we would retreat, shower properly, do some yoga and wine and dine. Turns out this was another…

Rose Goes South • Minca, Minca, Minca

I don’t know what to think about Minca. For a start Minca, Santa Marta isn’t really in Santa Marta: it’s a deceiving 2 hour drive uphill from the city in a jeep. Famous hostel, Casa Elemento, Minca isn’t really in Minca: it’s an hour drive up a death-road and sits at the top of a…