Tuk Tuk • The Only Way to Travel in India

This tip comes from Boston based Explorer Bonnie Marko. Traffic in India is organized chaos. Cars, trucks, people, and cows all weaving down streets with no discernible lanes. Horns blaring at every turn to announce their presence to each other. Holding its own in this throng, with a pop of yellow and a blast of…

West Virginia • A Lively Mountain Music Joint

This tip comes from Greg Buzulencia at ViaHero. Funky, eclectic, free-spirited, honky-tonk and energetic are a few words that describe this live music venue in the middle of nowhere, West Virginia. Tucked away in a small ex-coal mining town is a lively mountain music joint called The Purple Fiddle, where the beer flows into mason jars…

Havana, Cuba • The Secret Party Garden

This tip comes from Greg Buzulencia at ViaHero. Buda Bar, outside of the tourist-laden Habana Vieja, is a meditation center by day and a bumping party by night. Go after 10PM from Friday to Sunday to hear anything but reggaeton, play domino, or get your future told by an Osho card reader underneath the trees. Ask…

Iceland • A Hidden Hotpot

This tip comes from Greg Buzulencia at ViaHero.  Laugarvallalaug‏ is a true oasis in the middle of nowhere, if you’re lucky enough to find it. Close to the ruins of a deserted farm there is a geothermal stream that flows into a warm little waterfall, falling into a small pond at the bottom of it.  There…

Reykjadalur Valley, Iceland • Hike to the Hot Springs

This tip comes from our Boston based Explorer Paige Sullivan. Located 45 minutes from Reykjavik, this natural hot springs is a must! If you drive to the town of Hveragerði and hike about a mile through the Reykjadalur valley, you are rewarded with beautiful views and the bubbly, steamy, natural hot springs. Reykjadalur directly translates…

Cusco, Peru • Joyful Fusion

This tip is provided by our English Explorer, Siobhan Lawless. A stone’s throw from Plaza de Armas in Cusco, my taste buds skyrocketed to new levels of happiness. ‘Morena Peruvian Kitchen’ or ‘Café Morena’ provides all foodies with a first-class dining experience, where authentic Peruvian dishes are served with a modern makeover.  It’s ideal for…

San Sebastián, Spain – Basque in 2016’s European Capital for Culture

This Tip is provided by English Explorer, Matt Mills There are few coastal cities that I’ve visited which are able to contend with the un-spoilt beauty of San Sebastián, Northern Spain and its Bay of La Concha (the shell). The turquoise water is sometimes calm and motionless, as if frozen, but within minutes the waves…

Nicaragua – Sun, Sand & San Juan Del Sur

This Tip is provided by our Australia Explorer, Kim Chappel San Juan Del Sur, it sure is the tourist hub of the Southern Nicaraguan beaches! Despite its beauty, don’t be fooled, the prices here don’t vary much from its expensive neighbour, Costa Rica. My Top Tips: 1. Don’t arrive on a Friday afternoon without booking…

Aspen, Colorado – Getting Back to Nature

This Tip was provided by Northern Irish Explorer, Sinead Corr. If you’ve started feeling fenced in and stressed out by the unrelenting pace of city life then Aspen is the perfect escape. Tucked away in the Rocky Mountains this quintessential American Ski town has become famous for its popularity with the rich and famous, as…

Montreal – The Strip Without The Club

This tip comes from our Canadian Explorer: Kathleen Novelia Montreal is known for the strip clubs, but there’s something else that’s even better, burlesque shows. Tucked on the second floor on St-Laurent, across the street from Schwartz smoked meat is The Wiggle Room. A very small, intimate setting where local artists go for its Wednesday variety…

Paris – Céréaliste

This Tip has been suggested by our English, Paris-Based Explorer: Rebecca Smith After the success of their pop-up stores and events, the five friends behind the Louis Cochon clothing brand have opened up Paris’s first cereal bar. If life gets a bit much and you want to embrace your inner kid, this is the place…