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…

San Vito lo Capo • Sicilian Blood, African Passion

Hostel hostel hostel! Finally a bed, after two amazing weeks sleeping in the middle of nature…adventurous and never boring, but when you find something soft under your back it is always a pleasure! We arrived at Timbuktu Hostel without expecting anything different from the sparkling atmosphere that these kind of accommodations give. But since the…

Santa Clara, Cuba • Come for Che, Stay for a Cristal

Santa Clara is Cuba’s 5th largest city but other than the mausoleum of Che Guevara there really isn’t much else to see and do, I was there for less than 24 hours and that was more than enough time. It lacks the charm of Havana and has very little by way of tourist attractions and…

La Playa Grande, Sicily • The Best Awakening 

The beaches of Sicily. All are amazing, changing from sand to rocks, from blue to green-transparent sea. I am traveling for a week and I am completely lost in the landscape.  We arrived in Ragusa some days ago. After a tour in Ragusa Ibla, the old part of the town, that I absolutely suggest to…

Havana, Cuba • Casa Pablo y Lidia

Accommodation while travelling around Cuba is definitely a unique experience, as I’ve mentioned in previous tips, hostels don’t really exist and the hotels are a bit pricey, so casa particulars are the only real option for travellers. Yes, it’s slightly awkward at first when you realise you are staying in someone’s spare room but that…

Urubamba, Peru • Stay at Casa Saywa

If you’re going to Machu Picchu, big chances are that you’re staying in Cuzco or Ollantaytambo for the rest of your stay for easy access to Machu Picchu tours. But if you’re looking for something more relaxing and far from major tourist activities, you might want to try out this place we found through Airbnb…

Koh Chang, Thailand • Bedrooms at Bo’s

The Thai Islands can be an intense experience whether its partying on Koh Phi Phi or diving all day on Koh Tao. If you want a slightly more undiscovered and more relaxed encounter though, Tiplr recommend you head to Koh Chang, which perfectly located for onward travel into Cambodia. On Koh Chang we stayed in…

Koh Rong Samloen, Cambodia • A Peaceful Getaway Destination

Koh Rong Samloem is an island 18 km off the coast of Cambodia. The closest port is Sihanoukiville and the island can be reached from this port in about 45 minutes. Currently many tour operators offer trips to the island. I took the company called Koh Rong Island Travel, which runs twice daily from and…

Metelkova, Slovenia • Ljubljana’s Most Original ‘Hood

This tip comes from our Italian Explorer Alessio Amato Metelkova is a self-declared “autonomous cultural zone” located in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, a small European country born in 1991 after Yugoslavia collapsed.  It used to be the Slovenian headquarters of the Yugoslav National Army. The area consists of seven buildings. Inside, you may find several clubs…

Cyprus • A Hotel Fit For a Queen

Cyprus, located at the most eastern part of the Mediterranean may be a bit of a mystery to some. It sits right under Turkey and just above Egypt and Israel. However, with its amazing beaches, truly fabulous hotels and resorts it’s definitely one to hit up if you get a chance. Last week we were…

Kandy, Sri Lanka – An Eclectic Gem Hidden in the Jungle

On the hill town of Kandy, in Sri Lanka, surrounded by jungle and wildlife, appears a fancy mix of colours, an explosion of art, kitsch and oddities. Is that a hidden world? It’s maybe some strange alien dropped down from Mars to create an alternative lifestyle residence? Mmmh…no, dear travellers, you can leave your worries…