Dublin • Irish Folklore At Its Best

You can now read this travel tip on Tiplr.com or download the Tiplr travel app Dublin, like all capital cities, has lots of exciting attractions to keep you occupied and perhaps one of its least well known but the most creative is the National Leprechaun Museum. “Museum” is perhaps a slightly misleading way of describing this…

Albania • Gjirokaster’s Castle

At a height of 336 metres, in one of Albania‘s most charming cities, a castle rich in history can be visited. Gjirokaster is in Southern Albania, a mere 30 kilometres from the Greek border. Its old town is also an UNESCO World Heritage site. Gjirokaster’s castle was built in the 12th century by the Despots…

Papirøen • Copenhagen Street Food

Whenever I visit somewhere food is always at the top of my agenda, but sometimes exploring can get in the way of regular meal times so I am a huge fan of street food and Copenhagen has perhaps the best food market I’ve visited. Located on Papirøen (Paper Island) is a warehouse full of stalls selling street food…

The Island of Burano • Life in Technicolor

When traveling to Venice, Italy, many people get caught up in the main area where thousands of tourists flock, and seem to overlook one of the most beautiful attractions that Venice has to offer: the island of Burano. Burano is one of the many islands that is located in the Venetian Lagoon, on the coast of the Adriatic…

Dublin • The Blind Pig

  When you think of Dublin you think more of rowdy pubs spilling their beer-swilling customers onto the cobbles than you do secret drinking dens. However, The Blind Pig is a speakeasy tucked away underneath an Italian restaurant in central Dublin and is a far cry from the bursting-at-the-seams pubs found in Temple Bar. The…

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…

Saint Etienne de la Varenne, France • Harvesting Grapes 

Harvests, hills, fabulous estates, the Monte Bianco visible in the distance when the sky is clear, and…grapes. Rows and rows of grapes, with plants 65 years old, that make the Bruilly Wine, typical of the Beaujolais region. We are in France, half an hour to Lyon, in Saint Etienne de la Varenne. There, like in…

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…

Egadi Islands, Sicily • Nature and Bikes

Islands in a island. Why not? With curiosity we took the ferry going to the Egadi Islands, in Trapani’s district. Favignana, Levanzo and Marettimo, each one with a different history, kind of people, way of being. First we arrived to Favignana, the island of butterflies. Touristic and full of movida even at the beginning of September,…

San Leone, Sicily • Ice Cream is a Must

Ice cream in Sicily. Nothing better, nothing more original and natural. Pistachio is the most common flavor, but as for the ice cream, you can taste all the possible combo of cakes, sweets, granita. A paradise of sensations and pleasure! In San Leone, district of Agrigento, we found one of the best ice creameries I…

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…

Agrigento, Sicily • Some Pampering on the Beach

Agrigento means Valley of Temples and Scala dei Turchi, the famous sites where more or less everybody goes, when visiting this part of Sicily. I personally didn’t go to any of these places, but it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do it: simply I didn’t have the time to do it, because I spent amazing days…