Florida • Biking Around the South Walton Beaches

Florida consistently has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Whether you prefer the white sands of the Gulf coast or the big waves of the Atlantic Coast, every beach seems to have something unique to offer and every beach town has a different vibe. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the several towns along…

Castell’Arquato, Italy – Discovering Medieval Hills

Castell’Arquato is a small medieval hamlet situated in Piacenza’s province, in Emilia Romagna. It is not far from my house and I have often been there, for two reasons: The town is in a beautiful hill area, full of Medieval castles, mills, fields and nature. During the summer, there are lots of festivals and celebrations…

La Paz, Bolivia – Flea Market Fun

This Tip is provided by our British Explorer, Alex Taylor. One of La Paz’ highlights is the Flea Market. A brilliant place to go on either Thursday or Sunday every week. Firstly, to get up to the flea market you must take a taxi (depending on where you are in the city) to the red…

Rose Goes South • 48 Hours in Cartagena 

On a late night bus to Santa Marta, AC blowing and American chick flick dubbed in Spanish on the TV, it’s finally time to relax and to reflect on the most colourful few days of my trip so far. But this blog post poses a challenge: Cartagena Des Indias appeals to too many senses to…

Moscow – Glitz and Glamour of GUM Mall

This tip was written by our San Francisco based Explorer: Luda Berdnyk Luxurious, cosmopolitan, and wealthy: these words wouldn’t be out of place when describing the atmosphere in Moscow. With its sprawling skylines and businessmen in exotic cars, its no wonder how the city got its name. But have you ever wondered where the rich and…

Hong Kong – Fantastic Fakes to Fanciful Foods at Mongkok Market

Hong Kong is a metropolis not for the faint hearted. It’s high-rise skyline, global financial status and copious eateries, shopping centres, pop-ups and technological advances would have even a native Londoner or New-Yorker on their toes. We’re branding the vibe ‘Cantonese Chaos’ and it’s this hectic buzz part that attracts jet-setters to this densely populated…

Denton, North Carolina – Walking with Giants

  This Tip has been suggested by our North Carolina Explorer: Joncie Sarratt.  North Carolina is a state known for its furniture manufacturing, craft beer, lighthouses, and perhaps most notably, a rabid passion for college basketball. Were you to visit, however, and ask a local to point to Denton, North Carolina on a map there is a…

The Aran Islands – Cozy Fashion Fit For a Fisherman

Ladies (and gents who enjoy a good shopping trip) this Tip’s for you! Let’s face it, we all love to indulge in treating ourselves from time to time, and what better way to do it than on one of the world’s most naturally beautiful islands, buying one of the regions finest and most famed for…

St. Maarten – Little Berries Make Legendary Liqueur

Walking around St. Maarten, it’s hard to miss the stands advertising Guavaberry liqueur. The bright pink packaging is positively eye-catching (which is saying something on such a colorful island). Made from aged rum, cane sugar and guavaberries, it has a fruity, woody, bitter-sweet flavor. Local mixologists combine the unique liqueur with other ingredients to create…

Naples – Not Your Mama’s Nativity in San Gregorio Armeno

Christmas time in Naples Italy  also means presepe time. In this fancy and contradictory city, mostly famous for chaos, pizza and whole families riding a motorbike representing the Nativity is more than a tradition: it is an activity, made by artisans who prepare for it the whole year. The word “Presepe”, in Naples slang, or…

New York – Think Outside the Gift Box this Holiday Season

Uncommon Ways to Spend the Season in NYC New York City is home to timeless holiday traditions. Most who haven’t been here imagine running around like the famously abandoned Kevin McAllister or skipping through a snowy Central Park like Buddy the Elf. Millions flock here to see the tree illuminated in Rockefeller Center, watch the…