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…

Sicily • Ride to the Beautiful Island 

Backpacking in Sicily: let’s start this adventure! My first tip about traveling around the beautiful island starts in Bologna, where for 50 euro I found a Blablacar ride going to Reggio Calabria. I suggest to use blablacar if you need to move in Italy and mostly in the south. There, buses and trains are not…

Cuba • Getting Around the Island

Cuba, famous for cigars, communism and classic cars… but unfortunately not public transport. It’s perhaps the most interesting of all the Caribbean islands and subsequently there’s a lot to explore. And if you like cramming in as much exploration as possible, there’s only one way to do it. Trains do exist; at least I’m told they do….

Greece • Schedule your Island Hopping

Are you planning your next trip into the deep blue of the Aegean with the goal of hitting a number of Greek islands? Hopping from the Piraeus to the Cyclades and maybe heading east to the Dodecanese and Rodos is going to be one of the most enchanting Mediterranean experiences, but you have to make…

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…

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 • 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…

Rose Goes South • Bogotá, Beers and Altitude…

Nobody told me this city comes with serious altitude. Luckily, I´m not one to suffer from sickness, but even the strongest of stomaches turns on 6 hours sleep and the prospect of heading up to the Cerra de Monseratte at a mere 3.152 m above sea level and a cool vertial cable car to reach the top…

Rose Goes South • Bogotá Bound

Here at Tiplr we’re all about experimenting (alongside adventure, trips, tips, pics and a number of other travel related nouns!) So here goes a first for the Tiplr team… An ambitious attempt at a blog-a-day from me, in Colombia, because how else would a Travel Editor want to spend Spring?! With some time in South…

Zürich, Switzerland – Gratis

Zürich is one of the most livable cities, offers the highest salaries and arguably has the most fountains, but it is also the most expensive city. This shouldn’t keep you away as there are ways to save big bucks in this pretty and medieval town. First of all there is a fantastic public transport system where…

Aruba – Navigating One Happy Island

Friendly. Warm. Relaxing. Desolate. Rocky. Unpaved. Alien. All ways to describe the amazing island that is reputed to be the happiest in all the Caribbean. All things you should keep in mind when traveling here. Here are a few key tips that will make getting around Aruba much easier: Don’t trust Google Maps! Many things…

Koh Phi Phi, Thailand – ‘The Beach’ Beach

Koh Phi Phi is THE party island for Thailand travellers. Knowing the transport in Thailand, it will take a good five-hours worth of boat trips from the mainland, a long coach and an uphill trek, but you’ll eventually arrive at the island and experience, well, for want of a better word, paradise! Stay here for a…