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…

Cuba • Five Star Pools

Most hotels in Cuba are fairly old, fairly grand, and fairly pricey. Harking back to the golden days of Cuban tourism in the early 20th century the hotels are beautiful, if not in need of a bit of TLC. Costing around 100 CUC (£76) a night this seems a bit steep for the average traveller;…

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 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…

Lapland, Finland – Sleep Under the Northern Lights

In Lapland, Finland, from the end of August through April there is a phenomenon for dream lovers: the enchanting aurora borealis. Lovers of nature, solitaries and intellectuals alike will be delighted to know that there is a hotel that offers the possibility of sleeping under this amazing sky without freezing! Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort  offers rooms, no…

Cebu, Philippines – The Sleepy Little Town of Moalboal

Comprised of over 7,000 islands, the Philippines are a tropical paradise. Every island seems to have its own identity and offers something to each traveler. Friendly locals, beautiful beaches, and volcano treks are just a few things that draw people to the Philippines. But as you will quickly find out, there is so much to…

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…

Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil – A Hostel for Hotel People

One of the best hostels I’ve ever been to is in Foz do Iguaçu, Brasil, and its name is Concept Design Hostel! First of all I have to say it’s not like other hostels, or it would be suitable to say that the concept of this hostel is to be completely different than the facilities…