Bogotá, Colombia • Traditional. Affordable. Delicious.

If you are looking for a place to try traditional Colombian cuisine, look no further than La Puerta Falsa in Bogota. The restaurant has been frequented by Bogotanos since 1816 and is hidden on a street near the Plaza de Bolivar. You most likely won’t be able to find a table when you walk in…

Cecima, Italy • A Farm on Top of the Hill

When we first arrived to this place, a bunch of people were paragliding down the beautiful Piedmontese hills;like eagles flying in the skies, it all looked very peaceful. The farm is on top of a hill, and right next to an observatory. Later on, I learned from a good friend that the place is well…

New York City – True Sicilian Is Hard to Find

You may know what Italian food is in general, but a select few can actually point a finger on what Sicilian cuisine stands for. Having visited Sicily last December, I can give you a quick rundown of what you are looking for: culturally diverse, passionate, fresh, abundant, and rich food. Think of Sicily’s soils, one…

Inle Lake, Myanmar – The Art of Fishing

Inle Lake deserves more than one single day’s visit. The best way to reach it is to take a bus (from Mandaly, or Yangon) to Nyaungshwe, the main access point to Inle Lake. To organize a boat tour around the lake, go to the Harbour and look for some locals. Bargain the price and arrange with them the…

Chiloè Island, Chile – Stroll with Ancient Souls

Chiloè Island is located on Southern Chile, but its residents, the Chiloti, don’t like to be compared to the rest of the country. They are proud and a bit grouchy, and they will reveal their popular wisdom to those who want to know more about their stories and culture. One of the beloved localities is Muelle…

Finale Ligure, Italy – Blissful Fish on the Coast

Hidden down a little alley off the main streets in Finale Ligure is Sapore di Mare, a traditional, family owned, Italian seafood restaurant. Sitting opposite the fish shop owned by the same family, the restaurant’s menu is handwritten, changed everyday according to the day’s catch. You can speak to the chef who will personally recommend…

Italy – Como’s Hidden Gem

If you find yourself in the Como Lake area, you will not have trouble eating well. But if you are like us and want to feel at home eating authentic regional Lombardy food, you will have to stop by Patrizia & Massimo. The Car to Farm team arrived on a sunny weekend in July, hungry…

Vietnam – Homestays in the Sapa Rice Terraces

Vietnam is full of attractions, especially in the North. Here you can find one of the most amazing spots: Sapa, a city located to the Northwest of the country, not too far away from the China border. In Sapa there are some of the biggest rice terraces in Vietnam, but this area is also known  for…

New York City – Enjoy Italian Food, Gluten-Free

If you are celiac or any degree near that on the allergy spectrum, you will feel blessed when you finally run into Senza Gluten. This New York City restaurant not only serves a 100% gluten-free menu, but the whole place is gluten-free itself. There are many things that I personally like about this place: location, menu,…

Italy • Car to Farm

Exploring Food from the Italian Countryside By: Tara Turner Tiplr’s goal is to create a community of smart, passionate travelers who, by sharing their tips and experiences, will travel in a more unique way by finding things off of the beaten path. This interview is the beginning of a series where we get a deeper…