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,…

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…

Canary Islands • Quiet & Beautiful Playa de la Tejita

Come to Playa de la Tejita, on the south coast of the island of Tenerife, if you would like to escape the masses flocking to the beaches found on the opposite side of la Montaña Roja. The sand here is finer and softer, the water is a bit cleaner and clearer in my opinion, and the…

Laghetti Di Marinello, Sicily • Legends Under the Sanctuary 

We decided to wander around the area of Messina and a woman we met in Villafranca suggested we go to Laghetti Di Marinello, a small locality on the sea.  So, in the early morning we decided to tempt luck but were confident in the local and nice woman, so we took a train to Oliveri-Tindari. Not…

Sifnos, Greece • Jump from Rocks Below Two Incredible Panagias

What really charmed me about the island of Sifnos is its variety. Sifnos has a few thousand of years of history as a wealthy and inhabited Cycladic island.  Sifnos is greener than other Greek islands, has about 365 Orthodox churches and several swimming spots, each one different from the other. The eastern side of the island is mainly…

Madrid, Spain • A Secret Beach…That’s Underground

Who said that Spain’s capital doesn’t have a beach? Café by day, restaurant by night, Ojalá  (“Hopefully” in Spanish) is here to prove us all wrong. Located in Malasaña, Madrid’s coolest district, this popular joint attracts hipsters, students and young city dwellers looking for the sand that the city can’t offer them anywhere else in…

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…

Ocean Beach, California • Marshmallow Fight!

The 4th of July is a major American holiday. For those of us lucky enough to live near water – that’s exactly where you’ll find us. The beach, river or lake is where we’ll be. Cut off shorts, sandy toes, and of course stars and stripes characterize this holiday. California has no shortage of activities…

Koh Chang, Thailand • Bedrooms at Bo’s

The Thai Islands can be an intense experience whether its partying on Koh Phi Phi or diving all day on Koh Tao. If you want a slightly more undiscovered and more relaxed encounter though, Tiplr recommend you head to Koh Chang, which perfectly located for onward travel into Cambodia. On Koh Chang we stayed in…

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…

San Sebastián, Spain – Basque in 2016’s European Capital for Culture

This Tip is provided by English Explorer, Matt Mills There are few coastal cities that I’ve visited which are able to contend with the un-spoilt beauty of San Sebastián, Northern Spain and its Bay of La Concha (the shell). The turquoise water is sometimes calm and motionless, as if frozen, but within minutes the waves…